Archive for July 4th, 2012

New to the iPad – ‘London – A City Through Time’


Fancy buffing up on your knowledge about London? This new iPad app looks to be the perfect tool to do just that.

Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning director, Richard Loncraine (of Band of Brothers fame) has developed an iPad app called ‘London – A City Through Time’ that offers the most advanced and complete digital portfolio of London ever produced.

In an effort to reinvent Pan McMillan’s London Encyclopedia and make learning about London fun and engaging, Loncraine developed the app in partnership with the Museum of London to create an indispensable 2,000-year reference to the world’s most complex city using modern technology for a progressive audience.

Some of the key features include:

  • 6,000 full text articles on London’s cityscape
  • 2,000 rare prints including works of art, portraits, watercolours and etchings
  • HD zoomable images allowing users to view panoramas of London – both through time and today
  • Dynamic timelines detailing history from the 17th century to the present day
  • A plethora of interactive activities that both engage and educate users

You can see a demo video of the app in action below:

Posted in: Press Releases

Research in Motion: It isn’t all doom and gloom


Unless you are blind I am sure you will have read somewhere about the situation that Research in Motion are currently in. We told you last week that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed until Q1 2013 instead of the planned Q4 2012 scheduled release. Combined with the planned job cuts and the drop in sales the media has been having a field day. As a huge BlackBerry fan I have been taking a back seat and ingesting all the information that has come to light over the past week or so.

The RIM senior management team did various press events yesterday where they stated their reasons for the delay in BB10 and I think this was done to try and reassure the public as well as the media. Now it is my turn to share my thoughts on where RIM are at right now.

Read on to see what I think and where I set a the record straight on one or two things.


Posted in: Phones