Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

I queued for 6+ hours to be one of the first to buy an iPad 2 in the UK on Friday 25th March. Waiting itself was a more pleasurable experience than I had anticipated. The company was good and the atmosphere fun. We were of course ridiculed by passers by (who would probably not hesitate […]

The third beta of iOS 4.2 for iPad is now in the hands of developers. Here are a few initial observations… 1. Some of the more taxing animations (e.g., app switching), are smoother and glitch free. 2. The sound preferences bug has been squashed. However, a new one has been introduced. iBooks will no longer […]

Recently I was able to get some hands on time with an iPad running the first beta of iOS 4.2. Here are some initial observations… 1. Folders are a god send. 6 pages of apps can easily be condensed down to a more manageable two home screens. Whereas under iOS 3.2 I am much more […]

A fantastic yet troubling article that details the battle against Conficker, surely one of the cleverest pieces of malware yet written. A worm that lays dormant on millions of Windows PC’s, silently awaiting instructions from its creator years after it was first discovered. The Enemy Within

This man really cares about the details…

For many years I have suffered at the hands of the standard UK power plug. Bulky and unweildy, it makes a mockery of any attempt to travel light. I have yet to find a notebook case that copes well with the size and shape of it. As laptops become slimmer its design failings only become […]

Following the end of O2’s exclusivity deal with Apple for UK distribution of the iPhone, the company has begun to offer an unlocking service to customers.    Customers tied into pay monthly contracts with O2 can unlock at any time free of charge. However, they are still obliged to continue paying the monthly tariff until […]