Hurrah! Awards time!

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Next Friday the winners of the 2013 Microsoft IT Journalism Awards will be announced, and I’m rather happy to be a finalist in two categories, and listed in a third.

Doctor Who And The Curse Of Illiteracy

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I’m not going to do a Who story every day. Honest. But this story is just too cool to ignore. What happens when you find a stack of 11,000 Target Doctor Who novels for sale online? If you’re a group of wonderfully-mad online Who fans, you buy them all to give away to schools.

Galaxy S4 vs S3 vs iPhone 5 vs… Psy?

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Smartphones get dropped, smashed, bounced and intermittently run over by taxi cabs. That’s a (sad) fact of life, but quite how durable a phone is in the first place does make a difference. So, quite how tough is the Samsung Galaxy S4? Bonus Feature: Samsung Style. Yes, it’s exactly as painful as you might think […]

Have your say (or spray) at Conroy and Turnbull

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OurSay, ZDNet, Commander and Alcatel-Lucent are hosting a live communications debate next week, with the top three voted questions being asked of the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. An interesting experiment — but my inner cynic doubts it’ll change all that much.

Smartphones of 2013: Sony Xperia Z

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The past couple of months have seen a dizzying array of “hero” smartphones hit the Australian marketplace. They’re all around the same kinds of price points outright or on contract, so which one should you pick? First up, Sony’s pitch to the high end: The Sony Xperia Z.