I’m ready to be fired from the Cannon… or is it Canon?

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One of the more common spelling mistakes you’ll find, along with “Phillips” for the consumer tech company. Late last week I travelled up to Byron Bay with Canon (disclaimer: They paid for my transport and accommodation. Make of that what you will) to field test a number of Canon products; most prominently cameras, both DSLR […]

Balls, Phones and Games

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Another busy day sees yet more content going live. First up, at CNET.com.au, a review of a very nice trackball. I’m going to be sad to see this one go back, frankly: Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring: “The design of the Orbit ball makes it stand out from the trackball crowd, which traditionally goes […]

Finalist time and floating away…

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I nearly — but not quite — forgot to blog the fact that, once again, I’ve made the finalist cut for the IT Journalist Awards (informally known as the “Lizzies” for reasons that I won’t go into here. I miss the bronze lizard statues, though). This year, they’re being sponsored by Microsoft, which formally makes […]

Shiny phones, shiny drives and… Weird Al?

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An opinion column, a review and a quick video. Or, in other words, I’m rather busy. First up, at Hydrapinion, I’ve mused on the ethics of recording acts in concert, by way of Harvey The Wonder Hamster: Weird Al, Copyright and Camera Confusion: “Have I missed a common consensus about what’s acceptable with portable gadgets […]

Smartphones, Smartphones and Mac Security

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Another week winds its way down; one that’s been somewhat quiet on the publishing front. At Hydrapinion, I opined about smartphone pricing: How cheap can smartphones get? “Clearly someone in Telstra’s marketing department has a thing for the word “Touch”. and at Geekspeak, I ran down the operating system factors to consider when buying a […]

Doods, MacBook Pros and a whole lot of video

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It’s been an astonishingly productive week. Possibly because my brain is gearing up for the second half of March, where I’ll be even busier but significantly less productive (if you know why, you know why. If you don’t, you probably don’t need to know). Over at CNET.com.au, another uDraw title got a going over: uDraw […]

iPads, uDraw, Broadband and VoIP

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The big news story of last week was clearly all the hype surrounding Apple’s iPad 2 tablet. I’ve discussed its ups and downs at MacTheBlog: Five reasons to get excited about the iPad (and five reasons not to): “OK, so the owl was a bit off base. Bloody owl.” and then examined it in the […]

It’s all gone a bit Tablet-centric

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As a multi-purpose freelancer*, I often find that my writing duties revolve around certain themes. One day it’s all Apple, the next it’s all printers, then AV suites, then… well, you get the idea. Today’s theme would appear to be Tablets. First up, at CNET.com.au, a review of an iPhone/iPod speaker dock… that also takes […]