Work/Life Balance. I must get one of those.

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You know that whole idea of a work/life balance? Right at the moment, mine’s so tilted it’s essentially a work/work balance with the life hanging onto an edge somewhere by the very tips of its fingers. In fact, I think I just heard it scream as it inevitably let go. Inbetween running a household and […]

How busy are bees, anyway?

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Lazy little stinging sods. I mean, all they do is hang around pretty flowers all day, only stopping for a bit of a dance when they feel like it. Compared to which, I’m slaving away on all sorts of projects tirelessly. Except that I’m somehow really tired. Right now, you can read my review of […]

Get faster broadband now!

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Just send $10,000 in unmarked bills to… No, it’s not that sort of scam. In fact, I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had time to sort out what kind of scam I should run. Instead, an article detailing some simple tips to get the most speed from your broadband connection, live now at CNET.com.au. […]

Travel all over the countryside, ask…

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If you have that jingle going through your head now, my evil work here is done. Well, not quite. But it is quite apt to describe today’s output. First up, at Hydrapinion, a discussion about why GPS “voices” are so rubbish: Hydrapinion: What’s so hard about being able to speak, proper, like? “Thirty years ago, […]

Dropping clangers and dropping rubbish

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A couple of columns to keep the week ticking along. First of all, at MacTheMag, I cover the tricky area of predictions by way of a beloved British children’s TV show: MacTheBlog: Dropping iClangers: “Somewhere in my office, there’s a Clanger that I’ve dropped. He’s gorgeous, with his little pink nose and strange honking noises.” […]

25 best and worst iPhone 4 cases

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Sometimes, you see, the subject lines speak for themselves. After much testing, snagging, dropping, bouncing and learning valuable lessons about screen protectors along the way, my comparative review of iPhone 4 cases is live at CNET.com.au: 25 best and worst iPhone 4 cases: “Apple can’t make iPhone 4 units fast enough to satisfy demand, even […]

Another day, another 3G WiFi Mobile Router

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Pretty soon, these things are going to start turning up in cereal boxes. I wonder if it’s possible to enrich a router with niacin? While you ponder that, I’ve reviewed another 3G WiFi Mobile Router over at CNET.com.au: AximCom MR-102N: “AximCom’s unlocked mobile Wi-Fi router has a mix of good points and frustrating issues. If […]

The one in which I go insane, and so does a major ISP

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I was actually going to take today off as a sick day. Dropped everyone in at their respective places of work and education, and headed home to spend the day in bed getting better. But then the phone rang. Again and again. Couriers started turning up, and it became clear that my plans to recover would […]

iPad competitors and Mac malware

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Tuesday’s child is apparently full of grace. I wonder if anyone asked grace about this curious arrangement? In any case, Tuesday brings with it a host of very  Apple-centric material, which makes sense when you realise I’ve written it all for MacTheMag. First of all, my weekly blog column looks at the tricky issue of […]

I have the power! (but not the money)

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Monday kicks off with another opinion column/blog and another review. First up, my regular Geekspeak column casts an eye over what it is we’ve been spending our tech dollars on in the past quarter: Geekspeak: What are you spending your tech dollars on? “The theory goes that we’re not going out to restaurants or clubs […]