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Rolling Stones Dates App Proves You Can’t Always Get What You Want [Review]

Mick: he saw her today at the re-cep-shun

Mick: he saw her today at the re-cep-shun

This Day in the Rolling Stones is the latest app for music lovers of a certain age who want to find out exactly what Mick and the guys were up to every day of their careers. It wants to be all Hot Stuff) but ends up more like a Biggest Mistake.

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Naim’s New High-End Sound Converter Aims At Computer Music Listeners [CES 2013]

Probably sounds as good as it looks

Probably sounds as good as it looks

High-end hifi people Naim announced a stylish new audio playback gadget designed to make listening to computer-based music as good as possible. Needless to say, you have to shell out serious money for this kind of serious sound.

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Wired For Sound With C.VOX Audio Jacket [Review]

Wired For Sound With C.VOX Audio Jacket [Review]

That’s me, that is. No really.

This is the C.VOX, a coat with a built-in sound system so you can listen to stuff anywhere you go, while you’re going there. It’s kind of cool and kind of weird. I’ve been wearing it for the last wintry week or so here in the UK, and here’s what it’s like to own one.

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Curiosity: Buggy As Hell, But Still Strangely Captivating [Review]

Curiosity: Buggy As Hell, But Still Strangely Captivating [Review]

My God. It’s full of cubes.

This is Curiosity, a free iOS game from British gaming icon Peter Molyneux. The idea is that all of us – everyone playing the game – work together to peel off layers of cubelets that make up the larger revolving cube. At the center, a surprise (and a prize) awaits the person lucky enough, and determined enough, to tap on it at the end.

Only two people in the whole world know what’s at the center. Do you care what it is? Do you care enough to spend hours tapping on your iDevice to find out? No, really: hours.

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Blood And Slaughter Are The Maim Of The Game In Carmageddon For iOS [Review]

Blood And Slaughter Are The Maim Of The Game In Carmageddon For iOS [Review]

This man wants to drive over your spleen. Repeatedly.

This is Carmageddon: the driving game that got banned in several countries. The driving game that’s less about driving, and more about killing. Hit the gas and aim for the gizzards.

Newly released for iOS, this is a 12+ rated no-holds-barred killing fest. It’s non-stop gory driving violence with plenty of offensive language thrown in for good measure. In some working environments, both the game and some of the screenshots that follow may be considered NSFW.

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Drive Makes In-Car iPhone Control Easier, But You Still Need To Stay Safe [Review]

Keep your eyes on the road

Drive is a tool for drivers who want to get basic tasks done on their phones with just a tap or a swipe, controlling your phone just as you’d control the other dashboard gadgets in your car.

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New From Microsoft: Multitouch In Mid-Air

New From Microsoft: Multitouch In Mid-Air

Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care

Researchers in the UK have put together a prototype wrist-worn sensor that turns your own hand into a 3D movement controller for almost any device you can think of.

Experts from Newcastle University and the Cambridge-based Microsoft Research used off-the-shelf parts to assemble a sensor that straps to your wrist and detects movement of your arm, hand and fingers. There’s no need for any external sensor, nor for line-of-sight to the device you’re controlling. Everything’s done using the technology you wear.

Here’s a video that explains more.

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Nigella’s New Italian Food App Leaves A Bad Taste [Review]

Nigella’s New Italian Food App Leaves A Bad Taste [Review]

Turns out Nigella quite likes Italian food

Co-inciding with her latest TV series, Nigella Lawson’s latest foodie app, Nigellissima is now on the App Store. The theme is simple, delicious Italian food. Nigella, as always, makes amazing dishes look effortless.

The new app is free, but huge, demanding 750MB of storage space on your iOS device. That would be OK if it was packed with useful content. But it’s not.

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Brian Eno Music App Turns You Into Another Brian Eno [Review]

Brian Eno has a new app out. It’s called Scape. Like other apps he’s produced, it’s about making music – even for people who have no musical skill or knowledge whatsoever.

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Future Publishing Sells Over $8 Million In iPad Magazines

Future Publishing Sells Over $8 Million In iPad Magazines

UK-based Future publishing announced earnings over the past year, claiming over $8 million in digital magazine sales, with over 12 million app downloads and five million subscribers. It offers its array of tech and sports themed magazines via Apple’s Newsstand and “container apps,” like Zinio.

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