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A Brief Overview of the Apple II Series

Apple II Series Collage
1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release. Improvements included colour, sound, and a plastic case....

Remembering the Enterprise 64 and 128

Enterprise 128 Computer
First Impressions The Enterprise was an 8-bit computer which was released in 1985. It was offered with a choice of 64 or 128 KB of...

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphone Review (250 Ohm)

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphones
Decisions Decisions After monitoring using a budget HiFi system and some Sony MDR-IF140 headphones for years, I decided it was time for something better. Part...

Comparing SSD Write Speeds: Samsung 860 EVO vs SanDisk SSD Plus

Tempted by SSD Storage Earlier this year, I finally upgraded the storage on my PC. Since 2009, it had been running with the same six...

Remembering the Commodore Amiga

Commodore Amiga 1000
Magazine Reviews The original Amiga was launched in 1985, when I was still at college. I often used to read magazines in the library there,...

Remembering the Oric-1

Oric 1 Computer
School Rivalry The Oric-1 was a direct competitor the the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and --- like its rival --- it was released in 1982. These...

Six Recommended Tech Podcasts: Apple, iOS, Mac, Development and More

Six Tech Podcasts
For over two years, I've been listening to quite a few different tech podcasts, mainly Apple-related ones. This list contains the ones I still...

Remembering the Original Apple Macintosh

Apple Macintosh 128K from 1984
Early Days The original Apple Macintosh was released in 1984, but it wasn't something I was really aware of until 1986, when I started work...

Yamaha HS50M Active Monitor Review

Yamaha HS50M Speaker
I purchased a pair of Yamaha HS50M monitor speakers after becoming tired of trying my mixes on various HiFi systems, car stereos etc, and...

Brother ADS-1100W Compact Double-Sided Scanner Review [Revised]

This review was first published on 2 August 2018, but has since been updated. A problem with my PC's SSD had previously made the...