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LONDONIST – Where To Eat And Drink In Croydon

A short guide written for the fine people at Londonist about (some of) the food & drink opportunities in my home town of Croydon. Since I am essentially a roving stomach with a human body attached (semi professional food writer?) and have spent about a … Continue reading

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GUIDE – Hometown Tourist: Central London

The premise behind Hometown Tourist, I think, is region specific travel guides written by people local to those areas. Having spent the majority of my life in London, and a good portion of my weekdays in the centre of the city either working … Continue reading

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MACWORLD – How to use Game Centre on the Mac: Game Centre for Mac, set up tips and more

Another piece for the fine chaps at Macworld. Mac’s Game Center needs a bit of work but looks like it’ll be much improved by time Apple’s Yosemite comes around.

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MACWORLD – How to use Game Centre on iOS, iPad, iPhone: Game Centre set up tips and more

Another piece for the fine chaps at Macworld. I wonder if there’s anyone at Apple trying to broker a deal with Valve and combine the Game Center with Steam? That’d be interesting…

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MACWORLD – Complete guide to using the iOS App Store for iPad and iPhone

I gone done some words for Macworld about how to use the Apple App Store to find stuff. It is, at the time of writing, a bit broken. #protip Use Google

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GOTHINKBIG – Do you even Vlog

A piece I assembled for the fine people at GoThinkBig in which I tracked down a bunch of people who are doing very well with Youtube video and got them to tell the camera how they did it (the whole video idea … Continue reading

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THERANKTANK – Smart TV Buying Considerations

I wrote a brief comparison piece for a new UK based consumer site, TheRankTank, on what to look for when you’re buying a next generation/’smart’ TV. I speak briefly about 4K/Ultra HD (4196 x 2160) , BluRay, 3D, ‘conventional’ HD, and … Continue reading

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YANO – Child poverty: unacceptable in the 21st century

A piece I wrote for Yano about UK Child Poverty. Going into this article I had no idea that the situation here was so bad, but it is – and it’s getting worse. What I like about working with Yano … Continue reading

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LATESTGADGETS – The Exciting World Of No Cost Electronica

A tutorial / roundup article for latestgadgets.co.uk on the best music production freeware; covers DAWs, VSTs, AUs, plugins and sequencers. After many years of experience trying almost everything free, I whittled the list down to what is basically the best … Continue reading

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Engineering a Better Life

A piece for Mark’s Daily Apple about using the ‘primal’/’paleo’ approach in ‘lifestyle design’. Disclaimer: I know that terrible liberties have been taken with the lifestyle design label, and I’m trying to steer well clear of all the ‘gurufication’ and … Continue reading

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