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Windows Help & Advice 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. I now regularly contribute tutorial articles to Windows Help & Advice, which can be found in newsagents or ordered online.

Apple Watch Handbook

The Ultimate Apple Watch Handbook I contributed two how-to articles to this one-off bookazine, which takes new Apple Watch owners step by step through key Apple Watch features including Activity, Apple Pay and Apple Music, as well as Siri, Messages and Maps. The Ultimate Apple Watch Handbook also helps owners discover and use the best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps.

The Ultimate Networking Handbook

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 […]

Discover Science Series The Oceans I wrote a handful of features for this lovely-looking new Discover Science series. Here’s the blurb for the first issue… “Within your aquatic guide, we trawl history and the planet to serve up the greatest tales from the ocean. In our geology section, discover how oceans were formed four billion years ago; our sea animal chapter reveals how jellyfish can morph into their juvenile state; sharks deservedly earn their own […]

Computer Arts Magazine Various articles I worked as Operations Editor on Computer Arts magazine for an 18-month stint and wrote many of the regular sections, covering various events, designers, locations and projects in the creative industries and spanning areas of branding, illustration, design, identity, packaging, motion video and installations. During my time there I got to attend the D&AD Awards, the Brand Impact Awards and TYPO Berlin, and learned lots about the world of design in the […]

MacFormat Numerous articles I wrote regularly for MacFormat as part of its editorial team for over four years and have been a contributing writer ever since. The 250th anniversary issue of MacFormat coincided with a complete redesign of the magazine and a new iPad edition created in Folio, Future’s bespoke digital newsstand editor application. I was the operations editor on MacFormat at the time and contributed to the concept design, which was masterfully put together […]

Science Uncovered 03 Articles: Exoskeletons / Prosthetics The first Science Uncovered special of 2014 was titled The Big Book of Inventions; I contributed articles on prosthetics and exoskeletons. Exoskeletons augment rather than replace human body parts and remain rudimentary and cumbersome things, but I think most people were surprised and astonished at how far prosthetics have come, thanks to technological innovations like myolelectrics and even Bluetooth.  

Science Uncovered 08 Article: 10 Ways to Make a City Sustainable This eight-page feature looked at 10 technologies in place at Abu Dhabi’s innovative Masdar City – a sort of bankrolled experiment in sustainable living laid out in a grid structure in the middle of the desert. It has its own 22-hectare solar farm and is projected to be home to 40,000 residents and 1,500 businesses employing up to 50,000 people. Fingers crossed it hits […]

Science Uncovered 06 Article: Brain Mapping For the sixth special of SU I wrote an article about the modern uses of brain mapping techniques such as Positron Emission Topography (PET). For this particular piece I had the good fortune to speak to Professor David Nutt and Dr Robin Carhart-Harris to find out how technologies such as fMRI and MEG were allowing them to look inside the human brain and reveal the neural correlates of consciousness. […]

Science Uncovered 05 Articles: Deciphering Linear B / The White Horse Two of my articles appeared in the sixth Science Uncovered special that went on sale in May of 2014. The first was an in-depth look at the mystery that surrounded Crete’s ancient Linear B syllabic script in the twentieth century. The second article was a short look at origins of the Uffington Horse etched into the Oxfordshire hillside.