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iPhone 5 – Managing Expectations

October 5, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: iPhone, tech.

Apparently the life cycle of the iPhone 4 has been the longest yet; by that I mean that normally Apple announce new models at the WWDC in June, but with the 4 Oct “Let’s talk iPhone” event at Cupertino, they’ve overrun that cycle. With all the rumours of Apple buying up mass-manufacturing glass-cutting machinery, a • Read More »

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An Open Letter to the CEO of Dixons/ PC World/ KnowHow

September 18, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 55 Comments | Filed in: business, tech.

[NOTE: John Browett is no longer the CEO of Dixons Group. As of January 2012 it was reported that he joined, of all places, Apple!¬†But then he only lasted until October 2012. Sebastian James is the current CEO of DSG Retail, including PC World] Dear Mr Browett, Last year I was looking for a new • Read More »

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The PC World Update

July 20, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: tech.

Their TV ads are for three hundred, four hundred and five hundred pound laptops. I didn’t want one of those notebooks, that’s the value of the 2008 model I’m working on now and it doesn’t have the RAM, the desktop resolution, the LED display nor the quadcore processor amongst other little bonuses. That’s why I • Read More »

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You Never Know How Much You Appreciate Your Tech…

July 3, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, design, tech.

…Until it’s Gone So I know you’re going to take the piss here, me being a web designer/internet professional and all that, but I did buy my last laptop from PC World. I walked in to the Farnborough branch after my old laptop died a horrible hard-drive failure death in May/June 2010 and drooled over • Read More »

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SEOGuardian – SEO Keyword Tool

August 30, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 4 Comments | Filed in: Internet, SEO, tech.

[This post starts on a relevant, lead-in tangent, but you can get straight to the point here] When Google Webmaster Central Blog posted Showing More results from a Domain back on Friday 20th August I though t to myself… That’s funny – I’d read, only 2 days prior, a blog post titled¬†Google treating brand names • Read More »

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Stating the Obvious

August 28, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: business, creativity, marketing, philosophy, tech.

I don’t know when I came up with the tag line “Stating the bleedin’ obvious since 1970” for this blog but I seem to recall it was a reaction to the level of hero worship that is afforded to those who merely… state the bleeding obvious. I’m talking about leading figures in the industry, in • Read More »

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iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 4 Comments | Filed in: design, iPhone, tech.

There are lots of hardcore Apple fans out there but I have to admit to not being one of them. I’ve never owned an iMac or G5 (but I have been tempted) and I turned down the offer of an iPod some years ago. But the iPhone is different. I’ve had a few unusual phones • Read More »

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June 2, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, creativity, design, Internet, tech.

When Jeffrey Zeldman said he was using Dropbox on twitter many moons ago you just knew it was going to be useful – 2Gb of free external storage. I signed up to his invitation link and we both got an additional 250Mb of storage space and then that was it – I sat on Dropbox • Read More »

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January 8, 2010 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, Internet, tech.

As with so many things in this accelerated world, getting into foursquare was one of those moments that I don’t recall exactly where/when/how/why I got into it. It was probably the twitter updates from a friend along the lines of “Joe D. has just become the Mayor of Bur Gerking (Maida Vale)” which piqued my • Read More »

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October 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, CMS, design, Internet, Joomla, philosophy, SEO, tech, Zen.

28th day of August, 2009: For more than a year I’d been involved in a hefty Joomla! project, migrating a large 1.0.x website to the 1.5 version of the CMS. Having been far more involved in the SEO and editorial arts of the web in recent years, I’d lost touch with my artistic side, the • Read More »

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