What is Windows 10 Tracking on Your Computer and Should You Be Worried?

Windows 10

In a bit of a turn up for the books, and as a part of the ‘What’s next for Tame Geek‘ story, we’re happy to announce our first guest post. I’m grateful that TameGeek.co.uk has decided to share my guest post with their readers. Their site covers topics that can be important and entertaining, as well as educational. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new car, you should definitely browse through the reviews they have to offer, but since this…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Jaguar XE 180PS TDI R-Sport Review

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Do not be alarmed good reader, it may seem odd, but yes, this is a Tame Geek review of a non-German car! Now usually, most car reviews come with a plethora of clichés and when it comes to a review of the first actually baby Jaguar, it’s clear this is going to be a minefield of them. There’s also going to be a lot of comparison talk but really, that’s what this car has always been about. How does it…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Happy iOS 9 Day – What you need to know


Announced back at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple’s iOS 9 is now ready for consumption. iOS has become an annual update operating system that brings significant improvements to your Apple device. One of the problems that these updates of require a lot of space to install correctly. this is the first train. It actually uses significantly less Vegas to install some updates, so if you have a 16 GB device you’re not going to be getting very angry…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Apple iPhone 6s event roundup


Well, I was off by a day this year (I forgot to account for the Labour Day holiday) but Apple’s September event came along anyway. TL:DR Version: New iPhones – look exactly the same but totally reengineered The iPadPro is a real thing and will be available in November The new Apple TV is bringing Siri and Apps to your tv Apple Watch OS 2 and iOS 9 are available on the 16th of September As ever, the leaks and…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Yes, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are on the way [Updated]


It’s the end of August and this means just two things; kids will be going back to school and Apple will be releasing new iPhones. The annual release cycle of Apple products have become quite easy to read if you know where to look for the patterns. It all happens when blogs start reporting that some analysts says that a mysterious key feature will be absent from this generation. Then comes the word that manufacturing has been delayed. It’s always…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, August 24th, 2015

VW Golf GTE 2015 Review


After driving the MQB based Seat Leon when it launched and soon after, it’s posh sister the Audi A3, there was one more car in that group I needed to drive, the Golf. Well, the Tame Geek can never be accused of doing things by halves, I have now, not only gotten my hands on two of the latest generation Golfs but most importantly, on the most interesting Golf since the GTI W12-650. The Golf GTE. Ok, so quick note,…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, July 31st, 2015

Apple Pay – The digital wallet is in your iPhone Today

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The digital wallet has been one of the longest standing ideas in the technological world. The complexity of banking and money security means that the feelings of ‘the old ways are the best’ have prevailed.  This is a bit different for those of us in the UK and Europe. For instance, we’ve had widespread use of Chip & Pin payments in stores for over a decade and contactless payment via NFC built in to our cards for the last 2…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Apple Music – What is it and what do you need to know?

Apple Music

Music and Apple. There’s a relationship that has been a strong for most of the companies life. Jobs once spoke about how the creativity of musicians and Apple’s are similar and complimentary. In 2001 Apple introduced iTunes and in 2003, brought the iTunes store. That means, in 12 years, Apple have managed to change the music industry. So doing it again was always going to be difficult and that’s why they bought Beats. The company that make expensive headphones, also…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Smartwatches, dumb companies

Smartwatches Dumb Companies

Want to know if the Apple Watch scares the established brands? Look at what they are doing; Gucci and wil.i.am, Google, Intel and Tag.  With Google and Intel teaming up with luxury brands, it’s clear that they are deeply worried about loosing out again. ‘Loosing out’? Well, between Apple and Google, who makes the most money from Smartphone? (Hint; it’s Apple, by a massive margin.) With this in mind, it’s fair to say that Google and the like are able to…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, June 15th, 2015