Month: July 2010

iPhone queues, iPod docks, the Golden Rules and a computer called Colleen

A busy week here wraps up with Apple’s launch in Australia of the iPhone 4. I covered the queues overnight in Sydney for MacTheMag, and video blogged it as a result. It’s the first time I’ve bothered with a midnight opening, and the first time I’ve ever been pushed out of a venue by security. […]

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Chunky netbooks and hefty broadband plans

The theme for today’s stories is clearly “large”. Such as the dimensionally challenged (to be nice) netbook I’ve reviewed for CNET.com.au: MSI Wind U160: “There is one fashion faux pas that the U160 commits, however. It’s the U160’s six-cell battery, and there’s only one thing to say. Yes, U160, your bum does look big in […]

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Uncovering Apple's darkest secrets…

It’s not all fun and games being an award-winning technology journalist, you know. Sometimes, you’ve got to get down and dirty with arm bending, secret car park meetings with unnamed “sources” and being chased by helicopters piloted by the mysterious forces of evil intent on stopping the truth being revealed, no matter who gets shot […]

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A media player that won't, and a pen that might…

A pair of different articles. I was remiss (OK, I was busy  rebuilding my office) in not plugging this week’s Hydrapinion column which went up yesterday: What’s next? A high tech pocket protector? “Maybe it’s just my non-musical talent speaking, but I’ve never felt the particular desire to draw a piano keyboard and have it […]

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