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Can one device really do everything?

Can one device really do everything?

Apparently, the end is nigh for Apple’s iPod. I find this surpring. Yes, I know that the modern smartphone is often not much smaller than a small tablet, it makes calls, plays music, and you can read books on them…

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Trial of the iPad

I’ve always been skeptical, ever since its launch, of the iPad. That said it appears to be proving to be popular and so when the opportunity came to give one a roadtest, I decided to give it an open mind….

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Forced Isolation

So last week, we had a holiday; the original staycation. On the Saturday we cleaned the house, got the shopping in and cleaned out the animals ready to leave our normal lives and go on holiday, from home, going to…

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To upgrade, or Not To Upgrade?

I am now eligible for a free upgrade of my mobile. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, as the battery isn’t quite what it was on my own, and it can be sometimes a bit slow to start…

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A whole New box

Last night, all the Humax boxes that I know of (Emma has one, her dad, my parents, my brother…), updated themselves over the airwaves, down that funny little old-fashioned aerial thingy. And what an update? As well the addition of…

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The future is closer…

Fingers crossed, and touching wood, my laptop has been behaving itself since the hard disk related glitches and the Dell support call of last week. Which is good, because at only 2½ years old, I really don’t want to upgrade…

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Additionally…

…it seems that when in my pocket, my mobile phone – a Motorola V3i – is at precisely the same height as the granit work top in the kitchen, and thus I have mashed my third front glass in as…

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The facebook phenomenon

I have been (comparatively) late in coming to the phenomenon that is facebook. But now everyone seems to be on it, and what’s more everyone seems to be on it all the time. It’s essentially got the same buzz about…

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Geeky toys (continued)

After recent laptop adventures, I have been prompted to be better at the whole ‘backups’ thing. The thing is my photography habit is literally eating disk space. I am down to my last slither of free space on the ‘puter,…

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Computer geekery, a performance art?

The very nice man from Dell has just left are spending barely half an hour with me. He had with him a new screen and graphics card to replace, starting off with another quick go at diagnostics, he quickly moved…

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The Eleventh Day of Advent

After reading through various forum posts around on the web about how to burn programmes recorded on my Humax Digibox to dvd and failing miserably to even understand them, I have finally come across the the definitive and easiest and…

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New toy, imminent

I ordered one of these last night to replace my, now ailing, iRiver. Two year’s faithful service, and it’s still going. That’s the problem, you can’t stop it going…! Edit: Hanging around the dabs.com site reveals that my order is…

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Edit: shepline is semi-digital

Well it seems that my Digifusion box is faulty. I haven’t spoken to the helpline yet (‘cos they’re not open at weekends) but it’s definitely not behaving as it ought (my brother has a similar model so he’s been guiding…

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shepline goes digital

My Digifusion box arrived today, and now, to complement the wireless internet access in my house, the abode is filled with a whole new set of digital channels. Just how many of them I’ll ever watch we have yet to…

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9548 Emails!!

That’s right, nine thousand, five hundred and forty-eight unread emails when I got to work this morning! Well, I say this morning, but it was nearly the end of the morning by the time I had got into work after…

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