I love a bit of tech writing and reviewing so it was a pleasure to do some more review work for T3.com. In this piece I highlight the best NAS drives (Network Attached Storage) on the market. These beauties do a lot more than store files like a traditional hard drive – they are a personal cloud service and media server. Take a look here.
I have had great hair in the run up to my maternity leave (Baby Sharpe is due very soon) – partly thanks to all the good pregnancy hormones and partly thanks to all the technology reviews I’ve been doing for T3.com! If you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, curler, straightening brush or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a shaver – please do read my reviews – links below.
Where will you be chilling in 2100? What does the future hold for thrill seekers, beach bums, technology buffs and eco tourists? In this feature for LV, I discover that our holidays will be ‘Out There’ in the truest sense…
To a certain extent, improvements in smartphone camera technology have killed the need for a compact camera. That’s great news for us consumers, because it’s one fewer gadget to buy and carry, but what about prints?
It’s great to be able to email photos straight from your phone or share on social media sites but – call us sentimental if you like – you just can’t beat having your most memorable moments immortalised in physical, papery form. In this in depth tutorial for TechRadar.com I show readers how. Click here to take a look.
Getting married is magical. Planning a wedding on the other hand can require you to be somewhat of a magician – juggling budgets, bookings, suppliers, guest lists, playlists and to-do lists on a daily basis. Luckily, there are some brilliant apps on the market for brides to be, designed to make your life easier. If you’re drowning in a sea of receipts, wondering how much cash you spent so far, worried about your iPod playlist screwing up at your reception, or worrying about when you are going to find the time to track down the dress of your dreams or plan the honeymoon of a lifetime, you need my top 10 apps for brides to be. Head over to TechRadar.com here to have a read, get downloading and be prepared to feel a whole lot more in control and less stressed!
Editing photos on your iPad is extremely enjoyable thanks to its large glossy touchscreen. Armed with a great photo editing app you can be manipulating and fine tuning your photos wherever you are – you’re certainly free from the shackles of the PC when it comes to making the most of your images. It’s totally feasible to edit a batch of photos and share them via social media during your morning commute. But the selection of image editing apps on the market is vast and knowing which one will suit you best can be confusing, so we’ve tested all the iPad photo apps below. In this article for TechRadar I put the top 8 photo editing apps on test, so you can find your perfect partner and get creating.
Click here to read the article on TechRadar.
I’m pleased to announce I’ve recently acquired two new clients: Ilex Press and Hungry Eye Magazine.
Ilex Press is a leading book publisher who exists to address the new creative needs which are constantly being unveiled by the fast moving pace of the modern media, digital technology and popular culture. I’ve been commissioned to write the 2nd Edition of iPad For Photographers, which is very exciting.
The iPad is fast becoming the ultimate photographer s accessory, offering a high-quality = display screen, picture storage space, and an image-manipulation tool all in one powerful, portable package. In the book I’ll explain how this powerful accessory can revolutionise the way that photographers work, with topics including photo-editing applications, photo-sharing and display programs and useful tethered-shooting capabilities. I’ve already started work on the book, which is my first, and I’ll be sure to blog when it goes to press.
Hungry Eye Magazine is a high-end monthly magazine which brings the world of professional photography and filmmaking to the professional, the advanced, the inquisitive and the passionate. My first feature for Hungry Eye explores the role of the wedding photographer and the genres reputation within the image-making industry – I’ll blog when it publishes. On the back of this I’ve been given more juicy commissions and look forward to a lasting relationship with the magazine. Check out Hungry Eye on the web here.
It’s not what you know, but who you know. We all know there’s some truth in that old saying and that’s one of the great things about Facebook application BranchOut. You get to network with your Facebook friends but in a new, professional way where you can see exactly what they do and where they work. One of the most important aspects of BranchOut is being able to find connections through your extended friend network – inside connections you can make use of. Search for a company on BranchOut and see a list of friends and friends- of-friends who work there.
Setting up a profile is a pleasant experience and because BranchOut is a Facebook application, you only need to log in once and can keep your account up to date without logging into another site. The app also operates the largest jobs board on Facebook, so what’s not to like?
I show you exactly how to use it, in this feature for Windows: The Official Magazine.
Above are some sample spreads from recent iPad tutorials I’ve written for Future Publishing‘s bookazine titles: Using the iTunes Store on iOS and Importing music into iTunes. Technology is one of my specialisms, so it was a pleasure to write these, plus I had to buy myself an iPad, which was a shame…