Skype on the iPhone: Brilliant

Great news if you have an iPhone and want to use Skype – now you can make and receive your free phone calls over the net just as you can with Skype on your computer with a version of Skype for the iPhone, free software available today in the iTunes App Store. I grabbed a copy early this morning and installed it on my iPhone. I plan to have a review on my tech blog once I’ve been using it…

Is there a point in changing the clocks?

Unless you live in a country where the clocks never change (there are a lot of places like that as indicated by the countries and territories in red and the orange in Wikipedia’s world daylight saving time map above), you’ll have done what everyone in Europe and many other places did last night – advance your clocks one hour to account for summer time. Here in the UK, we’re now on daylight saving time (DST) – British Summer Time (BST)…

Checking out Norton Internet Security

Finally I’ve had some time to set up a software app on my desktop PC to test it out and see what I think of it. The product is Norton Internet Security 2009 and I have a copy courtesy of Jason Mical and Tom Howells of Edelman and SpookMedia respectively. I’ve now installed it; the Flickr slide show above includes the screenshots I grabbed, some of which I plan to include in the first review I’ll write about the app…

I prefer Google Chrome

I spent some time last weekend doing some updating and general sorting out on my dad’s laptop, an IBM Thinkpad running Windows XP. Among the many updates I installed was Internet Explorer from version 7 to version 8. It’s pretty but, boy, is it slow to load and then use, especially compared to version 7 (which is pretty slow as well). My experience doesn’t match Microsoft’s claims of performance improvements. It’s slow compared to Firefox, too (and others are saying…

A little more mobile transparency

Mobile phone operators Vodafone and Telefónica (owner of O2) are to share networks in the UK, Germany, Spain and Ireland, says eWeek Europe. […] Under the deal , the companies will pool existing 2G and 3G masts, and will build new sites jointly, leading to a significant reduction in the environmental impact and energy demands of mobile phone infrastructure in the UK, the companies said. It should also speed the delivery of mobile broadband coverage, by allowing the companies to…

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