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July 2012

The Google Nexus 7 Tablet – What I Like and Why I won’t be Buying

By Technology, ThinkingNo Comments

Google has announced the release of their Nexus 7 Tablet. There’s loads I like about the tablet including the specs which look fantastic, the size – just right to be used anywhere and the £199 price tag makes it very affordable. Here’s a video about it:

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The Nexus 7 Tablet is available to pre-order on Google’s Play Store. There’s only one thing that stops me from buying it: the Android OS.

Buggy Software, Causing Slowdown or Shutdown
The Android OS started as software for smart phones. Many of my friends who have Android OS smart phones tell me the apps are buggy and make their phones slowdown or even shutdown. So I can only imagine this happening on the Nexus 7 Tablet. I personally just want software too work and how it’s suppose too.

Vulnerability & Lack of Software Updates
We’ve got to remember that smart phones are now tiny computers. The Android OS has recently become really big in the smart phone market. What happened when Windows became widely used in the PC market? It was targeted by viruses, trojans and hackers.

We are keeping more sensitive data on our phones (think online banking for instance) and would on the Nexus 7 Tablet too. Yet on the Nexus 7 tablet we’d expect Google to respond to vulnerabilities in the Android OS and from the experience of my friends already using Android OS they don’t. Many of my friends report never having an update for their phone, even after owning them for years. So despite software bugs and the fact that every OS has it’s vulnerabilities Google doesn’t seem to update their phone. The Likelihood is that they’d do the same for the Nexus 7 Tablet.

So if I could choose my own OS for the Nexus 7 tablet, I probably would buy it and install a different OS.

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Transfer of Hosting

By TechnologyNo Comments

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know over the next few days I’m transferring my blog from Dataflame to Vidahost. This might cause some errors on the site in terms of the look and links, but I’ll be sorting these out as soon as possible.

Will blog when it’s all sorted.


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The Truth about the NHS Reforms

By Health, PoliticalNo Comments

This interesting video by Dr. Ron Singer (a retired GP) explains what is likely to happen as a result of the NHS reforms:

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I think Dr. Ron Singer explains the changes and potential impact very articulately. NHS is going to be cut, provision is going to be patchy and private providers are going cherry-pick the services that they deliver, those that generate the most profit for the minimum amount of work.

It’s despicable and I can’t believe the bill got through parliament so easily. In the next few years, we will all regret the changes that are made to the NHS in England. But by then it will be too late to do anything about it. I wish there was someway to act and make politicians listen.

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