Author Archives: Darren Allan

Darren Allan
Darren was a staff writer and then Deputy Editor at IDG Media on PC Home. He has since moved to become a freelance journalist, writing for various computer and gaming related websites for the past twelve years. He has also co-authored two humour books, “The Crap Old Days” and “1001 Ridiculous Ways to Lose a Fortune”.

 

Sub-£200 Android notebooks coming

Android Logo PC sales are in a definite slump, and prices are becoming cheaper in an effort to try and convince consumers to buy – and we could soon see notebooks retailing for.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing

Apple’s revenue is up, but profits fall

apple Apple has revealed its latest financial results for fiscal Q2 2013, the quarter which ran up to the end of March, and while revenue hit new highs, the company’s actual profits.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Apple News: iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac OSX

Injustice: Gods Among Us is number one

injustice gods among us aquaman There’s a new number one at the top of the UK all-format game chart, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which displaces Bioshock Infinite from number one to number two, after three straight.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Gaming News: PC, Xbox, PS3 & Nintendo

Google’s Earth Day 2013 doodle

Today is Earth Day 2013, and Google has drawn attention to the occasion with an interactive doodle. If you head off to the search page, you’ll see the doodle, which features a green and lush landscape, the midday sun glaring down on the land –.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Internet News: Broadband, Telecoms, Social Networks, ISP's

Tablets ahead of mobiles with iPlayer

The Beeb has released its latest iPlayer figures, showing the amount of views in March, and some interesting mobile stats have been revealed. The headline news is that tablet programme requests have now exceeded those made on smartphones – showing the spread of tablets, and.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing, Digital TV News: Satellite, Cable, IPTV & HDTV / 3DTV, IPTV News, Tablet PC news

Facebook iOS app updated with Home features

Are you an iPhone owner, jealous of Facebook’s latest move to bring the Home app to Android? Well, if so, worry not because at least a bit of Home is coming to iOS, and possibly more in the future… What’s Facebook Home, you might ask,.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Apple News: iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac OSX, iPhone News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Virgin Media rejigs traffic management policy

Virgin Media has made adjustments to its broadband traffic shaping, which will apply to any customer on a 30Mbps or faster plan. The idea, according to Virgin, is to make these super-fast connections more “flexible” and “responsive.” Essentially, the company activates traffic management at peak.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Broadband News, Internet News: Broadband, Telecoms, Social Networks, ISP's

Kobo Aura HD e-reader unveiled

The e-reading world isn’t just about Kindles and Nooks, you know, there are also other e-readers such as Kobo devices (sold in WH Smith) which have made inroads into the eBook market – and a new HD Kobo has just been unveiled. The Kobo Aura.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing, Tablet PC news

Bioshock Infinite still number one

Bioshock Infinite is still top dog in the UK all-format game chart (as compiled by Chart Track), which makes it three weeks in a row for the shooter. There’s no change at number two, either, with Tomb Raider content to play second fiddle to Bioshock.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Gaming News: PC, Xbox, PS3 & Nintendo

PSN maintenance on Monday 15th

The PlayStation Network will be having a scheduled maintenance at the start of next week. The PSN will be down from Monday afternoon, starting at 2pm, running through to early Tuesday morning, 5am. So that’s 15 hours of downtime in total. During that time, Sony.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Gaming News: PC, Xbox, PS3 & Nintendo, PS3 News