Apple Watch or Pebble Time?


I’ve long been an early adopter of new technology. Ever since the purchase of an Amstrad CPC464 back in the 1980s, I’ve been intrigued and fascinated by the advancement of electronics, and what comes next.

Coupled with this fascination is the want to test and review select products ahead of the crowds, particularly those I believe could be of genuine use in everyday life.

Most recently, I’ve been testing a number of new fitness trackers and smartwatches, and asking “are they really worth it, and which one’s the best?”.

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Driven to Distraction?

Driven to Distraction

For a while now, I’ve been making a concerted effort to engage in more reading – the paper-based type. To my surprise, it’s been really hard work! It’s as though at some point I’ve become so accustomed to the three-dimensional way of consuming information online, that my brain’s no longer willing to read and concentrate on just one thing at a time.

OK – since when did ‘digital’ take authority, provoking a sense of discontentment, anxiety even, when I hit the ‘off’ switch and attempt to slow down?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s asked this question; perhaps you, too, sometimes become so focused on Getting Things Done (GTD) that you forget you need to stop once in a while; in fact, perhaps you’ve forgotten how to stop altogether.

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Productivity? On an iPad?

Man holding an iPad

When first released, I considered the iPad a content consumption device; great for reading, watching and gaming, but not much else. Since publishing my thoughts about the first generation iPad Mini, I’ve been on a quest to discover whether real productivity on an iPad is possible – whether I can get to the point where I no longer have to reach for my laptop to finish the tasks I’ve started.

So, how’s it been going? Firstly, there’s no denying the new iPad Air 2 is a beautiful device; each new iPad generation brings a sleeker, thinner design, making you want to hold and make regular use of its expensive glass and aluminium frame. I’ve no qualms with the tablet in terms of pure ergonomics, but, in terms of productivity, it’s the software that really counts…

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