Falling Behind

For the last 5 years, it’s felt very much like Apple was leading the way with mobile operating systems and technology, but in the last 12 months it’s very much going in the direction of Android, and in the last 24 hours, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. The problem is Apple seem to be making very…… Continue reading Falling Behind

The Real HD Revolution: Native OSD

I’m a bit of a broadcasting geek. Beyond my love of code and web, you’ll find me happily reading all about broadcasting technology, bitrates and polarisation. I joined the HD revolution in April 2010, the day Freeview HD launched from the Mendip transmitter, but something has always bothered me. All the existing channels were straight simulcasts…… Continue reading The Real HD Revolution: Native OSD

Tech Tip: Sky Remote Record

I had Sky installed last weekend as those of you who follow me on twitter. Everything was perfect, but whenever I tried to activate Remote Record on the website, I got the error: We’ve been unable to update your Remote Record details. Please try again later. Despite Sky support telling me to just wait, as…… Continue reading Tech Tip: Sky Remote Record

On Writing

I’ve never enjoyed writing. I have an awful lot to say, but i’m usually best when that’s limited to 140 characters on twitter of instant messenger conversations, and even those tends to be spread out across a few posts, rather than writing long sentences. In fact, the only time I ever got a detention in…… Continue reading On Writing

Lost Pleasures

Two years ago, minus a little over a month, I hopped on the first train from Swindon to Bath. The commute was a regular occurrence (though usually not that early), but today was different. I had the day off, and I was heading to one of the most special events in a modern, Apple loving…… Continue reading Lost Pleasures