Monthly Archives: August 2008

Hollywood Studios Encourage Piracy

Don’t steal this car!
Imagine you’ve just bought yourself a new car, let’s say it’s a Volkswagen. You’re excited; you’ve been looking forward to this moment since you first saw the advert. You get in, and turn the ignition.
Over the car speakers a stern voice starts speaking:
“Have you stolen this car? Stealing cars is a crime [...]

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How am I supposed to know I can tilt the iPhone?!

A good friend of mine told me that he was showing off his new iPhone to his dad over the weekend. Obviously, his dad loved it; but when he showed him how you can tilt the phone over and get the cover art for albums his dad said:
“How do I know to do that?”
It’s a [...]

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Be careful with iPhone orientation specific content

I stumbled across Engage Interactive’s post about iPhone orientation specific content last night. What they have managed to do is to change what is displayed on screen based on the orientation of the iPhone. If you hold it upright you’ll get their Blog; rotate horizontally to the left and you get their About page and [...]

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iPod headphone disconnect automatic pause

Edit:Many people seem to be ending up on this page when searching for a solution to their iPod pausing randomly. I’ve put some of the common solutions to this problem in the comments below. Hope this helps!
I love my iPod. I’ve owned 3 different ones (5 if you count my 1st and 2nd generation iPhones!). [...]

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Cash Machine/ATM Staring Contest

Cash Machines (or ATMs if you prefer) are a big part of daily life. They have pretty much replaced going into banks for drawing out cash. Many of them are located in high traffic areas such as shopping malls, train stations and airports. The busiest always have a queue of people waiting at them. So, [...]

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It’s taken a while; I’ve had this blog in my head for years now and have never got round to it. I blame work, I blame university, I blame laziness. I did make a start at it once; but then work, university and laziness ganged up and put a stop to it.
This time, I put [...]

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