UK Broadcaster, Channel 4, have announced that they’re starting a “TV Clips” broadband channel which will feature clips from current TV programmes, an archive of the best moments from Channel 4’s 25 years of broadcasting, and a preview of new programming coming to Channel 4.
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MTV Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Judy McGrath said of Web distributed content and TV content, at the Reuters Media Summit, “One does not diminish the other by any stretch of the imagination. That is kind of our hat trick.” Wow what a change around that is in the TV world.
Continue reading Is The TV Content Industry Finally Starting To Wake Up?
Yesterday we covered the first 7 killer mobile apps. Read on for our final five.
8 Plucker/ Sunrise XP
This is a fantastic freeware combo that lets you download websites (or individual pages) from your desktop to your Treo via a hotsync conduit. Web pages are automatically formatted for reading on the Treo, and you can automate the download process with timed downloads. The Plucker Palm Reader also handles eBooks (tons free from the Project Gutenberg) and offers auto-scroll, bookmarks, gesture support, custom fonts and more. Continue reading Twelve Killer Mobile Applications Part 2
Ofcom has been consistently moving to reduce the amount of time that it takes to change mobile numbers from one to another – or port them as it’s know in the telecoms trade.
Their latest direction to the industry is that as of 1 September 2009, they’ll need to drop the amount of times to a mere two hours.
Continue reading Ofcom: 2 Hour Mobile Number Porting By Sept 2009
Turbo charged PIM app with optional standalone desktop companion and integrated Outlook plug in.
Packing all the PIM tools you’ll need – Contacts, Calendar, Memos, and To Dos – in one convenient, vastly configurable package, it’s the best contact/address/memo app we’ve ever used.
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Barclays Bank have cut off some of their business customers from making payments to new suppliers, by forcing them to use PIN Sentry hardware that they don’t yet have.
The PIN Sentry is Barclays attempt to stop their customers accounts being hacked and having payment sent to fraudulent accounts. Something that would appear to be a good idea … if their current customers had the device in their hands and were able to use it.
Continue reading Barclays PIN Sentry Disaster
This is the concluding section of this comprehensive UK iPhone review. We’ve previously covered the build of the iPhone & its interface; how it is to use it as a phone, texting on it and emailing; Its Web Browser, iPod-ness & Google Maps.
Firstly You Tube. Well, I was sceptical. I’m not particularly interested in roller skating dogs, or Chinese students miming to East 17, and besides expected it to be a tediously slow affair over EDGE. But, surprisingly, it works – with very little delay at all. Some people will love this I think, but probably not me. Continue reading UK iPhone: Detailed Review: Videos, Connectivity & Will We Keep It
For many, the curious Kraftwerk-like random blast of electronic beeps and squishes made by a dial up modem connecting with their ISP was the soundtrack to their Internet access, but now it looks like that sound is going the way of the steam whistle.
Continue reading Broadband Soars As Dial Up Dies
Disney is publicly stating their commitments to the digital 3D format for films – in our eyes, for good reasons – keeping people in the cinema.
Reuters has a story with a quote from Chuck Viane, Disney’s president of domestic distribution showing his love for 3D, “We absolutely believe in the whole concept of 3D and the enhancement that it brings in the ability to separate us from any of the other mediums.”
Big studios are desperate for ways to differentiate going to the cinema and what people can achieve at home.
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Despite the explosion of hype that surrounded the UK launch of Apple’s iPhones, the Great British Public have failed to match the gusset-moistening levels of excitement that followed the US launch, with moderate sales and punters distinctly cool about the price.
A recent report in the Register based on ‘reliable sources’ found that the UK’s sole carrier O2 had activated just 26,500 iPhones since its launch two weeks ago, a figure way short of the 100,000 units anticipated by some pundits.
Continue reading Brits Aren’t Feeling The iPhone iLove