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New Macbook Pro

My daughter needs a laptop for when she goes to University in the autumn. Her original idea was to get a Sony Vaio, primarily because it was in hot pink. I vetoed that and turned the conversation to more practical attributes such as ease of use, portability and so on....

Is it a bird? is it a plane? No, it’s an iPad!

The iPad launches in The Netherlands, and other places outside the US, in 8 days time. Which is why the sight of my neighbour walking down his garden path with an iPad in his hand came as something of a surprise. Apparently, he had just bought ten! Or at least, his...

Other blogs that I read

There are quite a few blogs that I read for news and information about subjects that interest me. My favourite at the moment is Lifehacker, which mainly covers ideas for making you more efficient or effective. Some are tips for DIY or saving money but the majority...

Photography

When I am not fiddling with computers I am often out taking photographs like the one above (link if you cannot see it). Photography is something I got into in my late teens but never in a very serious way and the arrival of children, and all the stuff that has to be...

iPhone

The iPhone, my new best friend. But, like all friends, it is not quite perfect. My thoughts on the iPhone here.