Category: Sweden

Flawed Apple TV update

Here’s the way the Unofficial Apple Weblog describes the update: Apple announced today that HBO GO and Watch­ES­PN are now avail­able on the Apple TV. Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice pres­i­dent of Inter­net Soft­ware and Ser­vices said that “HBO GO…

Report from the cord-cutting front

We’re officially cord-cutters now. Actually, we technically cut the cord at the beginning of the year, when our Comhem cable TV subscription ended, and we had actually stopped watching the cable programs way before then. What we’ve had since last…

The Bus That Went off the Map

I had an amazing bus adventure this morning, my local bus taking around eight of us on an off the route tour. Stockholm is experiencing what is called “snow chaos”. It snowed so heavily yesterday most buses were cancelled. After…

Human rights: Sweden vs Ecuador

Is Julian Assange’s new best friend Ecuador a paragon of freedom, compared to Sweden, which he and his followers denounce? On its website, the American-based Committee to Protect Journalists writes: Ecuador not fit to champion free expression The Quito government’s…

Raoul Wallenberg and Lidingö

Last Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. He was born in his family’s then-summer house, here on the island…