Archive for Apple

Propellerhead Figure…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , , , on March 23, 2012 by eljmayes

New iOS App that is essentially an instant gratification version of Reason. Available imminently for $1. The demonstration of Figure starts at 8.10 in.

Apple Delivery Issues…

Posted in Technology with tags , on November 8, 2011 by eljmayes

I recently have been in troubles with Apple, a brand whom you all will be familiar with. I am currently on my third faulty iPad. Much toing and froing with their Customer Services department I have to share a little tidbit of information with Europe.

They don’t do doorstep swaps.

Now I know that there isn’t that many people who this information will affect but it is worth noting. If your Apple product goes wrong and you request a replacement they (being Apple) will insist on delivering the new product to your home address and then make you wait in for a courier bag on another day. That is two days at least sitting at home off work/off school (not a good plan kids)/not visiting your loved ones (never a good plan people).

So if for instance you live in “Parts Unknown” like myself (also known as Lincolnshire) which has the sum total of zero Apple shops nearby (to do a swap in person) you will be made to stay in via Apple’s policy.

I therefore implore Apple to look at this policy which I personally feel is flawed. It’s flawed on a basic fiscal level- as more trips by a courier will cost Apple more money (you would think so anyway). It’s flawed on an environmental level- as more trips by a courier enlarges the packages’ carbon footprint. But most importantly it’s flawed from a customer service level- to expect a customer to stay in for two days at least is just plain wrong when there are quicker ways to resolve the issue of swapping over products.

Apple’s reason for this policy is “Labeling Issues” apparently.

I have never dealt with a company which takes delivery options off the table when there is a problem. Usually the company will bend over backwards to satisfy the customer’s needs. This is why I feel that Apple’s protocols are puzzling at the very best. I am writing this post as information to highlight this issue to prospective Apple buyers and to existing Apple users.

Animoog for Ipad…

Posted in Technology with tags , , on October 18, 2011 by eljmayes

Available from the App store for a limited time only for 69p- an absolute steal.

The Art of Analogue Computing…

Posted in Technology with tags , on June 21, 2010 by eljmayes


Astoundingly clever on so many levels. Geeky based themes;).

Korg iElectribe for iPad…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , , on May 14, 2010 by eljmayes


A full synth/sequencer for your Ipad, priced at $10. Much cheaper the hardware version of the Electribe, which retails for £150 plus on Ebay.

ReBirth for the IPhone…

Posted in Technology with tags , , , on May 2, 2010 by eljmayes


Propellerhead Software’s micro composer is now available as as Iphone App for just shy of seven dollars. The original release cost nigh on fifty times that figure back in the day;).

INQ Chat 3G…

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by eljmayes


Shown here with the smaller INQ Mini 3G, the Chat 3G is a QWERTY smartphone for those who like to use Facebook, Twitter, IM or Skype on the move. The biggest coup for the Chat 3G is that it syncs with Itunes via doubleTwist software. There is good news and bad news- the good news is that it will retail for around £120 in the UK, but the bad news is that it’s a Three network exclusive for the time being.

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