2011 had an Appy Christmas with 1.2 billion app downloads over holiday period
Did you have a Happy Christmas? How about an Appy Christmas? If you picked the latter, you're not alone. According to new research by analytics company Flurry, 1.2 billion apps were downloaded to Apple and Android devices in a Christmas…
New research says iPad "won't be mass market in the UK"
Apple may be gearing up for the international launch of the iPad on May 28th, but according to Mike Stevens, Director of Simpson Carpenter's TMT team, dear old Blighty will be left nonplussed by Apple's wonder-tablet. After a period of…
Try Spotify – the best digital music service in the world – from anywhere in the world
Spotify, the steaming service that’s by FAR my favourite piece of software of 2008, is currently invite-only and limited to UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain and France. However, there’s a sneaky way of getting in anyway, that TechCrunch spotted in a Digg comment.
It’s pretty simple. Visit a proxy site, like DaveProxy, and from there, go to this URL. Sign up with a UK postcode (how about the BBC’s postcode: W12 7RJ), and you’re all set. The best on-demand digital music service out there is yours. Try it out, and share a playlist in the comments below. I’ll start you off with my Best of 2008.
Oh, and if you have problems with accessing the site after 14 days, then FileShareFreak’s got you sorted out. More proxy fun.
Spotify Signup (via TechCrunch)
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Find our your pirate name, and speak in pirate lingo, for International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arr!
Arr mateys! Today be Talk Like A Pirate day, a day we sea-faring folk celebrate internationally, so thar’s no real reason why you shan’t be puttin’ on your best Jack Sparrow accents for ye land-lubbin’ types. For a couple o’ cool sites t’ trawl today whilst dodgin’ your ever-present captain’s glare, why not feast your scurvy-ridden eyeballs on an English t’ Pirate translator on t’ official Talk Like A Pirate message-in-a-bottle website, or be named with ye official pirate name…
Earn money when abroad using Noodle's international calls
A phone service which not only promises to save you money, but to make you money? Bah! Sounds like something Richard Branson dreamt once, and then chuckled to himself for 37 minutes upon waking up, before going back to bed for another sleep.
Yet, that’s what Noodle are promising to do for clients, by giving you a special Noodle number when you text them before you go abroad. When there, grab yourself a cheap local SIM card, contact Noodle and let them know that SIM card’s number, make your friends call you when sunning yourself by the pool…
YouTube is in ur country, steelin' ur languages (aka, they've launched nine international sites)
Together with Google, YouTube really are taking over the world, and just this week they’ve succeeded in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
According to Chad Hurley, YouTube’s co-founder, more than half of all viewers of YouTube are outside the US, so it makes sense for each site to be translated into the country’s local language and also feature country-specific video rankings and comments, perfect for the xenophobes!…
Fujitsu show off their flexible 'Fab PC' at the Tokyo Design Premio show
Oh, to live in Japan! Those lucky Tokyo-dwelling citizens have been treated recently to the Tokyo Design Premio show, the largest international design event which celebrates Japanese lifestyles with 17 brands, 48 designers and graphic artists plus a huge display of high-end interiors.
Fujitsu were there showing off their wares and concept ideas, including the ‘Fab PC’, which is quite literally fab…
Orange Broadband UK offer unlimited international and UK landline calls package
Orange have announced an impressive new calling package that could really appeal to anyone who makes a lot of international phone calls. For £19.99 per month, their new wireless broadband package not only offers up to 8MB download speeds, with…