What I like about travelling by morning train, beyond the fact it doesn't involve cycling, is how I'm awake to what everyone else in the carriage is up to. Of course, what they're doing is what I'm doing.
Recently I branched out to Windows Phone 8 after a Nokia Lumia 928 came my way. Was it going to be a chance to relive the days of working with Windows mobile? In a word "no". I am in disbelief. I am staggered that this operating system exists in 2013.
The trouble is that when batteries get better, device manufacturers realise that this means that our phones can do more complex and energy consuming things, such as flashier graphics and augmented reality.
What is home automation? Visualize controlling your entire home from anywhere in the world, at any time, from one device. Imagine going abroad and being able to have access to a live stream of CCTV from your home.
Mobile devices have created a new world of opportunity for identity thieves. Is your mobile device destroying your privacy?
As a new parent I found my purchasing decisions have an added weight and importance to them. The big one for me was how to transport our new baby both in the car and along the pavement. Recently, I had the chance to try the Orbit Baby G2 pushchair system, and enlisted the help of some friends with newborn and youngster to see how it stacked up.
We watch them, drive them, make phone calls on them and even live in them. Everything today, it seems, is smart. TVs, cars, phones and cities all carry the prefix to display their clever credentials. And next week, with the launch of the new iPhone 5S, another product will be added to the long list of smart.
Wearable computing has undoubtedly been one of the hottest topics in the tech industry - and increasingly in the mainstream - for the last few months. Ever since Google Glass was announced earlier this year, many of us at F5 have been hankering to get our hands on a pair.
Few of are surprised by the fact that the cost of the contents of children's school bags has increased. We're all accustomed to seeing kids on their way to school carrying smart phones, high-tech headphones and even tablets.
If like me you are / were fed up of the bugs and irritants that come with Windows, yet were brought up on those machines, you might look to a Mac as a way out? Having made the huge financial leap a few years ago I am still of the opinion that in regard Mac hardware and software, once you have a Mac you never look back!
One of the many reasons for the increased prevalence of these 'zombie' applications is that they never appear in any official app store charts. These are daily charts, published by the likes of Apple and other app store providers to demonstrate popularity of apps based on specific criteria.
Since Windows 8 was first released, I had the feeling that it was a poor hybrid. As far as I'm concerned, there is little wrong with Windows 8's traditional desktop mode. But used on a regular desktop machine, it has always felt to me that the 'modern' side of things was tacked on almost as an afterthought.
what if the IT department became more like an Apple Genius Bar? Workers could bring their own devices into the office and IT would help set them up for business use. But rather than just installing something on the device and handing it back, IT would walk the worker through how to, for example, download, install and use business-approved applications.
At the moment speculation is all there is - and there's a lot of it! We don't even know if there is a hardware or software problem, whether a firmware update is all that's needed or if there may be a recall. This is a poor show from Google. I'm disappointed in how things have been handled and I know I'm not the only one.
The fact is we live in an age in which everyone is a revolutionary dictator of their own, personal digital empire. Where the old analogue hegemony has been crushed beneath the steel boot of touchscreens, and where we command our networks of phones, tablets, laptops, TVs and consoles with ever-more decadent disdain.
Functionally the thing I like most about BB is called Word Substitution. It's the ability to create your own superlengthy shortcuts. This was kept throughout Blackberrys, all the way to the new Q10 model.