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Reading on the iPad is fantastic

June 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Reading on the iPad is fantastic. I don’t care what other people have said, I just know that after using it for a fortnight, I can tell that it’s changed the way I’ll read forever.
I used to spend several hours a day in front of my iMac at home, using a combination of Google Reader [...]

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Some thoughts on Apple

March 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

My current desktop is a 2006 iMac – the first generation of Intel desktops, with a Core Duo 2.0ghz processor and ATI X1600 card. Strip away the numbers, and what you get is a computer that still handles everyday tasks like watching videos and browsing the web with perfect ease. Unfortunately, when it comes to [...]

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How many seconds?

July 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’ve heard it said that the iPhone has inferior features to other phones. On paper, there is some substance to this. Compared to the flagship products of Nokia and HTC, the iPhone lacks:

a high megapixel camera (competing phones usually have 3-5 megapixels compared to the iPhone’s 2 MP camera)
video recording ability
video calling ability
Instant Messaging (although [...]

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Infuriating Windows

February 28th, 2005 · No Comments

The iPod Shuffle may be a fine product, but iTunes for Windows certainly isn’t. I use iTunes on my PowerBook for all of my music and like the vast majority of users, I love it. When I was still studying at Oxford, I spent many hours listening to other students’ Shared Music and when I [...]

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The iPod Shuffle, in use

February 28th, 2005 · 3 Comments

A review of the iPod Shuffle, with a focus on running.

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January 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Like the rest of the Faithful, I kept a weather eye on my computer a few days ago during the MacWorld SF expo. The Mac Mini is a friendly little computer which I think will do very well in the next few months, mostly by word of mouth. It has the right balance of features, [...]

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A certain kind of class

June 4th, 2004 · 1 Comment

One of the unexpected benefits of entering the Apple community is that it introduces you to all sorts of interesting people. I’ve already met several people at college – none of them particularly technologically-oriented or solely male – who have come up to me and said, ‘You’ve got a Mac, right?’. I’m not entirely sure [...]

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It’s a Musical MacWorld

January 7th, 2004 · No Comments

I was inclined to write off yesterday’s MacWorld keynote by Steve Jobs as a total disappointment; no significantly new hardware was announced and the mini iPod is overpriced. The new iLife suite is an real improvement, but I won’t get to see the software any time soon. For some reason, the UK educational pricing knocks [...]

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For everything else…

November 25th, 2003 · 1 Comment

iBook G4 800mhz: £750
Airport Extreme card: £70
Bluetooth module: £30
Watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with friends on a two hour coach journey along the M25 in the rain: Priceless
There are some things computers can’t do. For everything else, there’s Apple.
(Oh yeah, and I heard you can do work on these things as well…)

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Facts and things

November 21st, 2003 · 3 Comments

Facts from around the world!
In South Africa, they use the same word for ‘demonstration’ and ‘riot’, according to a friend from Cape Town who was alarmed to read about the mass ‘riots’ taking place in London for Bush’s visit.
In Australia, when the public transport workers go on strike, they don’t go home. Instead, they go [...]

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