Just the other day a sudden realisation struck me while I was scrolling through my photo library on my iPhone. Although I now had one of the most advanced camera phones in the world I was confounded by the fact I had not appeared to have used it a great deal. I take a short trip to London to change that.Read More
Following our discussion on the Mac & Forth Show Podcast over the last two weeks it appears many of our listeners are also losing interest in the relentless stream of diatribe they experience when using their social media platforms of choice, the main culprits being Facebook and Twitter. However, there we are not helpless to try and reclaim our social media platforms of choice.Read More
Today Mark Gurman over on Bloomberg has reported that Apple is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming content for UHD-TV's, or as most folks know them, 4K TV. I think the more shocking story would be if Apple 'wasn't' working on this. With the likes of Amazon and ROKU boxes already offering this ability, it would be astounding if the Cupertino Company wasn't already hard at work not only on producing a box for later this year but also securing the rights to stream 4K content from their iTunes store.Read More
Every week Apple makes an iOS app free to its customers and this week we have an interactive story for children (5 and under) called Green Riding Hood from Bobaka LLC.
It’s a very colourful and pretty looking experience with lots of things to click on and activate as the story progresses.Read More
Apple is nearly ready to get into video streaming with ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Planet of the Apps’. What will the viewing public make of Apple’s initial offerings? Prince comes to a wider range of streaming services. Has Apple allowed iBooks to become Abandonware? Tim Cook says Fake News is ‘killings people’s minds’? We also momentarily return to last week’s Social Media conversation. All this and slightly less on this week’s show.Read More
Every week Apple makes an iOS app free to its customers and this week we have a classic platformer called ‘Chameleon Run'.
The controls are dead simple, there is one button to jump and one button to switch colour. As your runner moves along the level he/she must negotiate the various obstacles and switch colour to match that of the platform they are running on. Obviously, this simple conceit grows trickier as the levels progress demanding a greater dexterity with each passing moment.Read More
We look back at our first episode from three years ago before turning our attention to the modern day social media issues. Apple hires to develop the Apple TV and warn users of iOS 32bit apps that the end is nigh. Finally some iPhone 8 rumours surface along with an expensive price tag...apparently.Read More
Each week iTunes offers a cheap ‘Movie of the Week’ and we will highlight it here so you may grow your digital libary if the mood takes you. This week it's Hot Rod. Amateur stuntman Rod Kimble (ANDY SAMBERG) has a problem - his step-father Frank (IAN MCSHANE) is a jerk. Frank picks on Rod, tosses him around like a rag doll in their weekly sparring sessions, and definitely doesn't respect him, much less his stunts.Read More
Apple is still in the money and the iPhone is selling well, confounding the analysts once again. Is the Apple Watch in a market all of its own? AirPods get a silent but, for Karl anyway, effective update, however can you get hold of them anywhere and Wi-fi calling comes to Three (thankfully).Read More
This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and we go over the weeks Apple related news. Apple releases updates across the board and we look ahead to what iOS 10.3 has in store for us, including a new file system. Developers will finally be able to reply to reviews in the App Store. Possible modular add-ons are coming to the Apple Watch. AudioBooks deal comes to and end and Star Trek fans can finally enjoy Amazon’s Echo….OK Computer.Read More
This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Don McAllister as we pour over the weeks Apple related news. The UK App store gets some price increases as well as another lawsuit. Is Apple about to get into original scripted content and what will the recent lifting of restrictions for Apple TV apps mean?Read More
This week we have a full house as Barry Gentleman, Matt Barton, Ric McCorriston and Dean Murphy (Creator ofCrystal AdBlock) all drop by. Among other things we discuss the iPhone turning 10 years old, plus the iPhone OS we might have got and how the phone changed mobile communications, as well as it’s continuing influence today.Read More
This week on our second festive show for this festive period I am joined by our former News RoundUp Reported and my old podcasting buddy, Missy! We pretty much ignore any news this week and instead discuss general technology, Christmas, social media and fake news…as well as a few spoilers for Rogue One, you have been warned.Read More
This week it looks as if I'm all alone for Christmas until the door bell chimes and three guests from the past come and join me for this festive show.
We take the opportunity and look back over the last twelve months of Apple products and share our thoughts and ratings on each item.Read More
This week I’m joined once again by Alan Vickers, writer of The Deep Dive Guide to Microsoft Word for iPad as we discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news of the week. Is Apple doing a round Watch? Is Apple doing an Apple Car? Amazon is doing a real store. Crafty Coppers bypass iPhone security and 4K is slowly becoming a thing.Read More