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Mark Wilson is a software fiend and a fan of the new, shiny and intriguing. Never afraid to get his hands dirty with some full-scale geekery, he’s always trying out the latest apps, hacks and tweaks. He can be found on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

eBay for iOS update includes new UI and registration via drivers’ license
May 17, 2013 – 09:53 | Comments Off
eBay for iOS update includes new UI and registration via drivers’ license

The iOS versions of eBay’s app have been updated with a redesigned interface and a raft of other changes. The latest release improves on the stripped back UI that was available in previous versions and …

iTunes 11.0.3 includes improved views for MiniPlayer and faster performance
May 16, 2013 – 19:01 | Comments Off
iTunes 11.0.3 includes improved views for MiniPlayer and faster performance

Loved and loathed in just about equal measure, iTunes is installed on a huge number of computers around the world. It has been a while since the last update, but now iTunes 11.0.3 has been been …

Google reveals Hangouts as its cross platform messaging system
May 15, 2013 – 21:13 | Comments Off
Google reveals Hangouts as its cross platform messaging system

There have been a lot of big unveilings at Google I/O — an overhaul of Google+, updated maps and much more. But perhaps one of the most intriguing revelations is Hangouts. This name may …

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol IM client with style
April 30, 2013 – 07:59 | Comments Off
Miranda NG is a multi-protocol IM client with style

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of instant messaging is the sheer number of different services and clients that are available. While there has been a degree of convergence over the years, there is still a …

Toasts&Tiles Takes Care of Gmail in Windows 8
April 30, 2013 – 06:59 | Comments Off
Toasts&Tiles Takes Care of Gmail in Windows 8

What do you do when you need to check your email? Fire up Outlook or Thunderbird? Launch Chrome and head over to the Gmail website? Having to do this throughout the day is a waste …

FatBatt: Your laptop battery on steroids
April 30, 2013 – 05:39 | Comments Off
FatBatt: Your laptop battery on steroids

Using your laptop on the move can mean having to dart from one power source to another. Whether you have a new laptop with a brand new battery, or an aging system with a battery …

Mailbox for iOS Updated with New Swipe Options, Loses Wait Queue
April 19, 2013 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Mailbox for iOS Updated with New Swipe Options, Loses Wait Queue

Gmail shows little sign of becoming any less popular, but any iOS user will have found that dealing with a Gmail account on an Apple device is not the most pleasant experience. Mailbox was released to …

Clover 3 brings tabs and new navigation features to Explorer
April 15, 2013 – 08:39 | Comments Off
Clover 3 brings tabs and new navigation features to Explorer

What’s the one thing that is missing from Windows Explorer? Actually, there’s probably more than just one thing missing, but what is the most obvious? Tabs. They are now so ubiquitous in web browsers …

Everything.me Launcher Adapts to What You’re Doing & Where You Are
April 12, 2013 – 08:42 | Comments Off
Everything.me Launcher Adapts to What You’re Doing & Where You Are

Unlike iOS, Android devices can be very easily customized without the need to jailbreak or root the. This means that there is an ever-growing market in third-party launchers that enable phone and tablet users to …

oStream Gives Android Users Offline Access to Facebook
April 11, 2013 – 12:49 | Comments Off
oStream Gives Android Users Offline Access to Facebook

Checking Facebook on the move is a great way to keep in touch with friends and keep up to date with what is going on. But when you are moving about you will invariably hit …

Status Board is a Hugely Customizable Data Dashboard for iPad
April 10, 2013 – 12:34 | Comments Off
Status Board is a Hugely Customizable Data Dashboard for iPad

When you pick up your iPad, it’s usually with a purpose in mind. You might want to see how many new emails you have, you need to check RSS feeds, or you want to have …