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Is Apple’s UK iPad Pricing Taking The P***?

As Apple say on their site ‘an unbelievable price’. 'Unbelievably frigging steep’ was my first thought on seeing what the much hyped iPads will be sold for in the UK from 28th May (pre-orders are now open)… At first blush it looks like they’re massively...

iPhone 4G Coming on 7th June

The press release below just came out of Apple HQ and judging from the annual cycle of product releases that has developed over recent years this is where we’ll see the new iPhone, a prototype of which was dropped in a bar in California...

My Interview In Front Magazine

The guys at Front Magazine - myspace.com/frontmag - asked me a few questions and it’s in the mag which is out on news stands now!

Tech Disappointments of 2010

OK, so here we are, well into 2010. A well-used date in the science fiction of the mid twentieth century, by which time we would be zipping between space ports, taking one-second ion showers in the morning and generally looking pretty sodding slick. It...

Thought Shower: Is the web a democracy or a meritocracy?

After a pub conversation the other night where various parties were espousing their views on the web and its democratic nature I argued that the web isn’t democratic at all, that in fact it’s meritocratic. This seemed to hold up for about a minute...

All About Chatroulette

Heard of Chatroulette? If not, you undoubtedly will very soon. It’s the first big internet craze to come to prominence in 2010 and it’s a surprising one. To the girl in this screengrab - I’m sure you’ll never read this, but sorry for using your...

Google Buzz – Review

Phew, so the hype following yet another Google product release is starting to settle. Having had a good play with it on my iPhone here are some initial thoughts: The initial experience of entering buzz.google.com into your iPhone browser is good. Like all iPhone versions...

The internet is full of rubbish…?

In a charity shop recently I overheard a conversation involving a scruffy internet-phobic man in his fifties, whose ambivelence towards modernity clearly extended to hot water and shower gel. He said that trying to wade through the abyss of crap on the internet was...

Vodafone’s Twitter Account Hijacked With Obscenity

‘About an hour ago’ Vodafone UK’s corporate Twitter account sent out the message “@VodafoneUK: is fed up of dirty homo’s and is going after beaver”. They deleted the tweet shortly afterwards and have spent the last hour sending out a constant stream of apologies insisting...

My Two Conclusions on Apple’s iPad

1. Its success will rely on the apps that developers make for it. They’ve been given the SDK so many are hard at work to have apps out for the March launch. If the iPhone’s history is anything to go by there will be some...