Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2012 20:02 UTC, submitted by Tom Krazit
Apple This is what we call an epic blunder of epic proportions. The article that used to be here, was submitted to us in full, with Tom Krazit as the submitter. As it turns out, though, this article is already published at, so it's pretty clear someone kindly submitted it to us, but included the whole of that article. For some reason, I let it slip through without checking if it was actually an original - which I normally always do. Nobody contacted us so far, but I'm still incredibly sorry about this. Be sure to click this link and send traffic to
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by Dasher42 on Fri 27th Jan 2012 17:34 UTC
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This doesn't just go for tablets and smartphones. The role that home users used to give to desktop PCs is becoming more granular. My own approach to convenience and efficiency is this: I use a laptop for surfing. The iPad is an amazing device for making music - I use that too. I've had a desktop PC, but I actually only turn it on for development or occasional gaming. The things you might leave a PC on to do can go to these neat low-profile Linux boxes that you often find as home NAS devices, and out of the box they handle things like bittorrent. My old KuroBox was amazing for this.

This way, you only need to keep the things turned on that you're actually using, and each device can be tailored to its role.

Edited 2012-01-27 17:35 UTC

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