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Phones and Aftercare

Posted by on April 21, 2013 at 9:09 am

A few tweets this morning over on twitter.com/mr_vpw this morning got me thinking about Mobile Phone reliability. It was triggered by Adam Stone (better known to some as @rokkster) commenting that he had been into the Apple Store with a faulty iPhone which had been replaced on the spot – leaving him satisfied with the […]

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga – a week on…

Posted by on December 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Having now had an ideaPad Yoga for a week or so, I thought I’d share my views on it and how it works, alongside the Windows RT Operating System it comes with.¬†First a bit of background… My original purpose for buying one was that I wanted a device that was better than a tablet – […]

Windows RT: Perhaps the Game Developer missed the point…

Posted by on December 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

There are a few articles appearing online focusing on the fate of a games developer who has ported a game that has been popular on the iOS and Android platforms but which has “only made ¬£52 in the first week” on the Windows RT platform. The developer says he’s not going to develop for the […]

Which Gadgets?

Posted by on March 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

As a self confessed gadget person, I’ve spent many years trying to find the right gadgets for me – the ones that just work, do what I want and let me enjoy the technology I have. While I’ve long since realised the ultimate goal is just too demanding, in recent months I’ve made great progress […]

“New” Facebook is actually much better…

Posted by on September 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

For the past 24-48 hours there has been a lot of moaning about the changes Facebook have made to the layout. Now I don’t really understand what all the fuss is about, except that it seems any change annoys people. Maybe they didn’t bother to review the initial intro that told you what is happening, […]

How long will it take? When will it be fixed?

Posted by on August 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

As many of the people I interact with daily will know, I am working on a wide range of initiatives at present designed to strengthen our services to customer, a project which stretches well beyond the obvious aspects of the products themselves. One area I am tackling at the moment is improving the general interactions […]

Why the Exeter BID didn’t work (and shouldn’t!)

Posted by on July 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

For those who don’t know, Exeter (where my IT Business is based) has recently been part of a campaign to establish a “BID” (Business Improvement District). Essentially what happens is that an extra levy is added to Business Rates, collected by the council they take an admin fee (except in the first year I think), […]

More deathcries from Nokia

Posted by on July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

So Nokia once again declare that life is tough for them, posting a massive loss (which apparently is only the 2nd time in 19 years…), but why? It’s really quite simple. Nokia is out of touch. Its current product lineup is inadequate to meet the demands (not needs) of consumers today. They’re using horribly out […]

Ford Focus, helping enforce the most basic of rules…

Posted by on April 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

There’s something pretty cool about the new Ford Focus. It’s still a fairly sane choice of car for general family and run around use if you want something reliable, but in the latest version it has some crazy features to make driving easier (or at least thats the idea). Most of them I’m not too […]

Why Nokia can’t get it right.

Posted by on April 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Before I start, let me make it clear that I like Nokia. I have owned, and continue to own a good number of the products they sell and in many ways wouldn’t look elsewhere. However they are increasingly (and sadly) getting it wrong at very grass roots levels – and it wouldn’t take much to […]