App of Luxury
Living the Dream,
slogan claims 'There’s an app for that.'
And if you browse through its App Store,
there are plenty of alarm apps, notepad
apps, calculator apps and amusing games.
But there’s a level well above these
everyday practical apps. Many of the
world’s top luxury brands are here as
well, with apps that are stylish, sleek
and inspirational. Here are some of the
Surveying a range of
mobile apps issued by luxury brands.
for republication (print and Web).
Smart: Top Travel Apps
Discover, Autumn 2011
free app lights up the entire iPhone
screen with a white light when
activated. It’s invaluable to help you
read those bar menus with insanely tiny
Overview of eight
useful iPhone apps for the tech-equipped
Available for republication
(print and Web).
|Have Blog, Will Travel
The Sydney Morning
Herald, 15 September 2009
may officially have the Best Job in the
World, having been appointed Island
Caretaker by Tourism Queensland after a
worldwide search that garnered enormous
publicity, but he faces the same
challenges of anyone writing a travel
blog. How often should I post? How long
should it be? What would interest my
readers? Should I add images and links?
And what does it take to please some
travelling and blogging really do mix.
for republication (print only).
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MOB, April 2007
asked four mobile users, of different
ages and backgrounds, about some
problematic situations... In the end,
mobile etiquette and safety are both
about paying attention to the world
around you. So watch out for others and
keep your mobile safe, and we can all
text happily ever after."
Examines the issues
of mobile phone etiquette and safety,
including users' opinions.
Australia, November 2006
you told anyone nowadays that it costs
peanuts to run a vehicle, they’d think
you were mad. But over a hundred years
ago, at the 1900 World Exhibition in
Paris, Dr Rudolf Diesel demonstrated a
diesel engine that ran on peanut oil.
Biofuels have been around since motor
vehicles were invented; but in the 21st
century, attention has turned to these
alternatives in a big way."
look at biofuels and their potential to
reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
available for republication.
MXP, June 2005
enough sense to keep it vague. His
mysterious predictions kept the punters
guessing well past his death. If only
his descendants had learned from his
wisdom. Time and again, 20th century
prognosticators set their books, films
and TV series in a specific year of the
future. In many cases, these years have
now actually passed, enabling us to
check the accuracy of their
Nostalgia piece about
TV shows set in a future year which has
now passed, with mobile technology
MXP, February 2005
Maxwell Smart is sitting in the middle
of a crowded theatre, when he’s
embarrassed by a louding ringing from
the concealed phone in his shoe.
Yesterday’s TV gag is today’s question
of mobile phone etiquette. Most of us
have got the message about not using
them in cinemas by now, but what are the
rules about using them in cafes? Or in a
meeting with a friend? Or on public
A look at vexed
issues involving the polite use of mobile
phones, with comments from users.
Herald Sun, 26 April
funny about technology. Just think about
it: spam, pop-ups, incompatible hardware
and help files poorly translated from
Japanese. Worst of all, computer crashes.
There’s nothing remotely funny about your
hard drive crashing..."
Examines a number of
Comedy Festival shows focusing on the
funny side of technology.
contains examples of my science and
organised by date. Each entry includes a
sample paragraph, and indications of
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