I Wrote A Book ... Sort Of

My daughter started school back in September and, since doing so, her love of reading has grown exponentially. Now that she has started learning to read to herself, there’s no stopping her. Her school has started sending some simple books home for her, and her classmates, to learn with. The problem is, these books are a little too basic for her, because currently they only have one word per page, and she was keen to try more.


I Wrote A Book ... Sort Of

My daughter started school back in September and, since doing so, her love of reading has grown exponentially. Now that she has started learning to read to herself, there’s no stopping her. Her school has started sending some simple books home for her, and her classmates, to learn with. The problem is, these books are a little too basic for her, because currently they only have one word per page, and she was keen to try more.


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Home Is Where The iPad Is

I’ve previously mentioned, in my post about getting things done on the iPad, that one of the main factors in making the move to an iPad as my primary computer was space. Or lack thereof. This particular issue changed for me, about a year ago, and I’ve since setup a cosy little working space for myself in one of our spare rooms. While the room is, admittedly, pretty horrendous for podcasting (I literally have to cover myself with a blanket when I record …), it’s a great area for getting other tasks done.


🎙️ Farewell Pocket Sized Podcast

The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. Episode 200, sadly, marks the end of the Pocket Sized Podcast. I joined Scott as his new co-host from episode 191 and recorded about 8 episodes, so I'm sad to see the show end so soon into my stint. I like to think that me joining wasn't the final nail in the coffin but ... it may well have been!


🎙️ Farewell Pocket Sized Podcast

The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. Episode 200, sadly, marks the end of the Pocket Sized Podcast. I joined Scott as his new co-host from episode 191 and recorded about 8 episodes, so I’m sad to see the show end so soon into my stint. I like to think that me joining wasn’t the final nail in the coffin but … it may well have been!


🎙 18: Share Your Gifts

In this weeks episode, I join Apple in a plea: share your gifts. If you haven’t seen Apple’s fantastic 2018 Christmas ad, you can see it here: www.youtube.com/watch You can find links to the show below: You can also find a direct link below.


Getting Things Done on the iPad

Whilst writing my iPad Pro review I had intended in going a little more in-depth about how I actually get things done on my iPad. I took umbrage to many of the main stream iPad reviews that were written by people that are clearly not regular iPad users, and haven’t really taken the time to learn iOS. Matt Gemmell, in writing his iPad Pro review sums up this feeling perfectly:


Getting Things Done on the iPad

Whilst writing my iPad Pro review I had intended in going a little more in-depth about how I actually get things done on my iPad. I took umbrage to many of the main stream iPad reviews that were written by people that are clearly not regular iPad users, and haven’t really taken the time to learn iOS. Matt Gemmell, in writing his iPad Pro review sums up this feeling perfectly:


📺 Backing Up and Organising Shortcuts

Former Workflow team member Matthew Cassinelli recently shared a fantastic idea for both backing up and organising Shortcuts on iOS, on his new podcast (which he co-hosts with Alex Cox, called Supercomputer. I’d planned on sharing this idea here in a simple blog post, but I thought a short video would perhaps work a little better in explaining the process. To that end, I recorded and edited a short video which you can see below.


📺 Backing Up and Organising Shortcuts

Former Workflow team member Matthew Cassinelli recently shared a fantastic idea for both backing up and organising Shortcuts on iOS, on his new podcast (which he co-hosts with Alex Cox, called Supercomputer. I’d planned on sharing this idea here in a simple blog post, but I thought a short video would perhaps work a little better in explaining the process. To that end, I recorded and edited a short video which you can see below.


🎙 17: Getting Things Done on the iPad

In this weeks episode, I follow up from my iPad Pro review with a short discussion about some of the things you can do on an iPad. We’ve all heard more than enough about what you can’t do … If you want to hear a bit more about Ferrite check out Pocket Sized Podcast episode 196. You can find links to the show below: You can also find a direct link below.


🎙 16: The Best Gets Better

On the podcast this week I share some thoughts on the 2018 iPad Pro after a few days of use. If you want to read some more in-depth thoughts on this check out this earlier post. You can find links to the show below: You can also find a direct link below.


The 2018 iPad Pro

You’ve probably read a fair few iPad Pro Reviews, most of which have walked the well trodden ground of previous iPad Pro reviews and asked the question: “Can an iPad replace your laptop?” Pretty much all reviews from the big named sites, such as The Verge seemed to come away with the same answer, NO. They didn’t, however, to me at least, give very valid reasons for this case. I do appreciate that reviews from an individual writer are, intrinsically, personal views.


The 2018 iPad Pro

You’ve probably read a fair few iPad Pro Reviews, most of which have walked the well trodden ground of previous iPad Pro reviews and asked the question: “Can an iPad replace your laptop?” Pretty much all reviews from the big named sites, such as The Verge seemed to come away with the same answer, NO. They didn’t, however, to me at least, give very valid reasons for this case. I do appreciate that reviews from an individual writer are, intrinsically, personal views.


🎙 15: Shut Up And Take My Money

On the podcast this week I share some (slightly delayed) thoughts on Apple’s iPad focused event held in New York City on the 30th October 2018. We saw some not so mini Mac Mini’s, some not so light as air MacBook Air’s and some iPad’s that require a small mortgage to max out. if you want to read some more in-depth thoughts on thischeck out this earlier post. You can find links to the show below:


Heavy Airs, Big Minis, and Pro iPad Pros

On the 30th October 2018, an almost unending troop of Apple (and guests) presenters took to the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music within the Howard Gilman Opera House, New York City, to show us there was ‘… more in the making’. They were not wrong! Night of the Living Dead (Mac's) Apple opened the show with a rundown of some new Mac hardware. This signalled the resurection of some long abandoned hardware, namely the Mac Mini and MacBook Air.


Heavy Airs, Big Minis, and Pro iPad Pros

On the 30th October 2018, an almost unending troop of Apple (and guests) presenters took to the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music within the Howard Gilman Opera House, New York City, to show us there was ‘… more in the making‘. They were not wrong! Night of the Living Dead (Mac’s) Apple opened the show with a rundown of some new Mac hardware. This signalled the resurection of some long abandoned hardware, namely the Mac Mini and MacBook Air.


🎙️ The Outpost Show 30 - iPad Special Event

I mentioned on Twitter, a few days ago, that everyone will get bored of my voice this week and now you know why! I posted a few minutes ago about this weeks Pocket Sized Podcast and, following hot on the heels of this release another show that I’ve featured on, The Outpost Show episode 30, has just been released as well! Daryl was kind enough to invite me on this show with Dave Nott, Chris Lawley and Daryl himself to discuss the iPad Pro event that Apple held yesterday in New York City.


🎙️ The Outpost Show 30 - iPad Special Event

I mentioned on Twitter, a few days ago, that everyone will get bored of my voice this week and now you know why! I posted a few minutes ago about this weeks Pocket Sized Podcast and, following hot on the heels of this release another show that I’ve featured on, The Outpost Show episode 30, has just been released as well! Daryl was kind enough to invite me on this show with Dave Nott, Chris Lawley and Daryl himself to discuss the iPad Pro event that Apple held yesterday in New York City.


🎙️ Pocket Sized Podcast 198

The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. This week, Scott and I started down the long road of Writing / Note taking apps. For this first episode, we dug into some initial use cases and types of writing we do. Scott shames me into journaling more with a fantastic use case and I stumble awkwardly over sharing some political views. It’s dangerous ground people, and it gets deep!


🎙️ Pocket Sized Podcast 198

The latest episode of Pocket Sized Podcast is now available from your favourite podcast player. This week, Scott and I started down the long road of Writing / Note taking apps. For this first episode, we dug into some initial use cases and types of writing we do. Scott shames me into journaling more with a fantastic use case and I stumble awkwardly over sharing some political views. It’s dangerous ground people, and it gets deep!


🎙 14: Apple Takes Manhattan

In this week’s episode I look ahead to Apple’s (hopefully) iPad Pro focused event taking place on the 30th October in New York City. You can find links to the show below: You can also find a direct link below.


Apple In The Big Apple

Last week we received the news I, and many other iPad fans, had been waiting for. The expetected iPad Pro (and maybe Mac) event was a go! On Tuesday, 30th October, at 2pm (U.K. time) the team at Apple will take to the stage of the (very glamourous looking) Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City (specifically Brooklyn) to showcase some of their latest products. The iPad was noticably absent from the iPhone event in September, so it’s pretty much a given we’ll be seeing this refresh at this event.


Apple In The Big Apple

Last week we received the news I, and many other iPad fans, had been waiting for. The expetected iPad Pro (and maybe Mac) event was a go! On Tuesday, 30th October, at 2pm (U.K. time) the team at Apple will take to the stage of the (very glamourous looking) Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City (specifically Brooklyn) to showcase some of their latest products. The iPad was noticably absent from the iPhone event in September, so it’s pretty much a given we’ll be seeing this refresh at this event.