Mobile Device convergence - is gaming on phone devices a step to far?
I am being terribly lazy and rather than write an article about Nokia, Apple and Sony's push for a mobile device that can effectively be used for communication and gaming, I have simply copied pasted the conversation that inspired it here:==========Karen Friar: hey--meant to ask you...what do you make of the rumours of a PlayStation Phone?
Tech for all ages?
With new budget/low power laptops targeting education sector and a younger and younger audience will tech gadgets soon replace the rattle and skipping rope for our next generation of children?Seems that last generation it wasn't uncommon for parents to have to get their 5year old to programme their VCR for them.
Vista Service Pack 1 (RC1 Refresh) upgrade
With many holding out on buying Vista until the first Service Pack it's really important to Microsoft to get it right with this release. I can't wait for the final buid so I've taken the gamble of installing the Service Pack 1 RC1 update although it is about 3 months from being finished.
Have Apple got it wrong with the iPhone?
At this year's dconstruct conference Peter Merholz explained how just packing more features is not a good way of evolving a design and how the iPod and Wii are examples of that. Not the most technically advanced or feature packed compared to rivals but got the user experience part right and is a success as a result.
Domain name scammers get sneakier
Long ago scammers discovered that they could trick domain name owners into paying grossly inflated fees for domains they already owned. They would send official looking letters to domain name owners telling them their domain name was about to expire and to pay immediately to avoid losing their precious web site address.
O2 Apple tariffs stretches the term ´fair use´
When O2 announced it's tariffs for the Apple iPhone they conveniently skipped over what they meant by unlimited data by saying that "it was subject to their fair use policy" that allowed upto 1400 internet pages per day to be viewed. What they don't tell you is that in O2s opinion each page would only be 4-5kb in size each as their limit is 200mb per month.
Dell runs out of...glass?
Users waiting on orders of laptops and PCs from Dell may wonder what is causing the unusually long delays for their systems to arrive.When I asked Dell what is causing lead times of up to a month I was advised they have shortages of some components such as the biometric fingerprint reader which has a 7 week waiting list.