I was 8 years old, in the early nineties standing outside iconic British retailer Argos with pocket money I had saved, and I was ready to make a purchase. I was about to buy a watch. This watch was no ordinary digital watch. It had a built in headphone jack and FM radio.
Dangling in the air, sat inside a cable cart crossing the river Thames. It’s windy and the cabin is rocking from side to side. I’m usually okay with heights, apart from the weird faces I pull whilst sitting in a plane that’s taking off.
On this occasion, as the cart rocks from side-to-side on a single cable, I’m left reminded of this facial expression and do my best to conceal it. Luckily the people sat opposite are on a FaceTime call (public video calls in London are a thing now, apparently).
A new video for the new year. I’ve started off with a tour of my portable music making Setup, that I used during the festive period.
The setup features the iPad Pro 10.5, iRig Keys I/O 25, Korg MicroKey Air and other musical goodies.
This is flippin’ cool. The 512Pixels.net website has published 5K versions of every default macOS wallpaper from Cheetah all the way to the upcoming High Sierra. This look awesome as lock screens on the iPad. Go on, take a look.
It was quite a spur of the moment purchase to be honest. I’ve always been looking at hi-resolution portable audio players and assumed that the one I’d eventually get would be one by Fiio.
Earlier this year, Sony announced a range of new portable audio players aimed at audiophiles including the gold NW-WM1Z (£2500, anyone?) as well as the much more affordable NW-A35. It’s at this point I have to say that Sony’s product naming conventions are terrible.
Since WatchOS 3 came out, it’s made the original Apple Watch so much better. I’m still tempted by the series 2 though. In this post, I thought I’d share what’s on my Apple Watch. Some apps I’ve had for a while, some more recently and one this morning.
These are the Bose QuietComfort 35, noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones and the latest release from Bose and finally, they have released a wireless version of their very popular QuietComfort 25 headphones.
Technology gets harder and harder to repair. And more and more expensive. And through this fast-paced evolution of technology we’re experiencing this decade, it’s becoming increasingly more fragile. It’s not fair to compare a Nokia 3310 tank to an iPhone, but it’s a comparison I’ve frequently seen.
Since late 2009 I’ve been using a Canon 600D as my main camera. I’m by no means a professional photographer and I’m not trying to be. Photography is fun. I’m the kind of person who needs a focus when going out for walks or going on holiday. Photography gives me that focus I need.
I was inspired to come up with a list of free music software after seeing a teacher post on a Facebook group about free or cheap software. Sure, at £130 Logic Pro is an absolute steal but for teachers and students looking for something free to use, check out this list of what you can get.