Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

London Calling

20Jun17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Dominic Monaghan talks about how he turned to drugs to cope with life after Lord Of The Rings; Proof that traffic Wardens are evil; The fallout after Britain’s latest general election; Is Theresa May, “dead woman walking”?; The ambulance chaser phone call; Reaction to the fire in […]


London Calling

22May17

If you’re a fan of Lord Of The Rings or Lost, you’ll enjoy my chat with the actor Dominic Monaghan. He talks about how he went from being a hyperactive child in Manchester to star in one of the world’s biggest film franchises and one of the most successful TV shows of all time. As […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


Tech No Notice

08Mar17

“Has wearable tech had it’s day?” That was the heading of an article I read this week. It means that some tech gurus are finally waking up to the truth, NOBODY WANTS WEARABLE TECH! For the last ten years all we’ve heard from anyone that talks or writes about technology is that wearable tech will […]


London Calling

05Jan17

On the latest episode of my show for America, find out who you voted as, “Top Guest Of 2016”. Hear from Eddie The Eagle, John Cleese, Suzi Quatro, Richard E. Grant and Piff The Magic Dragon. As well as that, a health scare for the Queen makes front page news, Badger shares an amazing coincidence […]


London Calling

21Dec16

In Episode 14 of London Calling, my show for America, I chat to the British based American broadcaster, Charlie Wolf. He talks about pirate radio, why and how he made the switch from music radio to talk, differences between US and UK broadcasting, how he got his start, spilling a jug of water in a studio […]


Mack Nuggets

01Oct16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: What has Keith Vaz been up to?; When Nadine got stuck in a lift live on BOBfm; Confusion over a crack; The battle with Siri continues; Tech you don’t get on with; A school uniform story; When Jackie got locked out; The worst gift; The solution […]


Phoney

08Sep16

The new iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone socket but Apple will sell you some cordless headphones for £159. They’re rechargeable, tiny little things that you stick in your ears. Which is perfect because I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said to myself, “If only I could find some headphones that are […]


Mack Nuggets

12Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad Chris Evans was on Top Gear; Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; Strange ways you’ve injured yourself; What you got up […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


It’s not easy to predict the the future. The Met Office have all kinds of scientific equipment including satellites to help predict the future and they’re rubbish at it. They predicted a hot dry summer for England. We actually got one of the coldest wettest. In the autumn, they predicted 38 days of Arctic winter. […]


Webshite

22Jun15

Websites should not load anything until they load EVERYTHING. I’ve lost count of the times when I’ve clicked on a link on a site that hasn’t fully loaded and have ended up clicking the wrong thing. It’s because, in the microsecond between deciding to click and actually clicking, the website loads up a bit more […]


Apple Music is coming to 100 countries later this month. What will it mean for commercial radio? Apple’s radio stations, just like iTunes, are forms of distribution. Is that the business radio is in? Well, yes, commercial music radio stations are in the distribution business, not the content business. They use most of their air […]


Waste of Time.

02Feb15

Apple would get laughed at if they announced that their next device is going to be a camera. Digital camera sales keep falling. We don’t need any more cameras, we’ve already got them on all of our other Apple devices. Which brings me to the Apple Watch. I don’t know how to break this to […]


I got a big reaction a couple of days ago to a blog I posted called, “Radio needs a Steve Jobs”. I pointed out that commercial radio is being run by sales and marketing people and their focus is not on delivering great content. In an interview recorded in 1995, Steve Jobs said that sales […]


What you see, depends on what you’re looking for. Today I watched an interview with Steve Jobs recorded in 1995. What he had to say included some great lessons for radio. Central to the development of the personal computer was the pioneering work being done at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, which Steve first visited […]


Apple have made a big mistake. I’ve started to minimise my life by reducing the number of things I carry around with me. I’ve done away with my key ring by carrying the only three keys I use in my wallet. I don’t need a memory stick any more because I use my phone as […]


Sometimes present self is too optimistic about future self’s abilities. Last night I made the mistake of downloading the new OS onto my iPhone, it took AGES! I was already in bed, excitement had got the better of me when I saw the message that said new software was available. I go to bed really […]


Jobs Swap

01Jul14

You’d think a brand new computer bought direct from the manufacturer would be good for at least a couple of years. I got a new desktop computer delivered for my birthday, June 10th. Before June was over, it packed up and they had to replace it. This wasn’t a cheap computer, it was an Apple. […]


Crab Apple

04Jun14

“Do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, the way you said you would do it”. That is the number one rule for life and business according to Larry Winget, who describes himself as, ‘The pitbull of personal development’. Larry is right because whenever an individual or organisation doesn’t […]