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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Waste even more time with your iPhone

17 February 2009  |  2266 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While waiting at Kennington station this morning (imagine my usual rant here about how crap the Northern Line is these days) I had time to look at the free newspaper. In fact I had time to read War and Peace. Or write it. There was a full page ad for the iPhone - describing a few popular apps available to download. Well - I thought I'd share the o...

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Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2138 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Had to check the date - nope - not April 1st. It seems the good folk from Redmond are going to open Microsoft-branded stores to create a "deeper engagement" with consumers and they've recruited David Porter as corporate vice president, who has previously worked at Dreamworks and Wal-Mart. This raises all sorts of interesting questions....

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Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2528 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I stumbled across this video today which I think perfectly encapsulates the Apple philosophy. Nice to see cutting edge design taken beyond even the iPhone. Now if you'll excuse me I have to pop to ...

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updated - Nine million PCs compromised - it gets worse....

19 January 2009  |  2262 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Downadup aka Conficker is a rather nasty worm which attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The infection rate is going through the roof according to researchers at F-Secure. The figures are so...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Does Windows slow down of its own accord?

14 January 2009  |  4076 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

I read this piece about "code rot" this morning. Curious. Every Windows PC I have ever owned has seemed to get slower as time goes by - and that includes servers. Sometimes defragging the d...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Need a new PC? Make do and mend.

11 December 2008  |  1912 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A couple of weeks ago a friend called me, worried that after clicking on a link in an email seemingly via Facebook from a friend she knew, "some virus thing came up" and the PC was now real...

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New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2715 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Commenting on news and features We've made it quicker and easier to comment on the news. You still need to be a full community member to comment, but you now have a choice: Comments - quick and si...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3626 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may be aware I do occasionally suffer from Internet shopping hand, a condition whereby I lose control of my mouse hand and click on the BUY NOW button. It's even worse on the iPhone apps store....

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Vista slow to boot up? You could always sue your employer

20 November 2008  |  1662 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The first thing I do when I get to work is switch my PC on. I then go and make a cup of tea and usually on my return it's ready to do something useful. It seems I am fortunate. Workers in some majo...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Share your favourite after hours haunts with us!

17 November 2008  |  2354 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Can it really be that long since I posted my first blog - this review of the Black Friar? Apparently so - not far off two years! How time flies when you're having fun. Well we've been threatening ...

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