The Predictable Consequence of Predicting Predictability

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments

These fruity geek love-ins are the only occasions (aside from cock-ups such as their mapping software debacle) Apple speaks. The rest of the time they keep very quiet. A spokesperson for Apple is never available for comment. It’s a sensible, productive strategy but somewhat ironic, given that Apple products are designed to facilitate our being social media blabbermouths.

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Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

While some tech is very fine, some is utter shite. More often these days we find ourselves thinking, ‘What’s the f***ing point of that?’ rather than, ‘Isn’t that wonderful.’

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Totally Toilet, Toto

May 19, 2013 No Comments

This Fogey is at that life stage where incidental pleasures assume ever greater significance, especially if they can be enjoyed privately and often. Which is where a Washlet comes into its own.

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Apple of My i

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

Now imagine a 50-inch iPad with gesture and voice recognition that both work beautifully. Being Apple, it will look stunning. Its operating system will initiate a rustling deep in your nethers and there will be so much to watch that you actually want to watch, you will permanently confine to couch and die thereon, joyfully, of malnutrition. No one will care what the iTV costs; everyone will want one.

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Pogue Knows

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

David Pogue is something of a hero at Fogey Central and we’ve said as much before

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Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

Tech Fogey isn’t a news site. We could pretend to be. God knows there’s enough mouthpieces out there convinced they have something really important to say. Right now, all news on whichever medium – TV, radio, online, print – is an aggregation of a constant avalanche from more sources – both on and off-line – than a sane person could count.

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Phones 4 U and U and U
and some blurb about Summly

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

TF has been a bit quiet in the ‘pouring lukewarm scorn on tech innovation’ stakes. Stuff’s been happening but stuff’s always happening. We just developed soul-sapping ennui when confronted with the current crop of stuff.

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FOGEY 5 Tablets

Mar 22, 2013 No Comments

Few punters and even fewer tech-sayers saw the tablet boom coming even after the dawn of the iPad. Smartphones, yes, but not so much the larger swipey, jabby, tappy tabs. Who needs an iPad? They’re just toys. Like laptops and netbooks but not as useful.

Nobody knows anything.

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Nokia 105 – the Perfect Fogey Phone

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments

A very basic, very cheap mobile phone with a battery that lasts a very long time. Fogies of the world, rejoice!

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One for All and All for One

Feb 25, 2013 1 Comment

Pay up and pay for the game. If you want to watch the best TV and listen to music you actually enjoy it’s going to cost. But how much is too much?

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