This is a blog post that I started writing two months ago on October 24th, I then stopped because there were so many other “new iPhone” blogs around I couldn’t see the point, but with nothing else to do over Christmas, I thought I’d polish it off. It is here. An hour before DHL were… Continue reading iPhone 12 Pro
It is time to retire my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I tried once before, in April 2019, but the iPhone XR I bought then was stolen from the table in a pub (right under my nose) just a couple of weeks later and within a week of moving to Manchester in early May, and the… Continue reading Beats Flex
A couple of days since the launch of the NHS test and trace app and it continues to be in the news. The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones has written an article that the abandoned initial app ‘worked on more phones.’ True, perhaps, but there is a balance between accuracy and privacy. Plenty of people don’t want… Continue reading The NHS Test and Trace app (part the third)
A couple of weeks ago, I described why I would probably feel safe installing the NHS Test and Trace app which went live today. Reader, I installed it. I’ve spent a bit of time today listening to people that have concerns with the app. All of these boil down to “we don’t trust the government.” Trust… Continue reading The NHS Test & Trace App (updated)
Today the government announced the ‘new’ test and trace (I must not call it track and trace) app will be available on the 24th September. They also announced that hospitality venues (or, I presume, anywhere where people gather) can download QR codes to ‘check in’ to locations when they arrive. This latter bit rang alarm… Continue reading The NHS Test and Trace App
There have probably been a thousand blog posts and LinkedIn posts already about Labour’s proposal for “free broadband for all,” but I’m going to add my tuppence-worth. Given (one of) my Twitter handle(s) is @internetplumber, I feel it’s almost a duty. Whilst these are my personal opinions, they’re written as someone that works in a service provider… Continue reading Free broadband for all
Yesterday I received an email from American Express to say they were discontinuing their iPad app and recommending I migrate to the iPhone app. I don’t have an iPhone, and using the iPhone app on the iPad is not a great use of screen real estate, nor does it work in landscape mode, whereas the… Continue reading What’s going on with iPad apps?