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There is No Such Thing as a Free Press: .and We Need One More Than Ever (Societas)
There is No Such Thing as a Free Press: .and We Need One More Than Ever (Societas)
by Mick Hume
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.35

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Press freedom - essential reading, 12 Oct 2012
This is a well written and easily read polemic, but also a serious contribution to the debate on press freedom in the Leveson era. It should be read by every journalist and every would-be journalist - and by every member of the Leveson inquiry.


Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite

8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great price, but there are problems, 3 Jan 2012
At such a good price it seems mean to grumble, but buyers should be aware this machine has some serious drawbacks.

1) The screen. Instead of reading black on white, you are reading black on a muddy grey background. OK in bright light, otherwise annoying (and weirdly depressing). And there is no way of changing the contrast.

2) Page turning - a very slight delay every time. Obviously many don't find this a bother but I found it irritating; it just breaks the flow.

3) Slow, fiddly controls. The four-way navigation key and the other buttons feel like a clunky Nokia a couple of generations back. Menus etc are not user-friendly and moving around the keyboard, in these days of touch screens, is a joke.

You get what you pay for, I suppose, and nothing currently on the uk market seems much better (the Kobo from WH Smith looks good but has had uniformly bad or at best lukewarm reviews). Best advice: wait for the arrival here of the Kindle Fire and hope that's an improvement. Or, even better, hope that Apple produce a reader which - unlike the iPad - you can slip into your pocket.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 23 Nov 2010
I bought this docking speaker without listening to it properly beforehand, so partly my fault. I have now returned it. Used with an iphone 4 the sound is muddy. I doubt whether it would be much better with an ipod. There is an app which is supposed to provide additional features but, again, didn't seem to work with my phone. I have found most Philips products to be pretty good. This is one to avoid.


MacBook Pro 15inch 2.53GHz (Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, SD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, up to 9 hour battery life)
MacBook Pro 15inch 2.53GHz (Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB, SD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, up to 9 hour battery life)

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MacBook Pro to replace my old mac G4, 14 Jun 2010
Sure, this is much faster than my ageing G4 laptop, which was running out of memory and hard drive space. But there are, sadly, some irritating niggles.

1. The new, tricksy trackpad is less user-friendly and comfortable than the old one was

2. The highly-reflective screen is a pain if you have a window behind you, as I have

3. Why are the USB sockets now on one side only? And why is the cd slot now awkwardly at the side instead of conveniently at the front?

Is the mac genius for user-friendly design beginning to fray at the edges?
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