I just wanted to add my two cents to this media hype, yes, that what i believe it is. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen the problem and I have replicated the problem on my phone, in fact it has become something of a party piece of late.  But in regular use, when i am not trying to make it happen, I do not notice it, it doesn’t affect me and I would wager that the same is true for the majority of users.  I have yet to drop a call, or even loose signal for any reason other than i am in a “known O2 blackspot” or in a tunnel. To be fair, I generally use the headphones[…]

The question: Should i get an iPhone4? For those of you who know me quite well, you will be forgiven for double checking the URL of the site you are currently viewing. “Paul Wheatley, questioning buying an Apple product??? Has the world gone mad???”. Perhaps I should explain… Since getting my iPad I rarely use my phone for anything beyond being a phone. Everything I would previously have used my iPhone for has been replaced with my iPad with the exception of SMS and using as an actual phone. Sure, there are some new features of the iPhone4 that some may be interested in but not me. The main features are as follows… Better camera and flash: I never use[…]

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[…]

Inspired by Rodti Macleary’s (http://Rodti.MacLeary.com) renewed blogging passion, I have decided to try and blog more often. I recently changed jobs which has given me the gift/curse of 2 hours in a train everyday which removes my old excuse of not having enough time. On saying that, it’s not as if I have anything relevant to say so perhaps it was better when I didn’t even try! You can be the judge of that. On Friday, like so many of my Apple brethren, I queued up for an iPad. I got into the queue at the Apple store in Glasgow at 7:30am and was surprised by the queue already formed. I had expected a queue, but not one the size I found, for those of[…]

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[…]