I’ve been an Apple Music subscriber since its debut a couple of years ago. I have enjoyed discovering new music and revisiting my favourite albums and songs from the past. I wanted to see if Jimmy Carr’s comedy shows were available on iTunes, so mistakingly I opened Apple Music. My guess is that I was really focusing on something else and my iTunes app is buried deep in the “Apple Apps” folder on my home screen. Long story short, I searched for Jimmy Carr on…Continue Reading “More Than Just Music”

With the release of any new iPhone, Apple makes some changes to the older iPhone in the lineup. This year is no different. There are some interesting changes this year. The new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X will be released to retail in September and October this year. This means that all the latest models will be on sale ready for Christmas trading. Something interesting to note is that Apple has now removed the Special (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7…Continue Reading “Christmas 2017 iPhone line-up”

On September 12 2017, Tim Cook and his team at Apple will hold their first event in thier new Home and HQ, the Apple Campus; in the Steve Jobs Theature. Invites were sent out to the media this week. Sources in the European Apple distribution network outline the following: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be discontinued iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus to fill the “cheaper” iPhone spot this year. New design iPhone 8 to fill the premium spot iPhone SE will still…Continue Reading “New iPhone Line up, iPhone 7 to be discontinued?”

September is almost here and we are yet to hear if there will be an event in September 2017. There is almost no doubt in the fact that Tim Cook will be on stage to give us the line “Everything is going great” and they have no time talk about finances and want to get straight into the product annocuements.  What can we expected to be in this event? I run down my thoughts and feelings on what will be shown and spoken about on…Continue Reading “Apple September Event: What can we expect?”

Samsung today unveiled the new Galaxy Note 8 super phone at a launch event in New York City. The new Note phablet takes design tips from the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, with its wraparound “Infinity Display”. Specs of the new Note 8: 6.3″ AMOLED Screen 1440 x 2960 pixels Resolution RAM: 6GB Octa-core Processor (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Dual 12 MP Cameras 8MP Front facing Camera Price: £869.00 / $930 (US) Available from: 15 September 2017 Links Samsung Note 8  

Google has confirmed that the 8.0 release of the most popular mobile operating system is the world is dubbed – android Oreo. Oreo brings with it enhancements to the software including; Faster boot times; get to where you need to be, faster. Background limits; stops apps from running in the background for too long – saving battery life Autofill; much the same as we are used to in the web browser, this will now work within apps. Usernames and passwords will be auto-populated. Picture-in-Picture will enable you to multi-task….Continue Reading “Android O; Android Oreo – Double Stuff? (and New Emoji)”

There is a video at the moment that is getting a lot of attention. First of all, here is that video? What’s going on? Every video camera is just a camera that takes X number of pictures every second. This is call a “frame rate” , display devices, such as the screen you’re seeing this on now has has a frame rate too, normally referred to as the refresh rate.  Us humans and our monkey brains, perceive fluid motion from a frame rate of roughly…Continue Reading “Floating Bird: Whats it all about?”

On the back of World Emoji Day, The Emoji Awards have taken place and the winners have been announced via EmojiAward’s twiiter account. Some highlights are: Best New Emoji: 1st Face Palm 2nd Rolling on the Floor Laughing 3rd Person Shrugging   Most Anticipated Emoji goes to: The Welsh Flag   Lifetime Achievement Award: 1st Face with Tears of Joy   2nd Pile of Poo 3rd Thinking face   For more information about Emoji, visit Emojipedia. (images of Emoji, supplied by Emojipedia, and based on the design from…Continue Reading “Top 3 New Emoji for 2017 Announced and More!”

Coming later this year, before the end of 2017, Apple will included new emoji, as highlighted by the Emoji 5.0 update that was confirmed earlier this month by the Unicode Consortium. Not sure what I mean? Check out this post for more information. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and I’m sure all the others will also update their take on these Emoji before the end of the year. Apple has previewed the below Emoji. Zebra; Why hasn’t this been including until now? Dino;  We are in 2017,…Continue Reading “Apple Releases Preview of New Emoji”

Yes That’s right, today 17th of July is World Emoji Day. Where did emoji come from and why is it so popular today? First of all we need to look at how computers stored human readable text around the world. Seemingly each country had their own way of doing it, which was the best way for them. This made sense, as there are more efficient ways of storing eastern language characters than western ones, and vice versa. The internet was born and there needed to…Continue Reading “World Emoji Day: Where did emoji come from?”