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Reflections on 23 years of tech writing

I swear it was just last week that I started working as a tech journalist. But it wasn’t, and over the years I figure I might have picked up on a thing or two.

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Reminder: Do not bite phone batteries. Like… ever.

Is that a reminder you really need? It seems so, at least according to online reports that purportedly show someone biting into a phone battery “to give it a little nibble”. A dangerous little nibble, really.

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January 2021: I’ve been busy(ish)

The start of the year in Australia is traditionally a less busy one for most offices… including mine. Here’s what I’ve been up to in writing, podcasts, video, radio and more in January 2021.

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What can you do with an original model iPad in 2021? [Video]

The original iPad was announced 11 years ago this week. Mine is still in working condition — pretty good condition, all things considered — so…

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The Apple iPad is 11 years old. Somehow, mine still works.

Apple’s rather iconic iPad is 11 years old as of today — and some of them are still going strong. Well… strong-ish, anyway.

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Will 2021 be the year foldable phones go mass-market?

With Samsung reportedly inking deals to sell foldable displays to a range of rival companies, could this be the turning point for foldables?

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Google’s adding EV recharge AI to Maps (but there’s a catch)

I’m rather keen to make my next car an electric vehicle, and Google’s just announced updates to Maps that should make it easier to manage range anxiety. If only there were better options in Australia for EVs overall…

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AI Jukebox: Fascinating, but not always great music

It’s all kinds of fascinating looking at what an AI jukebox can do… although it can be rather tragic when you tell an AI to turn its hand to songwriting.

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Apple updates iOS, tvOS and watchOS

If you’re an Apple fan with lots of gadgets, put some time aside for upgrades to iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, HomePod OS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3. What, did nobody tell the watchOS team that 14.4 was the number of the day?

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Plex Arcade: Plex is doing games now… but who wanted that?

Plex Arcade adds a bunch of classic Atari games to Plex’s popular media streaming service for a monthly fee. I’m not exactly sure who wants…

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