The movie video essay has become boring. The YouTube genre popularised by the now abandoned 'Every Frame a Painting' channel, has become stale. You know the videos; slow male voice stressing certain words to add some gravitas to what is being said, onscreen graphics that ease in and out onto brightly coloured backgrounds, and chill … Continue reading Movies with Mikey is the best Movie essay series on YouTube.
Blu-rays never really took off in the way that the movie industry was expecting. This was mostly to do with streaming services taking the wind out of the format; Why own and pay for a single physical disc when, for £8 a month, you can stream as much as you want? Yet there are reasons … Continue reading Blu-rays and Their Special Features
It’s becoming increasingly hard to balance my love of tech with my increased awareness of environmental issues that are directly impacted by the consumer electronics industry. Our world is burning, and the human race is turning a blind eye to what is happening. We keep eating copious amounts of meat, we take regular flights, and … Continue reading Technology Vs Environmentalism
Note: I started writing this as a list of all the things that Facebook has done wrong in 2018. It was a pretty bleak list (and quite honestly the Guardian has put together a better list than I could have) so I changed tack. Now it’s more of justification of why I’m on still on … Continue reading Why Am I Still Using Facebook?
Apple has an extensive history of giving keynote addresses, some of which are historical milestones, from the reveal of the Mac in 1984 to the incredibly important moment Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone in 2007. It’s fair to say, Apple has had some of the most important powerpoint (or more likely Apple Keynote) presentations ever. … Continue reading The September 2018 Apple Special Event Keynote Review
This is a continuation of my previous post, ‘I’ve Fallen out of love with Apple. Let me explain.’ “iCloud Storage is full.” This is the most frustrating notification on an Apple product. It’s a reminder of how little storage Apple gives you as a default — a paltry 5GB. Since the launch of iCloud in … Continue reading iCloud’s Paltry 5GB Free Storage Plan.
I’ve fallen out of love with Apple. Let me explain. We have to go back to my teenage years. My Chemical Romance were at the peak of their popularity, YouTube had just been bought by Google, and the Nintendo Wii was released, catapulting console gaming into the mainstream. At that time Apple were still the … Continue reading I’ve fallen out of love with Apple. Let me Explain.