Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson is a freelance technology journalist who has been working with computers for as long as he can remember, and writing about them for more than a decade. He loves investigating the new and extraordinary, and delights in making sense of the complex. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, and you can follow him and his work on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Entries by Mark Wilson

There Is Simply No Reason for Anyone to Care About the iPhone 6

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2014 | (17:17)

Let's cut to the chase. No, people just shouldn't get excited about the upcoming iPhone. The iPhone used to be exciting and interesting. It used to be aspirational and high-end. Now the world and his dog has an Apple handset and it's turned from something special into a poor substitute...

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Satellite Broadband Finally Opens Up the Internet to Me

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (14:31)


A few weeks ago I complained bitterly about my atrocious internet connection. The impact of a deathly slow and unnervingly unstable connection is hard to overstate. Tension and frustration chez Wilson reached boiling point. Nerves were frayed and tempers short. But as I...

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If Google Is Your God, I'm Glad I'm an Atheist

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2014 | (20:10)


It seems that the world of technology is much like the world of politics and religion -- oh yes, we are going down that road -- you pick your side and you stick to it. While it is great to be...

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Touchscreen Notebooks Increase in Popularity - but Why? Why? WHY?!

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (18:38)


We're all used to getting touchy-feely with our phones and tablets, but it's only in the past few months that touchscreen laptops have really gained any ground. A report by NPD DisplaySearch states that by the end of 2013, touchscreen devices...

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Windows Phone - Unusable or Just Misunderstood?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2013 | (16:43)

Recently I wrote an article based on a report by Pfeiffer Consulting which suggested that Windows Phone 8 is, in its current state, the least user-friendly mobile operating system available. The article stirred up some feelings, and there were some quite heated exchanges in the comments.

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Tesco Hudl - The Budget Tablet With Great Aspirations

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2013 | (14:01)


Many people are settling into the idea that a 7 inch screen is the ideal size for a tablet. The extra screen space provided by a 10 inch model sounds great in theory, but it does result in a device that is slightly more...

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Nine Reasons Why Windows Phone 8 Leaves Me Cold

(1) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (19:09)

As is the case for many people, Android is my mobile operating system of choice. I was once a diehard iOS user -- my old iPhone 3GS is still one of my favorite phones of all time -- but I've also been known...

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Surface Pro - Is Windows 8 the Biggest Failing of This Expensive Tablet?

(1) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (12:04)


Almost every time I have written about Microsoft in the past, I have been accused of being on the company's payroll when I write something positive, or being a hater out to bash the firm when I write something negative. Fair warning...

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Google's Nexus 7 Has Issues - Is It Fixable, Or Is There a Bad Batch?

(1) Comments | Posted 15 August 2013 | (23:48)


If you're in the US, you've had access to the Nexus 7 for a few weeks now. I'm in the UK which means that, technically, I have to wait until August 28 for the release on my side of the Atlantic. But...

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Could Twitter's Verified Accounts Be the Answer to Stopping Tweet Threats?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2013 | (19:59)


I've talked about Twitter and the subject of policing the Internet quite a bit recently. It's not just me. Countless websites, newspapers, blogs and TV news channels have debated just what can be done to stop...

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The Research Is in: We Spend a Lot of Time Online Just Arsing About

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2013 | (23:29)


What can be achieved online is staggering. Information about any topic imaginable is available in an instant. Whether you're conducting serious research or just looking to satisfy an idle curiosity, your thirst for knowledge can be sated with a few clicks of...

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Twitter Hate Crime: Is Prevention Better Than Cure... Or Even Possible?

(4) Comments | Posted 30 July 2013 | (01:00)


There is barely a week goes by without one website, social network or other coming to prominence, and this time it's Twitter hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons once again. Caroline Criado-Perez campaigned to have Jane Austen featured on...

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On the Futility of Blocking Porn and Torrent Websites

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2013 | (17:42)

Pornography has been in the news a great deal recently, and David Cameron's bid to make online porn 'opt-in' has sparked a fierce debate in many quarters. The apparent aim of the proposed measure is to protect children and the responsibility has been moved squarely to the door...

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We Want to Wipe Out Child Porn Online, But Can It Actually Be Policed?

(8) Comments | Posted 22 July 2013 | (17:05)

Filtering web content is always something of a sticky topic, and there are two very vocal sides to the argument. In the blue corner (red and blue are not being used in a political sense here -- if only because the blue represents right-wing parties in the UK and the...

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