Best of 2010

It is the time of year when newspapers, TV and bloggers write their “best of” lists, why should I be any different? Well, I will try to make it a little different. What follows are the products and services that were new to me in 2010, some of those that...

Smartphone security

A sobering post from Rory Cellan Jones on the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/2010/11/iphone_cracking_wifi.html I confess that I do leave my wifi on when outside the house but am careful(ish) about which public networks I connect...

New DVD/HD recorder

We have been using a Sony DVD/HD recorder (hereafter HDR) for 7 or 8 years however over the last 12 months or so it has become increasingly fussy about which disks it will record to. One box of discs will work then the next, even if the same type from the same...