Fitbit: I’ve got that sinking feeling

I’m not one for running. A teenage knee injury made sure of that. In fact, I’ve recently become quite glad that I’m not a runner. It means that I’m not able to fall into the overly narcissistic behaviour of using a fitness tracker to post my running and exercise regimes on Facebook, (cyclists you are…

The same device for two years?

Who wants to be tied to the same mobile device for two years? Published in today’s Telecom.com (on behalf of WDS, A Xerox Company), my views on the future of the mobile device subsidy and the growing misalignment between operator business models and hardware innovation lifecycles.

Is all smartphone photography narcissistic?

In the smartphone camera vs digital SLR debate I’ve come to the conclusion that technical comparisons are irrelevant. For me it’s a question of curation, narcissism and  Starbuck’s Lattes. A post on The Verge about smartphone photography has really got me thinking about this. The sentiment of the piece became overwhelmingly distorted by the reader…

iOS Green Felt RIP

My own personal homage to the departure of Apple’s skeuomorphic design language.

“98% same as iPhone and Samsung Galaxy”!

Clones, clones, clones. It’s no longer just the iPhone that’s the target of cheap Chinese clones. It seems Samsung is now a victim of its own success and [its Galaxy devices] also the subject of the copycats. Here’s an email [below] that landed in my inbox this morning. It’s not often I get this type…

Zoe just got pwned by Digital Ira

The desire to interface with a computer through something other than text input is deep-rooted. In a demo seemingly inspired by Holly from Red Dwarf, a team of engineers out of Cambridge University last week pulled off something of a media coup. Interviewed by the BBC, their Avatar “Zoe” was proclaimed to be the most…

Self-proclaimed geeks. Stop it

People, please stop with proclaiming yourselves to be “geeks” and “nerds”. You know who you are. Self-proclamation to a sub-culture is never really a good idea. If you self-deprecatingly declare yourself a geek or nerd, chances are you aren’t one. To be honest geek/nerdism isn’t even a sub-culture anymore. I hear people every day describe themselves as geeks as…

Sony’s back…

In a sea of black touch-screen slates with comparative hardware specifications and (the majority at least) all running Android, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for hardware brands to differentiate on their handset and tablet offerings. Passing between the halls of Mobile World Congress this year it was often only the changing color of the stand staffs’…

The most stupid CFO in history?

I walked passed this banner advert at Mobile World Congress 2013 every day for almost a week, and every day it bugged me even more. In its bid to speak to vendors looking to sell into operators I can [sort of] get where Juniper Networks was going; but read it, deconstruct it… There’s a CFO…