Trolleys, trams, street cars, they're all the same to the died-in-the-wool enthusiast. Ralf pays a visit to the under-visited National Capital Trolley Museum in Washington, DC.
A visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to see Gursky's portrait of Jonathan Ive at the new Apple Park in Cupertino
Why has Apple decided to bin the trash? Thirty years of computing waste-disposal has been dealth a blow. We now have to get used to binning our rubbish.
Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.
The looming trade war between the USA and the EU could see a 25% surcharge applied to Leica products and other photographic equipment imported from Europe.
The iPad is moving away from the iPhone's limitations and becoming a real workhorse which, in many cases, could replace a Mac. Developers are acknowledging this change, including Leica with a new version of Leica FOTOS made fro the iPad.
If you are still relying on Apple Aperture for your photographic library be afraid, be very afraid. It will stop working if you upgrade to MacOs Catalina so you need to find an alternative application as soon as possible.
After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.
Leica has bucked the downward trend in the camera industry, achieving a modest growth of seven percent. The company is now tackling the "second digital revolution" by establishing a centre of excellence in Silicone Valley.
Smartphone manufacturers seem obsessed with photography, almost to the exclusion of many more useful features of the devices. Is this the end for the traditional camera industry or an opportunity to be grasped?