Paddling along…

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That’s paddling in the sense that it’s very wet right now, but also because, once again, I’m writing about a certain fruit company. First of all, there’s a blog I wrote for MacTheBlog last week that I completely failed to notice had already gone up. A tale of truckers, edges and app store approval processes: […]

Pac-Man underwear, nice warm jumpers and mining tycoons…

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Never let it be said that I don’t have some variety in what I write. Well, OK, two of today’s articles might just have something to do with Apple. But the other one doesn’t limit itself to just one kind of fruit. First up, at Hydrapinion, my stint standing in for Stephen Withers comes to […]

How many boxes can you stack under your TV?

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A relevant question, given the focus of today’s articles. First of all, at Geekspeak, some thoughts on Google TV: Do you want more TV advertising, even if it’s Google? “Bringing more ads to TV, though? That’s an interesting prospect, given one of the first things that most buyers of personal video recorders do is work […]

Hippocracy?

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It’s been brought to my attention that I’m not posting enough Hippo-related articles on this blog. Probably not enough parenting ones either, but the Hippo fans are speaking up more vociferously. So what bits of interesting Hippo news can I dredge up? Gambia promises quick resolution of hippo assault doesn’t sound nice, but it does […]

I might not be new, but perhaps I’m cool…

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The June issue of PC User Magazine is out now, suspiciously close to an actual on-sale-in-June time frame. Just when I think that magazine cover dates don’t make sense, they start doing so! It’s doing my head in. Anyway, aside from a review of the Belkin HomeBase for TestBench, the majority of my writing in […]

How much is that e-doggie in the window?

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The one with the plasticky tail? How much is that e-doggie in the window? Oh. That doggie’s no longer for sale. But it is the topic of this week’s vintage tech, featuring a special guest appearance by one of my cats. Really. Sometimes it’s well worth keeping really old, really grainy webcam shots. Vintage Tech: […]

Pontificating On Pomegranates

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No, wait, Alluding to Apples. Predictable, really. Earlier in the week I forgot to plug my latest column at MacTheMag, which looks at the wild and wacky world of printing: MacTheBlog: The Perils Of Printing: “Perhaps somebody at HP has a sense of humour.” And today, the Apple-led pondering continues as part of my guest […]

Yet another (another! another!) iPad story

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Yep, the Tablet that just won’t die — I’ve tested one and the battery life really is exemplary — gets another run, this time as part of my regular Blog at Geeks2U: Geekspeak: iPad Vs Kindle: “On the surface, Apple’s soon to be released iPad and Amazon’s already available Kindle appear to service the same […]

Speakers, printers, laptops and… Bob.

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I’ve got to resist the temptation to drop a Blackadder quote in here. Somehow. This week’s Vintage Tech column at PC Authority covers one of Microsoft’s least successful products: Vintage Tech: Looking back at Microsoft Bob: “Managed by Bill Gates’ wife, intended to make Windows simple enough for anybody. So why aren’t we all Bobbing […]