Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Windows Mobile: it drove me to insanity

Whichever idiot, or set of idiots who thought up the idea of rivalling Palm to create a handheld version of Windows, should be taken outside to a quiet corner of the campus and shot. I have had the "luxury" of spending two weeks with a Windows Mobile phone, the HTC Touch Pro and I have no enjoyed it.

January 26, 2009 by


3G broadband: students outside the house

Behind the scenes, we ZDNet bloggers discuss many-a-topic to keep our minds rolling; sharing ideas, links and stories - you get the idea. A post written the other day on the Between the Lines blog got me thinking about mobile and home broadband, with ties to my post earlier in the week.

January 25, 2009 by


University students sends city of Canterbury to the dial-up age

With three universities, two colleges and multiple schools all arriving back at their desks at the same point in time, especially the migration of students flocking back to the city, has left my home, the historic city of Canterbury, with crawling broadband speeds.I don't often write Doomsday or "oh crap, it's the end of the world" posts which depict destruction, death to many and widespread panic.

January 21, 2009 by