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My laptop hard disk crashed… and I don’t mind. What a difference the Cloud makes!

Well then, it had to happen — the dreaded hard disk crash! My primary MacBook Pro was purchased in December 2013. I’ve used it more or less religiously most days through 2014 and another half year has passed. It’s about 18 months old. And the inevitable happened. My SSD hard disk conked out yesterday. It […]

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Opinion

The life of a digital nomad

You may have heard the term digital nomad mentioned recently, referring to someone who has eschewed the traditional 9-to-5 office job and taken to the road to work. Many such people leave behind their old life to find opportunities with the flexibility to work just about anywhere. Armed with a laptop, tablet and a smartphone, all that’s needed is an Internet connection and a few creative […]

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Devices

Nokia’s ‘actively looking’ at entering the laptop business

So this is where all the rumours about Nokia launching it’s own platform are coming from, eh? Reuters are reporting that Nokia’s top man, known to many as simply ‘O.P.K’, said in an interview yesterday: “We are looking very actively also at this opportunity,” Kallasvuo said, when asked whether Nokia plans to make laptops. Well […]

The LG X110 ultra light laptop

When I was in Val d’Isere the other week, it was, alas, mostly work-work-work. I did manage to put on some skis and arse about on the green slopes — the real focus of my attentions was the technology I’d brought with me to field-test and the iPhone 3G users all over the place. Val […]

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Services

Lenovo’s SMS-kill feature locks your laptop remotely

I like this. Leave your Lenovo laptop on the train? Someone arse has half-inched (“pinched”) it from your hotel room? No biggie. Whip out your handset and text your laptop. The laptop’s receiver is always-on (although I’d be interested to know what the battery implications are) so that whenever it gets that kill text message, […]

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Mobile data cards will kill off wi-fi hotspots

3G could potentially kill off wi-fi, according to analysts Infonetics Research, as more and more of us use mobile broadband data cards rather than the wireless hotspots provided by coffee shops and the like as the service becomes “more available, more affordable, and a higher performance choice” Infonetics says that sales of mobile data cards […]