Are our photos going to be stolen?UK photographers are right to be concerned about new legislatio…

Are our photos going to be stolen?UK photographers are right to be concerned about new legislation that increases the likelihood of our work being used for commercial purposes without being licensed and hence without receiving any remuneration,The growth of the internet and lax attitudes (mostly ignorance) on the social networking sites as well as a value dilution of the photography art now anyone with a mobile phone is a photographer all threaten the livelihoods of many photographers and this Read more […]

I am curious about how so many people manage to easily find and incorporate images into their Goo…

I am curious about how so many people manage to easily find and incorporate images into their Google+ posts to illustrate their points and attract the eye. I find the operation clumsy on both the mobile apps and the browser version unless I am using one of my own readily downloaded photos. I assume most of the high profile posters are using either creative commons sources or have licensed and are using some stock library (which I cannot justify for personal use).(Photo by luc legay: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/) via Read more […]

Africa now has more mobile subscribers than the US or EU http://qz.com/38349/africa-now-has-more-mobile…

Africa now has more mobile subscribers than the US or EUhttp://qz.com/38349/africa-now-has-more-mobile-subscribers-than-the-us-or-eu/ Africa’s mobile phone market is now 650 million subscribers strong, reports the World Bank, which means it’s bigger than either the United States or European Union. The number of mobile phones in Afri… via Google+ https://plus.google.com/108083406947097710872/posts/haDhWkmbjqK Read more […]

Resisting the iPhone 4

For the last 17 months I have been the relatively happy use of an iPhone 3G on O2. I have made extension use of the device and it has become an integral part of my life. In principle, I would prefer to use an Android phone as I am more inclined to the open standards nature of that platform that Apple’s closed-shop mentality BUT the Apple choice just works and is so easy. I bought on an 18-month contract, so am free to do whatever I want now. Oddly, for a phone, its primary use has not been for Read more […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-27

Half way through Merry Wives of Windsor at Stafford Castle. Open air performance. Brilliant. # RT @guardiantech iPhone 4 users turn to nail polish to fix £499 gadget http://bit.ly/b95upX # Free iPhone Ringtones http://ff.im/-mGYjW # @BBCClick so, what you mean is iPhone reception worst when you hold it! in reply to BBCClick # Yipee! Replaced my company mobile crapberry pearl with iPhone 3GS. Only one phone to carry now. 3GS fast enough for my needs for now. # Mobilevaluer.com | Recycle your Read more […]

Bye bye Marriott

After years of working away most weeks, living in corporate hotels, and generally suffering the ills of such a lifestyle, I have landed on a project that positively encourages you to get out of your hotel and into a flat. No surprises that it saves a lot of money (a hotel room typically costing over £100 per night in most places). When I was doing more traditional consulting (technology strategy type stuff), I tended to have several clients on the go at the same time, or being working for Read more […]

Not going to return this missed call

Seems I am not the only one getting the odd call from Nigeria. Thing is, I don’t run a booking service for a holiday Gite. I do run a photography business though, but a booking from Nigeria does seem unlikely. Not going to return this missed call via Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany by Geoffrey on 9/6/09 Picked up my mobile phone this afternoon to notice that I’d had a missed call.I’ve a meeting first thing tomorrow morning with a new customer so was partially expecting that I may Read more […]