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Member since: Apr 21st, 2006

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Grand Theft Auto V speculation points to multiple playable characters (Joystiq)

Nov 3rd 2011 7:44AM @Guzzy2792 Rockstar North is based in Edinburgh which is in Scotland, not Sweden.

Four Android myths lazy analysts love (TUAW.com)

Apr 27th 2011 10:19AM TL;DR - read John Gruber, whose shorter and more readable piece form this morning sums it up well (http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/04/26/blodget)

Apple to drop Samba networking tools from Lion (TUAW.com)

Mar 24th 2011 9:41AM This is a classic example of blog post Chinese whispers. This post is nothing more than a rewritten version of the AppleInsider post which says:

"On the other hand, the version of Samba Apple had been using prevented Macs from seamlessly working with modern PCs running Windows 7, which include security changes in how encryptions protocols work"

TUAW, however, writes:

"For example, the version of Samba currently bundled with Mac OS X prevents Macs from interacting with PCs running Windows 7."

...which just ain't the same thing. TUAW should probably focus on producing original content instead of churning in this way.

British police use Twitter to show the world, tax payers, and politicians just how busy they are (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2010 12:25PM What does "northern tribalists" mean? I'm English and I don't get it.

Unhappy Hipsters is full of anti-hipster juice (Download Squad)

Mar 24th 2010 8:50AM Is this your personal blog now or something?

Hands-on: Mafia II (Joystiq)

Mar 10th 2010 12:52PM Here's the answer: never. Not until Joystiq change to HTML5 rather than Flash for video. Which may happen sometime but will probably require some sort of corporate level AOL decision to be taken first.

Apple are not interested in getting Flash support on the iPhone.

Hands-on: Mafia II (Joystiq)

Mar 10th 2010 12:47PM @Sonos - you sound like a bright guy. I'd like to read more of your opinions in the future.

Apple C&Ds Gawker over bounty on tablet info (TUAW.com)

Jan 24th 2010 12:18PM @dagamer43 - It absolutely is not. For an Alexa top 900-1,000 website (Gawker's just inside the top 1,000), two weeks of higher than expected traffic wouldn't generate $100,000 in ad revenue. My guess is that they were pretty confident that they'd never have to pay that large sum of money. And surprise surprise, Apple have moved to ensure that they definitely won't.

Ihnatko says Apple tablet could play hero to comic books (TUAW.com)

Oct 22nd 2009 9:49AM I do not doubt that Apple's tablet/reading device will be huge... if, that is, they do what I think they're going to do.

Apple are aiming to revolutionise the old print media industry. Just like they did the phone industry. Just like they did the music industry.

Apple's device will be a reader, but it'll be so much more powerful than the surprisingly successful Kindle. It'll be able to display full colour newspapers and magazines (and yeah, comic books), but also offer a sort of hybrid with the web. So if you subscribe to the NYT on your Apple reader, you'll be able to read the full paper, and also see exclusive video/audio too.

The device will be suitable for textbooks and regular books too, but it is the periodical industry of newspapers, magazines and comic books that Apple will effectively 'save', with this device. You've probably seen all the stories over the last few years about newspaper firms going bust or struggling for a way to stay relevant. Now think back to the late 90s and it was exactly the same with the record companies. Apple have spotted a very 20th century industry that's ripe for revolution. And unlike Amazon, they'll get it right.

Of course, I may be wrong...

Nice try, Symantec! Cheesey video warns against free antivirus (Download Squad)

Sep 29th 2009 10:25AM That guy's face at the end is so smug it's difficult to resist shouting at the TV and vomiting at the same time.

We're beginning to think that tech firms are releasing bad videos on purpose because they often turn out to be more viral. What other reason could explain Microsoft's most recent campaigns, and now this fresh horror.