R.I.P. Google Reader

I read a lot of stuff on the web. It’s how I try to keep as up to date as possible with my professional and personal interests, especially around technology. Yes, Twitter helps with that too, but it’s all too easy to miss something on Twitter when you follow a lot of people (I rely on saved searches a lot). By far the easiest way for me to keep on top of a large amount of content is to subscribe to RSS feeds in Google Reader.   When I’m at my desk, if I don’t have the Google Reader site … Continue reading R.I.P. Google Reader

OneNote is now everywhere*

If you use Microsoft Office and you aren’t a OneNote user, you need to go right now and see how excellent it is, then come back. Are you back? Good. Right, now that you’ve seen how good it can be on the desktop, just think how good it would be if you could have your OneNote notebooks with you anywhere, synced via the cloud to your smartphone or tablet, and even accessible and editable in a web browser… Well if you make sure that you actually store your OneNote notebooks on a free SkyDrive account then you could already sync … Continue reading OneNote is now everywhere*

Open, Closed, Fragmented – Fun and Games in the Mobile Space

This week Apple CEO, Steve Jobs – you know, the guy famous for sending brand new iPods to the rescued Chilean miners – took advantage of having an audience for their quarterly earnings call to have a good dig at Google and their Android OS. I’ve been an Android user in a love/hate relationship with Android for a while, but I’ve also had plenty experience with iOS and I’ve been keeping a very close eye on the development of Windows Phone 7. I’ve been meaning to do an opinion piece for a while on the state of the mobile market, … Continue reading Open, Closed, Fragmented – Fun and Games in the Mobile Space

New and Notable – 25th June 2010

Some of the things that I’ve found interesting over the last few days… Windows Live Essentials “Wave 4” beta is out Some major improvements that I like here. Windows Live Messenger has tabbed conversations, so you don’t need a different window open for each person you’re chatting with. Windows Live Photo Gallery has a neat facial recognition feature, so you can tag a person in a photo and it’ll try to find other instances of that person across your photo collection, and the marvellous Photo Fuse feature (formerly Group Shot). I found a bug in it pretty quickly when I … Continue reading New and Notable – 25th June 2010

What’s on my Android (part 1)

I regularly get people, who have recently got an Android phone, asking me what apps I’m running on my HTC Hero. Having recently done a cull of apps that I don’t use, I thought it was worth posting a list on here of what I use now, on Android 1.5, and why. News: News Buzz WidgetTech Buzz WidgetMobile Buzz WidgetGaming Buzz Widget – I’ll cover those four together since they’re basically the same, just with different news feeds. When I find myself with a moment to glance at the news, these widgets are really handy. I have the regular News on … Continue reading What’s on my Android (part 1)