Author: David Artiss

The iPad – fitting a role that doesn’t exist? 0

The iPad – fitting a role that doesn’t exist?

I can see the attraction of a tablet PC (which, no matter how they try and dress it up, is all the iPad is) but all Apple have done is dress theirs up with their funky phone OS and a quality touch screen. None-the-less, because of the drum banging and ceremony that goes with an Apple launch, BBC feel the need to allow people to submit their comments. My favourite is this… Apple never just produces ‘gadgets’; they engineer solutions...

WordPress for Android 0

WordPress for Android

WordPress have announced the release of the WordPress for Android App. According to WordPress… The initial release has focused on giving you the ability to manage your blog while on the go. Features include the ability to: Configure and manage multiple blogs Comment moderation including the ability to reply to comments Create and Edit Posts including categories, tags and photos Create and Edit Pages Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar I was using wpToGo, which had...

Clearing all data from the Nokia N95 1

Clearing all data from the Nokia N95

As I said I would, I’m selling my Nokia N95 to one of the many “we’ll buy your old mobile” sites1. However, first, I had to remove all my personal data from it. There is an option in the settings to reset it to factory settings but that leaves the data behind. After some searching I found the answer. So, here’s what to do… Connect your Nokia to your PC and format the removable drive (FAT32 flavour) Disconnect and type...

What they don’t tell you about Android & the HTC Hero 1

What they don’t tell you about Android & the HTC Hero

Before I bought my Hero, research highlighted a few things that I suspect (and, indeed, looking at forums I know this is the case) many first-time users won’t realise at the time of purchase. What I’m not so sure about is where the dividing line is between T-Mobile, HTC and Android, so some of this information may only be relevant to one of these. Or a combination. So, in no order what-so-ever, here’s my list of what you need to...

HTC Hero – my early thoughts 0

HTC Hero – my early thoughts

I’ve now had my HTC Hero (AKA T-Mobile G2 Touch) since yesterday, so thought I’d give an update on my initial impressions and thoughts. There were a few initial issues but these were all related to my network provider, rather than the fault of the phone – my data connection didn’t work (T-Mobile had to resend my settings) and I couldn’t access the Android Marketplace (this is because it may contain content for over 18’s so you have to override...

Steve Jobs with iPad 0

The Apple iPad – my views

So, the Apple iPad has been announced after months – and months – of speculation. Many people were expecting some exciting name, with it often being referred to as a “slate”. In the end it’s the underwhelmingly named iPad. You see, it sounds like iPod. How they must have chuckled at their own ingenuity. The thing is, nobody was really talking beforehand about the software – that’s the one thing that Apple are good at and with the iPhone and...

I Need A Hero.. a day earlier 0

I Need A Hero.. a day earlier

My plan WAS to order the Hero tomorrow for delivery on Friday at work. However, I had a nagging feeling that I should check this assumption first. And I was right to – T-Mobile will only deliver to your home address. A quick phone call revealed that they delivery next day before 1am if they receive the order before 16:451. At this point it was 16:40 and I realised my wife would be home until 1am tomorrow but not on...

T-Mobile G2 Touch 0

3 days to go…

Anybody who follows me on Twitter (or Facebook) will know that I’ve been counting down since yesterday. Today is 3 days to go. To what? Yes, it’s finally come around. My contract with Carphone Warehouse and O2 has been cancelled and expires in a couple of weeks – time to get a new one. And the HTC Hero it will be. Or, rather, the G2 Touch, which is T-Mobiles name for it. T-Mobile it is simply because of the cost....

How to get incompatible Firefox add-ons to work 0

How to get incompatible Firefox add-ons to work

Firefox 3.6 has been released and that means, once again, that you might find some of your add-ons don’t work. Now, this isn’t Firefox just wanting to cause problems for us all, but for genuine security and stability reasons. None-the-less, if you need to get an add-on working, then there is a (relatively) simple way to do it. Download the .XPI add-on file Change the file extension from .XPI to .ZIP (because that is what they really are) Double click...

Daily Fail 0

Daily Fail

It’s easy to poke fun at the Daily Mail. And just as easy to get angry at it. It’s for these reasons that I usually leave it up to many other blogs to pick over its rotting carcass and shriek hysterically at it. One such blog highlighted one of those “light” show business pieces where they were, well, insulting the ex-cast of Friends by pointing out the fact that they’d aged. After coming across the original Daily Mail article today...

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