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. Click here to order a copy online.
I wrote a handful of features for this lovely-looking new Discover Science series of ‘bookazines’. Here’s the blurb for the first issue, Oceans… “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 chapter and […]
Wearables are already big business in the fitness world. Users talk of the ‘quantified self’ as the latest advance in fitness optimisation. That may sound glib, but if you’re looking to get fit and stay healthy then performance data is crucial to achieving that goal. So when word got out that Apple was working on a wristwatch with fitness tracking features, my interest naturally piqued. When I heard various models would be available, one called […]
Everything is wireless these days: your watch, your car keys, the moggy’s collar. In the area of audio devices, going wireless was once a trade-off between sound quality and convenience: lose the wiring and you were at the mercy of ethereal factors such as latency, range and compression, along with an almost guaranteed reduction in sonic enjoyment. Fortunately, wireless audio protocols have come a long way since the introduction of Bluetooth, and with the help […]
Lately I’ve been contributing app reviews for ImagineFX magazine, a long-running title that’s packed with demonstrations, tutorials, tips and advice for aspiring and professional sci-fi and fantasy artists. Tablet devices have become invaluable tools for artists and the range of apps aimed at the creatively gifted is growing all the time. Recent reviews of mine have included Hydra, PaintCan, Instagram Layout, Adobe Color CC, Waterlogue and Evernote (for artists), to name a few.
I recently had the chance to test-drive Bose’s QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones. Bose is clearly responding to the threat of Beats with this new model, which is more style-conscious than headphones past and a looks a lot less like an air cabin accessory. I’ve been the owner of a pair of QuietComfort 15 cans for a while now, so not only was I interested to hear if the audio delivery of the QC25s were a step above, […]