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[Apps] Review: Auto Trader for iPad

For UK-based fans of all things four-wheeled, or mere mortals looking to buy a used car, Auto Trader, both in its original paper and newer internet incarnation is a lifesaver. Far and away the best place to find ads for used motors, with lots of detail, and decent pictures, the digital versions of Auto Trader […]

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[Apps] The Jailbreak Apps I Can’t Live Without

It’s been sometime since I decided to jailbreak my iPhone. One of the things I quickly discovered was that its much harder to keep abreast of new developments and apps on the jailbreak scene that it is with the more legitimate app store. That’s a situation that’s not really changed over the last few months, […]

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The PM3.HD skin is the best combination of looks and usabilty on the iPad

[Apps] Review: XBMC v2 for iPad

For some time now XBMC has been the pre-eminent media centre software for home theatre PCs. With more features than Windows Media Player and more flexibility than its own commercial offshoot Boxee, XBMC is the play-all solution for people with large collections of disparate video files. It makes perfect sense, then, for the multi-format application to be […]

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The main iPlayer app home screen

[Apps] Review: BBC iPlayer App for iPad

The iPad has long been able to function fairly well as a tool for browsing and using the BBC’s excellent iPlayer catchup site. While there was no dedicated app, bbc.co.uk/iplayer recognised that it was being accessed from an iPad and reconfigured its UI and live streams accordingly. All a savvy user had to do was […]

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AmpKit on iPad - beautiful but pricey

[Guitar/Apps] Review: Peavey AmpKit Link

One of the disadvantages of playing the guitar is the sheer amount of kit it requires. Kit that can start to take over a limited living space. Even with a fairly minimal electric set up, you need to find room for the guitar, a stand, an amp, probably a pedal and somewhere to store your […]

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Sky Mobile - on iPhone and iPad

[Apps] Review: Sky Mobile

For those of us not rich or lucky enough to be able to install Sky in all it’s chav-tastic satellite glory, the broadcaster offers a range of alternatives. As well as allowing cable providers, BT and TopUpTV ro resell its sports channels at truly extortionate fees, it offers the chance to watch certain channels on […]

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Multiple Google Calendars on iPad

[Apps] Syncing Multiple Calendars With The iPad

Just a quick tip for those of you who use Google Calednar and have an iPhone or iPad. For the longest time, when I first had my iPhone it was only possible to sync one Google Calendar with the device. A problem for those of us who share calendars with our colleagues or partners. Google […]

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Air Video on the iPad

[Apps] Streaming Video to the iPad

I’ve recently reconfigured my media storage to put all of my many ripped TV series and movies onto a dual bay 4TB NAS (though its only a 3TB NAS for the moment until I buy a second 2TB HD to replace the 1GB in the second bay). Until now I’d been keeping all the video […]

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