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  • Opinion: Windows Vista beats Nokia jingle

    Apparently the most heard piece of music ever is not Paul McCartney's 'Yesterday' or 'Happy Birthday' (I don't mean Paul McCartney's 'Happy Birthday' from Abbey Road, I mean the regular singalong in a quiet voice until the name part of the annual chant). It's the Nokia ringtone.

  • Opinion: End of the MySpace free-for-all?

    Domain-name squatting was big business ten years ago. It was quick and easy to register a web address containing the name of a celebrity or a world-renowned brand, and some industrious people sought to flog these URLs to their rightful owners, many of whom hadn’t yet caught onto this new thing called 'the internet'.

  • Opinion: End of the MySpace free-for-all?

    Domain-name squatting was big business ten years ago. It was quick and easy to register a web address containing the name of a celebrity or a world-renowned brand, and some industrious people sought to flog these URLs to their rightful owners, many of whom hadn’t yet caught onto this new thing called 'the internet'.

  • Opinion: Email Domesday is doomsday for email

    The British Library has started an initiative to create a "21st century Domesday Book" - a snapshot of the UK seen through emails. The world-famous library is asking everyone in the UK to forward an email from their inbox or sent mail box representing their life or interests.

  • Opinion: Digg digs itself in deep in DVD DRM debates

    Putting encryption on DVDs was never popular, so it’s little surprise that making yet stronger copy-protection on HD DVDs has already resulted in someone cracking the code. Details of a software string that could be used to unlock the DRM (digital rights management) were posted online this week – and very quickly picked up on by bloggers and other web users worldwide.

  • Opinion: Does Facebook need a friend?

    Today I've received no fewer than six invitations to join Facebook. What's Facebook? Where've you been Grandad? Facebook is the social-networking behemoth that's gobbling up the world. And, it seems, Facebook has finally entered the sweaty circle of trust that I like to call: 'Matt's friends'. I'm clearly not the only one, either.

  • Opinion: Blind porn: the latest X-rated innovation

    Final warning: pornography ahead.

  • Opinion: BBC iPlayer: PCs are better than Macs

    The broadcast industry has been going on-demand TV crazy over the past couple of days, with the BBC, ITV and Joost all making big announcements promising thousands of hours of TV straight to your desktop. But the usually politically correct BBC runs the risk of alienating a certain dedicated faction of the technology community – Mac users – by not making its iPlayer available for Apple’s computers, and then blaming Apple for it.

  • Opinion: BBC iPlayer: PCs are better than Macs

    The broadcast industry has been going on-demand TV crazy over the past couple of days, with the BBC, ITV and Joost all making big announcements promising thousands of hours of TV straight to your desktop. But the usually politically correct BBC runs the risk of alienating a certain dedicated faction of the technology community – Mac users – by not making its iPlayer available for Apple’s computers, and then blaming Apple for it.

  • Opinion: Apple gives away Mac OS X Leopard in June

    Well, Apple likes to spring surprises on us - remember the original Bondi Blue iMac, and the iPod? Both were bolts from the blue that went on to be amazing successes. Er, don't mention the Cube...

  • Opinion: Apple to target iPod street crimewave

    The Apple iPod is an easy target for street thieves and school bullies. It's small, valuable, instantly recognisable, and really easy to nick and sell on. That's why it's responsible for the sharp rise in muggings in 2006.

  • Opinion: ISP too PC for Gays

    Spam and parental-control filtering is something of a blunt instrument in stopping offensive or inappropriate words coming through our email.

  • Opinion: Cheaters face iPod ban

    Schools in the US are banning iPods to prevent students using them to cheat during exams.

  • Opinion: Iran clamps down on MMS

    Iranian state television has reported that Iran is to filter “immoral” messages sent using mobile phones.

  • Opinion: Worlds worst virus strikes…

    I’ve just become the victim of an attack so pernicious and disabling it’s literally taken my breath away. This malevolent infection has left me unable to work or play.

  • Opinion: Digital camera 'decline' nonsense

    Industry analysts at IDC (part of the same group as PC Advisor) are predicting that digital camera shipments will fall in 2011. Corporate brother though it is, I must disagree with its preposterous suggestion that the market is "saturated". Haven't you heard of China?

  • Opinion: Another reason to hate mobile phones

    According to reports, the credit card is dead. Soon we'll make all our payments via our mobile phones.

  • Opinion: How to choose your next digital camera

    Choosing and buying a compact digital camera can be a bewildering process. In fact, besides selecting a hot beverage from one of those fancy high street coffee shops, I can't think of a more decision-heavy purchase.

  • Opinion: Yahoo strikes the right note (and lyrics)

    Yahoo has teamed up with Gracenote, a provider of CD and digital track identification services, to publish the correct lyrics to hundreds of thousands of songs. And not before time.

  • Opinion: Cybercrime and (no) punishment

    What would you do if you were the victim of internet crime? Law-enforcement agencies will tell you that the first course of action is to visit your local police station – where you’re likely to be greeted by an officer with no tech knowledge and no inclination to follow up a complaint against a cybercriminal.



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