Archive for June 2013

Sony bites back

So the war between Microsoft and Sony has kicked off at this year’s 3 conference and the opening round appears to be battle of the consoles – between Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated Xbox One and Sony’s mysterious PlayStation 4. The two main fights at the moment are about the price tag and the ability to share…

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iOS 7 – first look disappointment

So Apple announced the iOS 7 update at last night’s WWDC opening keynote and I have to say I am seriously disappointed. One of the beautiful things about Apple’s interface designs has always been the human element (the leather, paper, wood effects etc) and this new look is just so flat and non-descript it’s as…

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Behind the Candelabra – surprisingly entertaining

When Boyfriend suggested that he and I should go to see Behind the Candelabra this weekend, I was skeptical. I’d seen trailers, which looked okay, and I’m a big fan or Mr Matt Damon. But this isn’t the usual type of film that I go out to see. And certainly not at the cinema. But…

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Kindle ads

Waiting at the station today I saw the latest kindle paperwhite adverts. Even though I already have a kindle, I was struck by something. They don’t make me want a kindle. They just make me want to have a bikini body and two weeks on a remote island. Preferably entirely in a hammock. So really…

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Xbox One vs Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror

I’ve been reading up on Microsoft’s new Xbox – the Xbox One – and a story that came out this week is a tad alarming. According to a new patent application, the console will track what users watch on TV, but also reward them for watching adverts. Did anyone else watch Black Mirror a couple…

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