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.
You probably haven’t heard of Craig Benzine even though he’s been creating content on YouTube since 2007. And throughout his 12-year career, he’s made over 1,500 videos. Even after this, he hasn’t even cracked a million subscribers. Craig’s channel is WheezyWaiter, and you should be watching his content. Why the name WheezyWaiter? When he created … Continue reading Watch WheezyWaiter Please.
Disney+ is looming over the streaming industry, like the star destroyer in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope. The House of Mouse’s streaming platform is due to be launched in November 2019 and, there’s no doubt, it will change the streaming landscape. Recently, Disney has been on a buying spree, purchasing Lucas … Continue reading Disney+ Will Succeed… Probably.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is hugely successful. It’s currently running on 800 million devices worldwide; on laptops, desktops, and everything in between. Despite this, it seems as if Microsoft is transitioning away from Windows and instead focusing on services and enterprise. The question is, as Windows becomes less of a priority for Microsoft, and their services … Continue reading Could Microsoft Transition Windows to Linux?
We need more choice than just Android and iOS. It’s become apparent that having only two “phone” operating systems is becoming a problem. Android, the Google-backed OS, has become the only option for many handset makers, giving Google too much control of the phone OS market. That’s become even more obvious since Huawei had their … Continue reading Huawei’s Predicament Underlines the Need for a Third Mobile OS
The BBC and ITV already have a service called Britbox in the US, which allows you to watch shows from a few different British broadcasters easily in the United States, where British TV can be hard to come by. Now the two broadcasters have decided to bring this service to the UK. It’s i not … Continue reading Britbox. Why?
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?