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What powerline/homeplug adapters do you use for WiFi at home?

I’ve got another question for you, dear reader. Do you have problems with the WiFi in your place of residence? If so, do you use the powerline/homeplug adapters to serve you WiFi via your electricity connection? We seem to have an array of dampening fields all around our house so I’ve got three different WiFi networks […]

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Update: I bought an LG G3 smartphone!

This arrived today. If you don’t recognise it immediately, it’s the LG G3 (press release), winner at the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress (it says so on the box!). I thought I’d opt for the LG as it’s been far too long. I don’t know the LG PR team in the UK so […]

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Which top spec Android phone did I just buy?

I don’t think you’ll guess. I’ll tell you on Thursday. Meanwhile Hetty’s HTC One M8 arrives tomorrow, complete with the little dot-matrix screen cover. How do you think she’ll react to it? I shall be documenting the experience for your reading pleasure.

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Will the new airport phone battery regulations FINALLY give us phones that work the whole day?

All across the news today is this announcement from British Airways (see Telegraph): British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on The underlining issue being that if your phone doesn’t switch on, it could theoretically contain explosives. Or something like that. I wonder […]

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What top of the range Android phone did my wife choose?

I’ve this following challenge to my wife: You’ve got to select an Android phone to buy and then use for a month. The last time she used Android, she had a T-Mobile G1 running Android 1.6 (“Donut”, specs at GSM Arena). Remember that device?   “I loved that phone,” She said as she briefly reminisced. I […]

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I’m synching my 101GB DropBox at 21mb/sec right now

…thanks to Amazon. I’ve setup an instance using Amazon Workspaces to see how it performs as a secondary ‘backup’ computer that I can always access wherever I am.  I’ve installed DropBox on the desktop instance and it’s whirring away nicely.  I’ll write more shortly. For now I’m seriously impressed at the speed. It should fast, […]

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