Apple iPad is five years old
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 April 2015 13:46

Apple iPad is five years old


And is still Grot

In a 1970s comedy show The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin the lead character tried desperately to fail by going into a business which sold used cardboard boxes and square hola hoops.

Leaked pictures everywhere
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:32

HTC One M9 leaks were right on the money


We were looking at real snaps

For a while there have been leaked images  of the upcoming HTC One M9 Plus and it has turned out that they are mostly right.

Intel forced to buy Altera
Published in News
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:00

Intel forced to buy Altera


Or Wall Street will kick it to death

While there are some that do not believe that Intel will have to press ahead with its rumoured buy out of rival Altera, there are signs that it might not have a choice.

Guardian of the Galaxy makes killing
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 April 2015 11:25

Guardian of the Galaxy makes killing


Samsung laughing all the way to the bank

While Samsung saw its January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, investors are expecting a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its Galaxy smartphones.

Tsar Putin spikes reviews for YotaPhone
Published in News
Friday, 03 April 2015 10:58

Tsar Putin spikes reviews for YotaPhone


He gets everywhere

Vladimir Putin's is trying make it look like the dual-screen YotaPhone is actually popular by spiking reviews.

AMD faces fraud charges
Published in Processors
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:10

AMD faces fraud charges


Llano should not have been Godot

AMD must face claims that it committed securities fraud by hiding problems with the bungled 2011 launch of Llano that eventually led to a $100 million writedown, a US court has decided.

Galaxy S6 users complain of display problems
Published in Mobiles


Pixels last as long as Game of Thrones extra

T-Mobile subscribers on xda-developers forums have been moaning that the Galaxy S6 edge units they received had display problems.

EU investigates  Apple anti-trust music antics
Published in News


Time to face the music

EU regulators think it is time that Apple faced the music over the way it has handled its streaming service in the old country.

Apache turns 20
Published in News
Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:29

Apache turns 20


Brave new world makes us feel old

One of the first stories I wrote was a yarn about some new server software called Apache – now both of us are feeling pretty old.

Apple MacBook has same performance as 2012 Air
Published in Notebooks


You get what you pay for

When the new MacBook came out the Tame Apple press launched a ton of free PR for their favourite company praising how much it looked like Apple's Air.