I sold my iPhone and purchased a cheap Nokia. I needed to sever my link to the omniscient, omnipresent super robot in the clouds. The Internet is everywhere, and nowhere, a huge swirling mass of voices, looking for attention. I was considering this when I embarked on my first phone-less commute.
It's a world away from the early 2000s when children had to spend hours bargaining with their parents over the time they spent on the family computer, immersed in virtual worlds on a big screen. Children still play in these worlds - look at the popularity of Moshi Monsters - but the rise of mobile gaming has, in many cases, changed the way they do it.
It may seem unthinkable, then, to see the console war heading for a truce. Over the years social theorists have predicted that, eventually, all media content is going to flow through a single black box into our living rooms. Uncannily, Xbox One has been touted as such a device.
We're all used to getting touchy-feely with our phones and tablets, but it's only in the past few months that touchscreen laptops have really gained any ground.
Each day we are getting closer to realising the full potential of Android and all the limitless possibilities it has to enhance the quality of our lives. Let's start with the wonderful tablets being launched from all corners of the world...
With Christmas just around the corner, it's important to get a rough idea of what you're going to get for your loved ones this year. Christmas is about so much more than just opening presents, but even so, a well thought out gift for a loved one will put a smile everybody's face, making it one of the most memorable Christmases you ever experience.
The sad reality is that digital isolation affects many more than 7 million adults. Two years ago, if you asked my mum (who is in her 70s) if she was online, she would have answered yes - because she had a computer and she'd used the internet. But I can assure you she wasn't because, at that time, she needed me to sit beside her just to make a Skype call.
It is vital we acknowledge the fact that in so many ways the digital revolution has levelled the retail playing field and improved consumer choice. Shop keepers are no longer held back by store space or location, jostling for retail position against homogenous high street heavyweights.
To an advertiser you are many things: you are where you are, what you read, the tools you use, the games you play, and the people you contact. This means that the data inside your smartphone is a gold mine to advertisers, and many companies have begun mining that data through tracking on mobile websites and in mobile applications.
For decades, TV has had a prosperous reign as king of the living room. Entertaining millions daily, it's no wonder we've given the medium ultimate reverence. But just as a monarch's underlings often seek to usurp them, tablets and mobile devices are rising up and gradually stealing attention from TV's once captive and faithful audience.
Of course the PC is not going to be replaced completely in business. But such is the power and flexibility of today's mobile devices, and the willingness of businesses to embrace the often-hyped 'Bring Your Own Device' movement, that means we as users are making more and more use of mobile devices not just to watch funny kitten movies, but also to do our 'normal' business day-to-day.
The football season's fully underway and we're getting back into the thick of the action again. I'm just so thankful to technology that I now have the luxury of keeping up-to-date with every second of the game with news, stats, videos and more via the press of a button in the palm of my hand - as opposed to pulling my hair out waiting for the paperboy!
As one of the tech journalists lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Apple's pre-Christmas line-up, I got to get my hands on a the new iPad mini with Retina display and the new iPad Air, which is due to go on sale on 1 November. Both are lovely, but it's the iPad Air that is grabbing all the headlines, and rightly so.
We can all face it guys, we aren't perfect or anywhere close to perfect. For some of us, we need as much help as possible to keep our relationships in working condition. Here are 3 apps that can keep us all out of the doghouse if used wisely. In today's world we don't always have to be thoughtful if we have the correct apps which can do the thinking for us!
The instant share-ability and old-school feel of photographs edited with these apps form a bizarre juncture where nostalgia and modernity meet. But, is something being lost?
A New Yorker celebrates buying his brand new iPhone 5S after two weeks of waiting. It's an all too common sight. People sleeping on the streets, covered in moth bitten blankets, a look of desperation on their faces as the more fortunate walk past them, not giving them a second thought.