April, 2012

April 25, 2012  12:10 PM

Mac owners can now stink differently

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Apple, MacBook Pro, Macintosh

Apple Mac owners tend to take this status very seriously. One only has to watch the reverence of a Mac "unboxing" on YouTube to understand that.

Such "unboxings" are usually accompanied by "oohs" and "aahs" about the smell of a brand new Apple product even before it released from its...

April 24, 2012  3:08 PM

MoD rules out Bring Your Own Device Scheme after AK47 becomes mobile of choice

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) have been ruled out as a policy option at the Ministry of Defence, according to the MoD's security head.

The practice of allowing staff to use their own computing devices for work, through BYOD programmes, is becoming a popular way for organisations...

April 24, 2012  3:01 PM

John Lewis virtually undresses customers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

John Lewis has invested in technology that will negate the need for being dragged around shops by people that insist on trying clothes on before they buy them.

The retail...

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April 19, 2012  3:14 PM

Not so helpful customer service teams

kbateman Profile: kbateman
Barclaycard, Barclays, Business, credit card, Customer service

Some may say that the customer service offered by banks, nowadays, is not as good as it could be, but the recent email Downtime received from Barclaycard just topped it.  Whilst scheduling time slots for exhibiters to contribute to a video interview at an upcoming...

April 19, 2012  12:31 PM

This makes Titanic 3D seem almost watchable

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Hardware, Peripherals, Printers, titanic, YouTube

You people have the good folks at Bytes Document Solutions to thank for bringing this self labelled "viral" film, I Hate Printers, to our attention. 

Ignoring the fact that they've labelled this film a "viral" themselves, without even...

April 19, 2012  10:05 AM

Time for Word and Excel to bow out?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, excel, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Mindjet

Evolution of workplace technology infographic.jpgIt does not surprise...

April 19, 2012  9:39 AM

First thing, what do you do?

WAshford Profile: WAshford

When you wake up in the mornings, what is the first thing you do? Think carefully. Odds are you check your mobile for email, messages and status updates, as do more than four in ten Londoners. 


April 17, 2012  1:46 PM

Royal Mail is putting a nail in its own coffin via Twitter

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Recent months have seen the poor old Post Office and its Royal Mail mothership suffer a couple of technical problems.

But what downtime found most interesting was how the organisation has harnessed Twitter to keep people up to date with the problems it is experiencing.


April 16, 2012  4:11 PM

Job: Google Doodler – Mountain View (seriously)

falani Profile: falani
Bob, Doodler, Drawing, Google, Pac-Man

April 15, 2012  10:24 PM

They don’t make ’em like they used to

Confused of Wallington Profile: Confused of Wallington
arts, Point-and-click, shopping, Tootsie, YouTube

While the digital age may be a forward-looking one, Downtime is glad of the connections to the past captured in the various formats of Web 2.0. For example, this backwards glance - the 50 worst album covers of...

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