Sunday, August 28, 2011

Traveling with an iPad

I've been traveling away from home for the last few weeks and still have a few weeks to go. I left the laptop at home and have come with just my iPhone and iPad 2. So far the experience has been great and I doubt I'll ever travel with my laptop again.
I've been in WiFi pretty much everywhere except when on the move, though I had to buy my mother a WiFi router (for £14s) since she didn't have one. FaceTime has worked perfectly allowing me to chat for ages with my lovely wife - who's not best pleased that I'm away for ages. My typing speed and fluency with the iPad's keyboard has improved with all the practice I've been getting, though I may pack my Apple wireless keyboard next time. I had to download Apple's Numbers spreadsheet app because I had a spreadsheet to deal with from work and none of the free spreadsheet apps really did the job. Apart from that the productivity apps I had preloaded have worked just great for me.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

You've heard the news. Greentree asked me to comment for their website news on this announcement. You can read my view here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good news!!!

I have finally got a publisher, Springer will publish my book in their popular science series. They are the largest book publisher in the world, with a global presence and they will publish the book as an e-book as well.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Google helps to restore Bletchley Park

Google has announced that it is going to help fund the restoration of Block C at Bletchley Park, the WWII top secret code breaking "Station X." Well done Google!