BT are to buy EE – What does it mean for UK telecoms?


Earlier in the month, there were whispers that BT (British Telecom about 90 years ago) were looking to get back in to the mobile market after selling their stake in it over a decade ago. Yes, before O2, there was BT Cellnet. Now with BT in talks to buy EE, their coming back in to a growth market where the currently have only a backbone support role. During the 4G spectrum auctions, BT bought some space that was up for…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, December 15th, 2014

iPad Air 2 Review

iPad Air 2 Review

So, you think I’m late to the game with this iPad Air 2 review? Well, reviewing an iPad in the space of a week is like reviewing a book half way through. You’re not getting the whole story. Back in early October, as predicted by this site, Apple announced the newest additions to the iPad family; the iPad Air 2 and the Mini 3. But not all is what it seemed with these two new devices. While both had Touch…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

McLaren 12C Review

McLaren 12C

Ok, now I get it. When I drove the BMW i8, I met a nice chap who had a McLaren (MP4-) 12C and had just taken the i8 out. He decided to keep his McLaren. Now I know why. On the same day I got to drive the Audi R8, the opportunity arose to take the McLaren for a spin round the track. Another one of those situations where you just can’t say no. The McLaren turned up as a…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Audi R8 V8 Review

Audi R8 Review

2014 has been very good to the Tame Geek when it comes to cars. From the magnificent BMW i8 and the rapid little Audi S1, to the utterly abhorrent Fiat 500L, it’s safe to say there have been some ups and downs. The ups, however, vastly outnumber the downs when it comes to the ‘Summer of Supercars’.   The summer started with the i8 setting the bar. Some month’s later, an opportunity came my way to get some track time with…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Tame Geek is changing again but this time, you’re coming with me


Yes, It’s only been 10 months since the Tame Geek site launched on a new theme, but it’s come to my attention that it needs to change again. This time though, I plan to make the process public. That means the sketches, prototyped layouts and HTML/CSS elements will be posted to document the process. Why do it this way? Well, as I have thought on it, there’s a value to the design process that’s rarely seen by clients and customers. The…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, November 14th, 2014

13 Years ago today, I invented the modern Smartphone

beginnings of the modern age

Bold statement, it’s true. This is a statement that can be justified though.  When I was at college, one of my areas of study was Product Design. It’s safe to say that without that, I wouldn’t have gone as far as I have today. One of my favourite projects was one that combined my passion for technology with what was becoming my love for design. This project was Mobile Phone Modelling. The project had three sections: Investigation and Clarification of Problem…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The iMac Retina makes the MacPro Quad and Six-Core Irrelevant

Call Me, iMac Pro

Along with the new iPad Air 2 last week, Apple announced the new iMac with Retina Display. From now on, I’m going to call it the iMac Pro. For quite some time, the Apple brigade have been crying out for ‘Pro’ versions of all of Apple’s hardware. I think it started with the MacBook Pro, which had been the PowerBook and if you had one, you were obviously a professional and that some how made you more of a person. That…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

What if the Apple logo on laptops changed?


This one is from the forums and is a quick thought.  It was mentioned on 9 to 5 Mac that one analyst is saying that Apple will change the logo on the back of the Retina laptops. Given that the glowing apple has become as common place as rectangle phones, changing it would make it clear to people that a new computer was being used and not one from 10 years ago. Then I had a though. Looking at the…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus Review – A week in widescreen

iPhone 6 Plus Reivew

It took me a bit longer to get my hands on a new iPhone this year, which is odd, as there’s a lot of it to get hold of. As mentioned every year on this site, with iPhone reviews, I always elect to spend a week with the device so that I can give a balanced and fair minded analysis. Let’s get in to some of the headline specs where the 6 Plus is concerned and then get in to…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Sunday, October 5th, 2014