Rupert Goodwins

Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

Latest Posts

Having Chrome 10 Flash problems?

Just got an email from a reader saying "Are you guys aware of the disaster that Google's Chrome 10 is rapidly developing into? I haven't seen any publicity about it as yet.

March 14, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Aircraft Wi-Fi fears won't fly

There's nothing the world likes more than a good radiation scare. Mobile phone health panics are quiet at the moment — which could be permanent, like the microwave oven cancer flap that went into spontaneous remission and stayed there.

March 10, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins

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Windows Phone 7 apps: an open and shut case

We know that Microsoft stares hungrily at Apple's success, if only because the CEO doth complain too much. And a practical result of envy is flattery of the highest form: not only does Microsoft now have a Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, a la App Store (well, who doesn't?

February 18, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins


Apple vs Android: drawback becomes advantage

As the Android platform overhauls Symbian as the world's most popular smartphone operating system, it's also taken over from the PC as the focus of tech partisans and their illiberal debates. It's great fun to stand on the sidelines of the Apple vs Google wars and watch enthusiasts from both camps throw dignity and reason to the wind in co-dependent trollism.

February 4, 2011 by Rupert Goodwins