How to install Cyanogenmod on a Samsung Galaxy S3

If you're here for info on installing Cyanogenmod on your S3 and just want to get to it, skip down the page a bit. First a bit of self-indulgent history, blogger-style: Back at the start of 2013 my S3 phone started freezing randomly. My phone carrier, O2, refused to help me so I had to research the issue myself, a process which worked. I chronicled the mess in a blog post, including full instructions in case anybody else had the problem. You can find the blog post here. (more…)

By Simon Jones, ago

SteamOS and the fall of Microsoft

steamos For a while now I've been tempted to write a fictional blog post purporting to have been written in 2050-or-thereabouts, essentially along the lines of "Hey, anybody remember Microsoft?" The company that for most of my lifetime has just been there has, in the last 5 years, suddenly become rather wobbly - despite still seeming quite healthy in financial terms. The announcement of Valve's SteamOS and associated gubbins added a whole new element to Microsoft's woes. Now, a lot of this is working on the assumption that SteamOS, the Steam Controller and Steam Machines will be actually good. If they're not, then the debate is a bit moot. Let's take a quick look at some of the key market areas where Microsoft have historically ruled. (more…)

By Simon Jones, ago