Nexus 6P – the last smartphone that matters

A review of the Google Nexus 6P; supremely brilliant, as well it should be as it represents the end of its type.

Christ! I have an iPad!

I have been known to make the odd barbed comment about Apple devices and those who use them, so it may come as a bit of a shock to you, and indeed to me, that yesterday I quite willingly acquired an Apple iPad Mini 2. So willingly, in fact, that it took a lot of … Continue reading Christ! I have an iPad!

Satya Nadella, a fascinating man with a cunning plan

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO is a fascinating man! It is rare and refreshing to see a major tech executive who just cannot do charisma. The negative charisma he exudes when speaking at events is beyond the ability of any instrument to measure.  I hope the Samaritans put up tents outside the conference venue, and that they get in extra … Continue reading Satya Nadella, a fascinating man with a cunning plan

Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft Office is a brilliant productivity suite, and if anyone is stupid enough to disagree, I will politely ignore them. The poor devils are probably bonkers enough to think Linux on the desktop is a really wizard wheeze. When they are not typing case-sensitive commands into a terminal window they are probably drinking pongy beer … Continue reading Microsoft Delivers – Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft Delivers

A two-day blitzkrieg sees Redmond’s tanks parked on the lawns of Mountain View and Cupertino.

On Thursday and Friday two weeks ago, Microsoft delivered a substantial part of its vision of the future of computing, devices and services. A blistering assault on two fronts dealt a heavy blow to Google and Apple, leaving them reeling and thoroughly shattering the old technological world order.