Apple’s new goodies

You or may not know that yesterday Apple announced some new gadgets for geeks like me to lust over and fritter all our cash on. Probably the biggest news was Apple’s foray into the mobile phone market: the iPhone. “What’s so special about a mobile phone?” you may ask. Well, nothing really, except Apple fans … Read this review…

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Every hard drive will fail at some point in its life

I have had two hard drives connected to my iMac — an 80Gb internal and a 250Gb external (via FireWire) — and yesterday my internal one died – one minute it was working fine, then it started making a noise and then about 30 seconds later it died. Fortunately I was able to simply install … Read this review…

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Time to get up … erm … help?

It has been just over three months since I took delivery of my all-singing-all-dancing-super-Ninja-shit-kicking bed … and now it’s broken. Bollocks. This morning I woke up at just past 9 o’clock, reached for the control, pressed the button to raise my legs and lay there for 5 or 10 minutes. When my back had eased … Read this review…

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I’ve mentioned my new bed on more than one occasion on here (what do you mean I haven’t shut up about it?) so I thought it was time to take a few pictures to show you its loveliness. Unfortunately, because of its size and where it is in my room (i.e. the middle) I couldn’t … Read this review…

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Griffin PowerMate

When N told me that she couldn’t think of a suitable present for my birthday, she suggested I buy something myself and she’d give me the money to pay for it, so I ordered a Griffin PowerMate. I read about the PowerMate back when I ordered my iMac some 17 months ago – I’d considered … Read this review…

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My first night

Whilst the bed seems to be a minor miracle of engineering, it’s not particularly comfortable – the mattress claims to be made of that “developed by NASA” memory foam stuff but it actually feels quite hard. Sure, it is made of foam but it’s certainly a far cry from the other examples of memory foam … Read this review…

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What to buy, what to buy

Whilst I was laid up in hospital, being waited on hand and foot by many lovely nurses (it’s a hard life …), I realised how much I missed being able to tinker with my computer. This came as no shock to me as someone who, given the chance, would spend far more time than is … Read this review…

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A new pair of cans

Very soon after getting my iPod it became painfully obvious that, whilst the Apple-supplied earphones sounded good, they were bloody uncomfortable and had a habit of falling out of my ear now and then. I put up with it for a couple of months but in the end it became far too annoying to continue … Read this review…

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Scroll, scroll, scroll, STOP!

There I am, minding my own business viewing the sights around the world as listed on Google Sightseeing and I begin to get annoyed as my shiny new Mighty Mouse seems to be malfunctioning. And then a pattern begins to emerge … It seems that I can happily scroll up and down to my heart’s … Read this review…

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iPod nano

After loads of rumours and speculation about a video iPod, Apple have released a new version of their ubiquitous MP3 player: the iPod nano. It’s as thin as a pencil, weighs a mere 42 grammes, boasts 14 hours of battery life and with enough space to store a thousand songs or 25 thousand photos, it’s … Read this review…

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