Category Archives: Blog

The Phoneographer Explores: Astra Handball

A sport that has seen its popularity rise in Ireland, is Handball (also known as team handball, Olympic handball, European team handball, European handball, or Borden ball).  It is very different from Gaelic Handball, which is the most widely played version of the sport in Ireland, as for starters it is a team sport.  In this fast paced game, two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball amongst themselves with the objective […]

The Phoneographer Explores: #MoreLumia Berlin

Today, not only did Nokia announce the Lumia 830, Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735, but they introduced some wonderful new accessories and also proudly announced the latest update, named Lumia Denim. Forming a rich tapestry of functionality and tightly woven features, the Lumia Denim Update combines new enhancements from the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, with exclusive experiences for Lumia smartphones. Here are some photos from this […]

The Phoneographer Explores: Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

A true architectural triumph, this iconic five star hotel is the only hotel in the world to straddle an F1 race track being breathtakingly built half on land and half over water. The hotel’s main feature is its unique ‘grid shell’ – a 219 metre expanse of sweeping curvilinear glass and steel covering that drapes over the two hotel towers, linked by a bridge that crosses the F1 circuit.      The ‘grid shell’ […]

The Phoneographer Explores: #WomenOnAir

Today I was honoured to attend the Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle to capture the event using a fantastic Nokia Lumia 1020.  Women from the world of media, business, politics and tech got together to ask.. “Do we need a more expert women’s voices in the media?” and “Who is shaping our view of the world?”                                  High profile speakers included: Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister […]

The Phoneographer Explores: Measurement Conference

I recently attended the Measurement Conference in association with at the fabulous Abbey Theatre in Dublin. As I had never attended any of Damien Mulley’s very popular and highly regarded events, I jumped on the chance to attend this one when I learned that it had people of the calibre of Barry Hand and James Whatley talking. In addition, it was being hosted by the fantastic Rick O’Shea, who, it turns out, […]

The Phoneographer explores: Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Like everywhere else in UAE, they continue to build to attract more people to visit this wonderful part of the world.  And Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is no different.  Last time I visited on my #nbanAdventrues, was for the opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the worlds largest indoor theme park. This time the main reason for my visit was the fabulous Yas Waterworld, the UAE’s first mega waterpark, set […]

The Phoneographer Explores: Maldives

Visitors to the Maldives realize they’re in for a magical trip as soon as they step out of the airport and immediately onto a waiting seaplane. Yes, your final stop is so remote you must travel there by seaplane. Pilots have that distinct “no shoes, no worries,” attitude and are literally wearing no shoes as they whisk you up and over the 26 atolls of this archipelago nation in the […]

The Phoneographer Explores: Ibiza

For many, Ibiza means endless partying in Mediterranean macro-clubs. There is, however, another side to the island. The Greeks called Ibiza and Formentera the Islas Pitiusas (Islands of Pine Trees), and about half the island (especially the comparatively unspoilt northeast) remains covered by these thick woods. Alongside hardy pines, the most common crops are olives, figs and almonds and, away from the main resorts and towns, the island has a […]

MixRadio – Your Personal Radio Station Demo

With no sign up, no subscription and no advertising, just great music, there is no better music service anywhere! Now imagine having “Your Own Personal Radio Station” that always plays the music you want to hear. One that just seems to know what you want to listen to before you do. That is exactly what you get with #MixRadio, a stream of music created to your personal taste with just […]