Charlie Osborne

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

Latest Posts

Podcast: Can Silverlight be the Flash killer?

I put forward the question to semi-regular visitor on here, Dan Wood, who's appeared in a post or two and a podcast some months ago. With Silverlight being pushed out by Microsoft every way possible, with links on every Microsoft web page and in Windows Live Essentials, it's like they are desperate for the world to see it.

January 11, 2009 by


Windows 7: "Device Stage" and hardware productivity

"Device Stage" and the next generation of "Device Manager" will be an integral part of Windows 7, as well as busy students who connect devices left right and centre. Whether it will be your Xbox, or connecting to a printer in the library to print out that 2,500 word essay, Device Stage will be your customised, simple interface in using that device.

January 9, 2009 by


Microsoft shows nothing new at CES

It has to be said, Microsoft has shown us nothing new, interesting, or even slightly exciting at this years CES show in Las Vegas. I watched the first half hour or so of the live feed; Microsoft's keynote and opportunity to show off a few things.

January 8, 2009 by


The next generation Apple

Apple has been running on thin ice for a while, and with false reports that Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, didn't help things much either. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs is perfectly fine and in good-(ish) health, and the annual Macworld Expo is under way.

January 5, 2009 by


Mind blowing delivery of Identity 2.0

My friend Steve Clayton, long time employee of Microsoft and general geek genius, posted a video which really blew my mind. The delivery of this "presentation" by Dick Hardt, who recently joined the corporation, is unique in style, and will draw you in, like some crack addict being tempted with a chocoloate fudge brownie.

January 2, 2009 by