What’s going on with iPhone and Myki?
To my surprise, Google has stored dozens of voice recordings of mine, going back about 18 months.
For anybody with an NFC (Near Field Contact)-compatible phone (such as my new Google Nexus 5), you can use the this little app — Tag Info Lite to read Myki cards. Not that it’ll tell you very much — see below. All the actual useful information appears to be encrypted. Apparently in some parts of ... [More]
Over the years I’ve tried to avoid being sucked into buying the latest and greatest technology just for the sake of it. But I must admit being keen to check out the new Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and Google Nexus 5 phone. What would I need a new phone for? I could put Kit Kat ... [More]
The Metro app is quite handy for finding out what’s happening on the train network, and can send notifications/alerts to tell you when something’s affecting the line(s) you use regularly. As previously noted, it’s not perfect — the SMS alerts that it replaced were customised to your specific station, so you didn’t have to try ... [More]
Inspired by Andrew’s post a few months ago, here’s a list of the mobile phones I’ve had over the years. Ericsson GH198 (from 1994). It had a twirly antenna that could be flat against the main part of the phone, or twirled around and up to make calls. I seem to recall it cost me ... [More]
I was amused when I posted last week about using credit card points to perhaps buy an iPad Mini, the Apple-haters jumped in. The post wasn’t really about technology; it was about credit card points! But this post is about tech. The choice of an iPad over an Android tablet was deliberate. Yeah yeah, I’ve ... [More]
iPhones are so easy to use. A colleague’s iPhone rings on his desk when he’s elsewhere in a meeting, and the screen lights up to say you slide to answer. Great! But how does one reject the call? I ask around to my office full of iPhone users. Nobody knows. Hilarious. I’m not just wording ... [More]
Well, I finally got a new phone. In the end I decided to “think different” and not get an iPhone. Instead I’ve got the HTC Desire S, running Android 2.3. As I figure out how it works, I’m blogging about it over on Geekrant: http://www.geekrant.org/2011/06/04/new-phone-htc-desire-s/ Suffice to say, still getting used to it after the ... [More]
I’m genuinely undecided as to which I should get. What do you think? Google Forms doesn’t stop you voting more than once. Please don’t. I’ll publish the results in a few days. See below. Disclaimer: Have your say via a vote or a comment, but I won’t necessarily go with the majority view. Update 6pm: ... [More]