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European roaming fees set to disappear from July 2014

One of the great things about living in Europe is that air travel between EU countries is stupidly cheap. In fact, I could more than likely get to a German city and back cheaper than I’d get a train to London. It’s that cheap. However, using mobile phones outside the UK can still cost a fair penny as none of the on-the-continent usage is included in…

Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS lands on the App Store at long last, as a free Office 365 companion

I can’t remember how long it’s been since we first heard rumblings of Microsoft developing iOS compatible versions of its popular productivity suite, Office. Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been the standard programs for documents for such a long time now. One of the biggest reasons people – in general – weren’t sold on the idea of the iPad when it…

Steve Jobs didn’t want to enter “iBooks” market

Apple’s iPad is seen as many diffent items in the market. It is a tablet, a gaming device, and an e-book reader. However, according to Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue, Steve Jobs didn’t picture the iPad as an e-book reader. He actually didn’t want to enter the electronic book market at all. After recent court…

3 days with iOS 7 beta – The good, the bad and the insanely colorful

When reviewing any new product, operating system, program, software (insert anything you like here) it takes time to really get to grips with the product. So, by no means is this a full review of iOS 7. And not just because I’ve only had three days with it. Also because it’s still in its first beta version and could change a lot in between now and…

Finally! iOS 7 allows zooming during video capture

For a few years now we’ve been able to zoom in and out while taking still images on our iPhones by pinching to zoom. But, for some, the frustration has been that the same feature was never available while recording video. Thankfully, Apple has noticed, and built it in to iOS 7. To use it, simply swipe across to the video capture option in the camera app,…

Apple unveiling an entirely different type of Mac… [Spoof]

WWDC 2013′s opening keynote is now almost a distant memory. The conference is drawing to a close, and we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what Apple’s executives announced. So, now that most of the serious stuff is out the way, I guess there’s time for the end-of-conference joke, right? One YouTube channel decided it was definitely time recreate…

Official ‘Man of Steel’ game for iPhone/iPad lands on the App Store, and it’s not ‘freemium’

In this day and age, ‘freemium’ apps are becoming the norm, but thankfully, one blockbuster movie’s official mobile game is bucking that trend. ‘Man of Steel’ has landed on the App Store and reassuringly comes with an up-front price tag of $2.99 (iPhone/iPod version) or $4.99 for the HD iPad version. Sadly, there are still in-app purchases. Which…

Cool iOS 7 feature: Redeem iTunes Gift Cards using your camera

An awesome feature – also available on Mac since iTunes 11 launched – has made its way to iOS 7. If you purchase a iTunes Gift Card, instead of redeeming it by typing in the long collection of random numbers and letters, you can now use your iPhone’s camera to scan the code. To use it in iOS 7 you open up the App Store app, hit Redeem and you’ll the…