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Alex Masters is a technology journalist, podcaster and blogger based in the UK. He is a serial technology geek with a BA in Multimedia Design from DeMontfort university. You can follow his online escapades on Google+

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Could new Facebook apps be a trojan horse for mobile ads?, Notebook

Could new Facebook apps be a trojan horse for mobile ads?

As Facebook continues to plague its users with sub-par mobile apps, could they be preparing a radically new mobile experience as a way to camouflage the inevitable inclusion of mobile ads?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at 10:14 am

Would you buy an iPad Mini?, Notebook

Would you buy an iPad Mini?

As rumours of an iPad Mini reach fever pitch, it’s seems almost inevitable that Apple will announce the mythical device before the year is out, but the question is: Would you buy one?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 17 August 2012 at 12:00 am

Surfthechannel.com owner sentenced to four years for conspiracy to defraud, Notebook

Surfthechannel.com owner sentenced to four years for conspiracy to defraud

Anton Vickerman, owner of TV show and film link directory surfthechannel.com, has been charged on two counts of conspiracy to defraud and will serve four years in jail for ‘facilitating copyright infringement’.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 6:08 pm

And the final Gold medal goes to…The BBC Olympic Coverage, Notebook

And the final Gold medal goes to…The BBC Olympic Coverage

In my opinion, the last gold medal goes to Auntie Beeb for 16 days of faultless Olympic games coverage that sees the BBC reaching the very pinnacle of media broadcasting quality, while effortlessly handling record viewing figures.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion, Sport | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 11:00 am

Microsoft kills Hotmail and introduces Outlook.com: A look at the new features, Notebook

Microsoft kills Hotmail and introduces Outlook.com: A look at the new features

Microsoft have previewed a new Metro-styled Hotmail successor in the form of Outlook.com. The brand new email service sees the software giant unify their cloud services ahead of the upcoming Windows 8 launch, but is Outlook any good?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 at 2:46 pm

Apple profits fall short of expectations amid new iPhone rumours and increased Android competition, Notebook

Apple profits fall short of expectations amid new iPhone rumours and increased Android competition

Apple’s quarterly earnings fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, as months of exhaustive iPhone rumours and increased competition from Android, left Apple with lower than expected iPhone sales in the eyes of stock market analysts.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 4:28 pm

Google Maps expands cycle directions across Europe and Australia and wants you to help fill in the gaps, Notebook

Google Maps expands cycle directions across Europe and Australia and wants you to help fill in the gaps

Google have extended support for cycle routes and directions across the UK, Europe and Australia. Now Google is calling on all cyclists to help map out the missing pieces, helping to make cycle route coverage as comprehensive and accurate as possible.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 12 July 2012 at 3:04 pm

Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ Review, Notebook

Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ Review

Two weeks ago Android 4.1 ‘Jelly bean’ made it’s way into the hands of developers and journalists around the world, ahead of it’s official public release this month. After living with Jelly Bean for a fortnight, here’s my review of Google’s latest and greatest mobile OS.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 at 11:38 am

Steve Jobs: The tragic loss of a visionary leader, Notebook

Steve Jobs: The tragic loss of a visionary leader

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, sadly passed away on October 5 2011 after several years fighting pancreatic cancer. He was a visionary leader, inspiring mentor and creative genius, who’s contributions changed the face of personal computing forever.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 6 October 2011 at 5:00 pm

Identity on the Internet: The pros and cons of anonymity, Notebook

Identity on the Internet: The pros and cons of anonymity

As the Internet continues to become a more social place, we are beginning to see the end of anonymity online, but how will this shape our digital past, present and future?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 19 September 2011 at 6:00 am

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