Why I don’t love the iPhone 4

My iPhone 3G contract ended in February, almost six months ago, and I’ve been very much looking forward to the launch of the new iPhone 4 from Apple. There’s been a lot of hype about the reception issues in certain conditions, but I don’t want to go into that here, it’s been covered enough elsewhere. […]

Microsoft elbowing themselves onto the One Laptop Per Child project

Microsoft is working to adapt a basic version of XP so that it is compatible with the nonprofit One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation’s small green-and-white XO laptop. The OLPC machine uses low-powered technology with limited processing power, no Hard Drive, and little memory but has a target price of $100 per laptop to enable […]

Using the Apple iPod Nano and the Nike+ pedometer

I need exercise. Well, OK, we all need exercise, but not everyone needs it like I do. I’m medically obese (but only 1 Kg away from not being!) and a Type 2 diabetic. So exercise is more important to me as it helps me to control my blood sugar levels, reduce my weight, and fight […]

How I’m winning my War on Diabetes

A little while ago I wrote my piece on the dietary regime I’ve been following to combat Diabetes. I was diagnosed with the condition on 15th April 2007 and spent a week in hospital. Since then I’ve been trying to live as healthily as possible, and it’s had a marked effect on my life. For […]

That other computing Monopoly

A lot has been written about Microsoft and it’s stranglehold over desktop and office systems, and rightly so as that company has shown they do not use their monopoly power ethically. They claim to be innovators, but their latest Operating System, Microsoft Vista, is no more than a copy of Apple’s OS X – it […]

Will your finger touch Steve Jobs’ back-side touch-surface?

I just love this. Apple has brought out a new iPod patent that encourages people to touch their back-side touch-surface with a finger!!! Schoolboy humour it may be, but it highlights a wonderful disconnect between American English and British English, as well as identifying just how humourous cross-cultural relations can be. First it was Microsoft […]