I recently became a contributing writer for MacRumors, which attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest Apple technologies and products. Aside from covering breaking Apple news, I’ll also be reviewing hardware products and writing tutorials on Apple software. My first guide to go live on the site shows how to back up your Mac using Time Machine.
One of the attractions of the Apple Watch is its built-in activity tracking features. The proprietary Activity app enables you to track your movement, exercise and standing frequency over time, while integrated feedback helps you to improve on long-term activity goals. Apple’s efforts are commendable, but a little basic for the committed fitness freak, which is why there are third-party Apple Watch fitness apps available that specialise in these areas and which may serve your […]
Maximise your battery life / Master the Windows 10 taskbar Windows Help & Advice – Christmas 2015 Issue 116 Windows used to be my go-to OS before Macs came along. Recently though I’ve been sucked back in, mainly because Windows 10 isn’t half bad at all. Two tutorials of mine appeared in issue 116 of Windows Help & Advice: one on maximising your laptop’s battery life in Windows 10, and another showing readers how to […]
Wacom Bamboo Spark ImagineFX – February Issue 131 The Wacom Bamboo Spark is a folio notepad that automatically digitises handwritten notes and sketches, and stores your inspirations in the cloud. I reviewed the device for ImagineFX and the piece can now be found online over at CreativeBloq. You can find my more personal look at the Wacom Bamboo Spark here.
Apple iPhone 6S handsets have been flying off the shelves in their millions since September, and there’s every reason to think they’ll continue to be a huge hit right through 2016. Despite that, the iPhone 6S isn’t hugely different from the previous iPhone 6, and looking at the two handsets you’d think they’re identical. But in fact, the 6S is 11 per cent heavier, due to the technical wizardry packed into that 3D Touch display. […]
A Brief History of Computer Networking The Ultimate Networking Handbook I was asked to write this feature article for The Ultimate Networking Handbook, which contains guidance on setting up a sophisticated home network, taking in cloud storage, homebrew servers and network attached hard drive arrays along the way. Here’s a snippet from my more reflective feature to whet your tech chops… The networking technology underlying our current ‘Information Age’ is largely a result of the […]