Category: Online column

A weekly tech column written for The Southland Times, a company that pays well enough to keep me in handbags and Drambuie

Vanished online friends

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) The web is great for making connections (being nothing more than a whole bunch of connections itself) but there are also disconnections to think about. Last week I mentioned that…

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Festive consideration

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Is everyone feeling all festive and tinsel-riffic yet? It’s getting dangerously close to the big day and with all the shopping chaos and weirdly muggy weather it wouldn’t be any…

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An iPad by any other name

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) It might be the new product with the stupidest name ever but there’s no denying just how excited all the tech geeks get about the iPad. Sure, it sounds more…

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Sheltering from the leaks

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I was when I realised the latest batch of leaked WikiLeaks documents didn’t give away any of my secrets. I might not…

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