iPhone 6 Round-up: Release date, features and cut out and keep guide

iPhone 6 Sizes article

As we hurtle towards September, I’m being asked more and more about what to expect from Apple with regards the new iPhone. To save having to answer all of those quires individually, here’s a handy guide to see you though till launch week. Release Date In January I predicted that Apple would announce the new iPhone on the 9th of September and have it in stores on the 19th. At this point in time, there’s nothing to suggest that this is…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BMW i8 First Drive and Review

BMW i8 Review and First Drive

After having a great time in BMW’s electric (and somewhat eclectic) i3 I have been waiting for my turn in the full flavour behaviour i8. That day has come.  With the i8 receiving it’s formal UK launch, demo units of this £99,000 super car have started arriving at dealerships and the good people at Cooper BMW Teeside were very kind to keep me in the loop. It’s a busy time for BMW, with the i8 launched and the new M3 and…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If Facebook launch an app and no one uses it, does it still make an impact?


Hey! Remember Slingshot? You know, that Snapchat killer that Facebook released a few weeks ago? Come on! We all use it! Wait, hang on. The truth is the exact opposite. When Facebook launched Slingshot, I did as I always do and downloaded it with an eye to coming back to it later. A week passes and I log in. No messages. I look in the contacts area. No friends are using it. Not one, out of several hundreds. Wow. Then…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Considering Content – What’s next for Tame Geek

What's next for Tame Geek

The more I publish on this site and build the social media following of Tame Geek, the more I’m thinking how best to provide the site’s content. After numerous redesigns, I’m happy to say that the layout of articles on this site is the clearest to read of many I find and visitors seem to like them more (year on year, average time on pages is up by 153%). All of that content though is in a written format. We…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

iPhone 6 Leaks – Yea, I’m sold on these [Updated]


Every time there’s a set of leaks, there’s always a massive chunk of salt to be taken with them, but with the latest round, I’m going to give these a solid 90% chance. Which, a month ago would have disappointed me, as the plastic looked shockingly bad. But in the newer leaks, the latest designs seem to actually show what could be one of the biggest selling points for the new iPhone: Edge Protection. The iPhone 5 and 5s have they…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, June 30th, 2014

The future of mobile photography, available today


Some time ago, I mused on some of Apple’s patents and acquisitions that may soon lead in to iPhones taking pictures with a bit of Time Lord technology to them, but, what if that’s already here? There are some great new apps that have landed over the last few months that are asking us to change our perceptions on photography. Taking pictures has made the iPhone the camera of the world (it’s the most used on Flickr) and has awards…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Apple WWDC 2014 – What We Got


As the dust settles around the WWDC Keynote for 2014, we can review from the weekend’s post and see what Apple have actually announced. Firstly OS X 10.10 ‘Yosemite’ User Interface changes – it won’t be any were near as drastic as iOS was, but there will have been some serious thinking about what a desktop OS should look like and how we interact with it. Sort of CHECK - Some have been quick to react and say they do not…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Apple WWDC – What to expect


On Monday morning (US time), Tim Cook and co will have their first Keynote address of the year. The World Wide Developers Conference is an event that has gone through quite a shift in the last few years and now carries with it the hopes and aspirations for Apple’s software for the year to come. What can we expect this year? iOS 8 Apple’s iOS may not be the world’s largest operating system, but it is one of the world’s…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Will the third time be the charm? Microsoft Surface Pro 3 v MacBook Air


Yesterday, Microsoft announced the successor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Windows 8 Professional with Touch Type Cover, with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 Professional with Touch Type Cover and Surface Pen. O.k. I may be taking the easy joke there with the name but you believed it as you read it. Like the tablets that have come before it, I, quite like the Surface. To me, the Surface is hardware, and the hardware is fine, great…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The Single Best Upgrade You Can Make To Your Computer

SSD Upgrade

I’m not joking, although that is a very ‘click-baittie’ headline but in this article I’m going to explain why a Solid State Drive (SSD) is the best upgrade I’ve ever made to any computer. At the moment, I’m using a modified MacPro, it’s got updated processors, RAM and graphics card and at the time before SSD, had four standard hard drives totalling in about 2TB of internal storage. After a little glance about on eBay, I won a fairly small…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014