You’ve been waiting patiently for the movie to finish production, and finally the lights go down low as the opening credits roll. The excitement and expectation is utterly palpable. There is complete silence and eyes are peeled. … And then the neighbours upstairs ruin the atmosphere by making a racket as the first lines […]

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So, we’ve reached the final part of our look at how the ‘log-in’ or ‘home’ [if you’re unregistered!] pages of the major social networking websites have changed, especially in their relation to being a shop window for the service that is membership of each particular website. We’ve looked at Twitter and Youtube, and at the […]

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So, in part one of my series charting how social networking sites have visibly changed (and the impact of these changes) over the past few years, we discussed Twitter, a website that was born-and-bred to be a social networking / communication site. In this edition, we’ll be looking at a website that wasn’t always heading […]

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I used to be a BlackBerry fan, but I’m ashamed to say that I jumped ship on them just before the rest of the world did. Despite using three of their devices in a row, Google’s Android held a lot of my OS envy, and in 2011, I purchased the absolutely awesome Xiaomi Mi 2. […]

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Those who have read some of my previous work know that I’ve not always been a huge admirer of Apple. While their products have always been incredibly beautifully designed, I’ve always found them to be quite restrictive. Last year, however, my Asus Transformer TF101 gave up the ghost, and I was rendered tablet-less for weeks […]

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For a few years, I’ve been highly critical of the programming that’s available on TV. It appears that every channel appears to be completely full of poorly-written and shoddily-acted crap that people would only want to watch if they had scraped the bottom of the barrel in terms of boredom or procrastination. Given that I’m […]

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A bit of background… [If you’ve read my unboxing post, you can probably skip this bit] Because I’ve got a new [actually, it’s not so new anymore] job in the city*, I’ve got to take the tube to work. I’ve decided that I want to get back into reading, and because most of my commutes […]

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Recently, I’ve taken up a new job in the city of London. As I live in the outskirts of London [so far north west, in fact, that they forgot to give my town a north-west postcode], this means that every day involves a 40-60 minute commute on the tube. As a result of the official […]

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