Archive for August 17, 2008

Seagate finally gets some design taste

August 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Engadget has the news that Seagate is to update its FreeAgent range of external hard drives. Initially available in grey, black, and silver, further colours are to follow. The silver models shown are a huge improvement over the hideous brown models that Maplin UK stores continue to discount in an effort to sell them. Just look at the comparison images above to see the difference. Would you really want to put that brown eyesore next to a Mac, or even a beige box PC? They may be relatively cheap, but ugly is ugly.

The one worrying aspect of this story is the claim that Seagate plan to launch models in a range of colours including red, green, gold and pink. This means that in a years time Maplin will be selling hideous red, green, gold and pink external hard drives that no-one wants to buy. Good luck with that.

iPod location awareness now working

August 17, 2008 3 comments

I previously blogged about the location feature of my iPod Touch not working, and Skyhook Wireless allowing you to add your WiFi access point to their database. I added one of mine on 11th July, and a couple of days ago noticed while browsing Maps that my iTouch now recognises its location when I am at home.

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