Don’t panic! Skype’s not going away. But it is transitioning to a new future. Where once it was based around a peer to peer architecture, for various reasons – explained in this article on Ars Technica – that’s not entirely practical in future. When it first appeared, one of the great benefits of Skype was… Read More A farewell to Skype
Android Pay launched today in the UK, so I decided I’d have a quick play with it on my Moto X (2014), and see how well it works. Most of the time these days, I don’t take cash out with me, since all the local places I shop use contactless. Potentially, then, this could mean… Read More A quick first look at Android Pay in the UK
Some of the rules concerning your consumer rights changed this year – out go the Distance Selling Regs, and in come the Consumer Contract Regulations.Do you know how long you have to decide if you want to keep something you order online? And whether or not you can send it back just because you don’t… Read More Do you know your consumer rights?
Over at The Register, Tony Smith has just done an article looking at devices on which you can read eBooks, to help you work out which is the best e-reader for Christmas. I think I probably read more now than before I bought my first Sony Reader, a PRS-505, though it’s hard to be sure.… Read More In praise of eInk and the Sony 505
My Google Nexus 7 review is now live at ComputerActive. I thought I’d add a few quick bits of extra commentary. Firstly, if you are buying one, I strongly recommend that you buy from a UK based retailer, or web store, rather than directly from the Google Play store. I wrote earlier about my problems… Read More Google Nexus 7 review
I’ve recently (following a saga of customer service that was shockingly awful) received my Nexus 7 tablet, and I rather like it. But of course, there’s no 3G, as many reviewers have noted. That shouldn’t, I thought, have been much of a problem – I’ve managed fine in the past using my iPod touch, tethered… Read More Tethering my Nexus 7 to Nokia E72
I was rather hoping I’d get my Nexus 7 today; I had a dispatch note from Google, with a TNT tracking number. And an email saying they’d upgraded the shipping – probably to make up for the annoyance suffered by people who’ve pre-ordered, only to see those who waited get their units first. Throughout the… Read More Waiting for a Nexus 7