Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

Essential? – I Think Not

I received an email today from Nokia which had the strapline: Essential Apps for your Lumia: Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Perhaps it’s just me, what with my hardening arteries, old age and all that, but “Essential”? – I think not. … Continue reading

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A Camera With A Phone Attached

I dabble in photography, but I’d hesitate to call myself a photographer. Nevertheless, I invested in a Canon EOS 300D back in 2005, and replaced it with a Canon EOS 450D in 2008. Along with the cameras came investment in … Continue reading

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“Play to” and Windows 8.1

Back in the distant days of 2009, Microsoft introduced a feature called “Play to” into its new operating system, Windows 7. Play to, so Microsoft claimed: makes it easy to stream music, video, and photos from your computer to other … Continue reading

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Nothing Can Go Wrong…

…go wrong…go wrong… I was reminded of the old joke about the fully automated system when I looked at Microsoft’s web page for the pre-ordering of Surface Pro 2. Half is in Dutch, the other half is in Portuguese. It … Continue reading

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When All Else Fails…

…change the cable. A few days ago, my Nokia Lumia 800 phone suddenly refused to connect to my PC for synchronising. I’d plug it in, but nothing would happen – Windows would not react to the connection, the Zune software … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down

Just to follow up on my post about Microsoft Surface for a moment, I do think we live in interesting times. Peter Bright, over at Ars Technica, has a good article on the impact on OEMs of Microsoft entering the … Continue reading

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Some People Just Don’t Grok It

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it would be entering the Tablet market with two models of its own. I’ll come back to them later, but first, I must say that I’m struck by the continuing negative press that Windows 8 continues … Continue reading

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