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Moan on Monday

Sep 03, 2012 No Comments

In which two monumentally wealthy companies go tit for tat in courtrooms around the world, Bruce Willis possibly sues Apple, a pirate has his collar felt, tablets proliferate and desperate hacks pay for 5-star reviews

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Linked in to 4 Years Jail

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

What naughty Anton did was set up a website – surfthechannel.com – that directed other miscreants to sites from where they could illegally download TV programmes and films. And that’s it. No one died.

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Aggregate Regurgitate

Aug 15, 2012 No Comments

In the Guardian on 13th August Emily Bell wrote about a court case in the US (Google v Oracle) in which the judge had ordered both parties to ‘disclose which writers they pay for consultancy or favourable opinions.’ Bell goes on the cite the case of Michael Arrington, founder of the Tech Crunch website, who invested in companies he wrote about.

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Beware Phone Scams!

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

Beware telephoning cold-callers who claim your PC is infected with a virus that only they can fix. They are scamming scum and deserve only your scorn.

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Chip and Pin-o-Phobia

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments

Before the Internet came along people with nothing better to do ‘pottered’. Old fogies who either weren’t interested or couldn’t be bothered spent their days doing mindless domestic chores. Many still do. ‘Surfing the Web’ sounds ever so swish but is it really any different from pottering? How much of what we do online is wasting time?

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QR Codes – what are they?

Jun 25, 2012 No Comments

Even though you might actively want information about a product, by scanning the QR code you establish a two-way connection with a third party which could then result in you being deluged with garbage you don’t want.

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Surface Tension

Jun 24, 2012 No Comments

Catastrophically late for the party yet again, Microsoft tries to muscle it’s way into the tablet market with Surface, a touchscreen with keyboard that is therefore, er, a laptop? Discuss.

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Fogey Friday 22nd June

Jun 23, 2012 No Comments

In which streaming initiates disc death, shelves torment a Fogey, Thomas Pynchon goes digital, a Blu-ray player opens up myriad new vistas streaming with audiovisual guff, Tom Tom navigates around Google and into Apple and BlackBerry learns to spell.

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Codgers in Cars

Apr 23, 2012 1 Comment

There are plenty of nervous drivers out there. Age is no barrier to being ditheringly hesitant. Equally there are plenty of self-righteous mummies who tear up suburban streets with their cargo of mewling brats utterly oblivious to the world outside their tinted windows

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Show Me the Money!

Apr 11, 2012 No Comments

TF has never been quite sure why so many desperate attention-seekers felt the need to share their sad little lives with the digital cosmos but now there’s cash to be made from a YouTube hit we totally understand.

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