Komboloi wrist strap gets a grip on the British market

Posted on by Mike Evans

When I brought some sample Tie Her Up wrist and neckstraps back from Greece in May I was sure that the rope Komboloi would appeal to British photographers. So it has proved. Red Dot Cameras have been stocking the wrist straps in various colours for the past month and demand has exceeded expectations, according to Ivor Cooper. 

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Apple Music arrives, fickle Evans douses old flame

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I'm the first to confess that I am not a music addict. I can go days without powering up Spotify, a service that has been costing me £9.99 a month. I was already wondering whether I should go back to the free version when, this afternoon, Apple Music arrived. It's part of the iOS 8.4 upgrade which I have just downloaded to the iPhone without a hitch. 

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iPhone, Apple Watch Battery Life: A mixed bag of experiences

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Last week I was writing about batteries in connection with our long-term review car, the Nissan Leaf. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the 85-mile range of that car could be stretched to even 200 miles? Overnight the Leaf and its electric companions would become viable for most people. Rechargeable batteries, though, are an integral part of our daily existence.

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Text Editors: New Editorial gets thumbs up from MacStories

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I write a lot and take a keen interest in applications that make my life easier. Most of my stuff is written in plain text, some in simple Markdown, and there are hundreds of text editors to choose from. Normally I insist on using an app that has iPhone, iPad and Mac versions combined with slick synchronisation. Apps such as Byword offer such compatibility. Others, including my current favourite, Ulysses, give me both Mac and iPad versions but do not support the iPhone. But Ulysses is so good that I have made an exception.

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June 16, 2005: The day I experienced my Mac conversion and haven't looked back since

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Today is the tenth anniversary of my recruitment to the world of Apple. After a quarter of a century struggling with various operating systems and a wide range of disparate and troublesome hardware, discovering Apple was a revelation. I can honestly say I haven’t looked back and couldn’t even consider using Windows again, however much it has improved in the past decade.

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