For a long time the Thinkpad has been widely regarded as the “Rolls-Royce of laptops”. Since 2003 one could argue that Rolls-Royce is no longer the Rolls-Royce of cars . The way that IBM sold the Think business unit to Lenovo and the way that Lenovo is producing both Thinkpads and cheaper Ideapads is somewhat […]
In late 2013 I bought a Nexus 5 for my wife . It’s a good phone and I generally have no complaints about the way it works. In the middle of 2016 I had to make a warranty claim when the original Nexus 5 stopped working . Google’s warranty support was ok, the call-back was […]
The Need for Speed
One of my clients has an important server running ZFS. They need to have a filesystem that detects corruption, while regular RAID is good for the case where a disk gives read errors it doesn’t cover the case where a disk returns bad data and claims it to be good (which […]
Just over a month ago I ordered a new Nexus 6P . I’ve had it for over a month now and it’s time to review it and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini I also bought.
The first noteworthy thing about this phone is the fingerprint scanner on the back. The recommended configuration is to […]
My first Android device was The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i . One of the reasons I chose it was for the large 4″ screen, nowadays the desirable phones (the ones that are marketed as premium products) are all bigger than that (the Galaxy S6 is 5.1″) and even the slightly less expensive phones […]
In June last year I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 . Generally I was very happy with that phone, one problem I had is that less than a year after purchasing it the Ingress menus burned into the screen .
2 weeks ago I bought a new Galaxy Note 3. One of the reasons […]
I was asked for advice about cheap 3G data plans. One of the people who asked me has a friend with no home Internet access, the friend wants access but doesn’t want to pay too much. I don’t know whether the person in question can’t use ADSL/Cable (maybe they are about to move […]
Tree Frog Dashboard Mat
I’ve been given some more MobileZap products to review. The first is the Tree Frog anti-slip dashboard mat . This is designed to allow a phone to stick to an angled surface of the inside of the car without slipping. The pictures on the web site show a phone stuck […]
Late last year I compared the prices of mobile providers after Aldi started getting greedy . Now Aldi have dramatically changed their offerings  so at least some of the phones I manage have to be switched to another provider.
There are three types of use that are of interest to me. One is for […]
I’ve just been given an Armourdillo Hybrid case for the Nexus 5  to review. The above pictures show the back of the case, the front of the case, the stand, and the front of the case with the screen blank. When I first photographed the case the camera focused on a reflection of […]