Back in, um, 2011, I wrote about using Scrivener to publish an ebook. And then in 2014, I wrote about the process of producing a paperback book with Createspace. Well. Since then, software has been updated, Amazon have absorbed Createspace into their Kindle self-publishing platform, and I've written another book. So I thought it would … Continue reading Sticky post: My latest book
Thought it was about time for an update on what's in the 'casting playlist. I just subscribed to The Missing Cryptoqueen (BBC), which was featured on this week's Fortunately (also BBC). It's the story of what appears to be a financial scam on a massive scale: a Ponzi scheme masquerading as a cryptocurrency. It's a … Continue reading Podcastination Nation
Original caption: "It's taken an eternity but 38-year-old Frank Lampard is finding form in Major League Soccer" Apple held an event last week in order to announce a bunch of services; notably, a TV service and an Apple-branded credit card, backed by Goldman Sachs — the bank who brought you 2008 Crash: The Fuckening. While … Continue reading Apple’s TV Service: Has Peak TV Peaked?
Apple held an education event last week at a ridiculously huge high school in Chicago. It was squarely aimed at what used to be one of their core (and most loyal) markets: K-12 schools in the United States. On this side of the pond, there have only been isolated areas where Apple gets a look-in. … Continue reading Apple and Education
I was looking forward to iOS 10 for one main reason: I was hoping that the infuriating, vexatious, troublesome Apple Music app would be fixed, somehow. I was even prepared to put up with its new, even-more-fucking-ugly appearance if it would stop annoying me. (I don't like the San Francisco font that has taken over … Continue reading Will no-one rid me of this turbulent Apple Music app?
Having been on the tick cycle since my first iPhone (the 4), this is the year I'd normally be looking to upgrade. After a couple of years, I'd usually be complaining about the battery life in my two-year-old phone by now: to begin with. But the battery life in my 6 Plus is fine, really. … Continue reading Need vs. Want
I saw this app featured on the iOS App Store, and because I'm always on the look out for a viable alternative to the horrible Apple Music app, I downloaded it for a trial (it was free) The premise of Mimi Music is that you also download the Mimi Hearing Test app, and then link … Continue reading Mimi Music