August, 2011 | iCraigt

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Monthly Archives: August 2011

A yearning

As I proof a technical white paper on the subject of mobile telecommunications product testing for a friend, I find myself craving the world I had to leave behind a couple of years ago.  It makes me miss it more than I expected. I miss the environment, I miss the people and I miss the cut…

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iPad knackered?

After 10 minutes like this I think the iPad is knackered. A job for tomorrow I guess. I am @craigt44 on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.

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Useful update to Evernote released (4.1.0)

Evernote have released a not-insignificant update to it’s iOS app adding much needed rich text support, among other great feature enhancements and a new look and feel for the iPad app. I am @iCraigt on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.

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First (quick) look at Photovine

I wasn’t sure I wanted to take a look at Photovine. I have used several photo upload services, settling (for the most part) on Instagram. However, I wasn’t expecting Photovine to be quite as social as it is and I’ve found myself looking at more photos in Photovine than I have done with any other…

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What kills your productivity?

There’s only one thing that really kills my productivity, or at least reduces it. Tiredness. I don’t mean being a title tired, most of us learn to deal with that on a daily basis, especially parents. I’m talking about proper tiredness, the kind that results from several nights of poor or too little sleep. Today…

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Camera+ updated to v2.3

The brilliant Camera+ app has been updated to version 2.3 and includes a new feature. You can now add captions to photos. This update also brings a number of improvements, such as performance improvements, a new style to the edit bar in Lightbox and more. I am @craigt44 on Twitter and you can find me…

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Flexible working

I am compelled to put down my thoughts on home working amidst fresh discussions on the subject with quite a few people recently. I still get the impression that there is a general feeling that home workers spend a lot of the day doing anything but work.  Following recent discussions, I frequently hear an underlying…

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I’m just trying out OmmWriter for the Windows desktop. OmmWriter is a writing application that allows me to work without distraction and even has some nice background music to boot. I really like it and think it could seriously grow on me. I think I need to invest in the iPad app, although the lack…

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Time for a makeover

Just a short time into the new (not-so daily) daily blog, I figured it was time for a makeover. As readers of this blog will know, I recently moved it over from Posterous to a second install of WordPress here on I used a temporary theme while I spent time looking for something fresh,…

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Addicted to my smartphone?

There are many news stories covering so called smartphone addiction doing the rounds today, presumably following the Ofcom Communications Market Report “A Nation Addicted to Smartphones”. Whilst I agree that we are becoming increasingly reliant on smartphones as a means to stay connected to friends, family and the media that keeps us abreast of what’s…

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