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Freelance Journalist

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

Samsung knows how many replacement batteries it sells. Which is why the S6 doesn’t have one

theoverspill.wordpress.com — A replaceable battery for the S6. Photo by japanexpertena.se on Flickr. I'm interested to see the result of this poll on Android Pit, which asks Samsung owners how important a replaceable battery and (separately) microSD card is to them. Part of my interest is that I helped inspire it, through a conversation on Twitter.

Start up: Meerkat v Periscope, three new iPhones?, life as a Russian troll, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Ahoy there! Periscope is getting noticed. Photo by zoonabar on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Go on, count them. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Censoring myself for Apple " Marco.orgMarco Arment, on the suggestion that people (especially developers) writing about Apple self-censor so that they won't be treated vindictively:...

Start up: FTC rebuts critics, Mars One or Capricorn One?, failures of tech criticism, how open is ResearchKit?, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Flooded view in Oxford. Photo by the.approximate.photographer on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. None includes Jeremy Clarkson or One Direction. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Statement of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, and Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen K. Ohlhausen regarding the Google Investigation " Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission...

Give us back our crown jewels

theguardian.com — Imagine you had bought this newspaper for a friend. Imagine you asked them to tell you what's in the TV listings - and they demanded cash before they would tell you. Outrageous? Certainly. Yet that is what a number of government agencies are doing with the data that we, as taxpayers, pay to have collected on our behalf.

Start up: Apple gets prismatic, the tricorder cometh, smart home dilemmas, oceans in trouble, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Coming to a future iPhone camera? Photo by refeia on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. The HTC One M9 review: part 1 " AnandTechWhy part 1? Because, Joshua Ho explains, there was a big ol' software update last Friday which changed...

Start up: self-driving car wars, trying Hololens, Google’s targeted ads on Kansas TV, Glass undead, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Beware if attached to a car with a GPS device built in. Photo by Omar Omar on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Miss a payment? Good luck moving that car " NYTimes.comMichael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg: The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree...

Start up: Steve Jobs v Neil Young, the robot nightmare, thoughts on watches, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — They've come for your job. Picture via sweenpole2001 on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. In our horrifying future, very few people will have work or make money " AlternetRobert Reich: A friend, operating from his home in Tucson, recently invented a...

Pinterest, Snapchat, BuzzFeed - here come tech’s multibillion-dollar babies

theguardian.com — 'A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars." That immortal line, uttered in the film The Social Network by Justin Timberlake (playing Napster co-founder Sean Parker) to Jesse Eisenberg, playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has become the standard for any startup seeking to make a mark on the world.

Nexus 4 sold fewer than 400,000 units in three months, data shows

theguardian.com — Fewer than 400,000 units of Google's well-regarded Nexus 4 phone, made for it by LG, have been produced, according to analysis by owners of the phones on the XDA Developers forums. The users discovered that the phones' IMEI numbers, which uniquely identify a phone, followed a simple rising sequence.

Why iPhones are just like German tanks

theguardian.com — (Photo from Flickr by PhotosNormandie. Some rights reserved.) You'll have noticed the PDA blog's report about the latest estimates of how many iPhones have been sold - a solid 9.1m and counting.
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Mar 28, 2015

RT @caro_milanesi: RT @KWP_ComTech: Given the love tech press has for April Fools’ Day our OS Barometer will be going out on Thurs. rather than Wed. next week

Mar 28, 2015

@Donny_V doesn't holding home and power sort that? I'd worry about a phone that could get that badly stuck.

Mar 28, 2015

@jago @gassee "until recently practical monopolies" woah there Nelly.

Mar 28, 2015

@jjn1 c'est bon! And the subtle undercurrent about accepting immigrants is worth considering.

Mar 28, 2015

@MaxtheMaltese heard it from someone who has worked directly with them. Yes, surprising.

Mar 28, 2015

@hlp has a ton of excellent little lines in there for the adults. I loved the going-into-hospital-coming-out bit. Parents will recognise it.

Mar 28, 2015

@gassee he's batting 0 for 2 on topics I know about so far - The Guardian, Apple.

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