Bill Bennett

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2019-04-22: May not be wise if the reports of screen breaks on review machines extend to the production run.

2019-04-21: Huawei P30 Pro review update Added this postscript to my Huawei P30 Pro review. billbennett.co.nz/p30-pro-r… When I …

2019-04-20: “You may wonder if there’s a market for a 7.9-inch iPad when you can buy a 6.5-inch iPhone.” Well …

2019-04-20: Started working on a review of the Audiofly AF56W wireless headphones. One of the points I was …

2019-03-29: Stuff makes a spat over development sound like an assault.

2019-03-28: Agree. Also, the headline does that clever “show not tell” thing…. ‘APPL STILL HASN’T …

2019-03-26: So, to clarify, the only part of Apple’s announcement that matters for New Zealand is the …

2019-03-26: A view from someone who isn’t a gamer but knows how the tech business works: Apple Arcade …

2019-03-26: Was interviewed on NewstalkZB about Apple TV Channels and TV Plus. Short version: Nice to have more …

2019-03-25: A day trip to China is hard yakka. The PM had better not be flying economy. PM Ardern to visit China …

2019-03-25: True story about growing up in England When I was six or seven I loved comics. A character in The Dandy or The Beano once said: “That …

2019-03-21: Asking clients or citizens to contact you via Facebook isn’t quite on a par with asking them to …

2019-03-19: 100 Proofs that the Earth is a Globe Number 5: Horizon dip angle …

2019-03-19: Benchmark pegs Apple’s new iPad Air or iPad mini at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM …

2019-03-13: This is one to watch. Will be fascinating. Sprint Takes Out Full Page NYT Ad Calling Out AT&T …

2019-03-10: Should have commented on this at the time. Chorus unbundled fibre design | Techblog by @bcarmody, …

2019-03-09: I must remember to use Micro.blog more often…

2019-03-06: I’m in two minds about banning Michael Jackson’s music. Many accepted artists are as despicable. I’m …

2019-03-06: For a long time I wasn’t impressed with the @WordPress iOS app. It has many limitations and is near …

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2019-02-06: I have a micro.blog as well as my website: micro.blog/billbenne…

2019-02-04: www.scoop.co.nz/stories/B…

2019-02-04: In my haste to publish, I hit the send button without proofing the headline The threat to Huawei’s …

2019-02-01: <<Bill Bennett>> <<Listen to myRNZ Nine-to-Noon segment online. This week I look at Apple

2019-02-01: My segment on RNZ Nine-to-Noon programme yesterday. www.radionz.co.nz/national/… For non-NZ …

2019-01-31: New Zealand Just Found Out It Has Fewer People Than Thought - Bloomberg

2019-01-31: Big numbers from Microsoft. It’s now ALL about cloud… www.nytimes.com/2019/01/3…

2019-01-31: When I first came to New Zealand from London I was invited to a cocktail party. Following my …

2019-01-31: “It’s not a direct comparison, but is some ways Huawei is the Apple of China’s eye.” …

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2019-01-29: So that’s how stylish Italian fashion icons wear reading glasses when not reading

2019-01-29: This will be a cracker… www.theguardian.com Chelsea draw Manchester United in FA Cup fifth …

2019-01-24: A true story. It isn’t recent, but it did happen. Client: You didn’t follow the brief. …

2019-01-24: Love this headline: www.recode.net/2019/1/23…

2019-01-22: A mere flea bite to Google French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR - …

2019-01-21: I like the idea of science projects that won’t show results until after we are dead…. …

2019-01-21: Mourinho is annoying, but speaks the truth here. www.theguardian.com José Mourinho bemoans lack of …

2019-01-21: Things haven’t been right since Costa left. He was precisely the right striker to match the rest of …

2019-01-19: America has its own antisocial traveller story… Wanted: The ‘Traveling Bandit,’ a Bank Robber …

2019-01-17: Was asked for help doing something on a Windows computer and realised all over again why I no longer …

2019-01-16: A wonderful story about The Buzzcocks and the late Pete Shelly. I was there for some of this. …

2019-01-16: I always wanted an ARP, but couldn’t afford them when I was still playing in bands. Alan R. …

2019-01-16: Of course it would be best if this wasn’t necessary. Apple launches Smart Battery Case for iPhone …

2019-01-16: “Hundreds” of layoffs coming at Vodafone. That would be, what, 10 or more percent of the workforce? …

2019-01-16: Instagram is not your friend or a safe replacement for Facebook. Instagram caught selling ads to …

2019-01-10: Here we go… Astronomers discover 13 new fast radio bursts from deep space

2019-01-09: What good idea. When I lived in Birkenhead I commuted almost every day by ferry, it was so much …

2019-01-08: Call me cynical if you like, but this Taipan wireless router is sporting the tech-sector’s …

2019-01-08: If you mean “falling house prices” why not say “falling house prices”? …

2019-01-08: Happy Christmas the (broadband price) war is over. www.stuff.co.nz/business/…

2019-01-07: It’s the UK, but good news all the same www.theguardian.com Independent bookshops grow for second …

2019-01-02: Found my journalist notebooks from 1998-99. Was given a huge amount of Y2K propaganda by enterprise …

2018-12-31: www.theguardian.com Record number of Britons seeking Irish passports ahead of Brexit

2018-12-30: Measuring the Filter Bubble: How Google is influencing what you click

2018-12-30: Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot …

2018-12-30: More movement away from Facebook manton.micro.blog/2018/12/1…

2018-12-30: Facebook’s Clear History privacy feature is still months from launching - Recode

2018-12-29: www.theguardian.com ‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned …

2018-12-27: Found out about this a few weeks back when researching a possible holiday, my first in almost a …

2018-12-27: Good question. What Happened to the iPad Split Keyboard? — MacSparky

2018-12-27: Blimey. www.theguardian.com Manchester City lose again as Ricardo Pereira hits shock winner for …

2018-12-27: That’s me done with buying anything from Japan or Japanese companies. Which admittedly isn’t a lot …

2018-12-22: Counting down the minutes until a UK tabloid uses the term “Norwegian Wood” or maybe ‘would’ in a …

2018-12-22: 10 million words I’m a journalist. Writing for newspapers and magazines has been my main job for almost 40 years. For …

2018-12-20: Interesting review of second generation Apple Pencil. My only issue is that a) I don’t use it …

2018-12-19: A scheme by Auckland Airport is helping local people into work. Which is important as it sits next …

2018-12-18: Can I adjust the text size on the iOS micro.blog app?

2018-12-17: WordPress Gutenberg is an ok idea, but it breaks my workflow. I can no longer easily extract the raw …

2018-12-17: Odd photo of my new MacBook Air taken at random turns up on my iPad. Wonder if I can pass it off as …

2018-12-17: I’m taking a fresh look at microblogging. I’m interested to know how people who have both a …

2018-12-07: My 2018 12.9 inch iPad Pro is my main mobile computer. I use it for all my work and had though of …

2018-08-05: This post from Nick Heer captures many of my website fears. pxlnv.com/blog/bull… But I …

2018-07-18: Samsung DeX Pad review: Nicely done device almost no-one needs – Bill Bennett

2018-07-17: I spend a lot each month on digital subscriptions, but I feel many ask too much for too little. For …

2018-07-16: “Despite the obvious similarities, few people will choose between the Surface Go and an iPad.” …

2018-07-12: Strap In, Apple Fans: Everything Is Getting Updated This Year | Lifehacker Australia

2018-07-10: Three universities terminate Reannz contracts (behind pay wall). A knock-on effect of commoditised …

2018-07-10: Is there an acceptable gluten free alternative to Rolled Oats? goodfor.co.nz/blog/chai…

2018-07-05: Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock - The Verge

2018-07-05: I’ve noticed micro.blog has stopped cross posting to Twitter. I don’t think I touched …

2018-07-04: Are you sure that’s a bug, not a feature? A Bug In Samsung’s Default Texting App Is Sending …

2018-07-03: I’ve always thought Newmarket is a foul place to buy anything, but then I’m not a shopping …

2018-07-02: Nokia has the antidote to much that is wrong wiht Android. The affordable Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus …

2018-07-01: Android One aims to fix some of the mess left by phone makers… …

2018-06-30: Thousands of Apps Leak Sensitive Data via Misconfigured Firebase Backends

2018-06-29: electrek.co/2018/06/2…

2018-06-29: Wi-Fi security gets a major update, but experts warn it’s not big enough - CSO | The Resource for …

2018-06-29: Well yes… www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/unf…

2018-06-28: At odds with the NZ strategy of pushing diesel vehicles Renault Trucks unveils new generation of …

2018-06-26: How can you not love an airline that gives you cheese and wine? Air New Zealand.

2018-06-25: So you tell people you are passionate about your work… I’d watch that. Read this: To Care and …

2018-06-24: I’ve often wondered about the control freak aspect of home automation, seems I was on to something …

2018-06-19: Will have taken longer to arrive than the Prime Minister’s baby …

2018-06-18: Blooming ‘eck. nyti.ms Did Mexico’s Revelry in World Cup Win Over Germany Cause an Earthquake?

2018-06-16: Do it. www.theguardian.com £720m Large Hadron Collider upgrade ‘could upend particle …

2018-06-15: Now we’re talking… www.nytimes.com/2018/02/2…

2018-06-15: www.bloomberg.com/news/arti…

2018-06-15: The answer is “no”.That is unless you want to pay for a gaming laptop. …

2018-06-15: Have mixed feelings about this… but it is interesting. www.cnet.com/products/…

2018-06-14: electrek.co/2018/06/1…

2018-06-13: You didn’t ask, and it depends on how teams qualify for the knockout stage, but I’d pick Spain, …

2018-06-13: I wonder if this should be filed under “housing market”? NZ food prices weaken in May, avocados …

2018-06-07: Talking on Radio NZ about fibre unbundling Unbundling fibre broadband & Apple’s new OS

2018-06-05: Why We Need the #IndieWeb: A Short History – Desert of My Real Life

2018-06-05: Reminds me of the Sinclair C5. Solar powered electric bike-cars ELF and PEBL might just be weird …

2018-06-05: Experiment: How easy is it to spy on a smartwatch wearer? – Kaspersky Lab official blog

2018-06-04: Something to stop you sleeping at night. theoutline.com/post/4708…

2018-06-02: Here’s an overseas trend that might work in Auckland. www.theatlantic.com/technolog…

2018-05-22: electrek.co/2018/05/2…

2018-05-18: Intensely jealous of Finance Minister Grant Robinson. I love cheese rolls, but am allergic to wheat, …

2018-05-15: This is big news given the amount of aluminium smelting that goes on around the world. …

2018-05-14: Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology – Bill Bennett

2018-05-14: Australian regulator investigates Google data harvesting from Android phones | Technology | The …

2018-05-13: Also worrying: www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/linu…

2018-05-13: I often wonder why sane people use Android. In some ways it is toxic. …

2018-05-11: Not surprised. People think I’m cynical about technology. In fact it’s just my years of …

2018-05-10: This speaks volumes. Frankly it would be a rule if I ran a business too. …

2018-05-10: Where @R_Chirgwin has some fun with a story. www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/1…

2018-05-10: Can we get these for Auckland please electrek.co/2018/05/0…

2018-05-10: www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/0…

2018-05-10: Nokia is also asking to push 5G spectrum above 95GHz. www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-…

2018-05-10: And I thought 95GHz was pushing things a bit for 5G mobile venturebeat.com/2018/05/0…

2018-05-09: electrek.co/2018/05/0…

2018-05-09: A good point. Apart from anything else, at the moment it would mean the less off subsidising the …

2018-05-07: www.serenawho.com/2018/05/0… It’s a valid point. Some people think they can improve …

2018-05-07: I learnt Cobol as a sixth-former. Every few years it comes back to haunt me. …

2018-05-07: I don’t sell anything from my main billbennett.co.nz website. So why would I want to track …

2018-05-07: Ten words to smartly dismiss two questionable technology trends …

2018-05-07: About time too. www.xda-developers.com/android-r…

2018-05-07: This post asks “Is the blockchain hype over?”. The writer should see my mail inbox. I get about five …

2018-05-07: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018…

2018-05-06: Great short debunking post from @tslumley whose blog is a must read for anyone who cares about …

2018-05-06: Can anyone explain why my micro.blog rel=me doesn’t link back to my Wordpress site?

2018-05-06: Linux may be the pure ideological choice, but so is North Korea — and that’s how it feels sometimes. …

2018-05-05: Want this for Auckland electrek.co/2018/05/0…

2018-05-05: I’m fascinated by this subject at the moment. You can get more from batteries. …

2018-05-05: Oh Microsoft, fix this problem. flickergate.com

2018-05-05: boffosocko.com/2018/05/0…

2018-05-05: I’ve tried to talk to people about the Indieweb idea, but their eyes glaze over as they reach …

2018-05-05: “a MacBook Pro killer” … yeah right. www.bit.com.au/review/de…

2018-05-05: ⚽️ Testing the micro.blog soccer emoji.

2018-05-04: Crikey, it really is trivial to add that rel=me link. Took about 45 seconds.

2018-05-04: Having looked at the IndieWeb set up post, I’m now keen to add a micro.blog Rel=me link to …

2018-05-04: Setting up WordPress for IndieWeb use boffosocko.com/2018/04/2… Hope this will be of interest …

2018-05-04: My Huawei P20 Pro review is 80 percent about the camera. Which accurately reflects what the phone is …

2018-05-04: I wonder if people in the tech sector see any irony when they try to persuade JOURNALISTS that …

2018-05-04: This crook seems to have scraped my stories and replaced all the links with dodgy ones. Is there …

2018-05-03: It looks like someone did a good sales job on Clare Curran. www.zdnet.com/article/n…

2018-05-03: From today’s @commsday: UK ‘superfast broadband’ adoption reaches 38% as coverage edges up to …

2018-05-03: On the surface this looks like two companies both trying to do the right thing. (Story behind NBR …

2018-05-03: Commbank data loss: non-disclosure was pretty reasonable www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/0…

2018-05-03: Here’s hoping any 2018 MacBook refresh fixes the problem. appleinsider.com/articles/…

2018-05-03: Dear @theNBR that’s enough “game changers” for this millennium. Emerging effluent technology a ‘game …

2018-05-02: One danger of two iPads, one iPhone and a desktop Mac with keyboard and mouse is that it feels like …

2018-05-02: So much for all the ‘iPhone X is a flop’ reckons. And the last ten years of ‘iPhone killer’ …

2018-05-02: 2018 iPad: More iPad, fewer dollars 2018 iPad: More iPad, fewer dollars – Bill Bennett

2018-05-01: Just stop using Facebook… motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art…

2018-05-01: Apple’s sixth generation 2018 iPad is a bargain. In New Zealand it costs NZ$540. For many people it …

2018-04-30: The key to the 2018 iPad is that you get a lot of computer for not much money. …

2018-04-30: “If you’re on a tight budget and don’t need a lot of fancy features it could be all the computer you …

2018-04-30: From the review: “I’ve spent much of the last year using a 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my main mobile …

2018-04-30: There are noticeable hardware differences between the 2018 iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but if …

2018-04-30: From the review: “At 7.5mm, the 2018 iPad is a sliver thicker than the Pro which is just 6.1mm. …

2018-04-30: The 2018 iPad costs NZ$540 in New Zealand. If you can stretch another $160, it’s with getting …

2018-04-30: From my review: “It’s a solid, reliable alternative to buying a low-cost computer. Some geeks will …

2018-04-30: While the 2018 iPad hardware isn’t as fancy as you’ll find on an iPad Pro, it does one …

2018-04-30: Apple’s sixth generation 2018 iPad is a bargain. In New Zealand it costs NZ$540. For many people it …

2018-04-30: If you’re interested in the 2018 iPad model, I’m going to post some of the key points from my …

2018-04-30: What could possibly go wrong if a single company is expected to pay the regulator’s costs? …

2018-04-30: www.nytimes.com/2018/04/2… Another delegate who had a separate conversation with the head of …

2018-04-29: Why demand change? There’s no compelling reason to use such a flawed service. People only …

2018-04-28: Now this is really interesting. #Huawei www.scmp.com/tech/arti…

2018-04-27: www.godaddy.com/garage/an…

2018-04-27: Microsoft result squares with my earlier blog post about the company losing interest in Windows. …

2018-04-27: A strong result for Intel, but the company is no longer the tech giant it was. Perhaps second tier …

2018-04-27: You don’t say… Isn’t that precisely what it was designed to do? Amazon Alexa Has …

2018-04-26: I’ve checked my diary and confirm I am available if needed for the job. …

2018-04-26: About today’s Auckland transport announcement. There’s little for most voters in the …

2018-04-26: Oh joy. “Nearly half of jobs are vulnerable to automation”. www.economist.com/blogs/gra…

2018-04-26: It looks like I’m not the only person worried about new MacBook Pro keyboards. For me it’s …

2018-04-26: I’m not optimistic on this. “If you want to see whether Google and Facebook are serious about fixing …

2018-04-23: As an experiment I signed into a vendor site offering enterprise computing white papers with a …

2018-04-20: Good to see Apple’s iOS news auto-selected today’s most important local news story.

2018-04-20: Just took 10 minutes and jumping through hoops to sign-in to Microsoft Office on a new Mac. What a …

2018-04-20: Well… yes. 500ish.com/arrogance…

2018-04-19: Am using a review loan 21-inch iMac, thinking of switching to iMac + 12.7 inch iPad Pro for on the …

2018-04-16: Well yes, there is a valid case for a paid version of Facebook. But the company now has to build a …

2018-04-16: As Microsoft refocuses to chase enterprise cloud opportunities, Google has an opportunity to lead …

2018-04-14: As Microsoft refocuses to chase enterprise cloud opportunities, Google has an opportunity to lead …

2018-04-13: I’ll believe it when I see it Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds • The Register

2018-04-13: There is no such thing as an “iPhone killer”. And if there was it certainly wouldn’t be an Android. …

2018-04-13: My micro.blog experience changed hugely when I moved the app to the access bar on my iOS devices. …

2018-04-13: This approach would work just as well in New Zealand. www.theguardian.com Finland has found the …

2018-04-12: Our local takeaway food place is called Royal Thai Baby… cue jokes about not being able to …

2018-04-12: The huge multinationals sneer at data sovereignty, but it deserves serious consideration… …

2018-04-12: The waning power of IT departments… www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/1…

2018-04-12: I’m sure there are Qrious case studies that are not other Spark subsidiaries, but here’s …

2018-04-12: TradeMe is like democracy. It has flaws, but, my word, it is preferable to every alternative.

2018-04-12: I can only conclude that every Microsoft product still on sale is but a work-in-progress. Mind you …

2018-04-12: I know for a fact I’ve already done this once this week. I whinged about it online.

2018-04-11: I no longer bother with “unsubscribing” when spam email lists turn up. I go straight to Gmail …

2018-04-11: Dear Microsoft. Your weekly MacOS autoupdate for Office continues to be a annoyance. On the other …

2018-04-11: This is one reason I’m wary about using Android. Privacy and more general security issues are …

2018-04-11: To check if your Facebook data was compromised by Cambridge Analytica you first have to log-in to …

2018-04-11: My local cell tower was off for at least a few hours last night and early this morning. And when it …

2018-04-11: If you’re reading this on Twitter and am interested in microblogging, take a look at my …

2018-04-10: Just had another “can I buy now?” question on a Trademe auction that clearly specifies NO BUY …

2018-04-10: I seem to get about one press release about another flaky looking alternative digital currency ever …

2018-04-10: Are there any other places in Australia with a Latin name other than Nullabor?

2018-04-10: This is curious because I looked at Trademe’s Ping service and decided not to use it. Could it …

2018-04-10: “We used to have homepages. Homes on the Internet. Not profiles, no; profile is something the …

2018-04-10: Managing Content Through Canonical Links readwriterespond.com/2018/03/m… Some good ideas …

2018-04-10: What is Gutenberg? An excellent background on the new #WordPress editor. yoast.com/what-is-g…

2018-04-10: Check the Contact Information You’ve Uploaded to Facebook gregorlove.com/2018/03/i… I …

2018-04-10: Free as in Facebook. indieweb.org/free_as_i… Exactly.

2018-04-10: I’m thinking of killing my Micro.blog account. It’s a great idea, but I find I barely use it.

2018-03-19: A little early to talk of Indieweb inflection points Eli Mellen #Eli writes about the Indieweb being at an inflection point. While I think he is on to …

2018-03-12: Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras – Bill Bennett

2018-03-08: This looks like it isn’t good news. Uber going back to investors for more money. …

2018-03-08: RealMe always looked as if it would attract this kind of attention… the threat is serious now …

2018-03-08: I wonder how well this is tracking with NZ companies that hold data on EU citizens… …

2018-03-08: Have to confess I had my own doubts about the fingerprint scanner placement, but not from this …

2018-03-08: Looks like VMWare is loosening its grip, but only a little www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/0…

2018-03-07: Another thing about Uber: It really isn’t a technology company. Sure the model is innovative, …

2018-03-07: Spent time praising NBR earlier today, but Newsroom is also doing great work. I recommend the daily …

2018-03-07: The ratbaggery runs deep in this one… www.theguardian.com/technolog…

2018-03-07: Let’s put it this way: to succeed in the long term Uber needs to rewrite accepted rules of …

2018-03-05: Cryptocurrencies kill people and may kill again, says Bill Gates… …although the same can be said of …

2018-03-05: www.bloomberg.com/news/arti…

2018-03-05: Sky didn’t have the moral high ground when it wiped out Orcon’s Global Mode alternative, …

2018-03-01: LittleThings online publisher shuts down, blames Facebook’s algorithm Won’t be the last.

2018-02-27: If you don’t want to read the 1000+ words of my Oppo R11s story, it boils down to: Don’t …

2018-02-27: I’ve been busy for the last two weeks, catching up with some of the blog site story backlog. …

2018-02-26: Not a good look. Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members • The Register

2018-02-26: Tulips anyone? 46% of Last Year’s ICOs Have Failed Already - Bitcoin News

2018-02-26: Samsung rescues data-saving privacy app Opera Max and relaunches it as Samsung Max | VentureBeat

2018-02-26: It’s hard for the untrained eye to tell one modern Android phone from another, that’s bound to have …

2018-02-26: A lot of so-called ‘smart’ devices are disappointing when you actually see them In an Era of ‘Smart’ …

2018-02-26: More pressure on flawed but popular social media service. Facebook should have to pay a fine if it …

2018-02-25: Companies are singular… and why that matters in your writing. …

2018-02-24: I’ve no idea why I get alumni network emails, or how I got on the mailing list for that matter. …

2018-02-23: This approach has worked before… www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/2…

2018-02-23: HP’s personal business looked in poor shape before the company split. No longer… …

2018-02-23: Photoshop is about the only app I can think of where you really need grunt. www.theguardian.com …

2018-02-23: More movements in the epically over served enterprise file sharing and sync space « The Diversity …

2018-02-23: I’ve unsubscribed twice, and can prove it, to this irrelevant newsletter and yet it still keeps …

2018-02-22: This story is way bigger than it looks at first sight. Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From …

2018-02-22: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better. Frankly I’m surprised anyone …

2018-02-21: If this happens, then how long do you give it before a teacher shoots a student? Gingrich says …

2018-02-21: My 9.7-inch iPad cover has literally worn out, it’s frayed and faded. The iPad is still in great …

2018-02-20: Samsung Galaxy S9: everything we think we know about the new smartphones | Technology | The Guardian …

2018-02-20: I hope no one is surprised by this. Many ICOs are ‘complete scams,’ Benchmark’s Sarah Tavel says - …

2018-02-19: Spires for Hire in U.K. Broadband Deal With Church of England - Bloomberg

2018-02-19: Dear NZ Herald, is this story paid advertising? Because it sure reads like it. …

2018-02-18: Facebook’s Fake Account Problem Is Getting Bigger – Om Malik It’s a cess pit and I want to escape.

2018-02-18: Borderline evil behaviour and outright lies from Twitter twitter.com

2018-02-18: This should be a good game. www.theguardian.com FA Cup quarter-final draw - Leicester to face …

2018-02-18: You have to hand it to the Russians, they seem to be a lot more on top of modern communications …

2018-02-16: Apple, Inc. Just Hit a Ridiculously Impressive Milestone Apple earns 50 cents from every dollar …

2018-02-15: Looks like Cyclone Gita is heading for central New Zealand: Wellington and the North of the South …

2018-02-12: Lotus Notes woes If you haven’t already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now …

2018-02-12: Facebook has a Big Tobacco Problem – Monday Note I’d go further than the author here. Facebook is in …

2018-02-12: Using iPad for long-form writing: Using iPad for Long-Form Writing I’m finding the same as Joe, but …

2018-02-11: Journalists too mean to tech companies – Bill Bennett Wrote this a year ago but it’s still just as …

2018-02-11: The Bank of England is worried about what phones are doing for productivity. It’s a …

2018-01-30: “Apple is working on at least three updated Mac models with custom co-processors for release as soon …

2018-01-28: I don’t remember Auckland ever being this hot before. Was 25C at 8:30. Humidity level seems to be …

2018-01-28: Hi @maton any plans for one of those iOS share gadgets so I can quickly send from, say, Safari to …

2018-01-28: My thoughts exactly: brooksreview.net/2018/01/k…

2018-01-25: Love using the iPad Pro for all my work, but run into constant problems using it to post to my …

2018-01-23: Lunch time? How the sushi boom is fuelling tapeworm infections www.theguardian.com/world/201…

2018-01-23: Does “trusted” apply to Murdoch’s publishing empire? People who had their phones hacked …

2018-01-23: More technology rubbish no-one wants to buy. Windows VR Headsets See Huge Discounts at Amazon US …

2018-01-22: I’d be surprised if the internet gets faster with a new trans-Pacific cable coming on-line. Unless …

2018-01-22: IBM shows growth after 22 straight quarters of declining revenues, but has it turned the corner? …

2018-01-22: Sphero…. another pointless tech product company that can’t manage to sell things that no-one …

2018-01-22: I can see why some people might buy these, but when Tile offered me a free one as part of a …

2018-01-18: I’m with @manton on this. www.manton.org/2018/01/f… As a journalist I find I might spend a …

2018-01-17: Hey @phoneboy I don’t quite get how the webmention plugin picks up comments from micro.nlog. How do …

2018-01-17: Reviewed the Huawei Nova 2i phone on my site. It’s about three quarters of a high-end Android …

2018-01-16: It’s not that everybody who deals in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is a ratbag, it is that every …

2018-01-16: French exceptionalism on a role today… France may protect citizens’ liberté with ban on …

2018-01-16: This woman is my hero. qz.com/695832/th…

2018-01-16: And people say I’m cynical… “This year’s electronics expo promised a ‘better life’ and ‘better …

2018-01-16: I love the way the French make a point of not giving their culture and language away to the highest …

2018-01-12: I’ve been saying Facebook is not the media’s friend for a long time. Now it even less friendly. …

2018-01-11: Apple's privacy feature costs ad companies millions www.theguardian.com/technolog… “Internet advertising firms are losing hundreds of millions of …

2018-01-10: AT&T Drops Huawei’s New Smartphone Amid Security Worries www.nytimes.com/2018/01/0… Something smells bad about this story from the New York Times. …

2018-01-08: The Demise of Transmit and the Future of Pro Level iOS Apps David Sparks writes at www.macsparky.com/blog/2018… “For a few years now Panic has made …

2018-01-07: What happens when clouds fail? Arthur Cole writes at IT Business Edge: “A recent survey by Vanson Bourne commissioned by cloud …

2018-01-07: Talking Meltdown and Spectre on Radio New Zealand News. On Saturday I gave RNZ some context for a …

2018-01-06: What I'm doing with Micro.blog While I love the idea of Micro.blog, it took me a while to figure out what I want to use it for. I …

2017-12-20: Waiting in hospital for my regular macular degeneration eye injections. Powering through mail and …

2017-12-05: Vincent Ritter writes about what Micro.blog means to him. It’s a useful introduction for …

2017-12-04: How to configure the WordPress Indieweb plug-ins. indieweb.org/Tutorial%…

2017-12-04: Khürt Williams shares his WordPress and Indieweb. Would be helpful for anyone else interested in …