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Ian Betteridge
Works at Dennis Publishing
Attended Hatfield Polytechnic
Lives in London, UK
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Is this really lost Krautrock from the East German Olympics, or a modern pastiche? Who knows - either way, it's very very good (if you like that sort of thing.)
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Irritatingly, the Dell Chromebook 11 is still only available officially to education customers in the UK.

However, if you tweak the education URL, it looks like you can place an order. Whether Dell will actually complete the order is another matter... We shall see!
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Update: It's being delivered on Monday!
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Watch out! It's the ANT CHRIST!
 
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
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Really good three minute overview of the pros and cons of Office for iPad from those lovely folk at +PC Pro.
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Software not hardware ?
Where are the women this week ? They wouldn't have let this happen....
The cats away, the mice play !
Why didn't you review the Ipad you were holding while you were at it ?
Was this what you meant by (Yes, we know....)
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Looking for a first car, or know someone that is? +Carbuyer has got you covered.
 
What would you recommend for a first car? Here are some of our top picks - http://bit.ly/18S1TUc
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An update on my attempted order of a Dell Chromebook 11 (which, as we know, isn't technically available in the UK outside of education, unless you monkey around with Dell's URLs).

Order accepted! And actually out for delivery (although that's still not due till Monday)
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My team does a lot of SEO and YouTube work, so naturally when the time came to replace our tea cosy, we had to get a special one made...
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I should definitely get some kind of badge so I don't have to sign in every time...
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Got desert dust on your car? Here's the best way to clean it off without damaging the paint work.
The Sahara desert dust deluge has left thousands of UK cars looking distinctly grimy. Here’s how to clean yours
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Silly, silly Turkey.
 
Turkey has blocked access to YouTube just a week after blocking access to Twitter. 
Turkey blocked access to YouTube just a week after blocking Twitter.
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Content strategist
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  • Dennis Publishing
    Senior Content Strategist, 2013 - present
  • Redwood
    Digital Content Strategist, 2006 - 2013
  • Dennis Publishing
    Editor, MacUser, 1995 - 2003
  • Apple
    Desktop support assistant, 1989 - 1990
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Derby, UK - Hatfield, UK - Brighton, UK - St Albans, UK
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Journalist, digital strategist, and brother to simians everywhere.
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Journalist, digital strategist and all-round geek.

Oh, you want a proper bio? Well here's what I put down when I'm being serious:

"Ian has been a journalist for 16 years, both in print and, since 1997, online. After editing MacUser magazine, he spent several years freelancing for eWeek, PC Pro, and many others, before joining Redwood in 2006. Since then he has worked with clients as diverse as BT, British Gas, Barclays, Amnesty International and many others on both print and digital projects. Previously Redwood's digital content strategist, Ian recently rejoined Dennis Publishing as Senior Content Strategist.

In addition, Ian continues to write about technology for magazines including Tap!, MacFormat, MacUser and others. 
 
In 2008 Ian was named one of the Top 20 influential UK bloggers by NowPublic, and in 2011 featured in i Paper’s 100 most influential people in the UK on Twitter."
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  • Hatfield Polytechnic
    Humanities, 1986 - 1989
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How to clean desert dust off your car
www.autoexpress.co.uk

The Sahara desert dust deluge has left thousands of UK cars looking distinctly grimy. Here’s how to clean yours

Chrome Bugs Allow Sites to Listen to Your Private Conversations
talater.com

New bugs in Google Chrome, allow malicious sites to activate your microphone, and listen in on anything said around your computer, even afte

Google purchases Nest for $3.2 billion
www.theverge.com

Google has just purchased Nest Labs, the maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat for $3.2 billion in cash. Developing...

Moto G is everything iPhone 5c should have been
www.knowyourmobile.com

Motorola and Google's super-cheap smartphone could signal a brave new dawn for Android, says Damien McFerran

The failure of the Encore weekly tablet app (and what we’ve learned from...
mumbrella.com.au

For the last year, we've been publishing a weekly tablet app. Mumbrella and Encore content director Tim Burrowes explains why today's will b

The First Apple Store App For iPad Nails Tablet Shopping With Clever Ges...
techcrunch.com

Today, Apple is launching its very first Apple Store app for iPad, bringing a gorgeous shopping experience to its tablet in a long-overdue m

Dell laptops 'have cat urine smell'
www.bbc.co.uk

Customers have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks have an odour of cat urine, but Dell has ruled out biological contamination.

HP Chromebook 11 review | PC Pro
www.pcpro.co.uk

The HP Chromebook 11 takes the Chromebook concept and refines it considerably

Why are Chromebooks still a thing? Seriously…who uses these things? - Ga...
www.brianmadden.com

Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a lot more chatter about Chromebooks than I usually do. I've spent the last few years actively ignorin

WSJ backpedals on iPhone 5c supply chain cuts story
appleinsider.com

After first ignoring advice from Apple's chief executive Tim Cook not to speculate on rumors related to the company's supply chain, the Wall

Nike's no-Android stance on FuelBand is a huge mistake
news.cnet.com

commentary By focusing on its 'core base,' Nike is ignoring a much larger segment of the market. Read this article by Roger Cheng on CNET Ne

Using financial astrologers might be barmy, but awful Apple analysts are...
blogs.telegraph.co.uk

Here’s a funny one: in September, as markets across the world bit their nails to the quick in anticipation of the Fed’s announcement on bond

The retaliation begins: Google profiles get Schmidt-faced
news.cnet.com

In a protest over Google+ now grabbing users' photographs for ads, some people have apparently decided to change their profile shot to a pho

Microsoft: the Surface RT brand confused customers | News | PC Pro
www.pcpro.co.uk

Microsoft admits customers don't know the difference between Surface RT and Surface Pro

Chrome Extension: Analytics Woman
blog.clayburngriffin.com

This great new app from Clayburn simply replaces the familiar image on Google Analytic's homepage with one of several random (and possibly b

Buy Samsung Series 3 11.6 Inch Wi-Fi Intel Chromebox - White at - Your O...
www.argos.co.uk

Buy Samsung Series 3 11.6 Inch Wi-Fi Intel Chromebox - White at Argos.co.uk, visit Argos.co.uk to shop online for Laptops and PCs, Limited s

More magic in Slides: editable themes and widescreen presentations
googledrive.blogspot.com

Presentations give you the ability to bring a story to life in a visually compelling way—whether it's a pitch for a new product idea, a deck

City of London police tell foreign firms to take down sites accused of p...
www.pcpro.co.uk

City of London targets Canadian company with takedown request - with no court order

HP Chromebook 11 review: first look | PC Pro blog
www.pcpro.co.uk

Meet the Chromebook family's newest arrival - the HP Chromebook 11. With an 11.6in chassis, an IPS screen and a dual-core ARM processor, thi

Absolutely fantastic food, great service, and really nice cocktails.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
In a part of London which excels in its selection of Indian food, Vijaya Krishna stands out as one of the best restaurants around. Don't be put of by the slightly dowdy, old-fashioned exterior: inside lurks some of the nicest Indian food you'll find. All the food is great, but the best dish for me is the dosas. They're a main meal in themselves.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Lovely, friendly and very much local country pub. Tasty food and pleasant staff, with some excellent beers too.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
There's not much to say about Hawksmoor that hasn't been said before. The meat is amazing, so my companion said, but in typical style I had the chicken - and that was amazing too. But what I love most about it is the staff. My companion asked our very nice waiter to recommend a cocktail, which he did. Unfortunately, it turned out to be one that my companion wasn't that keen on (it was good, but not to her taste) – and when our waiter asked if she enjoyed and she replied that it wasn't really to her taste, he took it off the bill. Would I go again? At the drop of a hat. In fact, I might just run off and book it now.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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You really, really want to eat their open sandwiches. Trust me on this. Good coffee too.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I've been to Bocca four times now, and it's never disappointed. The food is regional Italian and highly seasonal, so if you go more than once you might find the menu completely different – but no matter when you go, the food is cooked with great skill and the flavours are amazing. There's also a fantastic wine list. The staff are also amazing. If you're unsure of anything, from what a dish is to what wine goes with something, you can ask them and they'll give you a thoughtful and knowledgeable answer – without sounding patronising. And if you love food, it's worth sitting at the bar where you can watch the cooks work – it might be hot and a little cramped, but getting that kind of close-quarters look at people who love food, cooking with amazing skill, is worth it. Oh, and no matter what time of year it is, have ice cream. Really. Although having said that, if they're serving pear and zabaglione, get some of that too. In fact, just make sure you leave room for dessert, and have two.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Koshari Street sells pretty much one dish and a few variants on it - Koshari, also called Kushari. This is an Egyptian dish of lentils, rice, pasta, chickpeas, a spicy tomato sauce, and onions that's suitable for Vegetarians and actually very tasty. Koshari Street itself is nice, with friendly staff who (when I went) were happy to give you a taster if you weren't sure what koshari is. Probably because a lot of people aren't sure what it is, it's also not been that busy when I've been there, something which in a very busy West End is a plus point in my book. One thing to note: Because it's made from rice, lentils, pasta and chick peas, koshari can be pretty filling - even a small pot makes a substantial lunch. If you fancy fast food that's out of the ordinary (and meat-free), I'd recommend it.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago