Archive | Applications

The lifeblood of innovation, in this section we profile applications and related services that come to our attention. If you’re a developer and you’d like your application featured — or, if you’ve just discovered a piece of electronic genius in the form of a must-have-application, email our editor, Ewan with details.

Building secure applications: A useful primer

I know quite a few developers looking at the issue of app security so when @DominicTravers tweeted me this excellent app security primer, I thought it was definitely worth a quick post. Dominic highlighted the deck presented by Scott Alexander-Brown at RSA 2014 last week. It’s titled: Assume a hostile environment: securing mobile data in the […]

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Sky Go Extra: All is forgiven; it’s now much improved

Recently you may recall that I was positively SPITTING BLOOD and GUTS, ripping doors of hinges and throwing televisions through windows at the service level from the initial versions of Sky Go Extra. The concept with ‘Extra’ is that you can download a limited range of Sky content on your mobile devices and then watch […]

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Sky Go Extra: It finally worked

I’ve been pretty vocal recently about how shit the Sky Go Extra service is. I am astonished that the team there even let it out the building alive. There must have been some real pressure to deliver and I seriously doubt whether any of the senior executives have bothered taking a look at it. Or […]

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Sky Go Extra: Still a bunch of toss for me

If you recall I have been trying to get Sky Go Extra to work. The idea is simple: If you’re a Sky customer you are meant to be able to download a selection (admittedly limited) of episodes for consumption on your mobile device of choice. The day I posted my rant, I found the Sky […]

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Fantastical: The calendar app that changed my life

Somebody recommended Fantastical to me a little while ago. I can’t remember who it was. But I’m thankful that they did. It’s a really, really smart overlay application — that is, it sits on top of your existing iPhone calendar system — and offers, in my view, a much nicer interface. That made it very […]

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