Web at the wheel and text in bath
The man behind the mic
Iam writing the column this week on an iPad, through an app called Cloud- on, which I will then pick up off something called Dropbox, before emailing it to the editor.
Now if all that is about as clear to you as Bridge Street/ Cowgate in January ( delete as appropriate), then I am not surprised.
The only reason I know how these things work is because I use them all the time – laptops, Twitter, Facebook, apps, meg and ram – they are now all part of my everyday existence.
However, I am having trouble with my iPhone – eight times it has rung Peterborough United this week with an offer for George Boyd, I mean, can you believe it?
Judging by the astronomical sales of tablets and gizmos this Christmas it seems we all have a desire for the shiny new things but how many of you actually know what you are doing?
I bet Geoff’s wife in Whittlesey got a shock when he accidentally face timed Claudia in Brazil on Boxing Day, and Sarah in Gunthorpe has some explaining to do when hubby Dave takes delivery of a thousand wind turbines and 300 acres of solar panels next Tuesday ( if undelivered pleases return to a Mr Cereste, care of PCC).
I just hope that somebody has set up some family protection on all those council iPads as we wouldn’t want any councillors corrupted by the dark dangers of the internet!
Just imagine, one bit of finger trouble whilst researching your sexpenses ( oops) and you are a gonner!
It’s easy to identify those who have the technology all figured out. They wander aimlessly, head down, on their own, through the city centre, endlessly bumping into you.
“Sorry” they say, but they haven’t even seen you, it’s like you are not even there, like Nick Clegg in a cabinet meeting.
And if you thought you procured all the bits of advanced kit and caboodle you will ever need to stay one step ahead of the neighbours – think again.
Because this week the bods, geeks and nerds have all converged in America to unveil yet more things that we can’t afford without selling grandma to the big bad wolf.
Google gave us the car that drives itself – perfect for those who find driving a chore or who, for one reason or another, find it a tad tricky – George Michael and Grant McCann are thought to have already placed orders.
Hapifork is a new app from a French company which tells you if you are eating your food too quickly and monitors your calorie intake. Again, be careful with the spelling on this particular product when searching online.
Perhaps the most interesting new gadget though is Sony’s new bathphone – that’s bath phone, not bat phone.
This allows you to take the phone in the shower, in the pool and in the Cathedral Square fountains, should they be on at all this summer.
I am sure it will only be a matter of time before the eight- year- old computer expert in our house is underwater texting and tweeting.
I suppose it will be preferable to the bath bubbles we normally get.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Breakfast Show host writes for the Peterborough Telegraph