Consumer

This page shows everything I have written, edited or project managed for a Consumer audience:


Pre-school app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 22 - November 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
Fairy Magic
An augmented reality app that not only asks ‘Have you got fairies at the bottom of your garden?’, but can show you them as well.



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Pre-school educational app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 21 - August 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
Little Digits
A deceptively simple app that really does help pre-schoolers learn to count, add and subtract using their fingers.


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Pre-school educational app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 20 - August 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
Collins Big Cat Playing Story Creator
An interactive storybook app from a popular author that also lets you create your own story using characters and objects from the book.



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Book app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 20 - July 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
Wind in the Willows
Introduce your children to Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows with this slightly abridged version animated with interactive illustrations.



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Pre-school educational app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 20 - July 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
Keys Kids Play HD
A versatile music app that’s let’s your child ‘play’ various instruments by themselves or with friends.



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PC Plus (Issue 323 - July 2012) news feature on cloud computing:
 
Storm gathers over dirty cloud
Cloud computing’s green credentials are being challenged by Greenpeace, Jamie Middleton investigates data centres’ dirty secrets.


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PC Plus magazine (Issue 323 - July 2012) feature on security theatre:
 
The great security illusion
Security theatre is a frightening business that’s costing us our personal freedoms. Jamie Middleton investigates..





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Pre-school educational app review for iPad magazine Tap! (Issue 19 - June 2012) written with the help of my 4 and 2 year olds:
 
The Man Who Stared At The Sky
A fun storybook based on a classic fable with interactive objects, scenery and simple games throughout.



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PC Plus magazine (Issue 319 - March 2012) feature on supercomputing:
 
The new tech arms race
Jamie Middleton looks at the world’s most powerful computers and the consequences of falling behind in global supercomputing.





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PC Plus magazine (Issue 319 - March 2012) news feature on 3D printing and copyright:
 
3D printing – a pirate’s dream?
With The Pirate Bay sharing 3D designs, Jamie Middleton asks if copyright law needs an update.


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