I’ve been cycling to work in London, a few times each week and 16km each way, since 2012. For about half the year, that means riding through the dark, and so I’ve become the proud owner of a large number of LED bike lights. As well as lights front and back, I’ve taken to wearing both front (a Lezyne spotlight-type) and back (an old CatEye held on with plastic tags) lights on my bike helmet […]
If you’re promoting an interactive magazine – and if you’re putting a magazine on a tablet, it really should be interactive – nothing really shows it off like a video, so we’ve been producing preview videos of our apps, like the one above, for some time. But with iOS8 comes the new option to embed a video right into your store listing, and a few people have asked how to do that – so here’s […]
Last year I visited Tohoku – the north of the main island of Japan – with my big old camera, and took a lot of pictures. This week, Helen’s off on a trip, so I went to empty the biggest memory card I own for her – and found the 975 photos I took still sitting there in sequence. Flicking through, I noticed that they form a sort of flippad-like video – I tend to […]
I’ve just returned from reporting on Computex Taipei 2011 – another trip that means lugging all my usual reporting stuff plus a laptop, two cameras and all the gear that goes with them. This time, though, I took a secret weapon: a LowePro Fastpack 250 camera bag. Before buying it I wasn’t sure if everything would fit in, or if it would do the job. So, in case you’re looking for something similar, here’s how […]
Who will Sir BusinessCat choose as his apprentice, and who will get fired? A test using a chromakey sheet and the Creative Vado HD camera I bought the other day.