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transport

How timely are Metro’s SMS alerts? (and SMS vs web)

Last Friday MX ran a story about Metro plans to shut down its SMS text alert service, in favour of pushing people towards the mobile web site and Twitter. This was sparked by an ad earlier in the week in MX, station posters, and an email sent to SMS subscribers, all encouraging people to “say […]

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Geek

How to reject a call on an iPhone

iPhones are so easy to use. A colleague’s iPhone rings on his desk when he’s elsewhere in a meeting, and the screen lights up to say you slide to answer. Great! But how does one reject the call? I ask around to my office full of iPhone users. Nobody knows. Hilarious. I’m not just wording […]

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Geek

New phone

Well, I finally got a new phone. In the end I decided to “think different” and not get an iPhone. Instead I’ve got the HTC Desire S, running Android 2.3. As I figure out how it works, I’m blogging about it over on Geekrant: http://www.geekrant.org/2011/06/04/new-phone-htc-desire-s/ Suffice to say, still getting used to it after the […]

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Geek

I need a new phone. Should I get iPhone or Android?

I’m genuinely undecided as to which I should get. What do you think? Google Forms doesn’t stop you voting more than once. Please don’t. I’ll publish the results in a few days. See below. Disclaimer: Have your say via a vote or a comment, but I won’t necessarily go with the majority view. Update 6pm: […]

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Consumerism Geek

Almost new phone time

I’m about due for a phone upgrade. I haven’t made my mind up whether it’ll be iPhone or Android. Some will have very strong views on these. I’ll make up my mind closer to purchase time, but meanwhile there are some other factors I’m considering. Radio waves All phones emit radio waves. Some more than […]

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music

A Day In The Life

I was reading my old copy of The Beatles Recording Sessions the other day, in particular about the creation of A Day In The Life — which recently was voted number 24 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of All Time. I was interested in the orchestral crescendo of sound halfway through the song and again […]