I should have written about them but didn’t…

Yeah, I should have, could have but didn’t write about the Google Pixel Buds or whatever they are called… When they were announced and all the so called Tech Journalists that had been to the Google event to launch the Pixel Phone and the Pixel Earbuds or Pixelbuds or whatever they call them I spoke to a friend online about them in a conversation and said that the thing that is not being told to the Journalists or the Journalists are choosing not to tell readers is huge. At the time Google and the Tech Journalists or Reporters all chose … Continue reading I should have written about them but didn’t…

Will eBay ever get their shit together when it comes to supporting vendors?

eBay claim to be “Mobile Ready” when it comes to their product, the auction website but how Mobile ready is it? An eBay vendor that I knew contacted me exasperated at how terrible eBay really is for vendors, that they go on and on about their wonderful native apps and website and that it is all “mobile capable”, the vendor has sold on eBay for the past 19 years and has said that while the buying process is sleek and fairly easy to use for the better part the back end, the part the sellers use is abhorrent. We sat … Continue reading Will eBay ever get their shit together when it comes to supporting vendors?

Why Apple Needs To Expand Public Beta Programs To All Device OS’s

iOS 11 has highlighted one very important issue, BETA TESTING! For years we have gotten used to iOS and macOS both just working as consumers, in fact that was Steve Job’s Mantra “It Just Works”. iOS 11 is the first time that the OS has suffered so many glaring bugs at launch and been reported through media. The trouble is we now have expanded beta programs for almost all iOS devices and for all macOS devices. The biggest issue though is that developers only care about issues that affect them, they only want their apps to work and that is … Continue reading Why Apple Needs To Expand Public Beta Programs To All Device OS’s

Lazy Tech Journalism

It’s getting annoying, to say the least that Tech Journalists are possibly the laziest of people… Are journalists paid by the character, word or article, sometimes I wonder, either way they seem to almost do a plagiaristic circle jerk. One reports something and then others literally report the same thing over. A perfect example is the Apple Calculator bug that was present for a short time in iOS 11 where it wouldn’t see a following button press until the over lengthy animation complete. Everyone and their dog reported about this, they were still reporting this bug days after Apple had … Continue reading Lazy Tech Journalism

Facebook Messenger is horrible for audio

This possibly upsets a lot of people that just Love Facebook, I’m not a fan just an unwilling user of their messenger. If I had a choice I would never use Facebook and would never use their awful messenger. Sure many people love it, I literally find it horrible to use. I use it for one task and one task alone, my mum, yeah, it has taken her years to do anything other than “like” a post on Facebook and took her a month to work out how to answer a voice call on messenger, I dare not do “video” … Continue reading Facebook Messenger is horrible for audio

Update to Those Pesky Airpods…

Yesterday I wrote about my disaster with a set of Apple Airpods and that can be found here and my attempt at recovering them, merely as an exercise to see if I would have success doing so and here is the blunt and rather short update to that. After switching out the charger for an iPad charger the battery finally did reach full charge, as an experiment I took them off the charger and within seconds the battery was at 99%, I went to bed and checked again this morning, it was completely dead. Put the airpods back onto the … Continue reading Update to Those Pesky Airpods…

Those Pesky Apple Airpods…

Yeah, I love my Airpods, I really use them a lot, so what happens when something goes wrong… When I say that I use them a lot, right now I am wearing a replacement set that I ordered as soon as I realized what I had done, and kind of watching, but really listening to, a movie using the picture in picture feature of my iPad. Literally I did the worst thing possible a few days ago, I was doing laundry and normally I check every pocket but on a whim I added to the laundry the clothing I was … Continue reading Those Pesky Apple Airpods…