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Monthly Archives: September 2012

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The tech of it

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Good television is hard to come by, and as the season premieres begin for most of my favourite American shows (some of which are entering their final seasons, boo) I’m grateful that the BBC
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Bombarded with dire warnings about phishing and phone call scams, the natural reaction when called by a robot claiming to be from your bank is to hang up. Isn’t it? Richard Koch from the
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I can almost hear the Apple PR and marketing department talking about when to release iOS6. In my head it’s reminiscent of the email special adviser Jo Moore sent on September 11th 2001 when
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Another milestone in the relentless march towards free content is notched up today as Time Out, the London listings magazine, becomes a free magazine alongside magazines like Shortlist, Stylist and Sport. But unlike those
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Twitter can be a cruel mistress, especially if you tell her how to start a sentence. Invariably, even within the confines of 140 characters, it will end badly. However, after some lively discussion in
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If you are a GamesAid member please don’t forget to register your vote for the selection of charities that will receive financial support from GamesAid in 2012. Voting closes at 23.59pm on Sunday 23rd
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I don’t consider myself a fan of prank shows or a remotely political person, which makes it all the more baffling that I’ve found myself watching ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’. I’ve started justifying
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Format-o-phobia

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Shipping with the new A6 chip and a 4-inch retina display the iPhone 5 may become the format of choice for mobile gamers — certainly our client, Kwalee’s David Darling thinks so. During that announcement
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Digital media distribution is inexorably becoming part of the landscape. Last week games retail recorded another low as Valve unveiled Big Picture For Steam, the iPhone5 was launched and new Kindles announced. Even in
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At 3pm on Thursday 13 September, I tuned into Nintendo’s Wii U announcement with my mind already made up. The Wii U is a next gen console that doesn’t excite me and has been
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Apple iPhone launch in San Francisco
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I thought the last few weeks of Olympic patriotism and community were supposed to have driven the cynicism out of us? Right. You only had to Google ‘iPhone 5’ yesterday to see that many
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Against all common sense, I find myself fascinated with Dragon’s Den. It’s essentially just another “people watching” show where in lieu of the occasional diamond in the rough, you find yourself affixed to the
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At around 2am BST Andy Murray became the US Open champion; winning his first Grand Slam and becoming the first British man to win one in 76 years. While somewhat bleary-eyed this morning, it
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We do like to have a tall poppy to cut down to size, don’t we? Especially when there’s a perceived plucky underdog  to compare them to. In the run-up to Apple’s press conference this
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I’m calling it. The abuse of this small two letter word needs to end. It drives me nuts. You know what I’m talking about, right? A politician or scientist is being questioned on the
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iPlayer on the move

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Mobile TV viewing takes another step forward with the news that iPhone and iPad users can now download programmes via BBC iPlayer to watch offline at a later date. The download service is being
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Oscar Pistorius is and has been for a while, the poster boy of the Paralympics. Affectionately named the blade runner, Pistorius is one of those rare athletes who transcend his sport, in line with
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I must admit I was a bit, hmm, whatever, about the Paralympics. I loved the Olympics so much I just didn’t think I had enough emotion –or time – left for round two. It
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