Does it sometimes seem that everyone else is doing 'smarter' things on their smartphones than you? Do you feel you're not taking full advantage of some of the amazing technology available today, or perhaps just don't know that it even exists? Martin Bailey's latest book aims to solve life's little problems, one gadget at a time. Including hardware tech, PC/Mac software and mobile apps, it's laid out in an easy-to-read, concise format with each item covering two pages. It's written in plain English too, with illustrations and links to where you can find out more information. Covering over 100 gadgets, whether you're looking to improve your golf game, fix your PC and fill it with free software, measure a room using your phone or even alter your state of mind without drink or drugs, The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos & Apps has something for everyone.
Martin Bailey is an unashamed geek. His passion for technology started aged 11 when he bought a Sinclair ZX81, and quickly learnt basic programming before migrating to a ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro and then onto PCs in the early 1990s. His career has mainly been in sales and marketing, but has now completed the loop and is back working with innovative, cutting-edge technology at two award-winning software companies. He is General Manager for CADCAM and automation specialists JETCAM International s.a.r.l. (based in Monaco) and Marketing Manager for Southampton-based ERP software developer 123 Insight Ltd. Having written over 100 case studies for both JETCAM and 123 Insight he has also penned numerous technical articles and white papers for the industrial press and has won dozens of awards between the two companies.