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  • Opinion: Apple's great DRM-free iTunes Plus swindle

    I understand the desire to own better-sounding Apple iTunes files, but let's face it - people want DRM-free iTunes for one reason and one reason alone. They want to listen to iTunes music on as many different iPods as possible, and they want to share their favourite iTunes tracks with their mates.

  • Opinion: Jobs vs Gates: yuk!

    It was billed as the duel of the century (even if it's only 2007), but the eCelebrity Death Match between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft pensioner Bill Gates turned out to be a softy love-in.

  • Opinion: DRM-free iTunes Plus: the awful truth

    iTunes Plus, the DRM-free version of Apple's iTunes Music Store digital download service, is spying on you right now.

  • Opinion: The £5,000 Windows Vista coffee table

    If you’re like me, your coffee table holds anything but coffee. In my house, it’s dominated by magazines, remote controls and CDs. But how about a coffee table that holds those three things virtually, therefore without the clutter? Enter Microsoft’s Milan ‘coffee table’ PC.

  • Opinion: The £5,000 Windows Vista coffee table

    If you’re like me, your coffee table holds anything but coffee. In my house, it’s dominated by magazines, remote controls and CDs. But how about a coffee table that holds those three things virtually, therefore without the clutter? Enter Microsoft’s Milan ‘coffee table’ PC.

  • Opinion: Yo, Apple's UTunes rocks the house!

    Apple has announced iTunes U, or UTunes as we prefer to call it here. iPods at the ready - this new service rocks!

  • Opinion: Wi-Fi eats babies

    Thanks to Kate B from PC Advisor's forum for this link to Wellington Grey's humorous take on the whole Wi-Fi radiation scare recently dragged back into life by the BBC's Panorama programme.

  • Opinion: The wacky world of technology

    If search engines could talk, what would they say? Now that it's acquiring giant advertising network DoubleClick, Google could potentially say a lot more about you.

  • Opinion: Users surrender to spam

    Have we succumbed to spam? A new study reports fewer people see spam as big hassle. Couple that with 37 percent of survey recipients saying they are getting more spam at home and 29 percent say they've seen an increase in their work inboxes.

  • Opinion: BBC admits Wi-Fi lack of evidence

    A leaked letter from the BBC confirms that the broadcaster has admitted that there is "no hard evidence" behind the allegations it recently made in its Panorama programme that claimed Wi-Fi poses a health risk to children who may be susceptible to something called "electromagnetic hypersensitivity".

  • Opinion: Students bully teachers online

    Students are increasingly using the internet's social-networking sites to harrass and bully their teachers and lecturers. A UK university has written to all its students threatening them with disciplinary action for personal comments about its staff online.

  • Opinion: Sue me first, Microsoft

    It's like the movie 300, only instead of Spartan warriors and whizzy effects, we get open-source geeks and wiki threads. At the Tipping Point wiki, more than 600 700 ticked-off Linux Lovers have added their names to the Sue Me First, Microsoft list - taunting the Redmond army to come down and crush them.

  • Opinion: The sad tale of the giant marketing marionette

    Some people believe YouTube and similar content-sharing websites are havens for free-spirited youths rebelling against the corporate message spewed out by mainstream media. Such people may be interested in the sad story of the giant Reykjavik puppet.

  • Opinion: Scissor Sisters polish their Halo 3

    The worlds of music and Xbox gaming will collide next Wednesday, in a specially arranged Xbox 360 mass Halo 3 online event. A group of effete, sexually ambiguous disco dancers will take on the Scissor Sisters (did that joke work?).

  • Opinion: Mac trouble: warning signs and free fixes

    As reliable as Macs may be, some do break down - just like televisions, microwaves, and most other electronic devices. But your Mac has an advantage that most other products don't: it may be able to warn you before a problem escalates from minor annoyance to complete disaster.

  • Opinion: Technology to enrage the public

    Following the shock news that estate agents aren't generally liked, we learn today that traffic wardens are to wear camcorders on their heads. This mobile CCTV initiative is certain to be the straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of tech hatred. Expect a new Luddite revolution as the public rebels against its natural enemies.

  • Opinion: Online shopping: the philf and the fury

    Reader, you and I are part of a nation of unhappy shoppers. Angry online shoppers, to be more accurate. Ninety-three percent of UK online shoppers are annoyed with sneaky website tactics. And that's not just me saying that, that's proper, grown-up research.

  • Opinion: PianoDisc's iQ makes your iPod a pianist

    PianoDisc's latest product, iQ, can turn your Apple iPod into a pianist - playing your iTunes songs on a piano.

  • Opinion: Wi-Fi dangers investigated again

    I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the dreadful BBC Breakfast "news" show trot out the 'Wi-Fi is killing children' story yet again this morning. This scare story has been doing the rounds for ages, and now the BBC's once-great Panorama programme has caught up with it.

  • Opinion: Move over Tom Jones - the update

    Updated 18 May 2007. Ladies, relax. Internet-dating behemoth Clive worth is off the market.



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