TREND IN ONLINE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

imageYesterday saw the launch of a new online magazine iGizmo. This is a magazine in the traditional sense of the word in that it is presented as an electronic view with pages to turn just like the real thing. Of course being online allows it to do other neat things like embed videos and link to websites – both of which iGizmo makes good use of.… Read the rest

TREND IN ONLINE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

imageYesterday saw the launch of a new online magazine iGizmo. This is a magazine in the traditional sense of the word in that it is presented as an electronic view with pages to turn just like the real thing. Of course being online allows it to do other neat things like embed videos and link to websites – both of which iGizmo makes good use of.… Read the rest

WHY HAVING A REALLY BIG ONE HELPS

As part of the McLaren F1 teams punishment for “cheating” last season was that they were stripped of all their world championship points thereby finishing last with nil points. The way that F1 works is that the best place to be in the pits is in the garages closest to the exit.… Read the rest

NORTHERN ROCK

I note from the BBC that it is the deadline for Northern Rock bids to be in today. Along with one from Richard Branson’s Virgin group it is expected that these will include a bid from the existing management team. This is presumably the same team that helped get Northern Rock into the predicament that it currently finds itself in and needing to find a new buyer.… Read the rest

IPOD TOUCH UPDATE – UPDATE

Since my post yesterday about the iPod Touch update that add new applications and features to the device I have discovered that it also takes some things away. A couple of the existing applications were Calendar and Contacts which you could sync with Microsoft Outlook – not any more.… Read the rest

IPOD TOUCH UPDATE

ipod So the picture on the left is what my iPod Touch looked like after I had applied the software update announced at Macworld earlier in the week. The big question is, however, is it worth the £12 price tag that Apple have cheekily applied to it?… Read the rest

BYRNE ON DOHERTY

Interesting article in Wired magazine this month where Talking Heads’ David Byrne examines the state of the music industry and the alternative delivery methods for today’s artists. I won’t go through the whole article other than to say that it is well worth a read and I particularly enjoyed the comment Byrne made on artists taking control of their own destiny: “Not everyone is as smart as those nerdy Radiohead boys.… Read the rest

THE YEAR OF PERSONALISATION

It looks like that 2008 is going to be the year that personalisation really takes off. The picture on the left is the cover of a magazine sent to me by a software reseller and the cover has my name printed on to the front as one of the lead stories.… Read the rest

ORB

I have recently been trying out version 2 of Orb. I really like the idea of being able to get access to music/pictures/videos etc. held on my home PC anywhere in the world and on pretty much any device. While I ran my trial I was able to get access on other PCs, my iPod Touch, my BlackBerry and a Pocket PC.… Read the rest