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Moleskine Bring Class To Your iPad & iPhone

If, like me, you have an iPad with the standard Apple cover, the one that looks scrappy within a week of owning it, then you’re always on the lookout for something better. It’s still the best option though in a market flooded with pointless...

Game Center and Ping Prove Apple Can’t Do Social (Yet)

So the last week or so has seen Apple unveil two big ‘social’ products - Game Center for iOS devices, and Ping for iTunes on desktop and iOS 4. Both products lack any real link into the social web, and unless Apple are hoping to...

Microsoft Launch ‘PC vs Mac’ Site

Autumn is just round the corner and schoolkids, university and college students everywhere are dreading having to detach themselves from the comfortable life of luxury that is the summer break. Quite a few of them are also carefully weaving arguments supporting the vital need...

Twitter: The Future Is Here

Twitter’s New User Stream API In Action The new API soon to be implemented by Twitter provides complete real-time updating of streams, whether that be your mentions, DMs, searches or timeline of those you follow. Check out the video above to see it running on...

New Xbox 360 S: [REVIEW]

So, after over five years the market leader (in serious gaming at least) gets it’s first major overhaul. New look and new good stuff under the hood. I got my Xbox 360 S this week and immediately sat it next to my PS3 (original model)....

iPhone 4: One Week Later [REVIEW]

After queuing last week at UK mobile phone carrier O2’s store on London’s Oxford Street for over 2 hours, I actually came away feeling a bit silly. As I weaved between the tourists, pigeons and ‘Golf Sale’ guys clutching my prize I thought to...

E3 Day 2 Photos

This morning saw me actually get out and play some games!! I combed the South Hall which is dominated by Xbox, Ubisoft, Konami and MTV/Harmonix making a total n0000000b of myself pretty much everywhere I went. Nail’d on Xbox I first played Nail’d, a...

Xbox Kinect Hands-On Event & Chat With Kudo Tsunoda

 Last night (Monday 14th June) we went to a rooftop party courtesy of Xbox and their campaign around the release of Kinect, a peripheral for the console which allows you to control games with just your body. Cue flailing around and looking like a...

Why I Quit Foursquare and Gowalla (And You Will Too)

I recently had a look over my profiles on Foursquare and Gowalla (the latter always being my favourite on aesthetic grounds) and seeing my patterns of behaviour spelt out in check-ins made me feel a bit uneasy.  Even though I was always careful to...