Father Christmas left an iPad under the tree

Father Christmas still comes to our 12 year old.

This year she only had one thing on her Christmas list. Smart move as there’s not much wiggle room for Father Christmas and his elves when there’s only one item on the list…

And so it came to pass. The Garton-Hill household now has a shiny new 16GB Wifi . . . → Read More: Father Christmas left an iPad under the tree

The real business case for Google Apps for Business

In this article I analyse in detail the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a traditional Wintel IT infrastructure vs Google Apps for Business putting forward the real business case for change. . . . → Read More: The real business case for Google Apps for Business

Using GoogleFinance() to track stocks on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

One of the “killer applications” for cloud computing is the ability to use live feeds from the internet to produce real time live summaries or graphs. This article is about just one such function in GoogleApps spreadsheets that demonstrates this feature beautifully and highlights why traditional offline applications like Excel are on borrowed time.

GoogleFinance() is standard . . . → Read More: Using GoogleFinance() to track stocks on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

The end of the age of the personal computer?

Are we seeing the approaching end of the dominance of the PC and its derivatives? After 30 years will this decade see the transition to small portable, and more personal devices  and the ultimate demise of the ubiquitous PC?

With the arrival of the iPhone and Android phones, the devices we carry in our pocket are literally . . . → Read More: The end of the age of the personal computer?

My new HTC Magic Android phone

Last week my HTC TYTN II handset died. Well it didn’t really die, it’s touchscreen just went all purple and green making it near impossible to use. Not sure what happened as the phone was just on the charger. Two months from being out of contract and paid off too…

Anyway, it gave me a perfect excuse . . . → Read More: My new HTC Magic Android phone