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5 Snow Leopard Hidden Gems

Apple’s newest revision of OSX, Snow Leopard, has been covered to death in recent days.  Thus rendering any sort of detailed review redundant.  So, as a launch day upgrader across a couple of Macs (one iMac, one MacBook), I thought I’d just point out some of the subtle changes I’ve not seen covered elsewhere.  Repetition […]

iPhone 3GS Review

Evolution not revolution seems to be the quote of choice amongst reviewers of the iPhone 3GS, but I think it sells the device somewhat short.  While it’s easy to dismiss minor bumps to speed, in practice it feels like a different phone.  I’ve now been using the device for a little over two weeks, going […]

Navigon iPhone Satellite Navigation App Review

Apple have made quite a big deal regarding the sheer number of iPhone applications available. A figure of 50,000 was touted at WWDC.  That’s not insignificant, and Apple can be quite proud that they’ve created an atmosphere in which App developers want to publish (despite little hiccups along the way).  However, there’s been one glaring […]

Does iPhone OS 3.0 Indicate No Imminent Hardware Refresh?

Looking back at the lifecycle of iPhone software releases, it’s easy to identify Apple’s set objectives at the time. The initial release, which went hand in hand with the first iPhone hardware, was out there to quickly woo the market and gain a significant footing in an already crowded marketplace. It was aimed at early […]

iPhone 3.0 Software Previewed

Earlier today Apple gave the world a sneak peak of it’s upcoming iPhone version 3.0 software. This is clearly a substantial release, with Apple touting over 1000 new APIs and 100 end user features for this release. There’s already a significant amount of coverage out there regarding the preview, so let’s focus on some of […]

Apple and the Record Labels Get Charitable for Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 2009 is upon us and all around the UK people are donning wigs and plastic noses and doing “something funny for money”. If you’re not familiar with Red Nose Day, also known as Comic Relief, it’s a UK-wide event, orchestrated by the BBC that raises money for various national and international charities. […]

The Obvious MacWorld 2009 Prediction, Now With Bonuses!

It’s the run-up to MacWorld, which means it’s time for some predictions. So let’s get the obvious out of the way. 17 Inch Quad-Core MacBook Pro To me, this is the obvious choice. Intel have releases Quad Core Notebook processors, and Apple have yet to announce an update to the 17 Inch MacBook Pro (the […]

Reflecting on Apple's Laptop Event

On the face of it, Apple’s recent laptop event was fairly straight forward.  They refreshed the entire line-up of laptops and introduced a new Cinema Display.  But dig a little deeper, and it’s obvious that much was said “between the lines”. We’re not the market, don’t punish us for their mistakes As is usual for […]

What happens when there's no story?

Those in the blogging community who cover Apple related news have been jumping all over the Mobile Me launch, and its well documented failures.  It’s even got to the point where, allegedly, Steve Jobs has admitted Apple made a mistake in launching Mobile Me at the time they did.  It would be very easy to […]

Where's Alex when you need him?

If there’s one thing missing from the 3g iPhone that everyone’s calling for, it’s voice guided navigation. While the maps application serves a purpose, it can be distracting if you’re trying to follow of while driving. Having to constantly check the screen isn’t as usefull, or as safe, as having voice prompts. The really baffling […]

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