Apple’s iPad is a great writing tool. For many professional and part-time writers it can be better than a laptop. In this feature we’ll look at why the iPad could be the best option for you. We’ll examine which iPad model to choose, explore keyboards and outline the best writing applications. You don’t need a…… Continue reading A practical guide to writing on the iPad
Smartphones have been so successful that it’s possible new technology won’t be able to displace them. The New York Times’ Shira Ovide has a point when she writes: What if smartphones are so successful and useful that they are holding back innovation? She starts by pointing out the risk making this kind of statement: I…… Continue reading NY Times says smartphones may be too good
The Commerce Commission wants to find and fix the pain points people have when dealing with telcos. It’s a job the commission was given as part of a new regulatory regime introduced in 2018. On the whole the customer experience with telcos has improved over the last decade. Much of that improvement is down to…… Continue reading Dealing with telecoms pain points
Bloomberg reports that Chinese phone maker Oppo says it will cut 20 percent of the staff in its software and device teams. Oppo will merge operations with OnePlus, another phone brand in the BBK stable. With Huawei, in effect, out of the picture, Oppo was one of a handful of Android phone makers with global reach.…… Continue reading Oppo stumbles as phone competition bites
At the Guardian Haroon Siddique writes Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81. Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81. His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair…… Continue reading Farewell Clive Sinclair
According to online retailer Picodi the average New Zealander has to work 8.4 days to afford an Apple iPhone 13 Pro. This is 0.6 days less than it took a year ago to buy an equivalent iPhone 12. New Zealanders have it easy compared to people in Turkey. There the average worker needs to toil…… Continue reading How long must you work to buy an iPhone 13 Pro?
Apple may launch new iPhone models every year, but the product cycle is, in effect, two years. In year one Apple unveils a major design update. In year two it refines the design, then gives it a coat of paint and a brush up. The September 2021 iPhone launch falls into the second category. Yes,…… Continue reading Two hidden messages behind iPhone 13 launch