I transfer files on a daily basis from home to work and then within various locations at work. This in the past involved moving either a USB HDD from place to place or memory sticks (which I hate!).

Cloud based services can be a really good way of getting around these problems and I have been particularly keen to use DropBox and iCloud.

GoogleDrive is now a new player on the scene and my initial first impressions feel very favourable to it.

What is your favourite cloud based service? Leave a comment below.

Check out this installation video.


2-in-1 camera adapter

One of the first accessories I got for my iPad after a case was the 2-in-1 camera connector.

This has to be one of the best purchases I made! Not only does it allow you to upload photos / video from SD card to your IPad / iOS device it also lets you plug in other USB devices.

I have been using it to connect a USB keyboard which works well. I was disappointed to see that the Apple keyboard doesn’t work - irony! Also I have had good success connected the USB blue snowflake microphone for use with Garage Band.


GoFlex Desk HDD

We all need extra Hard Drive space.

GoFlex Desk USB HDD have an excellent design incorporating a changeable base.

The software included is limited but works well with TimeMachine.


Evi - an alternative to Siri

Would you love to run Siri but don’t have an iPhone 4S?

Evi is a great app which gives much (not all) of the functionality of Siri


MacBook Air Superdrive

I recently bought the MacBook Air Superdrive for mostly burning DVDs.


  • Very smooth disk insert and eject action
  • Very quite when reading and writing
  • Superb beautiful design


  • If you forget to take it with you don’t have CD / DVD drive facilities
  • Does not work on Windows computers


A very nice piece of Apple equipment

MacBook Air Unboxing

After my white MacBook died in a horrible accident I bought a new MacBook Air (2012 model).

As a user of Apple products for many years the transition was easy, intact I just reinstalled from TimeMachine backup. I have been so impressed with the blistering startup speed.


  • Very fast and impressive boot-up time
  • Beautiful design, so small and so sleek
  • Solid state memory feels very quick
  • Beautiful backlight screen - very easy to look and work at


  • Cost
  • Size of flash memory means I can’t keep my Windows Fusion images on my MacBook Air

Watch the unboxing video here