If Apple are set on removing the minijack from their phones then some folks are going to be a bit miffed. I’m hoping it’s just because the minijack is really old (circa 1878) and not just because they want to make the phone thinner. Personally I’d be happier with a fatter phone containing a bigger battery. I have around eight mics that rely on a minijack connectors. That said, I imagine … [Read more...] about Shure MV88 Condenser Microphone for iOS Review
I have started a newsletter. I've been thinking about it for a while. An experiment for now. I'm not the last one to do this but I cant be that far off. I figured I'd better have a go at writing one before it's just robots doing it. I only subscribe to a select few myself but I read them all. Even the one that's only 10% interesting. My pilot newsletter, #000 went out to 39 inboxes. … [Read more...] about Backchannel
For many discerning content creators the vertical vs landscape video conversation is still raging. Some are happy to digest content as it’s delivered. Others are vocal in their frustrations. When faced with the trend to shoot video in an upright format, some foreheads are slapped. Angry mumblings mumbled. I hesitate to use any video capture app that does not favour landscape over … [Read more...] about Landscape Vs Portrait Video
I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to put this evolved medical technology in the hands of the … [Read more...] about Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.
I was asked by Jemima Kiss of the Guardian what was in my tech bag. So we recorded a chat for the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast. <-- It's a great weekly installment and well worth subscribing to. Here is my section kindly edited by @MCFontaine listen to ‘What's in my Tech Bag?’ on Audioboo It's rare I will have an actual bag of tech unless I have my laptop with me as I have got quite … [Read more...] about A Storymakers Toolkit