The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

March, 2014

  • Tip o’ the Week #213 – London travel with Windows Phone

    There are plenty apps that help travellers to and from the city of London, some of which I’ve mentioned previously in Tips gone by. Apologies somewhat to international readers as many of these will be of little use to you, unless you choose to visit the...
  • “Latent Data” – the secret sauce of the Internet of Things

    This is part 2 of a series of articles exploring the Internet of Things , starting with the first post, What is this “Internet of Things” thing, anyway? The secret sauce, the Holy Grail, the raison d’ être for Internet of Things...
  • Tip o' the Week #212 – Filing and piling of email

    The topic of filing vs piling of email has been had on ToWs passim ( here & here ) , but this week’s gem comes courtesy of a recommendation by productivity guru Tim Pash . Tim says he couldn’t live without a cracking utility which plugs into Outlook...
  • What is this “Internet of Things” thing, anyway?

    I’m going to start the odd bit of blogging aside from the weekly Tips that will carry on making their way onto this blog. Here is the first in a short series looking at the Internet of Things. The term “ Internet of Things ” (or...
  • Tip o’ the Week #211 – Manage your battery on WP8

    The world – at least if you listen to ex-PayPal squillionaire Elon Musk – is destined to move from fossil-fuel-fired transport to electric vehicles that might be charged by the power grid rather than carrying around their own means of energy conversion...
  • Tip o’ the Week #210 – Beam me up!

    In the last few weeks, Nokia has shipped the Lumia Black update and it’s widely available . There are some cool additions that the Finns have made to the Phone platform, some new and synched with Black. Nokia now publishes loads of addons (some available...