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A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple Maps

A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple Maps

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:00

Despite being subject to strict non-disclosure agreements, developers immediately began flooding the cyberweb with screenshots of iOS 6 following last night’s WWDC keynote.

A couple of leaked iOS 6 screenshots in particular confirm that TomTom provides data for Apple’s new Google-less Maps app.

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App Store update mania

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 1, 2012 at 13:00

App Store update mania

One of the great things about smartphone games is free updates. While you can expect to pay hundreds of Microbucks for downloadable content (DLC) on the trusty Xbox 360, smartphone games regularly receive meaty updates - entirely free of charge.

It’s all too easy to ignore that little red circle on the App Store icon that cries out “update me!”, but over the past couple of weeks there have been some sweet releases.

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Feed Me Oil iOS review

Lewis Curdie  May. 24, 2012 at 17:00

Feed Me Oil iOS review

Another combined app review slash deal this evening (check out MotoHeroz, if you haven’t already), this time in the form of Feed Me Oil.

The Chillingo puzzler is currently riding high in the App Store’s Top Free Apps section, and with good cause. See, Feed Me Oil is a) usually 69p and £1.49 for the iPhone and iPad versions respectively, and b) really good.

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3G FaceTime coming soon to iOS?

Lewis Curdie  May. 22, 2012 at 10:30

3G FaceTime coming soon to iOS?

The rumour mill is positively churning with suggestions as to what we might see from the next version of iOS.

However, rather than a shadowy anonymous source, it’s the current version of iOS that’s hinting about a possible future feature, namely FaceTime video calls over 3G.

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Draw Something revisited

Lewis Curdie  May. 18, 2012 at 13:00

Draw Something revisited

Almost two months ago, I reviewed the smartphone sensation Draw Something (in a nutshell: Pictionary for your phone), ultimately praising the app but suggesting that – like former sensation Words With Friends – it was a mere social fad.

In the Cons section, I speculated: “No one will be playing it in a few months' time”. What a cynical bar steward. Was I bang on the proverbial money or way outta freakin’ line?

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Angry Birds Space HD iPad review

Lewis Curdie  May. 17, 2012 at 17:00

Angry Birds Space HD iPad review

Has anyone not played Angry Birds? What started in late 2009 as a word-of-mouth success quickly snowballed into a global sensation, with all manner of merchandise – from plush toys to flip-flops – galore.

But two-and-a-bit years later, is Angry Birds worth the hype? Angry Birds Space HD marks the fourth full entry in the series, and it’s, well, very much an Angry Birds game.

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Is Amazon's Kindle Fire already starting to die out?

Is Amazon's Kindle Fire already starting to die out?

Martin James  May. 10, 2012 at 10:00

The Apple iPad almost singlehandedly established the tablet market as we know it today, but arguably more impressive has been Apple's success in building on its head start, easily coming out on top of every rival that's come along fancying a share of the tablet spotlight.

Amazon's Kindle Fire is the latest pretender to the throne, and has probably been the most credible threat to Apple's tablet dominance yet. But is Amazon's tablet fire already starting to burn low?

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iOS: where the gaming money is

Lewis Curdie  May. 7, 2012 at 12:00

iOS: where the gaming money is

Newzoo is a market research group type thing with a firm focus on gaming, and it’s come out with a spanking new report, packed with loads of exciting stats and pie charts and that.

Ultimately, Newzoo reveals that iOS accounts for a huge chunk of all smartphone and tablet gaming revenue. A really huge chunk.

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New iPad 2s are 32nm, more power efficient

As predicted (since the mobile industry is such a big fat know-it-all), Apple kept the iPad 2 16GB around when it launched the iPad 3 – or new iPad – in March, dropping the price to £329.

What we didn't know is that the reduced-price iPad 2 has had a cheeky hardware upgrade. Apple kept that one quiet.

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Access US Netflix in the UK

Access US Netflix in the UK

Damien Bailey  May. 3, 2012 at 14:30

A few months ago, the mighty goliath of movie streaming Netflix finally hit the shores of the UK after a painfully long wait, hoping to give LoveFlim a kick up the backside. For just £5.99 a month, we were excited at the opportunity to gain access to all the films and TV shows our US friends have access to.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t quite the case as it appeared that browsing the selection available on UK Netflix is the same as browsing the DVD and even VHS sections at your local charity shops.

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