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Radiohead's PolyFauna

New iOS / Android download from team Radiohead: a pretty abstract game where you wader around a digital forest environment listening to sounds from King Of Limbs track Bloom.

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12th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

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False False Identity

Reading like a comment from @AdamBuxton's BUG show, I noticed this stickie tucked amongst the meticulously created false identies on one of the iPads in the Apple shop. It and must have taken the confused author quite a while to type out, unless it is sort of Apple strategy to appease the worries of potential buyers who weren't sure YOU HAVE TO PAY. MEAN SWOP PLUS PAY EXTRA.

CLICK FOR BIG ENLARGE NOW.

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28th Mar 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Apple 15th Anniversary Smug Video

Jony Ive has been knocking out self-congratulatory videos for a full 15 years now.

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19th Nov 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Burner: The Disposable Phone Number App

Stringer Bell and his boys could have done with this one.

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9th Aug 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

iOS6 and other things...

to make you feel slightly more obsolete than you did 5 minutes ago

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Cornelius for Uniqlo Wake Up

New alarm clock app from Uniqlo, with custom wake-up music and weather data from @CorneliusJapan and Yoko Kanno. might make you feel like you've woken up playing Outrun ... More Cornelius news:  his salyu x salyu project is coming to London, 15 June at the Jazz Cafe, and Barcelona for this year's Sonar Festival 16 June

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14th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Christmas In Hollis: Emoji Version

It's not their fault that the intro is a bit dull .....but this emoji promo picks up once the song gets going.

Go to Settings> General> Keyboard> International Keyboards> Add Keyboard> Emoji to add Apple's extensive Emoji collection to your iPhone.

Via Gizmodo

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19th Dec 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Wall Of Sound

Album art is the true loser in the digital music war, so it's nice now and then to flick through your music using the Wall of Sound app. The image above is a random slice of my collection. Not bad if I do say so myself, which reminds me I haven't listened to Candy Apple Grey in a while.

Bonus points to anyone who can name all the others.

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21st Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Air Cassette

For you retro heads out there ....a cassette recreation app for your iPhone. No word on whether hi-speed dubbing is supported.

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4th Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP: Steve Jobs

Not many people can claim to have been behind a genuine game changer in their career, while Apple boss Steve Jobs can be comfortably given responsibility for more than a handful. Most people didn't really understand what the iPod was when it debuted (see this of-the-time reaction to that announcement), and it's impossible to go into any phone shop without instantly seeing the impact of the iPhone on the design of 99% of the competition. No one even knew they needed an iPad when that first arrived. Check out this great set of Time photos by Diana Walker.

He even managed to leave one more thing: the authorised Steve Jobs biography was due to land in November, but a 40,000% increase in demand has seen it shoot to the top of the best seller list and get a bumped up release date of October 24th. Jobs gave his last interview for the book 4 weeks ago, at which point he knew his time would soon be up. It will no doubt make for an inspriing read, from a true innovator.

1955-2011

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6th Oct 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

London Under Construction: Head in the clouds

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23rd Aug 2011

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Turns out that double classic Byron burger WAS too much after all.

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10th Aug 2011

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Old skool steak club, with Chimp #3

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7th Aug 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Tuna bagel, beef Hula Hoops, Coke

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29th Jul 2011

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The Eye of Sauron grows more powerful every day

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29th Jul 2011

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Batgirl on her way to the station

Pretty sure she has mask on, as well as the cape and shiny trousers.

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21st Jul 2011

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Radio Soulwax App

fun app playing Radio Soulwax hourlong mixes w animated covers. interview here

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1st Jul 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Internet Radio

Internet radio seems to be coming of age recently, mostly thanks to the ground swell of internet connected devices that everyone including your mum now uses. Almost every radio station now has an online broadcast and there are many apps and sites to aggregate those streams into an easy to use package.

I've been using the outstanding iPad/iPhone app Tune In Radio to tune in to everything from Radio 4 to KROQ, to Triple J (they also make apps for other devices and run a website) and the BBC have even got involved with the site Radio Player which offers a similar service.

Turn on, tune in, etc...

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14th Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lunch at The Field Office

Big ass pork burrito.

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10th Jun 2011

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Not the bonus disc I was expecting...

White Denim. 'D'.

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10th Jun 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Japanese curry noodles. Coke.

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8th Jun 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Egg and pepperoni bagel. Coke.

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8th Jun 2011

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Totally high on fumes man stick skull.

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8th Jun 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Tuna bagel. Beef Hula Hoops. Coke.

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8th Jun 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Tuna bagel. Beef Hula Hoops. Coke.

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8th Jun 2011

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Zero Tolerance. Totally high sign.

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6th Jun 2011

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Appy Talk: Silent Film Director Free

the Silent Film Director iPhone app is still free today (in case you want to shoot in black and white without sound). Comes w "Evil Plan FX"

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2nd Jun 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

iCloud

Apple will be launching iCloud at their WWDC event on Monday. Music seems to be the primary focus of the rumours, providing a service where all your music will be accessible from any device, rather than stored locally. That will go some way to eliminating the capacity limitations of many phones/pads etc, as I currently have 113.94 GB of music just on my 'essentials only' laptop. 4000+ albums on the Death Star.

Talk has also expanded to including Movies/TV Shows in the service, as well as the obvious opportunity for a Dropbox-style service (hopefully better than the existing iDisk), and even a Spotify-style music subscription.

As usual, the consent of the labels/studios seem to be the hold up.

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1st Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lunch at The Field Office: Slim pickings at Hatcham Crossing edition

Scotch Egg. Snickers.

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31st May 2011

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3D Pad

A pretty could-be-cool demo for 3D on the iPad, which uses the camera to deduce where the viewer is and adjust accordingly. Not good for that social, shared viewing experience...

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24th May 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Keep Watching The Skies

as any of you who've flown Chimp Air know, we're always watching the skies, but it looks like @stefmara has won that game: she tweeted these pics of the shuttle from her iPhone 

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18th May 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Luxury Lunch at The Field Office

Home made burger with rocket, tomato, mayo, ketchup and mustard. Coke.

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7th May 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office. Royal Wedding edition.

Salmon and cucumber sandwiches, egg sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, sausage rolls, cup of tea.

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29th Apr 2011

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Chimp #1 gets ready for the big day

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21st Apr 2011

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Dischord on Spotify

Attention skate-punkers. Ever wondered what that obscure Fugazi track on the 20 Years of Dischord compilation is? (It's good!) Or whether the second Evens album was any better than the first? (No!) Dischord now have their extensive catalogue on Spotify, giving you easy access to Fugazi, Minor Threat, French Toast, Dag Nasty and dozens of others ...so you can listen for yourself.

Some personal recommendations: Egg Hunt and Embrace (both awesome post-Minor Threat, pre-Fugazi Ian Mackaye bands)

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19th Apr 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lunch at The Field Office

Tuna bagel, beef Hula Hoops, blackcurrent juice.

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15th Apr 2011

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Blatant Dead TV, New Cross. Possibly re-incarnatable.

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14th Apr 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

SAND WICH. Taking a break in Daikan-Yama.

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10th Apr 2011

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Lunch at The Field Office

Collagen shabu shabu in Shibuya

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8th Apr 2011

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iPod At 10

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPod and amid the possibility that the original style is on the way out in favour of the touch models, Mac Rumors has a pretty amusing link to their forum - dating back to the day of the original announcement. It's an iLol.

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1st Apr 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Classic Beatles: Buy 2, pay more

The never ending quest for more cash continues.

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30th Mar 2011

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Big Screen TV

I'm struggling to send video from iPad to Apple TV, but this guy has his own solution. iPhone > Times Square. Wireless.

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15th Mar 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Aubin Cinema program for March

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2nd Mar 2011

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Chimpomatic 2011 sneak peek

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1st Mar 2011

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iPhone Camera Upgrade

turn your iPhone into a slightly more complicated camera with this TurtleJacket add-on 

"Turtle Jacket turns your iPhone into a unique multi-purpose digital camera. There are 2 tripod mounts, 2 strap holes and a 37mm thread (female) for conversion lenses."

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26th Feb 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Babelfish is here...

...but only in Spanish for now. Amazing video of an augmented reality app that converts written text between English and Spanish. In reality it's apparently not quite as slick as the video, but not far off.

Via Engadget

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21st Dec 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Muji Apps

With smart phones and iPads starting to replace old-school hardware like the notebook, Muji must have started to question the future of their cute little business. Luckily, they decided to digitalise their offerings and now have a range of iPad Apps out.

Muji Notebook
Muji Calendar
Muji To Go
Muji Apparel App

Muji Notebook could be fun, but at $4 I don't really need to find out. Calendar doesn't suggest it will work any better than Apple's own calendar, but Muji To Go sounds like fun ... and it might just help me to wear the right clothes for the weather. A problem I have never quite conquered.

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15th Nov 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Pingu iTunes 10

anyone annoyed by the new "Album By Artist" heading in iTunes Pingu can turn it off under View > As List

and PS, no iTunes, I don't want to follow Lady Gaga or Yo-Yo Ma. thanks

PS2: anyone worked out how to turn the colours back on?

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3rd Sep 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Apple TV 2

Apple's Apple TV product is getting a re-vamp in an attempt to kick start sales of the under-appreciated device. For starters it's now only £99, but the main drive of the redesigned model is in its simplification. By dropping the hard drive, it's now essentially a simple way of streaming content from your Mac/iPad/iPhone onto your HDTV.

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2nd Sep 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Phone Sex

iPhone users get laid more. And that's a fact. Apparently.

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12th Aug 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

BBC Apps

The BBC has finally got the nod from its Trust to release its highly praised iPad/iPhone Apps. The BBC News app has been available in the US for a while, but had not been available in the UK. That's in the App Store now. BBC iPlayer and Sport apps to follow...

Via BBC (who else?) 

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23rd Jul 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The reality distortion field is strong with this one

Bonkers video from Taiwan documenting Steve Jobs' descent to the Dark Side. It's in Chinese, with Chinese subtitles ....but I'm guessing a dubbed version would make even less sense.

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19th Jul 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Freedom From Porn: The Movie

There seems to be quite an Apple backlash brewing recently, as Apple overtake Microsoft's spot at the top in more ways than one. While the closed eco-system of the iPhone/Pad/Pod certainly has its advantages, it's also a similar situation to that which led to Microsoft's dominating share of the browser wars - which were followed by years of anti-trust investigation and Internet Explorer's current position as bastard child of the evolving internet.

Steve Jobs' position on porn has been made quite clear, and some people don't like it.

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14th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

iPhone HD Rumour Roundup

only a few hours until Darth Jobs unveils plans for his new Death Star iPhone HD, here's a roundup of techspec rumours - and a possible photoshopped colour scheme

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7th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

This Is Not The iPad You're Looking For

what if Steve Jobs gave his briefing from Yavin?

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4th Jun 2010 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

TV Catch Up

TV on the move is becoming more and more of a reality, thanks in no small part to the BBC iPlayer (which is even HD on the iPad) and now TV Catch Up, who have just launched an iPhone-friendly version of their site.

The name is a little misleading, as much of the site's original PVR functionality has been dropped to meet legal requirements, and by all accounts the service is now legal. Barely.

Visit iphone.tvcatchup.com from your (i)phone browser or ipad.tvcatchup.com from your iPad and once registered you can watch live TV from the bulk of the better Freeview channels. Add it to the home screen for easy access.

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4th Jun 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Lesser Spotted Spotify

Spotify's evolution continues, with 2 new additional variations of the app launched in the wake of their recent social media beef-up.

Spotify Open seems to be replacing the default free version of the app, and this new iteration will allow 20 hours per month of streaming - supported by ads.

Spotify Unlimited is a mis-leading title for a version that allows unlimited, ad-free streaming, but no access for mobiles. £4.99 a month.

Spotify Premium remains the most full-featured version - and the only one which allows unlimited, ad-free streaming and mobile phone use. £9.99 a month.

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18th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

iElectribe For iPad

Korg have launched an app version of their analog-synth/sequencer Electribe-R for the iPad. Have to say, this is the first iPad-specific app I've read about that's made me think it could be anything more than a slightly slippy flatscreen

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11th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Will It Shred? iPad

Built To Shred host Jeff King and pro skater Chad Knight test the new iPad 3G

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10th May 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Drunk iPhoning

It seems like some Apple doofus dropped his iPhone 4.0 prototype in a bar in California recently ...and now tech-snitch website Gizmodo have it.

They have a major piece running on their site about the specs and features of the TBA next-generation of the iPhone. It's something of an aesthetic update on the last couple of models, comes with more storage, both front and back facing cameras - the main one of which is bigger and with a flash.

Tons of better pics and video on the Gizmodo website.

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19th Apr 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

iPhone App Font

more from the land of the pointless - a font made out of 540 iPhone apps via mashable.com

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22nd Mar 2010 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Mili iPhone Projector

mini iPhone projector from Mili on the way - £229 from IWOOT

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17th Mar 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

IMDBPhone

It's been a long time coming, but IMDB finally have their own iPhone App. At last, you can recall what Mel Gibson is actually famous for from the comfort of your local pub (Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, surprisingly not much else).

It's a pretty thorough recreation of their comprehensive website - and in many ways is a lot more intuitive.

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4th Mar 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

How To Catch An iPhone Thief

brilliant/slightly terrifying tale of revenge from some tech-savvy dude who had his iPhone nicked. good ad for mobile.me too

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3rd Feb 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lego iPhone

alright, it's not quite the Lego/iPhone hybrid we've all been waiting for (no? just me?) but this app does a good job of Legoising your pics

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11th Jan 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

A>W>E>S>O>M>E / P>O>I>N>T>L>E>S>S>! Parrot AR.Drone

an iPhone-controlled wifi helicopter?! ooh it's the first A>W>E>S>O>M>E / P>O>I>N>T>L>E>S>S> product of the new decade! think the shot of the dude bugging his girlfriend on the sofa who's sensibly reading a magazine is a little bit too accurate

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7th Jan 2010 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

gPhone 2.1

Google seem to be stepping up their mobile phone business, with Google Voice finding its feet in the US and the company now releasing its own unlocked, network-free handset - allegedly in January 2010.

The company has unofficially confirmed that it has given out handsets to its employees - which are built by HTC and are running a pumped up, unreleased version of Google's own Android operating system.

Meanwhile, Apple seems to be lining up to by VOIP provider iCall, which would give them a Google Voice of their own.

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14th Dec 2009 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lou Zoom

Lou Reed has launched a music-unrelated iPhone app, which seems to be a little short-sghted.

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14th Dec 2009 - Add Comment - Tweet

Orange iPhones

Orange is going to jump on the iPhone bandwagon in time for Christmas 

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26th Oct 2009 - Add Comment - Tweet

A distinct lack of Astoria

Tottenham Court Riad, London

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18th Oct 2009

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Spotify: One year on

Some interesting thoughts from Spotify boss Daniel Ek.

I'm still using Spotify on my phone. Not quite the iTunes replacement I was hoping for, but I'm enjoying the legitimacy....

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12th Oct 2009 - Add Comment - Tweet