If you had told my 15 year old self that I would later admit to loving a Skoda I would have laughed in your face..... very very loud.
Those of similar age to me will remember the jokes about Skoda when we were kids, so in 2015 I found it hard to believe that I was standing in a Skoda showroom in Harlow seriously questioning my sanity as I was about to commit to a 3 year lease deal on a new Skoda Octavia and say good by to my C Class Mercedes.
This is the question I have been asking myself since the launch of the new iPhone X.
I am an out and out Apple Fan boy and have always wanted / had the most up to date iPhone on the market, but this time I have hesitated from jumping head first into an Apple store and just telling them to take my money.
With just over a week away from the autumn Apple Event, it means it’s that time of year where geeks and Apple fan boys look towards Cupertino to see exactly what one of the worlds richest companies is going to announce next.
I guess I should start this post with an apology..... if you follow me on Instagram then you wouldn't have been able to miss the spam of pictures, videos and stories I shared for which I am sorry, but we had a really good time!
We had a great week down in Pembrokeshire It is a place that I have been to with the family many times, mainly due to the fact that the wife has family down there and we are very lucky that her Nan is more than welcome for us to stay with her!
So if you have read many of my tech related posts or follow me on any form of social media you will know that I am a massive Apple fan boy, my phone history has been dominated by the iPhone apart from a brief flirt back to an android phone with the HTC One..... needless to say we didnt get on!
So when I was approached by Three to test out a brand new Samsung S8 Plus I jumped at the chance! Not only had I read about this handset in the run up to the release but have also been a fan of its predecessors the S7 and more importantly the S7 Edge. I have also been intrigued with what Samsung have been doing with the Samsung Gear 360 camera and Gear VR.
As a blogger you often get invites to events that are a bit vague as to what the event will be about, but when I received my first ever invite from Google it would have been rude to turn it down.
Lucky enough the event Google were hosting was the launch of some new tech! The event held at the end of March was at a pop up house just over Tower Bridge! For me timing was perfect as the day job already had me in London that day.
You know when your kids moan that something is wrong with their phone, is your first instinct to think that they are just trying to pull a fast one to get a new phone?
Yesterday WhatsApp announced on their blog that in the coming days they will be launching Video Calling to its 1 Billion users, so there is a high probability that if you are reading this you are a WhatsApp user!
So a friend passed on an email to me a few weeks back for early access to the new Star Wars Identities exhibition taking place at The o2, (Thanks Debs!). The offer was with Time Out to get an early preview to the exhibition ahead of its official opening on 16 November.
It is difficult to tell you about the exhibition without ruining it for you but to give you the gist, it follows journey of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, right back from where it began in Tatooine, to their friends, mentors and choices they make during their life.
Going on holiday is the perfect time to chill out and relax from the daily grind! When packing to go away there are a few essentials I have to take with me!
I'm not talking about swimming shorts, suncream etc I'm talking about gadgets and tech!
I already had my cameras, Mac, iPad and iPhone ready (nope I don't travel light) but to add to the kit and make sure we could all chill out whilst around the pool the lovely people from Wraps earphones sent us each a pair of their unique earphones.
This post might get a little geeky so don't let it put you off!
I know from analytic stats on the blog that a large number of you read the blog on a mobile or tablet, and of those (75%) are reading iOS (Apple's mobile operating system), with the release of iOS 9 Apple introduced the News app, if you haven't checked it out then I recommend it its very good!
In March, Apple opened up the app so that anyone can publish to the News App including bloggers. I use
This weekend I went to BritMums or #BML16 as they called it this year! A couple of people see me snapchatting and were confused about where to even start.
Snapchat has to be one of the fastest growing social networks around (I have no evidence to prove this but take my word for it), I get why, it is not just for the youth to share naked pictures of themselves on (it got some bad press about this at the beginning), but has
If you are not a geek like me but do like to know what is coming to your iPhone and other Apple devices later this year, I will try and give you a brief update of what was announced at the worldwide developer conference today!
I will start with the most common operating system and this is iOS, the software that your iPhone and iPad will be running on.
Tonight we were catching up on some programs on our Sky Planner, and I got to choose (for a change!).... for me it was a chance to catch up on Traffic Cops, a programme I love! Unfortunately for a guy on this he crashed his car and sadly passed away.
During the search of the vehicle the police found his phone, and luckily it was unlocked, but what if it wasn't?
Now recently the 9 year old was lucky enough to get an iPad for Christmas, and the teenager has had a mobile phone for a few years. It certainly did make me think about how they use their devices and what they have access to.
You may have seen my previous post about my first piece of wearable tech, however listening to the recent guardian tech weekly podcast, could your kids soon be wearing some tech to help you track them?
Anyone with a smart phone can already track friends (with their permission) with certain apps, for example Find Friends on the iPhone.
However would you go a stage further and get your child to wear a watch size device that enables them to be tracked and contacted if need be?
Being a bit of a geek I am always looking at what is coming in the future tech world.
Midway through 2012 I was browsing through Kickstarter and stumbled across an item from a company called Pebble Technology looking for backers of a customisable watch that could connect to your phone and provide notifications, us sports / fitness apps!! I instantly knew that I wanted this watch!
Fast forward to Christmas 2013 and the missus had ordered mine and it arrived
Will just leave this here ..... Panini UK https://t.co/pIOdIvu0OA