David Long David

<p>Professional Web Designer/Producer/Developer currently working at BSkyB </p>

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New Ubuntu out tomorrow

New Ubuntu out tomorrow

With the new Ubuntu coming out tomorrow and looking like it will be the best and most user-friendly free Linux release to date is it time to make the switch over?I have dabbled only briefly with various Linux distros and can hardly say I've given it a fair chance.

April 23, 2008 by in After Hours

Tech for all ages?

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.

April 8, 2008 by in After Hours

ReadyBoost or ReadyDrag

ReadyBoost or ReadyDrag

There has been a lot of mixed feedback on Vista's ReadyBoost feature. Some say they have noticed significant performance boosts, some no seeing any real difference and others finding a drop in performance.

February 15, 2008 by in After Hours

Vista Service Pack 1 (RC1 Refresh) upgrade

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.

January 15, 2008 by in After Hours

Have Apple got it wrong with the iPhone?

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.

November 14, 2007 by in After Hours

Domain name scammers get sneakier

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.

October 29, 2007 by in After Hours

O2 Apple tariffs stretches the term ´fair use´

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.

October 18, 2007 by in After Hours

Dell runs out of...glass?

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.

October 11, 2007 by in After Hours

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