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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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[Games] Review: Collision Effect

As someone who has to regularly commute on the tube, I’m always a fan of casual iOS titles that can be played one-handed, leaving the other hand free for the required death grip on whatever pole, rail or hoop it can find among the thronging mass of bodies. The Flick Kick series (in Football, Rugby […]

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Black or white? .... The iPads, I meant the iPads!

[Tech] iPad 2 – Successor or Update?

So, after months of relatively fevered hype the successor to Apple’s smash hit iPad has been unveiled. As expected it’s lighter, faster and features a camera, but it’s perhaps most noticeable for the things it hasn’t added. Let’s take a look at the important headlines one by one. Faster As we anticipated, the iPad 2 […]

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Unlike the Amiga original, the crowd is now visible

[Games/Retro] Review: Speedball 2 Evolution

Of all the many classic Amiga experiences that the remain in the memory years on from the system’s demise, the Bitmap Brothers’ seminal Speedball 2 is perhaps the most perfect. A delicious blend of arcade gameplay, violence and humour it was the first and last word in futuristic sports games from the second it was […]

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[Tech] Get Sky Mobile on Your TV

Some time ago I mentioned that I was in the process of working out how to use Sky Mobile to get Sky Sports on my TV. The process isn’t that complicated, but it does involve jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, and buying an AV cable. Basically the gist of it is this. Sky’s iPhone app […]

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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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Angry Birds... in HD - but it's not Angry Birds HD

[Tech] Jailbreaking a 4.2.1 iPad

So after successfully jailbreaking my iPhone, I decided it was high time my iPad got the same treatment. There are fewer apps for jailbroken iPads, and some would say less need to jailbreak a device that doesn’t have the telephony features of the iPhone. There were though, a few features I wanted on my iPad. […]

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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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Steam - PC market leader, but not the cheapest way to get games

[Games/Tech] What Price The Future?

For years now everyone in the games industry without a vested interest in the status quo (i.e. everyone except bricks and mortar retailers) have been telling anyone who’d listen that the future of distribution is digital. The era of physical media, they say, is over. And indeed they may be right, though the delay in […]

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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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