Podcast: Ahoy There, Microsoft (BBC)

How Microsoft loses my trust over Windows Seven, and how it can get it back. A weekly column I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily<http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/bizdaily/>. To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here </feed/rss>. Loose Wireless 091111 To listen to Business Daily on the radio, tune into …

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What’s RSS to You?

I’ve been playing with RSS feeds for a few years but nearly always find myself struggling for a strategy to stay in control of them. Most of the time I hardly make a dent in the unread posts, so my favorite reader for them is one that can let me mark lots of posts as …

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Email Wins Over RSS?

I’ve been obsessively watching email subscription to my blog via Feedblitz and while we’re talking modest numbers here, it’s great to see people signing up. (It’s on the left hand side of the blog below my smarmy mugshot.) Much more personal somehow, than an RSS subscription. Which doubles the pain when someone unsubscribes. Was it …

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Podcast: Being Scared

Here’s something I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily show on how not to be scared by your computer. If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on iTunes. My Loose Wire column for The Wall Street Journal Asia …

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Podcast: Escape Your Gadgets

Here’s something I recorded for the BBC on how to escape from your gadgets by climbing a volcano. Not an option for everyone, but it worked for me. If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on iTunes. My Loose Wire …

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Podcast: Backing Up I

Here’s something I recorded for the BBC on backing up (a topic I revisit in later columns and broadcasts.) If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on iTunes. My Loose Wire column for The Wall Street Journal Asia and WSJ.com, …

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Podcast: Instant Messaging

Here’s a podcast of a piece I did for the BBC World Service on instant messaging, based on a blog posting I made here. If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on iTunes. Thanks for listening, and comments, as ever, …

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Staying Productive in Your Underwear

I’m researching a piece on how to cut back the amount of stuff you have to read, particularly RSS feeds. So I have spent the morning reading blogs related to the tools I’m writing about. In the process, of course, I find more than 20 new blogs that are interesting enough for me to add …

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Newspapers, And Exaggerated Reports of Their Demise

(A podcast version of this post is available here.) Steve Rubel, powerblogger (does anyone blog more than Steve? No one in my feed list does) complains about how newspapers offer only partial RSS feeds: for those of you not following this, an RSS feed is a bit like a newswire, a stream of stories as …

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News on a Map

A great example of finding more interesting and informative ways of presenting news: Daden Consulting’s NewsGlobe (via Google Earth Blog and Bleeding Edge) : It takes the stories from an RSS news feed, then checks the words in each story title against a list of countries and cities on the Earth. Any matches will result in placemark …

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