I want a new mobile phone

I’ve had a SonyEricsson Z600 for nearly a year now and I’m bored with it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice enough ‘phone, it’s just that my needs have changed since I got it. It’s got most of the usual features of a modern phone – camera, colour screen, polyphonic ringtones etc. – but … Read this review…

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I like to think of myself as a hi-fi enthusiast – don’t get me wrong, I’m not some kind of nerd who’ll waffle on for hours about tweeters, woofers and valve amps, I just like a good sound. I would love to be able to hear the music as cleanly as possible, i.e. as close … Read this review…

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Me and my iPod

I got a 20GB iPod for Christmas and it’s super. I briefly considered an iPod Mini as I like small toys, but 4 times the storage for only 40GBP more was too much of a temptation to ignore. I won’t bother justifying myself to those of you who think Apple products are over-priced and consider … Read this review…

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web 2.0

Untapped Niche Markets

As Web 2.0 is becoming more entrenched with its user-created content, distributed through blogs, communities, and devices (iPods, cell phones etc..); services like Flickr, Del.icio.us, Digg, etc. have cornered their niche markets and have rapidly moved from being "startups" to "market leaders", with the power of new ‘social‘ phenomenon. As Web 2.0 matures further, markets … Read this review…

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Lucida is the new Arial

Arial has been around a very long time but Web 2.0 returned Arial back to its glory days and It spread like a virus through the typographic landscape. But now, Lucida (Grande) is the new Arial. Lucida is now everywhere, a side effect of Mac’s success. Lucida Grande Lucida Grande is a humanist sans-serif typeface … Read this review…

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Scam Alert: How PaisaPay EMI works

I recently purchased a Canon 550D camera using PaisaPay EMI facility. Key features of PaisaPay EMI* : Available on ICICI, HDFC and Citibank credit cards Payment can be done in 3 or 6 monthly installments No interest charged on EMI payments Instant online approval of loan amount No paperwork required No down payment required 3 … Read this review…

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Get better WiFi Speeds on iPhone 3G

Like everyone else, I was getting pathetic speeds (120kbps) from my 2mbps ADSL connection over WiFi, so I tweaked my router a bit and I get around 1.6mbps consistently now. Backup or write down your current settings first so you can revert back anytime. So, here’s what to change: Channel ID: Channel 9 (2452 Mhz) … Read this review…

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Move Word Back/Forward in Firefox (OS X)

StarryHope’s excellent KeyFixer for Firefox 2 (and here’s a patch for Firefox 3) fixes your Home/End keys. However, to make your text navigation more “Windows” like, you might want to also change your default modifier keys (Alt) for Move/Select a Word Left/Right to ‘Ctrl‘. Here’s how to do it: 1. Get the KeyFixer. 2. Load … Read this review…

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Included with Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X, are several new screen savers, one of which is a new effect for the standard “display your photos” screen saver. The previous version only had (as far as I remember) the standard ‘slideshow’ with gentle zooming and panning effects — the new version includes two … Read this review…

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Well, it’s been a little over three weeks since my last proper update so I’ve forced myself at fingers-looking-like-a-gun point to write another. If you’ve been paying attention you might remember that I’ve briefly mentioned before that I’m getting a new power-chair — things in my life that I look forward to have a habit … Read this review…

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