On Monday, like most people, I received my usual daily torrent of junk mail (Vistaprint i’m looking at you in particular) but one stood out, mainly because of the first line (shown opposite).  “Dear [FIRST NAME]” it read, but wait, this was from Rackspace a company that would not make slip ups like this, they are a professional web savvy organization.  I then remembered their rather interesting marketting styles i have witnessed at a number of trade shows over the years, in particular the protest for “cheaper and better web hosting” outside Internet World in 2010.  So I came to the conclusion this was a new, interesting marketing style they were trying out.  I then realised that it had worked[…]

Dear Hootsuite, I love your web app, it is my Twitter client of choice for the desktop. Nothing, in my humble opinion, comes close… Nothing. So why oh why have you yet to either launch a decent iPad app or even better, allow access to your website app via an iPad? I am forced to use tweetdeck on my iPad to fulfil my tweeting addiction but I am unable to view my lists previously setup within hootsuite (I am aware I can set them up in tweetdeck, but I don’t want to). So in closing can i just summarise my request… Create a better app or allow access to your site via iPad, please. Many thanks, Paul.

Following my recent torrent of incoherent bloggings I have decided to write about what I wrote them on, exciting stuff, huh? As soon as i got my iPad i bought Pages, I was looking forward to writing documents (and blogs) on the move as well as accessing my iDisk on the move and editing and viewing documents from it’s depths. The evening I got my iPad I sat on the train on the way home and set to work hammering out a blog post about my buying experience. I wrote about 2 pages of text and found the experience to be an interesting one, not awful. A few minor irritants such as my pinkie missing the shift key now and again and the[…]

Being a well known Apple fanboy within my friends I would not be surprised if many of those people would be expecting me to rave about the awesomeness of the device and dry hump the thing across the pages of my blog. any they would be right to think that, after all, I am the guy who has said on many occasions that i would have bought it without seeing it!. If Mr Jobs had come on stage holding a black cube with a question mark on it back in January you can bet that i would have been first in the queue to purchase this new mystery Apple device. That being said, I am going to try and give the iPad[…]

I have recently become caught up in the location based app fad for the iPhone (and other devices), using services such technologies as Foursquare and Gowalla.  i was in a pub after work on Friday with two colleagues who had no idea what location based apps were let alone who or what foursquare and Gowalla were so i was given the task of explaining it. At that point it made me think about why i am even using them, i guess i had been swept up in the “will Foursquare beat Gowalla” debate without really thinking ‘do i _really_ need either of them to win?’ do i really need to check in everywhere i go?  The answer is the same[…]

I got my iPhone in February this year after wanting one for a very long time.  I has a company mobile phone and coun’t really justify needing two mobile phones.  So the long awaited day finally arrived and i rushed home to plug it into iTunes and begin my new life! After giving my iPhone the required ammount of charge (what was reccomended by the O2 store) i unplugged and went about my merry way.  However after about 6 hours of the phone having been disconnvcted it alerted me with that oh so reguar message “20% battery life remaining”.  I was very disapointed but though perhaps the highly trained folks in the O2 store were wrong and i should leave[…]