Technology

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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The return of the curse of the blu-ray player

So my last piece on blu-ray was an admiration for the beauty of hi-def loveliness, coupled with some ranting about being ‘forced’ *cough* to buy blu-rays over DVDs. I warn you, today’s post is just a rant… This is the story of how I ended up accidentally-on-purpose buying myself a brand new Blu-ray home cinema…

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The curse of the Blu-ray player

For years I have wanted a blu-ray player and I was lucky enough to get one for my 22nd birthday. Since then, however, I have been put under the Curse of the Blu-ray player, which manifests itself in an inability to purchase DVDs. Don’t get my wrong – I’m well aware that one of the…

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E-mail: Is it really the end?

I saw in the news yesterday that the head of one of Europe’s largest IT services companies is going to ban staff from sending each other emails. According to them, e-mails waste time and are outdated. Instead he wants them to use an instant messaging and a Facebook-style interface. So something far more social, less…

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