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Is Apple’s “App Store Small Business” Platform Really That Generous?

Apple overnight announced a drop for lower-earning app store developers, effectively halving its commission rate from the start of next year. That sounds like good…

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Does Super Mario Bros Game & Watch really need more games?

Super Mario Bros Game & Watch, Nintendo’s first Game & Watch in 29 years is now available — if you were lucky enough to score a pre-order — and already folks are hacking them and complaining that there’s simply not enough games on the unit to make it worthwhile. I think they’re missing the point.

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Posted in Personal

That whole Lizzies thing

So, I’m largely writing this to take my mind off the pending American election, which I’ve been spending far too much time watching, reading and…

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Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate

It’s going to be an interesting week ahead, especially if you follow US politics. This is somewhat fuelling what optimism I have. Also, just HOW…

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What Did Mobile Phones Look Like In The 1970s?

We absolutely take the idea of mobile phones for granted these days, but it really wasn’t that long ago that they were utterly experimental technology…

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Who’s got two thumbs and callouses on all his other typing fingers? THIS GUY!

I’ve been seriously busy this October, and as a result haven’t been updating around these parts with anywhere near the regularity that I really need to be. How busy, I hear you ask? This busy.

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Apple iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini Launch Impressions [Video]

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event was, as expected, a flurry of new iPhones and a new HomePod Mini speaker. Here’s my early thoughts about what Apple got right — and what it didn’t.

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Google Nest Audio Review [Video]

Google’s updated its baseline speaker — unless you count the Nest Mini 2nd Gen — with the promise of studio-quality audio at an astonishingly low price. How well does it live up to those claims?

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Apple teases 5G iPhone, what’s the future of 5G in Australia?: Vertical Hold Episode 299

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range…

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Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest: Vertical Hold ep 298

Telstra’s finally dipping its toes into the fixed 5G/NBN competitor space, but why? And what’s exciting — or less so — in Google’s new range of Pixel devices and Nest speakers?

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