Stories by Mark Gibbs

In Pictures: 12 crazy good iOS photography apps

An Apple iPhone ad that aired in April claimed, "Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera", and I can believe it. Not only are there are a boatload of iPhones in the wild, there are a huge number of apps that enhance and improve on Apple's default camera app making photography more accessible, more creative, and more social. This is a collection of some of the best and most interesting apps available.

Opinion: Epsilon helps mug you at home

It is one thing to be out on the street and randomly mugged, but quite another to have someone follow you home, trick you into letting them into your house, and then being robbed in your own living room.

Opinion: New Zealand gets insane copyright law

Organised crime is everywhere. There's the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, the American Mafia and the Russian Mafia. There's also the Japanese Yakuza and, until they got so wealthy from their realty holdings and legitimate businesses they couldn't afford to be outside of the law, the Irish Sinn Fein.

Tough times call for good risk management

These are tough times. Over the last decade you have most likely become used to some kind of more-or-less stable basis for how your business operates. Sorry, but that's all about to change because the economy is in serious trouble.

Palin's email and expert mistakes

When a friend from the Czech Republic brought me a bag of dried wild mushrooms he had collected in the woods around his hometown I was excited. I added them to an Alfredo sauce (minus the peas) and served it with linguine — fantastic. The flavour of the mushrooms was insane!

The how, why and where of future IT

What will your IT department look like in, say, five years? This is an important question, because we're at the beginning of an array of major changes in the how, where and why IT is done.

Content management — the DRM of business apps

Over the last few years, we’ve seen content-management systems (CMS) that once focused pretty much exclusively on web content evolve to meet, embrace and occasionally supplant traditional document management software.

Bizarre and inexplicable visions

FRAMINGHAM (11/07/2003) - "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."