I often have good ideas for articles that don’t fit the audience of my blogs or deserve a bigger audience so I’ve decided to pitch those ideas to various other publications. So far I’ve had articles accepted by APCMAG, ABC Unleashed and iTnews.
These articles will mostly be categorised as Reviews, Product Launches & Events or Public Interest/Consumer protection. Please contact me by email if you have a good idea for an article I could write in 1 of those categories.
This is a list of articles I’ve written as a freelance journalist during the period November 2009-January 2010. I intend to continue writing freelance articles in the future and will link to them in lists every now and then.
Public Interest/Consumer Protection
- APCMAG (News) : Panasonic blocks use of generic cheap LUMIX camera batteries
- APCMAG (Exclusive) : Optus deliberately blocking Android paid apps (picked up afterwards by Slashdot, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Phandroid)
- iTnews (Security) : Corporate spy risks from free email. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail “completely vulnerable” by default. Syndicated to Secure Computing Magazine
Product Launches & Events
- ABC Unleashed (Opinion) : Google’s Nexus One smartphone evolutionary rather than revolutionary
- CNNgo (Travel) : Easter Celebrations in Sydney, Australia (full story published just before Easter)
- APCMAG (Opinion) : TiVo takes on Foxtel and iTunes with on-demand TV, movies
- ABC Unleashed (Opinion) : The future of journalism in 140 characters
- APCMAG (Review): Motorola Milestone – is this the Droid we’ve been waiting for?
- APCMAG (Review): Kodak Zi8 camcorder takes the fight to Flip
Rambling Thoughts Blog in Google News
Also in late 2009 my main Rambling Thoughts Blog was accepted as a news source by Google News. This means new articles I publish at Rambling Thoughts Blog will be indexed by Google News within a few minutes.