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Ian Betteridge
Works at Dennis Publishing
Attended Hatfield Polytechnic
Lives in London, UK
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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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Is this the end of Google Glass, or just the end of the prototype version we've all got used to seeing?
Google ends its current Glass programme saying it wants to concentrate on future versions of the wearable device.
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It would be fun to know who bought the last pair. 
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Sunset over The Stoop last night. 
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The +BFI has had a lot of SciFi stuff lately, and change their toilet signs to something more appropriate...
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Ha! "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
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Booted up my nexus 10 for the first time in a while, and installer Lollipop. Nice experience on the bigger screen. 
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It's still a pretty good tablet, although the iPad Air does make it look old.
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Fascinating look at the American reaction to the Israeli nuclear programme in its early years.
Israeli WMDs ‘single most dangerous phenomenon’ in Middle East, Pentagon warned in the 1960s
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Interesting - possibly still the case. I don;t know how much in itself it is acting as a deterrent anyway.
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Yikes. Moto 360 looks really chunky.
 
#Moto360  looks a bit bigger than we expected! Unless that guy has teeny, tiny wrists. Is size important to you when it comes to wearables? http://bit.ly/1oCs2i0
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what about the 50% of the potential users that are female and have smaller wrists? That looks silly on a man but would be ludicrous on a woman.
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I still enjoy using the Chromebook Pixel as much as any computer I've ever owned. If there was a new version with a ten hour battery life, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Best computer I ever owned. And, I'd be beat you to buying a newer version. :) 
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Truth. 
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George, looking especially pretty. 
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+Ian Betteridge Ha! Stupid me.
Our girl cat is in heat and driving us nuts. Feel sorry for her, too. Her operation isn't until the 19th.
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YouTube again! Always great to be here...
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Eating burgers, and very nice ones too. Highly recommend this place. 
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Haven't tried Five Guys yes, +Siamak Masnavi, but I will get around to it sooner or later :)
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A bird's eye view of the background to +PC Pro's review of Google Glass. I particularly like this bit:

'In a spirit of compromise, he decides to switch to a different app. “Let’s try this one!” he remarks decisively. I have no idea what “this one” is, but I guess it must be some sort of shooting game, as the next minute or so is punctuated by Tim staring into empty space and periodically saying “bang” in a low but urgent voice. After a while he momentarily seems to remember himself: “I sound like a mad person, don’t I?” he asks, in a faraway tone as if not fully understanding his own question. Then: “bang”.'
Lunch with Tim Danton is normally a jolly affair, but today he has decided to wear his Google Glass headset. Things get off to a bad start before we’ve
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Gotta love Timmy D
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There Was a Time When the Pentagon Feared Israel’s Nukes
medium.com

Israeli WMDs ‘single most dangerous phenomenon’ in Middle East, Pentagon warned in the 1960s

2nd Gen HP Chromebook 11 Close to US and UK Release
www.omgchrome.com

Following a soft launch in Australia and New Zealand, HP appear to be gearing up to launch the 2nd generation Chromebook 11 internationally.

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
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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...
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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
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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

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reviewed 9 months ago
Awesome chips and good fish. A proper chippy!
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reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lovely, friendly and very much local country pub. Tasty food and pleasant staff, with some excellent beers too.
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Absolutely fantastic food, great service, and really nice cocktails.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
You really, really want to eat their open sandwiches. Trust me on this. Good coffee too.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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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