Syncing calendars between iOS and android

Introduction Having been happily using a combination of OSX and iOS for a few years now I’ve recently expanded my device collection with a google nexus 7 tablet.  I’ve been using a separate IMAP based email account for a while so this was easy to set up on the new device, but I also wanted…

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Published:October 4, 2012 View Post

Computing

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Should you buy a nanopore sequencer?

This morning twitter is awash with posts discussing the newly announced nanopore sequencers from Oxford Nanopore. Speculation has been rife for some time about the potential specifications of the first sequencers to be produced by the company, and it certainly appears that the company have fulfilled the expectations placed upon them. I’m not going to…

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Published:February 18, 2012 View Post

Bioinformatics

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Creating the ideal simple recording setup for live acousitc concerts

The Brief I regularly perform with a number of groups ranging from small ensembles, to choirs and full orchestras.  For a long time now I’ve been wanting to have a simple recording setup which I could use to make high quality recordings of these events, mostly for personal use but also with an eye towards…

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Published:February 6, 2011 View Post

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The practical experience of owning a Kindle

I’ve now had my kindle for about two weeks, and during that time I’ve experienced the highs and lows of kindle ownership. Overall I must say that I am very happy with my purchase.  Far from being a gimmick I have found the Kindle to be a genuinely useful piece of technology.  It’s been getting…

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Published:January 15, 2011 View Post

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First impressions of iOS4 on new iPod touch

My original first gen iPod touch has been, without doubt, the best gadget I’ve ever purchased.  It’s been used daily for almost 3 years now as an MP3 player, email client, TV, photo album, and PDA.  However the headphone socket has only played out of one ear for about 6 months, and about a month…

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Published:July 4, 2010 View Post

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iPlate lives up to the hype

Our house is somewhat isolated, and until quite recently was too far from our nearest exchange to be able to get ADSL broadband. Since we did get broadband our connection speed has been somewhat dissapointing varing from 300-600kb/s, and peppered with frequent (though usually short) outages.  Similar problems have plagued our neighbours but we’re grateful…

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Published:October 12, 2008 View Post

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