The Blog

OK so it had to happen. You start a website, you open yourself to the world of the critic and eventually you write some uninteresting twaddle that you expect everyone else to read. Well, here’s my twaddle to add to the Twaddle Ocean that is the internet. I might not always be as accurate as you would like, but I try. I hope you enjoy it.

YouTube Review 2104


You may or may not know what happened on YouTube this year, possibly one of the most powerful content providers in the world. This video showcases those stars who have lead to […]

Posted by on Saturday, 20 December 2014

2 different exposures 1 simple layer mask

Made this video for a friend at my camera club.  If you think High Dynamic Range (HDR) means multiple exposures and garish results, think again…

Posted by on Friday, 19 December 2014

Buyers Regret?


So it’s here. After much deliberation I have finally succumb to the siren calls of the latest iPhone. But the biggest question for me was, well of course, which one. Since it’s […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

BTN’s Best & Worst Tech of 2014


So another year is nearly at an end and what a year it’s been, especially for tech. So how was it for you? Were your nerd dreams fulfilled or was it a […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Whatever Happened To Google Glass?


This week rumours are abound that even though the project is in the prototype phase Google Glass will be releasing a version 2 in 2015. There are also strong hints that the […]

Posted by on Saturday, 06 December 2014

My daily carry


Inspired by a conversation I had yesterday with Lee Garrett discussing his new show about Productivity and getting things done, I have decided to finish this blog post i have been working on […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Edinburgh has an Apple Store… and it’s AWESOME.


Its 5:30am on Saturday the 18th of October 2014… why do I have an alarm set?! Oh yeah, its the grand opening of the Edinburgh Apple Store on Princes Street!!! We arrive at […]

Posted by on Saturday, 18 October 2014

Apple update fans, business, and the iPad, but offer little new

Apple hosted an event on Thursday at which they announced upgrades to many of their lines, but didn’t announce much that was really new. On the software side, Apple announced that Apple […]

Posted by on Friday, 17 October 2014

Save your photos from the perils of Apple


In June of this year Apple announced that they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s image management and editing software to replace with a desktop version of the popular iOS ‘Photos’ app.  […]

Posted by on Thursday, 02 October 2014

Microsoft announce Windows 10

Microsoft announced their latest operating system on Tuesday, confusingly named Windows 10.   Nobody is quite sure yet what happened to Windows 9, but here though are the headline details of the […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Bendy iPhones, buggy software but still massive iPhone sales figures

Despite a lot of excitement as people got their hands on new iPhones and software, it didn’t quite turn into the week that Apple had hoped for, as problems abounded with both […]

Posted by on Monday, 29 September 2014

iBeam – Apple is Swift to Respond to Bending iPhone 6 Issue

Image showing The iBeam in place on an iPhone 6 Plus

The iBeam comes to Apple     This morning, Apple has acted swiftly to ensure that the issue of ‘Bending’ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is abated From tomorrow, they will be […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Apple Hater…NOT

Sometimes, when you love something too much, the pain of watching it becomes too much. I get a lot of emails calling me an ‘Apple Hater’ and by the use of that […]

Posted by on Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Apple Keynote – LMUG’s Reaction


  So the big announcement has been and gone and to say that it had a mixed reception is somewhat of an understatement. I’ve got quite an active Twitter feed and the […]

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tim Cook has “one more thing” for us. It’s a watch.

Apple have announced  that they will release…a watch. The Apple Watch was Tim Cook’s “one more thing moment”, and the announcement caused delirium in the convention centre. He described it as Apple’s […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Prices of the new iPhone

The iPhone 6 will cost: 16GB: $199 64GB: $299 128GB: $399   The iPhone 6 Plus will cost: 16GB: $299 64GB: $399 128GB: $499   There is no 32 GB model. iPhones […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Tim Cook sends first tweet from new iPhone 6 backstage from Apple event

I'm backstage and this is my first tweet from my iPhone 6. It's amazing. You're going to love it. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 9, 2014

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

iPhone 6 is launched – both of them

I’m  trying to keep up for you despite the terrible Apple livestream, which is crashing and buffering horribly. What we do know is that, according to Tim Cook “we are launching the […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Live coverage – the Apple iPhone 6 and wearables keynote

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Apple Keynote. We’re here in the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Piccadilly in London, where the London Mac User Group are hosting a packed […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

The iPhone is no longer The Benchmark for Smartphones


At what point did Marconi stop being the de facto radio manufacturer? When did Roy Jacuzzi sit in his hottub and realise that other people where outstripping him in the market place […]

Posted by on Tuesday, 09 September 2014