The mobile version of Outlook for iOS (iPhone, iPad) is very usable. In particular I like the way that when you're creating a meeting or appointment that you can look up the location and pull in the full address. However for some odd reason updates to the software seem to change the settings. While some people probably like the idea of getting "push" email on their phone I … [Read more...] about Disabling Push Email in Outlook on iOS
It's hard to completely "unplug" and "switch off". However you need to do it from time to time. Last week I was on holiday and I did my best to avoid checking work email or look at anything related to any of my various roles. I think I did pretty well overall: Most normal weeks I'd have logged well over 30 hours screen time - the week before I went on holiday might … [Read more...] about Switching Off on Holiday
The mail app that ships with iOS is pretty good. It does what I need ie. let's me read, reply and write emails quickly while I'm "on the move" or simply not near a bigger device. Admittedly, like with so many other people, that's happening more and more. Yes, I still have desktop computers (yes, plural) both at home and in the office. But I'm less wed to them now than I was in … [Read more...] about Outlook On iOS
Over the past year there's been a very heated debacle around the entire subject of water charges in Ireland. Personally I think the government managed the entire thing really badly, but it looks like it's been more or less resolved now. Sure, some people are still very unhappy and are continuing to demonstrate against the charges, but I suspect quite a few people have simply … [Read more...] about Irish Water Doesn’t Quite “Get” Online
A simple "thanks" can go a long way to making an online interaction that little bit smoother. I've started posting the odd review of various venues on TripAdvisor and one of the things that's really fascinated and impressed me is their emails. Every time you post a review you get a nice little "thank you" email. It's not complicated. It's not tacky, but, to me at … [Read more...] about Saying Thanks Is Good!