“Bricking it” – WP7 and its continuing tale of woe.

We now look at the latest story in “Carry on SmartPhone”[1] If lackluster sales (reportedly) and missing features were not enough to have most overlooking the Windows Phone 7, then there is a new player in town. It is reported that certain models of Samsung WP7 phones are being bricked by the “update to prepare…

Lost in the post? – Hotmail goes missing.

Over the Christmas period, many people felt let down by the numerous postal and parcel services in the UK.  To be fair though, in addition to it being a very busy period, the UK had been covered in a blanket of snow, which whilst it was predicted, as it always the case, the UK comes…

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 18 – 11/12/10

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb) Featured Track: “Devil’s Best Dress” by Cord Lund A diverse range of topics covered today, with certainly a copyright theme to them. We talk about Chrome OS with mention to branding, Ubuntu…

Andrew Marr – his thoughts on citizen journalism? (Bald bloggers beware!!)

This article is a response to Andrew Marr’s recent comments at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Telegraph reports that Andrew Marr a BBC Political Presenter has had some rather strong words about bloggers and citizen journalism as a whole, lets examine some of those: A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single,…

Microsoft to charge UK TV License payers twice?

You may be a UK license payer, but that means nothing to Microsoft. (IMO) Xbox 360 owners who were hoping for a BBC iPlayer experience may have to hold off a little longer (or maybe even for good). In my opinion the following comment made allegedly by a source close to the BBC shows exactly…

File Sharers spend more! – Or so quotes the BBC

The BBC is reporting that the results of a survey show that file sharers on average spend £77 compared to those who don’t whose spending comes in at £44. People who download music illegally also spend an average of £77 a year buying it legitimately, a survey has found……Those who claimed not to use peer-to-peer…

NEWS ROUNDUP 23/10/09

BBC and its great idea’s. – 24 hours with Ubuntu As if the fact that we had to suffer the vile Nick Griffin wasn’t enough to show up IMO the hideous waste of money the BBC is, we have a correspondent now getting involved in Linux.  Had it been an experienced and knowledgable tech reporter…

ITV Dumps Silverlight (and not before time!)

The success of BBCiplayer cannot be denied and for UK residents who want to catch up (or indeed explore) the wealth of content the BBC offers online it really is a great service.  Relying on Flash I am a regular viewer of the BBCiplayer with its smooth perfomance and decent quality (even on the lowest…

BBC – Cybercriminal or Cyberchampion?

Unless youve been unable to see the news or access the internet over the last few days, you wont have failed to notice that yet again the BBC has come under the spotlight.  Lets put aside the issue of presenters making inappropriate remarks or engaging in inappropriate actions, and focus on the latest antics of…

NEWS: BBC heads towards Opensource & Windows security!

Writing a blog about Linux, and in particular posts about Microsoft issues is probably about the easiest thing to do.  There are so many stories around the net.  Be it disgruntled customers complaining about a product, one of MS’s “great new innovations” or an MS-Shill who doesnt really have a clue and just copy/pastes from…