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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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Black Plaques App Takes You On A Tour Of London’s Darker Side [Review]

Black Plaques App Takes You On A Tour Of London’s Darker Side [Review]

There's more to London than meets the eye... lots more

If you’re planning to visit London for the Olympic Games later this year – or for any other reason, come to that – you need to grab a copy of Black Plaques London before you go. It’s a fascinating, gruesome, wonderful app that gives you a rats-eye view of the darker side of the city’s history.

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Music Subscription Service Rdio Now Available In The U.K. And France

Music Subscription Service Rdio Now Available In The U.K. And France

According to reports from Twitter, the music subscription service Rdio, appears to have secretly launched in the U.K. and France. While Rdio has yet to chime in on the subject, users in those locations are now able to sign up for a free 7-day trial of unlimited listening. Everything seems to work, although I’m hearing quite a few people in the U.K. are unable to stream or download a significant number of albums (probably why we haven’t heard an official announcement from Rdio).

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Python Sketches For Your Pocket [Review]

And Now For Something Completely Different: Python Sketches For Your Pocket [Review]

I'm sorry I have a cold

Readers, your desperate wish to have Monty Python in your pocket everywhere you go has finally – finally – been granted. With Python Bytes on your iOS device, you need never be far from a quick spurt of Pythonism whenever you feel the need for it.

So whether you must hear the Parrot Sketch while waiting for the bus, or would like to pass the time in dull corporate meetings by watching Michael Palin do the Lumberjack Song, or simply enjoy seeing John Cleese in a pink bra; whatever the circumstances, this is the app for you. Possibly.

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Pay Tribute To Good Old Blighty With Maroo’s New UK Case For iPad [Review]

Pay Tribute To Good Old Blighty With Maroo’s New UK Case For iPad [Review]

This is probably the iPad case the Queen uses.

The UK case from Maroo is a premium folio case designed by Seth Aaron, winner of the seventh season of Project Runway. It’s made from black and white leather with black nylon stripes adorning the front, echoing the iconic Union Jack and “Seth’s love of all things British.”

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UK Parliament Wants To Buy An iPad For Every MP

UK Parliament Wants To Buy An iPad For Every MP

Britain's government could soon be run on iPads. Photo by hozinja (CC BY 2.0)

Over in rainy Britain, members of parliament (MPs) might have something to smile about. The Commons Administration Committee has recommended that they all be given iPads and cellular data plans. This would cost a relatively small amount, around £260,000 ($415,000) plus data plans.

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Picle Tries To Capture The Sound Of iPhone Photography [Review]

Picle's little audio visual stories

Newly launched at SXSW this week is Picle, a free iOS photography app with a twist: the aim is to make something that sounds like Instagram. It’s a lovely idea but the initial release suffers a few disappointing problems.

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Python’s Hunt For Holy Grail Continues On iPad – One For True Fans Only [Review]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail app

Fans of Monty Python, gather your dead parrots and your stuffed John Cleese plushies: today is your day to celebrate the official launch of Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days for iPad, an app that gives faithful Python followers everything they could ever wish for on a plate, with strawberries on top. The rest of us might be left wondering what the fuss is about, though.

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Keep Calm And Make Posters [Review]

Keep Calm And Make Posters [Review]

This simple image has become a cliché in the UK in recent years, and is now much parodied and remixed everywhere you look. Now you can remix it yourself, thanks to a variety of (very similar-looking) apps for iOS.

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Raspberry Pi Now On Sale

Raspberrypi schematic

Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer-on-a-board developed by a team from Cambridge, UK, went on sale at 6am GMT this morning.

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