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iPhone 7

Expected Release: Autumn 2016 The strange design decisions at Apple, post-Jobs, have continued to confound even the most loyal of Apple’s customer base. Nowhere is this reflected more than in their flagship product – the iPhone. Hopefully, however, after lens-gate, … Continue reading

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Apple Keyboards and Adapting to Mac OS X

I bought myself an Apple wireless keyboard a few weeks ago in preparation for the day when my twenty-plus year-old mechanical, “clicky” keyboard (an Amstrad IBM Model M knock-off) eventually gives up the ghost. The Apple is mechanical too, though … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: #Apple, #iOS, #iPhone5s and Reebok Classics

With the iPhone 5s on its way, here’s a list of things that I think are still wrong with the iPhone, based on about a year-and-a-half of heavy iPhone 4s usage: The old metal edges were pointlessly slippery, but at … Continue reading

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.tek: WWDC 2013 Videos #Apple

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.tek: Woe, Woe and Thrice Woe: Installing Windows on a Late 2012 Model Mac Mini With Boot Camp #tech #apple

Apple hardware running as it was meant to: with DOS(Box)! Norton Commander: …AND Gabriel Knight: I bought the cheapest Mac Mini from PC World a few days ago to replace my horribly underpowered, top-of-the-range HP NetBook.  And (shock-horror), the thing … Continue reading

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.tek: #Apple Maps #App Vs #Google #Maps for IOS: You Both Still Suck! #tech

I downloaded and tested the new Google Maps for IOS against Apple’s own Maps app and, guess what?  (Ironic fanfare etc…), they both still suck.  Mightily.  Of course, presumably unlike my richer and fatter (metaphorically speaking guys- don’t get your … Continue reading

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.tek: @BBCWatchdog @Ofcom @CPWTweets @cpwcares WARNING: Car Phone Warehouse #UK #iPhones Lock On 1st Use!

The Great Car Phone Warehouse Rip Off – If you are in the UK, DO NOT buy a full-priced, SIM-free iPhone from Car Phone Warehouse because once you insert a SIM, the phone will lock to that network permanently. Car … Continue reading

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#iPhone4S #Photography: #Curepipe, #Bagatelle, Trou Aux Cerfs, #Mauritius

Busy again, just a photo posting (smalls pics here linked to hi-res pics on my Flickr page). Mum, dad and me at the recent Skyfall Indpedendent/Matinal event at Bagatelle and what the hell is wrong with my teeth? (NB/ Thanks … Continue reading

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.tek: #QC/#Testing of #Gadgets Awful: #Amazon #Apple #Microsoft #Surface #tech #rant @apple @microsoft @amazon

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Problems with an unevenly lighted display.  Reported at CNet and Techcrunch. IOS 6 and 6.0.1 – WiFi-connection problems, though honestly WiFi problems have been a free feature of my iPad2 and iPhone 4S since IOS 4.3.3.  … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Catchup Edition: Windows 8, Surface, iPads, Nexus and Fire

What an exciting few weeks it has been for geeky news!  Microsoft finally unleashed both Windows 8 and its Surface RT tablet, Apple released a smorgasbord of hardware updates along with the dinky iPad Mini and both the Google Nexus … Continue reading

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,tek: YouTube Trawl: #Batman, #Katniss & Jack #IOS6 #Apple #Maps

Doh

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TechieTalk: #iPhone 5 and Other Updates

Apple heralded a slew of hardware and software updates at their press event yesterday. iPhone 5 (available from September 21 in the UK) – The biggest announcement of the event was the unveiling of the long awaited iPhone 5. The … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Roy is Back In Tech Toy Town Wearing Rant-Pants

Hasn’t it been such a long, long time since we talked tech toys?  Remember that Teddy Roosevelt quote about walking “softly with a big stick”?  Today I think the “softly” part needs to be dropped and this week I’m striding … Continue reading

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.tek: Free iPhone SatNav App Waze Reviewed

Easily digestible review for the ADHD challenged: Waze app (IOS) – Tested route from Cartersmead Close in Horley to B&Q Crawley (UK). Pros:  Easy to find route, gives alternatives, spoken turn-by-turn fine, no stupid Mr.Bean UK Siri voice.  Free! Cons:  … Continue reading

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.tek: Review: Griffin Aircurve Play- Passive iPhone Amp/Stand

Just snagged this on sale at Tescos for £6.97 today. It’s a passive amplifier/stand for the iPhone 4/4s.  Griffin make some amazing and ridiculously grandiose claims on their web site about how the thing “is based on some very advanced … Continue reading

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The New iPad (Yes, that's what they are calling it)

Just a little while ago Apple released their latest and greatest tablet, they’re simply calling it “the new iPad”.  As usual the news will be greeted with the usual rabid fanaticism by Apple fans, but is it actually any good? … Continue reading

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