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  • Opinion: Heathrow T5: the world's first Web 2.0 car park

    Never let it be said that PC Advisor leaves any stone unturned in the never-ending quest to unearth the latest hot technology stories. While lesser publications focus on such trifling matters as Apple iPhones and Intel Penryn chips, we've learnt that the world's first user-interactive, automated car park is to be built at Heathrow's Terminal 5. Make that Heathrow Terminal 5.0.

  • Opinion: iPhone: a glimpse inside Apple's unstoppable PR hype machine

    For the past few days Apple has been processing journalists through its swanky executive offices, pressing iPhones into their hands and filling their heads with PR-approved factoids. We have been through this (disappointingly pleasant) experience ourselves, so here are a few impressions of the Apple PR machine as seen from the inside.

  • Opinion: MyFootballClub website buys Ebbsfleet Utd

    The MyFootballClub website, set up to allow its members to buy and run a professional football club, is about to realise its ambition and buy Ebbsfleet United - riding high in what used to be the Conference.

  • Opinion: Government axes 130 staff over internet horseplay

    The government has released figures revealing that in the past three years more than 130 public servants were fired for breaches of IT policy.

  • Opinion: Halo, you fool, I love you

    Marriage proposals are tricky things to stage-manage. You arrange everything perfectly and then what happens? It rains, or you have a pointless argument, or she blows your head off with a rocket launcher.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone UK launch disaster

    It's one of those regrettable incidents that make Apple CEO Steve Jobs tear up business contracts and someone else's head off. The UK launch of the iPhone was marred when its main retail partner failed to sell any iPhones in its outlets.

  • Opinion: BT Vision is a success. No really. IT IS!

    As BT yesterday proudly announced its third quarter results, it said that the 60,000 viewers BT Vision has scraped together was "in line with expectations" and that roll out of the service had "steadily accelerated" in line with its plans. Which confused me.

  • Opinion: Lesbian alien sex video game, er, scandal

    The worlds of cutting-edge technology and understated lesbian striptease, er, came together this morning, as breathless video-game hacks across the land hurriedly penned blogs about Mass Effect and its raunchy scenes of lady love.

  • Opinion: The Apple iPhone's 50 biggest flaws revealed

    Apple's iPhone has many great features, but its shortcomings are just too big to ignore. Here then, is a list of the iPhone's 50 biggest failings, found while I was testing the device to exhaustion.

  • Opinion: Broadband adoption is slowing... why?

    Run for your life: the UK's economic and social progress is in jeopardy because laggards are sticking to dialup or, worse, no internet at all.

  • Opinion: Is technology taking a backtrack?

    2007 has almost certainly been the year in which Apple has established itself as a genuine (perhaps even the) force to be reckoned with. Even as this magazine hits the streets, there’ll no doubt already be a clamour to be among the first in the UK to own the ultra-desirable Apple iPhone. The new iPod Classic and iPod nano continue to set the benchmark for the rest of the MP3 players – no mean feat given the multitude of competitors – while the iPod touch offers a neat compromise that falls somewhere between the iPods and the iPhone.

  • Opinion: Survey: Radiohead fans are cheapskates

    But not me. I'm an idiot. According to a survey, two-thirds of the people who downloaded Radiohead's latest album, 'In Rainbows', paid nothing. Now I'm narked because I thought I'd do the decent thing and match iTunes' £7.99 an album, only to get stung for a data-handling charge. Radiohead, you owe me literally pence.

  • Opinion: Asus: Apple is building a Tablet PC

    What's an Apple Tablet? I'll give you a clue: it's not the sort of vitamin infusion old men take to kickstart their doddering mojos. No, MacBook manufacturer Asustek has told the world that Apple is about to build a Tablet PC.

  • Opinion: The great MySpace security swindle

    Sorry Bridget, Claire, Monica, and Shannon. Thanks but no thanks, Dixie, Lola, Shana and Zara. The same goes for Aimee, Willie, Lolita, Cassandra and the three dozen other 'people' who sent me bogus MySpace friend requests in the past 24 hours.

  • Opinion: Kylie Minogue launches Facebook rival

    Pint-sized Aussie pop minx Kylie Minogue has set up a social-networking site all of her own. KylieKonnect is free to join, and welcomes you 'into Kylie's world'. Fortunately, this no longer means Ramsay Street.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu: laptop killer

    Ubuntu Linux has been taking a kicking this week in the crazed, hedonistic world of online forums. It appears that using Ubuntu on a laptop could kill its hard drive.

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: Opening Office 2007 documents in Office 2003

    Many Office 2003 users are struggling with to open email attachments created in Office 2007. But this is a way to read the Office 2007 files with Office 2003.

  • Opinion: Google's PageRank tweak to stop sites selling links

    A week after an update to Google's visible PageRank system got all manner of commercial websites in a Web 2.0 flap, the search-engine giant has confirmed that the move was intended to stop sites flogging their web popularity for a quick cyber-buck.



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