It’s been a bit quiet around this blog for a little while — a necessary side-effect while I take on board some rather drastic changes to the way I work, who I work for and what I do. Interesting times, and all that.
In the meantime, though, it hasn’t stopped already written material appearing, both in print and online.
Online, first, at CNET.com.au, you’ll find these two reviews:
Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T: “Since when did vendor battery claims actually represent the truth?”
Belkin Powerline AV Networking Adapters: “Belkin’s take on power line networking benefits from a streamlined design compared to many Ethernet over power products, but still doesn’t deliver on the hype.”
Then in the print world, I’m all over the place. That’s not a reflection of my mental state, and more a reflection of the widespread use of my words across the consumer tech magazine marketplace right now.
In the July issue, which will also now be the penultimate issue of Australian Netguide, you’ll find my reviews of GPS devices from TomTom, Navman, Mio, Uniden, Nokia and Garmin, as well as standalone reviews of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, Quicken QBi 2009, Genius BT-03i Touch Wireless Headset, AOC Verfino V22 Monitor, Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive, Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10EXBK HD Dual Camera, Canon Digital Ixus 95 IS, Kogan Agora Pro Netbook and Nintendo DSi, as well as games reviews of Wheelman, Stormrise, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Singstar: Queen with Wireless Mics and the Broadband Buyer’s Guide.
The July issue of PC User magazine features a comprehensive guide to iPod-compatible earbuds, featuring brands such as Ultimate Ears, Altec Lansing, Panasonic, Philips, Genius, Sony and Sennheiser. My regular gig reviewing mobiles kicks into gear with reviews of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Blackberry Curve 8900, as well as gadget reviews of the Nintendo DSi, Genius Trio Racer FF and Altec Lansing Orbit-M speaker.
Meanwhile, in PC Authority’s July issue, you’ll find my words — and even a small picture of my face, back when I had a goatee — plastered across the Apple pages. This month’s column deals with essential Mac OS X Leopard Tweaks, and how I apply them. Some obvious, some not. And in games, EA’s The Godfather II gets involved in a bizarre comparison between itself, Grand Theft Auto and Peggle Nights. It all makes sense. Trust me.