Category Archives: Computers

Chromecast update gives me all I can eat

Google sent me a Chromecast app update last night and I had great fun as a result. I was able to send anything I could see on my Nexus 7 tablet to our TV screen. Previously this ability to ‘cast’ … Continue reading

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One way to read Dan Brown

I’ve just enjoyed a romp through Florence, Venice and Istanbul in Dan Brown’s latest, The Inferno. It was the usual mix of conspiracy, skulduggery, historical intrigue, ancient symbols, secret societies, hidden codes, beautiful women and travelogue. Bugger the literati – … Continue reading

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Violating mobile device patents

Here’s something that looks like the back of an Android phone. It’s just a shade bigger than my Galaxy Nexus, and though it lacks a camera lens, it’s an obvious ripoff. Except that it is a plastic case containing a … Continue reading

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Worms turn

The worm turns. And having turned, turns again. Once upon a time, in the 1980s, I used Apple computers and wrote about them for publications in New Zealand and the USA. I was a fan. By the time I went … Continue reading

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Is it any wonder people are switching to ebooks?

Norwegian crimewriter Jo Nesbo is in Wellington for the New Zealand Arts Festival’s Readers and Writers Week and he’s making a splash on radio and television. Tomorrow there’s an in-store ‘Meet Jo Nesbo’ at Whitcoulls, where attendees can pick up … Continue reading

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Sometimes Apple drives me up the wall

I love my iPad but sometimes I despair of it – and Apple. I have a particular spreadsheet file I use daily that I store  in my marvellous Dropbox folder. That sends my file to the computing cloud, so I … Continue reading

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A convert to the Kindle eReader

I’m a convert to the Kindle eReader. But I’m not a convert from ink and paper. No, I converted from the iPad, much touted by Apple as giving the ultimate ereading experience. For about a year, nearly all my personal … Continue reading

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