Apple Watch Review – A week on the wrist

Apple Watch Review

Reviewing the Apple Watch is something I’ve been looking forward to and dreading in equal measure. A product that has been so heavily previewed since it’s announcement and eagerly awaited that it’s easy to feel that I may not have anything to offer as a review. As I move past that crisis of confidence, it occurs to me that this isn’t about reviewing the product, but a follow up on a world I’ve been living in for two years; The…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hail Hydra! (The app, that is.)

Hydra App Review

It’s not all that often that I find an app that genuinely merits a full review, but Hydra, recently released on the App Store, deserves one. There are literally thousands of Camera apps in the App Store, so to stand out you really have to be doing something different and do it well. That’s where Hydra has achieved its goal. There are a five modes in Hydra: HDR, HDR Video, Low Light, Zoom and Hi-Res. Hydra’s HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Appkettle – Exclusive Hands On Impressions


It’s not everyday you get to have hands on time with a Kickstarter prototype, let alone with one of it’s creators but that’s what I got to do a few weeks ago with the AppKettle. The AppKettle launched on Kickstarter last week and has so far hit over 20% of it’s funding in the first week. So, an app controlled kettle. What is it about and why would you want or need one? Those are some of the questions that get…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, April 13th, 2015

Hands On with the Apple Watch

Apple Watch Hands On - smaller

8.04am. That’s when the confirmation email came in from the Apple Store, regarding my order for an Apple Watch. The product that was announced last September and then the details filled out earlier this year and went on sale on Friday morning.  All of that lead to the point where I’d already decided that I was going to buy an Apple Watch, but had’t decided which one. That’s the power of a properly orchestrated product launch. With my order placed and…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, April 13th, 2015

Pencil by FiftyThree Review

Pencil meets Paper

Pencil and Paper. Possibly the hardest things to replicate digitally, yet FiftyThree, a company born from the ashes of the Microsoft Courier project, have done a damn good job so far. Paper was one those apps, that when it arrived kept to the sure-fire tried and tested app formula – do one thing and do it exceptionally well. Paper allowed you to draw. As you unlocked the other tools, it allowed you to sketch and paint. Later, updates would make…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, February 20th, 2015

Quick review: Duracell Powermat

Duracell Powermat

Here’s the scene. I’m walking down Fleet Street in London and feeling thirsty. I pop in to Starbucks and I notice that my iPhone is also a bit thirsty. Luckily, this Starbucks happens to have the new Duracell Powermats installed. I like this wireless charging business. This is a quick review, as there’s not a huge amount to say really. The Powermat is embedded in to some of the tables and is a small glass panel with some graphics that…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Owner of Three is going to buy O2 and change the UK market

Three and O2

It was only a month ago we were looking at one of the UK’s networks being bought, now we have another! The group that owns and operates the mobile company Three (Hutchison Whampoa) has announced their plan to buy Telefónica owned O2 for a reported £10.25 Billion. Given that O2 was one of the other companies that BT were looking to buy, it seems that the interest generated has been enough to spur the Hutchinson group to get involved. The…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, January 30th, 2015

What if the Apple Watch is upgradable?

Apple Watch S1 Replaceable

Yes, this is a post about an as of yet unreleased product but there’s something that has played on my mind with regards the Apple Watch; Technology moves so quickly that devices become obsolete a lot quicker than jewellery.  All you have to do is look at the marketing effort Apple are putting behind the Apple Watch to see that this is being aimed squarely at a market that care as much about how something looks as well as what…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Predictions for 2015

2015 Predictions

As has become a tradition on this website, it’s time for the Tame Geek annual predictions. Last years formula seemed to work (specifics and trends), so we’ll use the same again this time round. Specifics Apple: Apple will announce the new iPhones on the 8th of September and they will be in stores on the 18th of September. There will be two main new iPhones, the 6s and the 6s Plus. They will have improved cameras and new A9 processors. Expect…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Sunday, January 4th, 2015