Great though the idea of legal music streaming is, the implementation still leaves a bit to be desired. After six or seven years as a Napster customer I ended up leaving the (increasingly unloved and dated) service when they messed up my monthly payments for the second time. Onto Spotify, about which a few things [...]
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Aren’t companies great? Every now and then, when shopping online, no matter how fastidiously you tell them you don’t want to hear from them, they decide that you do. I love getting these emails. They almost invariably contain a codicil explaining that you’re receiving the email because you signed up to receive it. Almost invariably [...]
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One of the things about being a freelance technology journalist is that things like a telephone line and the internet are, you know, useful. Imagine my joy then, on discovering last night that my phone line was misbehaving. It has subsequently died. I can’t really begin to convey my contempt for BT just now, but [...]
Having my weekly rant this morning, I remembered something trivial that annoys the shit out of me, and thought I’d share the love. See, now, I hate adverts generally, and I reserve a special bile for ones in which two of my favourite TV people prostitute themselves at the altar of car insurance, but there’s [...]
Right, listen up. I’m digging Hicks out of the cold earth and we’re going to work on some advertisers. Why? Reason the first is that I’ve met a couple, and at least one of them is without merit as a human being. But the second reason – and the point of this rant – is [...]
You know how, once you get familiarised with something, it’s hard to spot that it’s stupid? Well, every now and then you get a flash of perspective. Earlier my brother sent me a link to a Times Online story. As sometimes happens in email, the link got broken across two lines. In this case just [...]
Everything’s been feeling just a little joyless of late. Tamsin has even been moved to ask if this is the Summer of Doom. Bugger me, I’m not arguing. I think I might have inspired the question. So, when AntonyM sent this link to Giles Coren’s latest tirade I could almost have kissed him. If you [...]
Hi, it’s 2008. Just wanted to remind you, because BBC News thinks it’s discovered a security flaw in Facebook applications. Yes, apparently they can gain access to your and your friends’ profile information, so a malicious application could pose as a legitimate one and harvest profile details, even if they’re not public. I had to [...]