I don't think many people would disagree that Apple creates some of the most beautifully-made products in their range of mobile devices. None currently is more desirable than the iPhone, a smartphone that is held in high esteem by the millions of people around the world who have used one or more of the evolving models since the first-generation device was launched in 2007. The iPhone and Apple's iOS operating system, together with smartphones running Google's Android operating system, … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 review: Is this the most desirable smartphone in the world?
An important item on my tech shopping list is an ultra high definition (UHD) monitor to go with the new desktop PC I'm planning to buy for the home office. So when Samsung UK's PR agency asked me if I'd like to test drive Samsung's new 28-inch LED UHD monitor just launched in the UK, why would I say no? And so late last month, a big box arrived containing a brand new Samsung U28D590D 4K UHD monitor manufactured in May 2014, a sticker on the back said. And it's been the primary display screen … [Read more...] about Test driving Samsung’s new 28-inch 4K UHD monitor
The bane of contemporary mobile life is your smartphone running out of juice sooner than you expect (what many would undoubtedly see as a classic 'First World problem'). It usually happens to me at a conference or other event when I'm using my device a lot for tweets and pics and sharing them online, and there's no nearby power outlet; or, more typically, I don't have a charging cable with me that I can plug into a PC's USB port. So when the good folk at Nomad in California asked me if I'd … [Read more...] about With Nomad, you’ll always find juice
Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy explores the convergence of five technological factors - mobile, social media, data, sensors and location - and their present and future impact on everything from commerce to medicine to transportation. FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz review the book in the context of an earlier FIR interview we conducted with the authors, and two book launch events including one in London in which Neville recorded Robert and Shel's … [Read more...] about FIR Book Review: Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
One of the banes of modern computer life is booting up, the process that happens to your computer when you switch it on. On my office desktop computer running 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, it takes well over five minutes from the moment I turn the machine on to the moment when realistically I can start using it. That's well over the average time in the UK - and significantly more than the global average - according to Soluto, an Israeli software and web service company whose business is all … [Read more...] about Increase your computer satisfaction with Soluto’s anti-frustration service