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Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker, moderator.

Start up: explaining BlackBerry’s demise, Samsung S6 sales concerns, Apple Watch shipments, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Remember? Photo by BitchBuzz on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Samsung silent on disastrous Galaxy S6 sales " ForbesGordon Kelly: 70 million. Earlier this year that was the number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones Samsung claimed it would...

Start up: dual-app iPads?, Pebble’s cash call, improving S6 battery life, Chromebook sales and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — S6 discharging too fast? This might sort it. Photo by AndyArmstrong on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Future of iPad: dual-app viewing mode, then J98/J99 'iPad Pros,' multi-user support " 9to5MacMark Gurman: Facing slowing growth for the first time since the...

Start up: death to calendars!, S6 hits 10m (is that fast?), why Apple ditched the TV, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Yeah, you know it's not really necessary. Photo by clagnut on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. Don't have a meeting about it. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. The chokehold of calendars " MediumMike Monteiro: The problem with calendars is that they are additive rather than subtractive.

Why Sony might pull out of smartphones: it’s trying to raise prices in a falling market

theoverspill.wordpress.com — A message for Sony? Photo by LendingMemo on Flickr. After my look at the first-quarter performance of various high-end handset vendors - Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Apple - plus Microsoft and BlackBerry, it's time to focus more tightly. First up: Sony, which I think is most likely to pull out of the smartphone business among...

Start up: Apple v Samsung redux, cornering the DRAM market, what millennials will do to tech

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Speed: Facebook's got it. Photo by _hadock_ on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Like butterflies, only linkier. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Tools don't solve the web's problems, they ARE the problem " QuirksBlogPeter-Paul Koch: The web definitely has a speed problem due to over-design and the junkyard of...

Start up: Starbucks gets pass-agg on hacking, what Uber really pays, adblocking for sociopaths, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Check that your backup doesn't look like this. Photo by Mrs Gemstone on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Adblockers are immoral " The Next WebMartin Bryant is editor-in-chief of the site: It comes up a lot in conversation, especially online.

Start up: Starbucks app hack, more image recognition, HomeKit on the way, drone questions and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — That's another sort of third-party keyboard altogether. Photo by zen on Flickr. A selection of 7 links for you. They are. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. EXCLUSIVE: Hackers target Starbucks mobile users, steal from linked credit cards without knowing account number " Bob SullivanSullivan broke this story: Because Starbucks isn't answering specific...

Start up: Apple Watch’s big security hole, iPhone rumours!, fight for your right to be forgotten, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Forgetful sign. Photo by mikecogh on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Go on, click them. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Watch OS 1.0 lacks the necessary security features to dissuade thieves " iDownloadblogJeff Benjamin: The Apple Watch contains security measures to prevent thieves from accessing your data, but it...

Android (and Apple, and BlackBerry, and Microsoft Mobile) handset profitability - the Q1 scorecard (updated)

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Quality. Profitable. Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr. At the end of January, I drew together the figures from the fourth quarter of 2014 to look at how profitable making smartphones was for companies including Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony. The approximate answer was: not very, unless you were Samsung or Apple.

Start up: Apple Watch v Android Wear, the old smartphone buyers, Google halts Mapmaker (finally), and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Seems to be free of intentional errors so far. Photo by scarlettfawth on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Slather them over your body like peppercorn sauce. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Philly.com got 555 comments on an article about changes to comments " PoynterKirsten Hare: You're making an effort...
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May 25, 2015

@alexhern "After the British PM dies under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral." PLOT HOLE

May 25, 2015

Words With Friends has a "word of the day" feature. Today's is "tragis". Wonder what that means? Let's see: pic.twitter.com/661J7Ehnv2

May 25, 2015

@iphigenie hadn't thought about electoral roll, but that must be a real problem.

May 25, 2015

@Charlesknight yes, have heard horror stories of hardware specs being chopped to meet a particular price point w/o ref to device needs.

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