Don’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

You’d think Apple would notify people when it discovers apps sold in its App Stores, Mac or iOS, have been found to contain spyware taking private information, when they’ve removed them from the store. But no. I had Dr. Cleaner Pro installed, a paid-for app, on my Macbook Pro. It turns out, it’s been gone … Read moreDon’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

New iPhones, new Watch: Apple, bored now

I have never been less interested in an iPhone launch. I think I’ve become immune to the 30% faster, 50% quicker, take-better-photos bullshit that Apple and other tech companies come out with every year. Not much technology excites the way it did in the first decade of this century. Apple, though, does know how to … Read moreNew iPhones, new Watch: Apple, bored now

GDPR: saving the world through pop-ups and privacy notices

I’d really like to thank the EU for giving millions the world over so much unpaid work to do in getting ready for GDPR, the new data protection rules. These have resulted in every goddamn website you visit presenting you with yet more popups asking you to confirm you don’t think you’re as stupid as … Read moreGDPR: saving the world through pop-ups and privacy notices

2011 iMac: goodbye to an old, reliable friend

2011 iMac 27-inch

Looks like my iMac is dead. I’ve yet to call it but my diagnosis is a faulty graphics card – expensive to replace, can’t be done outside a repair shop, not worth it with a seven-year-old machine. Hard drives and RAM are okay, I’ve checked. I’ll try a completely fresh install of the operating system … Read more2011 iMac: goodbye to an old, reliable friend

That guy in the coffee shop? Not posing – working! Honest!

Whenever you walk into a high street coffee shop these days, you’re bound to see them: those men and women, usually on the more active side of fifty going down all the way to the early twenties, hunched over laptops; or, less frequently, attempting to type at speed on tablets, be they Android or iOS … Read moreThat guy in the coffee shop? Not posing – working! Honest!

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