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Posted on28 May 2014 2:43 PM GMT

iTunes is ruining the Apple experience

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iTunes is ruining the Apple experience

As most will know by now, I am a huge music fan and buy an album or two or three pretty much every week, as well as a variety of singles and EPs. My iPhone’s primary purpose really is as a personal jukebox - with 50GB typically dedicated to MP3s. Because of the limited space available on the iPhone - max 64GB for the last three generations, I constantly need to chop and change my selections as I add new albums to my playlists - these constant updates seem to exacerbate the syncing and

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Posted on20 December 2013 9:54 AM GMT

Happy Holidays 2013

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Happy Holidays 2013

We would like to thank everyone for a great 2013. We welcome on board splendid new Affino users, and celebrate the amazing success that so many of you are seeing with your online engagement and revenue growth.

 

It has been a year when we’ve seen some great site evolutions and have started to see Affino sites win major awards. In particular Procurement Leaders with three PPA awards (the UK publishing Oscars). We continue to see Affino sites evolve towards their potential and we&

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Posted on15 March 2012 2:52 PM GMT

If you already have an iPad 2, is it worth getting the brand new 3rd Generation?

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If you already have an iPad 2, is it worth getting the brand new 3rd Generation?

New iPad’ (not ’3’!) was launched with the usual hyperbolic aplomb last Thursday - including axes- and context-free comparative charts, and weighing in at just a fraction more than its predecessor, as well as being a fraction thicker. Appearance-wise though, it looks as different to the iPad 2 as iPhone 4S does to the 4! Of course it’s available from the Apple Store tomorrow.

So what’s genuinely new?

  • Retina Screen - 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution - into a 9.
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Posted on28 October 2011 6:07 PM GMT

RIM gets in on October launch fest with a Porsche-designed gem of its own

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RIM gets in on October launch fest with a Porsche-designed gem of its own

With all the column inches these days being devoted to the 3-way tussle between iOS, Android and Windows platforms, and each seeing a new platform flagship phone launch in October, RIM obviously thought they would need to maintain current mindshare by launching a flagship model of their own.

This BlackBerry flagship is a Porsche Design P’9981 - based on the 9900 Bold model - but made with premium materials, and having its own unique skinned interface. It comes up very slightly larger than

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Posted on27 October 2011 12:15 AM GMT

Is Nokia's Gorgeous Lumia 800 enough to get it back in the Smartphone Race?

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Is Nokia's Gorgeous Lumia 800 enough to get it back in the Smartphone Race?

In the wake of the slightly disappointing iPhone 4S and equally disappointing Galaxy Nexus launches, we now have the supposed saviour of both Nokia and the Windows Mobile Platform to contend with.

Much has been written about the fabuolous usability of the Metro Tiles which are the cornerstones of the Windows experience, versus the app icons of Android and iOS. For those that first come to Windows Mobile, the interface initially seems highly intuitive and seemingly the wave of the future. However

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Posted on20 October 2011 7:23 PM GMT

Google and Samsung herald the future of Android by way of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

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Google and Samsung herald the future of Android by way of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus  Smartphone

As with the iPhone 5! launch (actually iPhone 4S as it turned out) there was lot of hype around the launch of the new official Google Phone. There were rumours of a super processor of 1.7Ghz, a 10MP camera on the reverse and an ingenious new form factor.

Both phones benefitted from major version releases of operating systems - Android updating to 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), whilst iPhone 4S jumped up to iOS 5.

For me, I am actually a little disappointed with both launches. Neither one is really the

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Posted on06 October 2011 3:12 AM GMT

We will all miss the unique visionary genius Steve Jobs

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We will all miss the unique visionary genius Steve Jobs

I am very saddened to hear that Steve Jobs has unfortunately succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a brave fight of some 8 years.

As someone who loves technology, and more importantly loves the benefits that great technology brings - I will be eternally grateful for Steve’s contributions to the world.

Hundreds of millions around the world have benefitted both directly and indirectly from Steve’s input. Steve was never afraid to go his own way, he always believed though we frequently

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Posted on28 September 2011 10:29 PM GMT

Amazon Wows us with keenly priced, simple but truly smart and practical tablet devices

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Amazon Wows us with keenly priced, simple but truly smart and practical tablet devices

I have been a considerable fan of the Amazon Kindle - the model that is now called the Kindle Keyboard 3G; I also have a 27" iMac runnning Windows, a Samsung Windows laptop, iPad 2, currently iPhone 3GS - but soon most likely iPhone 5 - So I’m currently evenly split between Windows and iOS - with a sprinking of Amazon Kindle magic.

My brother Markus reads most of his Kindle eBooks on his iPhone or iPad devices - for me, there is no substitute for the easy legibility and form factor of the

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Posted on15 July 2011 3:10 PM GMT

Multi-player, co-operative cross-platform tablet interaction is a taste of the future of social gaming

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Multi-player, co-operative cross-platform tablet interaction is a taste of the future of social gaming

This week, for the regular Comrz team meet-up, we 4 staffers currently in London headed for Boyd’s Brasserie Bar at Charing Cross with tablets in hand - an even split of Android  tablets and iPads - for an experiment in tablet-based social gaming.

This being my first venture into online multi-player co-operative gaming, I was a little non-plussed initially. In advance of the meet-up we had each downloaded the Dungeon Defenders Game, as well as set up accounts on Gamespy - to allow for

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Posted on07 June 2011 12:35 AM GMT

Is Apple's iCloud worth the wait?

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Is Apple's iCloud worth the wait?

Of the 3 big announcements at today’s Apple WWDC - OSX Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud - the final introduction was the most eagerly awaited. Many were expecting a music streaming Spotify competitor on the iTunes front - Spotify can now breathe a sigh of relief, as Apple delivers something closer to Dropbox.

The most amazing thing about the iCloud service - which stores your music, photos, apps, calendars and documents - is that it’s free! (As long as you don’t exceed 5GB). The iCloud

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