Technology

Hacking in the Country – Hacklands

This weekend I headed out into the Kent countryside, together with my eldest son, with a boot piled full of tech gadgets, a couple of tents, sleeping bags, a groundsheet and some blankets (it is summer in England after all). I wasn’t at all sure what to expect, but I knew there would be some familiar faces there, and lots to learn –… Read more →

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Windows 10 – Key Take Aways

Yesterday I joined a group of developers at Microsoft’s offices for the launch of Windows 10. It is big stakes for Microsoft, as they attempt to restart the Windows upgrade cycle. While I have been a very happy Windows 8 user since the earliest preview release, both corporate IT and home users have given it a bit of a mixed reception,… Read more →

I’m on the Phone…

The good folks from NokiaAtWork have put a Lumia 920 in my hands for this month. I unwrapped it last night, and had my contacts, calendars and email set up in a couple of minutes. The Windows Phone 8 interface is refreshingly different (more on that in another post) – it’s very clear and easy to use. Day one has been… Read more →

30 Months on a Week Without Google

Small things can have large consequences! In December of 2009, as he snapped a picture of my with his newly acquired Google phone, James Governor casually challenged me to take a week off from using Google’s products. It seemed silly to miss a rare opportunity to beat James in a challenge, so I thought I’d give it a try. “How… Read more →