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Is the iPhone X really worth it?

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So, following another fairly hype-laden Apple keynote presentation, it turns out that most of the products introduced were actually pretty decent. For the first time I am sort of interested in the Apple Watch, and I will definitely be upgrading my Apple TV at some stage in the near future. Pricing for each of those items was pretty much in line with expectations really - i.e. £400 and £200 respectively.

 

I found the introduction of the new iPhone 8 versions a little ...

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Now TV Lagging Far Behind for User Experience

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I use 8 different streaming services fairly regularly - Amazon Prime Video / Fire TV, Apple TV, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 All 4, ITV Hub, Netflix, Now TV, and YouTube of course!

 

I use the various mobile and TV apps, widgets and boxes, but since I spend most of the time working or organising on my Desktop, this is the primary access point / device for most of those services.

 

My browser of choice is Chrome, followed by Firefox; I will then use Safari at a push, but am loathe to go ...

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A tale of two controllers and how Sony's poor approach to quality has been exposed

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I have two entertainment hub systems in the home which I use primarily as media players - with gaming as a secondary consideration. I blogged about Apple TV not so so long ago and the excellent Apple endorsed / licensed 3rd party Nimbus gaming controller from Steelseries. The Steelseries Nimbus is very much a 3rd party product, but is an officially authorised and endorsed accessory for the Apple TV, and Apple seem to have had very significant input in its specification and manufacture. It is to...

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The New Apple TV should be on everyone's Christmas Wish List!

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I’ve had the latest 4th generation Apple TV in my hands for a week now, and I must say I’m rather enjoying the experience. A lot of the ’big’ Apps are still missing from the TV App Store as yet, and a lot of what was there at launch is best described as ’fodder’. That said, there are a number of big screen conversions and what is there already shows great potential as an entry-level gaming console as well as a magnificent total home entertainment hub (This is...

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We will all miss the unique visionary genius Steve Jobs

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I am very saddened to hear that Steve Jobs has unfortunately succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a brave fight of some 8 years.

As someone who loves technology, and more importantly loves the benefits that great technology brings - I will be eternally grateful for Steve’s contributions to the world.

Hundreds of millions around the world have benefitted both directly and indirectly from Steve’s input. Steve was never afraid to go his own way, he always believed though we frequently ...

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No Surprise that Apple is now the World's Most Valuable Brand

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On the latest Millward Brown BrandZ ’Global Top 100’ listing, Apple has overtaken Google by quite a significant margin. No doubt this has a lot to do with the phenomenal sales success of the iPad, as well as continuing strong retail performance across most divisions.

Our own household has slowly and steadily, not particularly deliberately, become rather Apple-fied. It started with iPods and iPhones, then a MacBook Pro or two, and now includes iMacs, iPads and Apple TV. I’m not ...

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Superb Live Streaming Coverage of Coachella by YouTube

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I always thought the BBC were the masters of live music coverage, and in many ways they still are - in terms of all the behind the scenes footage, biographies, interviews, escapades and impromptu live accoustic sets. For this year though, YouTube has done a sterling job in letting non-attendees witness the live spectacle of Coachella, America’s Glastonbury of sorts, at least a little brother to Glastonbury in most ways.

I’m not going to split hairs on the lineup, I have watched a ...

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