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OMG this is astonishing

I am gobsmacked by this information from the Wall Street Journal. Why would a game on your iPhone need to transmit¬† your phone number “back to base”? Why does a dictionary want to send your location? Why would they not tell you? I cannot imagine a good...

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...

OS X Keyboard shortcuts

An article on keyboard shortcuts in HowToGeek caught my eye this morning. The richness of keyboard shortcuts in OS X continues to amaze me (hold shift whilst minimising a window – why would anyone bother to program that?). Most software companies to make a song...

How to quit Facebook (sort of)

Another excellent post from Lifehacker, this time on how to quit Facebook, without actually doing so. In other words, how to improve your security. http://lifehacker.com/5538697/how-to-quit-facebook-without-actually-quitting-facebook

Personalise Dropbox links

I stumbled across this little hack this morning. It is a way of creating links to files in your public folder on Dropbox that have a URL reflecting your domain name. I have not set it up yet, but I will....