Tag Archives: iphone

[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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[Games] It’s Pocket Grenade Time You Hussy!

Is this advert for Sony Ericsson’s new gaming-focussed Xperia Play smartphone, which stars Flight of the Conchords Kristen Schaal, possibly the best advert ever? Yes. Is the Xperia Play, an Android handset with PlayStation-inspired gaming controls, looking more and more tempting as an ownership proposition every single day? Yes. Honestly I’m seriously thinking about getting […]

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An Orange shop, though not the one in question here (Image by Aldfern)

[Tech] A Tale of Apples and Orange

So this weekend I decided to help my mum, who is not the most technically minded person in the world, upgrade her phone. She’s had a hideous pink Nokia dumbphone that I bought her years ago on Pay as You Go, and had decided it was time to join the 21st century. After chatting to […]

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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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Splash Hill zone - look familiar?

[Games] Review: Sonic 4 Episode 1

28. That’s the number of games in which Sonikku za Hejjihoggu, as he’s known in his native Japan, has appeared since his Mega Drive debut in 1991. Not bad for a blue cartoon version of a creature that’s almost completely unknown in North America. There’s always been a degree of nose-thumbing directed at Sonic from […]

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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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Suave HD with a 5 column Springboard

[Tech] Check Out Suave HD for Winterboard

Just a quick one. I promised I’d mention any decent apps or themes I came across in my post-jailbreak iPhone tinkering. I’d heard lots of good things about the Suave theme for Winterboard. Sadly, like so many themes out there the version on Cydia didn’t seem quite so compatible with iOS 4.2.1 as I’d like. […]

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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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