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Starkey Livio Edge 2400 AI hearing aids review

Review of Starkey Livio Edge 2400 AI hearing aids. Performance, reliability, good points and bad points.

Nuheara IQbuds Max review for the hard of hearing

A review of the Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System, which includes a Smith machine, high/low pulley, pec deck, bench and free weight gun-rack.

Great White - yet another shark movie

A review of Great White, which is yet another pointless movie in the overcrowded genre of shark attack films.

Wonder Woman 1984 review - no, no, no, no, no

A review of Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot. I thought this movie was fairly bad.

Titans review, and a bit of DC vs Marvel comparison

A short review of Titans from DC Comics, which follows the exploits of Dick Grayson (AKA Robin) in his post-Batman days.

M1 MacBook Air 13 inch (16GB) review, compared to a 2013 MacBook Pro

A review of the M1-powered MacBook Air (13 inch) and a comparison with a high-spec MacBook Pro from 2013.

Star Trek: Discovery review — old meets new in a pleasing balance

A review of Star Trek: Discovery, which is the most recent addition to the Star Trek universe.

Agenda app review — the golden goose?

A review of Agenda version 10 for macOS, iPadOS and iOS. A date-based notes app with to-do and light project management capabilities.

Birds of Prey (2020) movie review — I could live without it

A review of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), a 2020 offering from the DC Studios.

HP OfficeJet 6950 printer review

A review of the HP OfficeJet 6950 All-In-One colour inkjet printer/scanner/fax.

Wescot Credit Services — spammers (01482 590502)

My experiences of Wescot Credit Services Ltd and I don’t owe them or anyone they represent a penny.

iA Writer review and changing my workflow

A review of iA Writer version 5 for macOS, iPadOS and iOS, which is a file-based Markdown editor.

Make quantum decisions with the Universe Splitter app

I simply had to have an app that allows me to create new universes and base all my decisions on quantum mechanics.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review — hard to rate

A review of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino.

Hearing Direct HD500 hearing aid review

A review of the Hearing Direct HD500 hearing aid, which is a discreet, in-ear device.

Chepstow Real Ale and Cider Festival, October 2019

A review of the Chepstow Real Ale and Cider festival, which I attended on Saturday 12th October 2019. A selection of over 40 beers was on offer.

Apple Reminders on iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina — much improved

A review of Apple’s Reminders app under macOS Catalina, iPadOS 13 and iOS 13. It’s now a genuinely useful GTD app.

In The Tall Grass (2019) movie review — it fails to deliver

A review of In The Tall Grass, a 2019 horror drama based on a novella by Stephen King.

Avengers: Endgame review — a bit disappointing

My own take on Avengers: Endgame, the finale of Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Zen Internet review after 9 years

A review of Zen Internet's broadband packages, which I've now been using for nine years.

OmniFocus 3 for macOS - tags make everything better

An update to my earlier review to take account of the new features in OmniFocus 3 for macOS.

Bird Box (2018) film review - worth watching

A review of Bird Box, a 2018 horror drama starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Susanne Bier.

Serpent (2017) film review — I only liked the snake

A review of Serpent, a 2017 South African film starring Tom Ainsley and Sarah Dumont, directed by Amanda Evans.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web film (2018) review

A review of The Girl in the Spider's web, another Millennium sequel starring Claire Foy as Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander.

Equalizer 2 (2018) film review

A review of Equalizer 2 in which Denzel Washington reprises his roll as action hero Robert McCall.

Mandy (2018) film review - psychotic psychedelia

A review of 'Mandy', a psychedelic horror movie starring Nicholas Cage and Andrea Riseborough.

Hunter Killer review - tense but otherwise average

A review of 'Hunter Killer', a submarine-based moview starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. Distinctly average is my verdict.

Suunto Core All Black review

A review of the Suunto Core All-Black watch, which I like a lot despite one or two minor faults. This is now my main watch.

Smarter iKettle 3 review

A review of Smarter's iKettle 3, an app-driven kettle you can boil either ad-hoc or on a schedule via your phone.

Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000 review

A review of the Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-1000 watch. One of Casio's premium range watches.

Supremely Washable 4.5 Tog Printed Duvet review

A review of the Supremely Washable 4.5 Tog Printed Duvet from Marks and Spencer.

Tenda Nova Mesh WiFi review

A review of the Tenda Nova Mesh WiFi system, specifically the MW6 version which is the one I used to penetrate the thick walls where I live.

Apple's Reminders app needs two features

A very brief review of Apple's Reminders app which lacks two key features as far as I am concerned. The addition of these features would make it truly useful.

Wilkins Cider Farm, Mudgley, Somerset

Wilkins Cider Farm in Mudgley, Somerset is well worth a visit, not least for the ambience of the place.

Coda review - nearly the perfect code editor

A review of Panic's Coda, which is a code editor, FTP and terminal app for macOS and iOS. It's basically very good but suffers from one or two drawbacks.

Dark Sky Weather review

A review of the Dark Sky Weather app, which I tested for seven days. It's quite accurate although it had one or two interface problems.

Ironmaster Super Bench Leg Attachment review

A review of the Ironmaster Super Bench Leg Attachment, which fits into the Ironmaster Super Bench. It’s fine, although a little below par for Ironmaster kit in my opinion.

BodyRip Cast Iron Fractional Weight Plates review

A review of BodyRip Cast Iron Fractional Weight Plates, specifically the 0.5kg and 0.25kg plates. Fractional weight plates are useful when trying to overcome sticking points.

OmniFocus review

A review of OmniFocus 2 for macOS and 3 for iPad, the popular list taking, project management and GTD app. In particular, version 3 of OmniFocus for iOS finally brings genuine iPad support.

What happened to John Lewis?

John Lewis used to be a shop that truly put the customer first, an icon of respectability in the shopping world. No so now if my recent experience with them is anything to go by.

Bodypower Rubber-Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Weight Plates review

A review of Bodypower Rubber-Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Weight Plates, of which I've been using 285kg worth for about two and a half years at the time of writing. All-in-all they're fairly good plates.

Yohann iPad Stand review

A review of the Yohann iPad stand for a 12.9 inch iPad Pro. It's an attractive-looking wooden stand that serves both form and function very well.

Ulysses review - the best writing app for macOS and iOS?

A Ulysses review. I think this is currently the best writing app available for MacOS and iOS and I present my justifications in this review.

MoneyWiz review - macOS/iOS personal accounting software

A review of MoneyWiz personal accounting software, which is a cross-platform app compatible with MacOS, iOS, Windows and Android. Over all, it's a pretty good package backed with good support.

Ironmaster IM2000 review — awesome, essentially

A review of the Ironmaster IM2000 Self-Spotting Machine, which I think is awesome. It's expensive but one of the best bits of weight-training kit I've ever owned.

Ironmaster Super Bench review

A review of the Ironmaster Superbench, which is an excellent, high-quality FID bench that also takes attachments such as a leg machine, preacher curl and dipping bars.

Powertec Workbench LeverGym review

A review of the Powertec Workbench LeverGym, which is capable bit of workout kit that has a relatively small footprint, making it ideal for a home gym.

Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System review

A review of the Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System, which includes a Smith machine, high/low pulley, pec deck, bench and free weight gun-rack.

The Fast and The Furious 8 (The Fate of The Furious) review - complete tosh

A review of the Fast and The Furious 8 (The Fate of The Furious), which in my opinion is a film without any redeeming features.

Bear Writer review — a gorgeous notes app

A review of Bear Writer, a markdown-based note-taking application from Shiny Frog. It supports tags and has multiple import and export options.