About us

About us

Minipute.com aims to deliver the latest news, tips, tricks and reviews relating to new mini PCs, tablets, smartphones and other mini-computing devices.

The site is run by Darren Yates, one of Australia’s most respected technology journalists. A multi-award winner*, Darren’s work regularly features in the pages of TechLife and APC magazines, you’ll also find him occasionally gracing the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald. He’s been writing about technology since 1988, having written for electronic magazines including Silicon Chip and Electronics Australia. He was also contributing editor to PC User magazine from 2001 until the magazine’s close in 2012.

Darren has also developed a range of software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, including the PC User UserOS Linux operating systems, UserBench benchmark series and the popular RockPod audio/video converter software.

After first discovering the Raspberry Pi in early 2012, he’s been particularly interested in the mini PC concept, writing multiple features in APC magazine on their progress. He now runs this website to cover the technical aspects of mini PCs, as well as smartphones and tablets, looking at the technology behind these devices.

Send us your news tips or press releases to: info at minipute.com.

For general enquiries, email us at minipute at minipute.com.

(C) Copyright 2013, Minipute.com

* The Australian IT Journalism Awards (currently sponsored by Microsoft) are the ‘Oscars’ of the local IT media industry – read more at http://thelizzies.com.
Darren is twice winner of the IT Journalist of the Year award, first in 2005 and again in 2008 and remains the only person to have one this award twice. He has received the Best Technical Journalist award seven times (2002, 2004-2009) and Best Reviewer (2004, 2005, 2008) three times.

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  1. LinuxMint
    July 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Hi Darren,

    I am afraid posting is broken once again.
    I am getting stuck with the familiar all white page @ http://minipute.com/wp-comments-post.php after hitting the “Post Comment” button.

    I wanted to post this:
    “I can’t help it, but HP’s 1024 x 600px stupid digital TV 16:9 screen ratio is just ridiculous on a tablet and just the same on a smart phone.
    In portrait mode it’s way too narrow and ind landscape one is busy doing nothing but scrolling all the time.
    Something like the sqrt(2) aspect ratio of the A-4/-5/-6 paper sizes is much better and right in the middle of the acceptable 4:3 (=1.33) through 16:10 (=1.6) screen format for a device being used in both orientations. 16:9 (=1.78) is way too distorted for that purpose and real movies, meaning not TV shows, don’t fit anyway without letterboxing, making all the arguments for it moot to begin with.

    And once again being stuck while trying to post :-(”

    to: http://minipute.com/2013/07/06/tablet-price-fall-hp-slate-7-to-140-kindle-fire-hd-to-169/1950

    Force reloading the page, restarting FF 17ESR, cleaning out Cookies; nothing helped :-(
    Now I just hope its still working here as it did last time.

    Cheers

    • Darren Yates
      July 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Not sure what the problem is. Have just tried commenting from both Chrome and Firefox and it works perfectly. Did so from a non-logged in user and didn’t see any white screen.
      Will have a look but not sure what I’m looking for when nothing appears to be wrong.
      Cheers,
      Darren.

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