PS3 bug now fixed

PS3 owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Sony have identified todays problem with the PlayStation Network which was causing mayhem for console owners. Players reported that consoles had also lost track of trophy collections. Fortunately the trophy data is not lost – get a new trophy and the list will reappear.

Apparently the problem […]

Spotify stopped working? – how to fix the problem

Due to a foul-up by securty firm Symantec, users of Norton anti-virus products found that Spotify had mysteriously stopped working today. The reason was that the security product had falsely identified the program – Spotify.exe – as a Trojan Horse and quarantined it.

It is possible to restore the program to its rightful place but […]

iPad or iBrick?

So, Steve Jobs of Apple announced their new tablet product today. The fact that it features on the US Apple website but not on the UK site is probably not good news for the UK’s early adopters. Rumours are June/July but I wouldn’t hold your breath. The product itself is…hmmm… interesting.

Here is the […]

Microsoft & HP pull the rug from under Apple’s iSlate

Microsoft’s Steve Balmer demonstrated a new HP slate computer in his keynote speech at the annual CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, neatly pre-empting Apple’s planned launch of a similar device later this month. The HP device had a 10″ screen and was claimed to support full multi-touch. Other manufacturers, incuding Archos, are reported to […]

Apple to launch iSlate on January 26

Apple’s new ebook and web surfing tablet is due for launch on January 26. The device will not be called the iTablet or iBook as had been rumoured – neither names are available as .com domains – and the iBook name has already been used for Apple laptops. is registered to a company in […]

Bing goes Wolfram Alpha

The Microsoft search engine Bing has signed a licensing deal with Wolfram Alpha, allowing Bing to feature results from Wolfram Alpha. It appears that nutrition information will be the first type of results to appear.

The service will be rolled out first in the US and follows the launch of the Wolfram Alpha API, which […]

Windows 7 arrives early

Customers with Windows 7 on pre-order had copies arrive in the post today, 19 October, no doubt benefitting from attempts to avoid the planned UK postal strikes.

The official Windows 7 release date is October 22.

Problem retuning your BT Vision box?

The BT Vision PVR is a great product and in many ways preferable to a Sky+. One slight disadvantage is that like other Freeview boxes and TVs, it needs occasional retuning when the channel lineup changes. The box will normally prompt you to retune if it spots a change to the Freeview channel line-up.

Just […]

Nokia to charge hundreds for Booklets

We’ll have to wait until Sept 2 for the final details but Nokia are about to launch their very first Netbook, called the Booklet. The basic details are similar to most of the other netbooks on the market: Intel Atom processor, 10 inch screen, weight around 1.2kg, webcam, SD card reader.

Nokia Booklet 3G […]

Windows 7 cut-price pre-order

Astonishingly a number of the Windows 7 launch partners are selling the pre-order version for even less than the cut-price £49.99 that had been expected.

The full list of launch partners can be found here. Apart from Amazon, who unusually haven’t got their act together yet and appear to be only offering the Professional version, […]