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.


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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Sky+ app — I can’t get enough of it

I react negatively to most types of “live TV”. I really don’t like having to dance to some scheduler’s tune. My life does not fit their imagined template. Rarely do I bother watching anything that can’t be purchased via iTunes or streamed on Netflix. But “The New” Yes Primer Minister? Aye. It’s even got the […]

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Telenor uses ‘cellular signal’ to allow customers to post social updates without internet connectivity

Have a quick read of this update from Telenor: Telenor Group has now entered into an agreement with U2opia Mobile, an innovator in social Internet and mobile convergence, to bring Facebook to its millions of non-Internet connected customers via USSD. USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a low bandwidth data service that allows you to […]

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Who do I need to sleep with to get NatWest TouchPay?

I just came across this new offering from NatWest: It’s called TouchPay and, well, it does-what-it-says-on-the-tin. The service uses an iCarte case for your iPhone (or, theoretically any phone) to replace a PayWave compatible credit card. The logic being that you carry your phone with you everywhere and it would be a) mega convenient and […]

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