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  • The iPad is child's play? It's even easier than that

    Saying something is 'child's play' is usually a sign that it is very easy to use but in the case of Apple's iPad, it looks as if the phrase needs to be amended to 'baby's play' judging by this video on YouTube of a two year old boy playing with the A... 

  • VAT changes in the Channel

    The VAT rules that allow firms in the Channel Islands to undercut UK mainland rivals are looking like they're about to end. Originally set up to help Guernsey flower growers, the VAT exemption allows traders to despatch items priced under £... 

  • Out of tune Zune player fades out

    Can it really be true? Will the Zune really be no more? Such are the rumours that Microsoft is preparing to pull the plug on its iPod killer a mere four years and four months after its launch. And yet, it all seemed so different back then. Even t... 

  • iPad is a curse for Acer and a blessing for Dell

    Acer has reason to curse the iPad. Not long ago, the Taiwanese vendor was riding the crest of the netbook wave and its notebooks were making serious inroads into the consumer market. The strength of its consumer products helped propel Acer into secon... 

  • HP chief plans WebOS on every machine but do users want it?

    HP CEO Léo Apotheker is reported to have revealed plans to include the WebOS on every PC the vendor ships from 2012 onwards. Not that it's getting rid of Windows, you understand, but it will ship WebOs alongside the Microsoft product on every ... 

  • Should employers leave staff to their own smart devices?

    Interesting story today about the failure of employers to come to terms with the way employees are connecting to corporate networks with their own mobile devices. According to Tom DeLaughter, CEO of Mformation Technologies (and no, he's not joking), ... 

  • Deloitte's fantastic new crisis management application - a phone!

    Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has developed a new system to help businesses handle disasters and crises. It's called Bamboo. It's a Smartphone. So where there's a crisis, you whip out your 'phone' and get help. Good grief! Whatever w... 

  • Balloon stunt for new game leaves THQ red faced

    More from the inexhaustible supply of idiotic publicity stunts by IT companies: game developer THQ has landed in hot water San Francisco Bay water with a harebrained stunt to promote its latest masterwork. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, T... 

  • Apple to Microsoft: if you can trademark Windows, we can trademark App Store

    The latest development in the Microsoft v Apple court case over Apple's attempt to trademark the phrase "App Store" is a case of the biter bit. Personally, I don't agree that Apple should be allowed to trademark such a generic term although... 

  • Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a channel

    Xerox has a very simple strategy when it comes to the channel. If the company decides it needs a particular presence in a country it doesn't get bogged down in appointing distributors and setting up partner accreditations, it just goes out and buys s...