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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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Apple reports 94% year-on-year profit increase

Apple reports 94% year-on-year profit increase

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:00

If you thought Apple’s sales might suffer in the post-Christmas depression, think again. Apple has announced the results for its Q2, ending March 31 2012, and we’re officially talking crazy money.

Ultimately, Team Cupertino posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion. Good gods.

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Spotify for iPad coming soonish?

Spotify for iPad coming soonish?

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 17, 2012 at 12:00

A few notable apps took their sweet freakin’ time making the transition from iPhone to iPad. Facebook and Skype, in particular, spring to mind.

Now we’re hearing that Spotify is close to being optimised for the iPad’s big fat 9.7in display. About time.

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Five symptoms of playing Draw Something way too much

Five symptoms of playing Draw Something way too much

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 13, 2012 at 13:00

I reviewed the latest social gaming craze, Draw Something, a few weeks ago, and suggested it was just a fad. I still stand by that, but - for now at least – its popularity shows no signs of abating.

Indeed, I’ve been playing Draw Something fairly constantly myself, and a few funny things have happened to me that are clearly symptomatic of playing it waaay too much. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in at least some of these. Hopefully.

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