1 – Crackdown 2 Crackdown was one of the stand out games of the XBox 360 when it was first released and the open world sandbox style was well loved by many gamers. Even playing it now, it’s difficult to imagine it was made so many years ago so it’s perhaps unsurprising that developers stuck quite rigidly to the first game when creating the 2nd. However, the formula has once again paid off giving the new and improved Crackdown 2 top spot in this week’s gaming charts. 2 – Dance on Broadway Dance on Broadway...

Instead of promising a free case to iPhone users and then saying something like, “These things happen. Ah well, it’s sorted now. Cheerie bye.”, the Apple strategy of claiming that others phones have similar reception problems has opened a new can of worms. The official response from Samsung is that the Omnia II does not suffer from these problems at all and that its design means that it is not prone to them.  The antenna is in a different place from Apple’s, so only left handed people and people with huge, shovel...

Posted on Jul 19 2010 - 12:25pm by Rob
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To see what is right and not to do it is a want of courage. At least that is what Confucius says and who I am to argue with the most perceptive man ever to have lived / an over rated, glib buffoon (delete as you see fit). If you want to see what it right for you then the Acer Aspire M7300 is what we are currently talking about. Courage not supplied. Design Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. I just know that a nice and serious, I-know-what-I’m-doing look always goes down well in a PC and that this model fulfils the requirements...

How much is that doggy in the window? What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Is the Samsung LE40C580 40” Full HD LCD TV a good buy? Most readers should realistically expect to stumble across the answer to only of those questions today. Design It’s got a 40” screen, it is pleasingly slim and it weighs 18.5kgs if you include the stand. All in all it is a very good presentation which would look very nice sitting in most living rooms. Notable Specifications The Samsung LE40C580 40” TV comes with all the features needed to give...

Posted on Jul 18 2010 - 11:01am by Rob
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Life is an endless search for food, shelter and a better PC. Maybe your quest for a new computer ends here, in a town called Acer, in a street called Aspire, house number M3300. Design This is a modern desktop PC, so you get the usual elements and all are nicely presented. Notable Specifications I’ll have 500GB hard drive, 4GB memory, AMD Phenom™ II X6 1035T Processor , a built in DVD rewriter and ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics to go, please. Value If the world were to return to a barter system the Acer Aspire M3300 would probably...

Posted on Jul 16 2010 - 10:47pm by Rob
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The long running iPhone 4 reception debate looks to have been finally resolved. Apple are going to give users a free case. That, combined with the famous patch which shows the correct reception level on the phone,  should resolve the issue once and for all. Anyone who buys an iPhone 4 before October this year will be eligible for their free case. Apple have stated in a press conference that no more patches, fixes or magic beans will be released to solve this problem. ...

Posted on Jul 16 2010 - 12:55pm by Rob
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We normally only pay attention to the most far-fetched and outrageous rumours doing the rounds. However, when UK online retailer Superetrader releases juicy details of the supposed new HTC Desire HD we can’t resist a sniff around the information. Just out of curiousity you understand. It is reported to be similar to the US HTC Evo 4G model, with a big screen and top, top specifications. A 1GHZ processor, Android 2.2, HD 720p video facility and a camera with 8 megapixels all add up to a great sounding gadget. We will keep our eyes...

Getac has upgraded its military grade, and surprisingly lightweight. rugged laptop while Panasonic has unveiled their latest entry into a market that is designed either for the rugged worker that oeprates in especially difficult circumstances or for the oathish, heavy handed, clumsies among us that drop everything they get their greasy mits on. The Getax V100 is seriously hardcore and just got even harder thanks to the latest update of the laptop. For a start, it’s a convertible laptop which means that you can swivel its monitor...

According to the Guardian today a survey has shown that we’re really taking to Internet radio on our mobile devices and smartphones – so much so that 31% of radio listeners get their fix on the Internet and 13% of listeners have listened on their mobile phone or smartphone. Good news, then, for the radio broadcasting industry as two more smartphones are released and both should cause something of a stir in their own little way. The Modu 1 ahs been promised for a while now and has finally made it through passport control and...

Todays big Apple news is likely to come later in the day when Apple will address the press and inform them of what, if anything, they intend to do about the issues that many users are having with the iphone 4 antenna. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of other Apple news in various outlets on the Internet. For instance, the Telegraph newspaper has run with a report that Apple knew all about the antenna problems before the phone was released while ITProPortal has gone with the story that while they may not be...