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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Google Chrome now available for Mac's

Google Chrome is now publically available for Mac, the wait is finally over. It is also now available for Linux. Google Chrome has been available on Windows PC’s since September 2008. For the link to Google Chrome for Mac Click Here.

More info from the Google Chrome Official blog:
Google Chrome Blog: Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta

Monday, 16 November 2009

Muse Stadium Tour Dates 2010!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Monopoly City Streets in Down for Maintenance

http://www.monopolycitystreets.com/ is down for maintenance:

The site is down for maintenance from 2AM EST today, for approximately 4-8 hours. We intend to repair out of sync streets and ensure the data within the game is stable before we implement further improvements we have planned for the game.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve the game.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Theme's for Google Chrome

Google has a selection of funky themes for its super quick browser Google Chrome. Although it isn’t as customisable as Mozilla Firefox you can now have some cool new looks for Chrome. If you are viewing this webpage in Chrome just follow this link to download some themes: Click Here.
Be warned the transparent one isn't actually transparent!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Vodafone joins iPhone UK market

Vodafone have today annouced it too will be selling the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS from next year in the UK and Ireland. Click here for more info

Monday, 21 September 2009

Send your self an email in the future

Do you want to receive an email from yourself in the future? Try www.futureme.org to send emails with a delay. Send emails wishing your self happy birthday next year today! You can choose to make your message to your future self private or public. futureme.org has collated 200 of the best futureme.org emails and they have published a book too. This is an interesting, if pointless, website!

Monday, 14 September 2009

The Resistance is out now!

The Resistance is out today in the UK. www.muse.mu
The Resistance is Muse's 5th studio album and is highly anticipated after their recent homecoming gigs as shown on the BBC.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

iTunes 9 Now Available

Apple has released the next version of their music library/store software: iTunes. The new version is known as iTunes 9. It has several new features including a redesigned store, an improved interface for syncing iPhones and iPod Touches, Home share and more. There are 30 million iPhones and 20 million iPod Touches and the software for them (iPhone OS) has been updated from 3.0 to 3.1. iPhone OS 3.1 is free to update if you have an iPhone or iPhone OS 3.0 software at the moment. It is available through iTunes 9. To see more information, and to download iTunes 9 for free go to www.apple.com.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Is it time to Spotify?

Spotify is the music revolution many predicted years ago. A huge online library of tracks and free access to listen to them over the internet. Last.fm and other 'custom internet radio' services led the way but Spotify really brings the concept to life through it’s software based experience. You download Spotify and sign up and within minutes you have access to over 6 million songs. Not bad eh? There are adverts (audio and visual) but for a tenner a month you can be ad free. And now Spotify has released an iPhone app and an Android app for use by premium Spotify users. So your ten pounds a months gets you Spotify on the move. You can even download a playlist to listen on the underground or the train where 3G is signal is unreliable. So is it time to change your listening habits? To give up on owning music altogether? Not for me, yet. I like to have my music and will continue to buy it. But I do enjoy finding new music on Spotify. You can ‘try before you buy’ too which is better than iTunes 30 second previews.
Here's the link: Spotify

Monday, 7 September 2009

Muse Uprising

Muse 'Uprising' is out today from their forthcoming album The Resistance : Muse - Uprising - Single - Uprising

Muse Night on BBC Radio 1!

Listen to BBC Radio 1 tonight for Muse Night including live tracks from their homecoming gigs last Friday and Saturday, live tracks from their first Radio 1 live live set and two documentaries! Stay tuned from 7pm tonight with Zane Lowe!
BBC Radio 1 Muse Night

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Arctic Monkeys Rock Reading Festival

The Arctic Monkeys headline set at Reading Festival was incredible and is online for 7 days for to catch if you missed or just to relive it again! Click here for the video on the BBC website

The Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard is out this Friday 28th August 2009. It costs $29 or £25 in the UK. You can also get a family pack for up to 5 Mac's. The whole operating system has under gone a subtle redesign with improvements in all areas to make for a quicker, slicker and more productive computing experience. Even simple things like start up and shut down have been improved to reduce waiting times. MacBook and MacBook Pro trackpads that allow two finger gesturing will now allow up to four finger gestures. Snow Leopard also gives you up to 7GB of space back due to it's smaller footprint than it's predecessor Leopard. Leopard gave us over 300 new features, but Snow Leopard improves them to iron out problems and increase productivity. For more information see Apple.

Picture credit: www.apple.com

Wikipedia Mobile for iPhone

Wikipedia Mobile for iPhone is a free app to bring wikipedia to your iPhone or iPod Touch. It works really well, as long as you can back up the information from a credible source too! Pub discussions will be settled with this app!
Wikipedia Mobile

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

Radiohead have released a song a free download via their website: Click Here. It is called 'These Are My Twisted Words' and comes with album art you can make yourself with tracing paper! Download the .zip and you will see what I'm on about!

Monday, 17 August 2009

TomTom have released their long anticipated iPhone application on itunes. The UK only version costs £59.99. A version for Western Europe is also available for £79.99.

The UK version is only 241MB, much smaller than expected. Features include TomTom's iQ routing which chooses the best route not just the shortest or fastest. The software can interact with your contact's information and has the location of all the fixed safety cameras too.

iTunes link to the UK only maps iPhone app:
TomTom U.K. & Ireland

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Google Street View Laguna Seca

Check this out, Laguna Seca on Google Street View: Click Here There are even race cars!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Schumacher calls off F1 comeback

Michael Schumacher has abandoned his comeback with Ferrari because of a neck injury reports the BBC. Click here for full story.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Mac update 10.5.8

Apple have released the update 10.5.8 for OS X. The update improves security etc etc but also changes the colour of your idisk icon to blue!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

iDisk App

The Apple MobileMe iDisk app that was promised to be 'coming soon' with the iPhone OS 3.0 is finally here! The iDisk app lets you open files on your MobileMe iDisk on either an iPhone or iPod Touch. From there you can choose o share it with others or view other MobileMe users public folders. If you are MobileMe user this is an essential upgrade to your iPhone. Follow the link below to get it, it's free in the UK.

UK: MobileMe iDisk

USA: MobileMe iDisk

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Michael Schumacher Returns to F1 UPDATED

UPDATED: Schumacher has called off his return due an injury.

Michael Schumacher Returns to F1 for the European Grand Prix in 3 weeks time. He replaces the injured Massa. We all hope that Massa makes a complete recovery. Schumacher's return will continue turn this season in to more of a fantasy script for an F1 film with the Honda team becoming the successful Brawn GP at the start of the season and now the 7 times world champion returning the sport, no one could have predicted that this would be reality!

BBC Sport Coverage of the Story

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Moyles Barrowman Chart Campaign UPDATED

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show: The Chris Moyles Show is championing a new hit record: John Barrowman - I Made It Through the Rain! They said on air yesterday (Monday) that they want to get this amazing song into the chart, the UK official top 40. Then the Radio 1 Chart Show on Sunday would have to play it, much to everyone's amusement. So, one day in (Tuesday Morning) they had made it to 11 in the UK iTunes chart. But as of now, John Barrowman - I Made It Through the Rain is at number 8 in the UK iTunes Chart! To continue the campaign please follow the link below and part with 79p to feel part of the Chris Moyles Show Barrowman Chart Campaign!

John Barrowman - Music Music Music - I Made It Through the Rain

UPDATE: Today John Barrowman (Twitter hashtag #JohnBarrowman) is up to number 7 in the iTunes chart! Also if 79p is a bit steep for a song you don't want check out www.amazon.co.uk where it is only 29p! I'm sure if those sales are entered into the Official chart show though, does anyone know if they are? Please leave a comment with the answer!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Strange Sighting

On 25/07/09 at approximately 10:40pm we saw a glowing orange light pass across the sky. Two minutes later another one came across on a very similar trajectory. Having seen the space shuttle and international space station pass over before we assumed it could have been them but, then, after another two minutes another one came over. From NASA's site there were no sightings scheduled for that day where we were. Six passed overhead in total. They were not flashing and were moving at a constant speed. There have been reports in the local paper of Chinese Lanterns, could this be a possibility? I think that the objects were too large and too bright and traveling too fast to be Chinese Lanterns. but on the other hand I don't know what they are! I also don't think that they could be aircraft as they were very bright and there was no noise when they flew over. It would be unusual for an aircraft to have a constant light and not flashing navigation lights? They looked similar to the ISS when that passes over, but they were orange not white like the ISS. I have a zoomed in picture and a video below.

If you have any ideas as to what they could be please leave a comment.

Here is a photo of the one of the objects (zoomed in very close):

Here is a video of one passing over:

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Wireless Electricity Transfer Technology

A system of transferring electricity wireless has been demonstrated. We are used to transfering vast amounts of data wirelessly (wifi, FM radio, bluetooth) but electricity, that's a new level. Imagine having a laptop on wifi and charging the battery wirelessly! This is the future.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Symbian open beta to rival Apple's App Store

"Horizon" will be an app store rival from Symbian (The OS of choice for most Nokia smartphones)according to the BBC News website. Developers can sign up now to work on their mobile apps. Developers can sign up here.

BBC Swine Flue Tracker

Track Swine Flue with this BBC News map showing the date and flue cases. Click Here.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Do the Daft Punk

Daft Punk 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' is at your disposal. Click the buttons for the sounds! www.dothedaft.com. Also available for the iPhone as 'iDaft' iDaft

Moyles show & Comedy Dave

BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles show was great today, so great that they have edited the live streaming footage for everyone to enjoy again and again!

Display Aspect Ratios

Aspect Ratio, if set up incorrectly, can hinder your enjoyment of TV/Films/Video Games. But no one pays much attention to published aspect ratios and often stretch the display, or lop of the sides, to prevent black strips at the top or sides. This website shows you various scenarios so you can compare the black strips you SHOULD have when viewing various size images. Stretching and panning reduces the quality of the image. You can use this website to check that you have your Bluray/DVD player/STB (set top box) set up correctly. http://web.forret.com/tools/aspect.asp
Note: It doesn’t work correctly in Firefox; use Internet Explorer for this website, otherwise simulated screen images won't be centred in Firefox.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Monday, 13 July 2009

Google Maps My Location Comes To the Computer

Google Maps for Mobile has had 'My Location' for a while now and users of A-GPS handsets (such as the iPhone 3G and Nokia N series phones) have enjoyed fast and accurate location aware maps. This service is now coming to the desktop version of Google Maps. The service will use wifi/GPS/3G all if available to locate as accurately as possible your current location.

This is only available with Mozilla Firefox 3.5 natively or any browser with Google Gears latest version installed such as Google Chrome.

For more information check out the Google LatLong Blog Post.

Muse Website Re-Launched

Muse have re-launched their website http://www.muse.mu/ to coincide with the countdown to their next studio album: The Resistance. Below is the official lowdown on the new website as published on their News section:
Quoting Muse

"Welcome to the all new muse.mu! We've had a pretty major overhaul and there are lots of new features for you to explore including MuseWiki and Google Maps integration plus commentable news and pics for Muse Members. More info below:

Here you can keep up to date on the latest news and tour dates, plus see the most recent comments on the site and watch as the photo box takes you through all the band's official images! Underneath the news section you can check out the band's latest tweets on their official Twitter channel and keep up to date with news stories about the band posted on other websites.

In the news section you can browse through stories chronologically and subscribe to the RSS feed if you want to make sure you get the latest news first. In fact, if you want more RSS you can subscribe to feeds for News, Gigs, Photos and News From The Web over in the links section.

Check out the band's forthcoming tour dates complete with venue location maps and ticket info. Then go back in time and have a look at every gig the band have ever played! If you're a Muse Member you can upload photos to appear on these pages and you can edit the setlist over on the MuseWiki to see it appear on muse.mu. Tour Dates is also the first section that utilises the brand new feature, the Muse Map! Click to "view map" in this section to see all the dates on a world map, filter by country, city and year to find the ones you went to. Then, add your attendence on the gig page to appear in the attendees list and notch up another gig in your Member Profile.

Over in the media player, if you're a member, you can listen and watch the entire Muse back catalogue in our brand new shiny player. Read the lyrics while you're listening or pop the player out and have it on in the background while you browse the rest of the site.

The discography section is another area where we've joined forces with the MuseWiki. Take a look at info about each release, written by the fans!

We've brought all your images over from the old site, along with all the official ones, and as with tour dates, you can now view them on the Muse Map, so make sure when you upload any new ones you tag them to the right gig and location to make sure they show up in each of the relevent pages.

This section is where you Muse Members can change your profiles, let everyone know your favourite song, gig and album and edit your details that get shown around the site. You can also have a look at other people's profiles and find each other on the Muse Members map. Make sure you tag yourself in Edit My Profile if you want to appear though, we didn't have this information from you before so at the moment this map looks a little lonely!

Last but not least, don't forget to have a look at our new shop. We've re-ordered everything, taken some new shots of our merch and made it so you can buy music and t-shirts all together. We'll be making new items available there very soon including special promotions for the release of The Resistance, so keep checking back!"

End of quotation.

Muse Countdown 00:00:00:00

Muse Countdown - Less than an hour to go!

Muse Countdown

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Google Announce Chrome Operating System

Google have announced on their blog (Click Here) that they are developing an OS dubbed Google Chrome OS. It isn't the first time Google have ventured into the world of the operating system. Google Android is an OS for smart phones. Currently available in the UK with the T-Mobile G1. But this new Chrome OS will be designed to run on netbooks at first and later PC's. The mantra is for a simple, safe and secure OS that is easy to use and won't be hassled by viruses targeted at Microsoft Windows PC's. This is an ambitious project as Microsoft are huge players in producing Operating Systems such as the soon coming Windows 7 and they have 96% market share of the Netbook market which is the first for Chrome OS to tackle (According to BBC News). This OS is being built on the success of Google Chrome the web browser which is currently used by 30 million people according to Google. Even Internet Explorer users often install the Google Toolbar to make their browser better for searching, despite the inclusion of a Safari style search bar in later versions of IE (7 & 8). For more in depth details of the project check out Googles blogpost here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Firefox 3.5

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is out now! It's available for Mac and PC.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Wolfram|Alpha is a new search engine (everyone sighs...) but unlike Microsoft's Bing which try's to make decisions for you or other Google rivals that actually don't work (yes Cuil I mean you!) Wolfram|Alpha is maths based. It doesn't try to search the internet for products and services it searches for statistics and numbers. You can enter in a place, such as London and it will return with the population and a whole host of other numerical facts. You can enter a date (such as when you were born) and it will tell you how long ago or far away that day is. It even knows the meaning of life! It's embedded below so you can try it out from within this blog post! Enjoy!

Windows 7 Versions

Microsoft have published on their website a list of the Windows 7 versions and what each of them contain ahead of it's launch later this year. Unlike Windows Vista, Windows 7 releases build on the feature set of the version below. This will be a great relief to users who may want a combination of 'business' and 'home' features without forking out for the Ultimate version. Here is a link to the versions page

Windows 7 starter will also be available for netbooks and underpowered notebooks/laptops.

Microsoft's new set of 3 versions of Windows 7 (Home Premium, Business & Ultimate) and Windows 7 Starter are yet to rival the simplicity of selecting an appropriate OS for a Mac as there is only Mac OS X Leopard (coming later this year Mac OS X Snow Leopard).

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Adobe release Reader 9

Adobe Reader 9 is now available to download. Here are some reasons to upgrade: Improved Launch Speed, compatibility with Adobe Acrobat 9 Formats including PDF Portfolios, compatibility with new online features. For more a more in depth analysis of what's new in 9 click here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Firefox 3.5 RC

Mozilla's open source web browser, Firefox, is being updated to version 3.5. At the moment developers can download Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate to work on add-ons/themes/etc for when the new version is finally released.

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Mozilla Firefox seems to be the most powerful browser you can download. [They claim, as all web browser developers do, that theirs is the quickest.] By powerful I mean that it is cross platform and widely accepted as 'the alternative' web browser on all formats. For example on a Windows PC you are expected to use Internet Explorer unless you are into computing. In which case you will probably choose to download Firefox over Apple Safari or Opera. Firefox is familiar to IE users and highly customisable. I think that the open source community also appeals to users. On a Mac Apple hope that you will use the bundled Safari, which is very good. They more than accept that Firefox is the ideal cross platform alternative browser because although Mozilla Firefox correctly displays and is compatible with MobileMe's www.me.com Apple don't have to advertise this, but they do. Apple support MobileMe on Safari (Mac & PC) and Firefox (Mac & PC). In doing so they allow PC users to continue using Firefox and use their MobileMe service.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Muse: 'The Resistance' Release Date Annouced!

Muse's 5th studio album 'The Resistance' will be out on the 14th September 2009 it was announced on the bands website.

Thanks to Punctualwaffle for this story!

Friday, 19 June 2009

iPhone 3GS Out Now!

iPhone 3GS is now available direct from O2 or through the Carphone Warehouse in the UK. 16GB Black iPhone 3GS still says 'coming soon' but the other 3GS's are available.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

iPhone OS 3.0 is here!

For the iPod Touch (&iPhone) you can now use bluetooth stereo headphones, but for the iPod Touch Bluetooth was never advertised as a hardware feature! For full details of the 3.0 software update:
iPod Touch changes
iPhone 3G Changes

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

iPhone OS 3.0 is nearly here...

Only 24 hours until iPhone OS 3.0 is available to download… I hope Apple have beefed up their servers!!!

Friday, 12 June 2009

iTunes add Muse back catalogue to UK store

Apple iTunes have added a whole load of Muse back catalogue to their UK store. EP's include:
Dead Star/ In Your World - EP
Cave - EP
Muscle Museum - EP
Plug In Baby - EP
Uno - EP
Feeling Good / Hyper Music - EP
Unintended - EP
New Born - EP
Bliss - EP

And there are loads more that were already on iTunes. You can get most of their catalogue now on the UK iTunes Music Store.

Google Celebrate 25 Years of Tetris

Google used a special version of their Google logo last week to celebrate 25 years of Tetris. www.google.com

Thursday, 11 June 2009

New Element For Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is to be updated with a new element. It has no name yet and it has an atomic mass of 112. It is a 'super-heavy' element. For more details see this BBC article: Click Here

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Apple announce OS X Snow Leopard & iPhone 3GS

Apple have announced that the next version of their operating system, OS X, will be released in September as OS X Snow Leopard. It's basically better in every way from OS X Leopard. In the US you will be able to upgrade from $29!

Apple also unveiled new hardware for the iPhone: iPhone 3GS. The S has a better camera, although no flash, and 2x quicker hardware. The new iPhone OS 3.0 will be available from June 17th.

For more information see www.apple.com

Monday, 8 June 2009

WWDC09 Kicks off

WWDC09 - Apple's World Wide Developer Connection Conference 2009 starts today and runs until Friday. Mac rumour sites suggest iPhone hardware updates. From the developer special event a few months ago we know that iPhone OS 3.0 will be unveiled complete with new apps that utilise it's new features. We will keep you update with ground breaking annoucments here at www.webwarp.co.uk.
For information click here for the WWDC09 website.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Facebook & Twitter on Xbox 360 Announced at E3

Xbox Live will be bring Facebook and Twitter to your TV through your Xbox 360 this autumn. This looks well though out and complements the NXE perfectly. For a video from E3 click here. Sorry it's not embedded like www.youtube.com videos are!

Microsoft Announce New Features for Xbox 360 at E3

At E3 in LA last week Microsoft announced a load of new features for their Xbox 360 console. The announcements range from a new controller, Project Natal, new games and new third party features. The first (and most exciting) announcement is Project Natal. A new 'controller' that uses YOU are YOUR actions to control on screen action. It uses cameras and microphones to bring you into the game. No more button bashing to win at Street Fighter! Here is what Microsoft say about Project Natal on the xbox website.
Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun -- the only experience needed is life experience.
Check out xbox's Project Natal page for more information.
News of social networking features and new games coming soon...

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Muse announce The Resistance tour

Muse will be playing 30 dates across Europe this autumn to promote their fourthcoming album 'The Resistance'.
Check out www.muse.mu for more details!

Friday, 29 May 2009

A Google Wave is coming...

Google Wave is going to be a communication and collaboration tool to potentially replace email / IM and more... I will keep you posted when I know more. At the moment it is just a developer preview.

Google Wave preview website says:
"What is Google Wave?
Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A "wave" is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Google Wave is also a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services and to build extensions that work inside waves."

This is the Google Wave logo that we will be seeing a lot more once it is launched:

Google Wave has a lot of potential to better our communication through the internet. The video shows it working through Google Chrome (where I would assume the best performance will be), Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox. This proves universal compatability. This app really breaks new terrtory for your browser. A program that everyone can use on PC's, Mac's, Linux etc. That doesn't involve slow installations, taking up hard drive space or using unwanted services in the background like Google Desktop. You can drag and drop files to upload them to a 'wave' and when you are typing an instant message the keystrokes are transmitted live!!! This will be very impressive once it is released, from this build up Google Wave will be a Tsunami so I hope Google gets there servers ready for millions of users instantly transmitting keystrokes/IM/email/photos/third party app data.
For more info check out Google Wave Preview Or the the launch video here:

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Lily Allen will star in Neighbours!

Lily Allen who is currently at No. 7 in the UK Singles chart with 'Not Fair' is to star in the Australian soap 'Neighbours' which is shown on Five in the UK. It is confirmed on the shows webpage. They say:
A huge fan of Neighbours, apparently Lily wasted no time in accepting the offer to appear on the show where she will play herself in a scene alongside Matt Werkmeister, who is a huge Allen fan.

So the UK fans will have to wait ages for this episode as we are several weeks behind the Australian schedule. Watch out for adverts on Five closer to the time!


Monday, 25 May 2009

Muse News: New Album to be called The Resistance

Muse's 5th studio album due for release later this year is called 'The Resistance' and will feature a track called 'The United States of Eurasia' as confirmed by www.muse.mu. I will bring you more news news as and when I know it!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Social Networking Sites Keeping Deleted Photos

According to BBC News and Mashable social networking sites including facebook aren't the speediest at deleting photos that you have asked to be deleted. Despite the research done by Cambridge University students revealing the opposite the BBC News page quotes Facebook as saying:
Facebook says deleted photos are removed from its servers "immediately"
It seems social networking sites are all too keen to hoard as much information as possible.

Mazda Furai Video

See below the Mazda Furai in action. Check out the sound of the rotary engine, it's very cool.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Atlantis Launch in full HD

The NASA website has 1080i, 720p and 480p quality videos of the space shuttle Atlantis launch. The quality is stunning, check it out!!

read more | digg story

Google launches TV ads

Google are advertising Google Chrome on TV the Telegraph have reported.

The video was originally intended for use on YouTube and here it is:

Google Chrome was previously mentioned on webwarp.co.uk when we reviewed Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. Since then Microsoft have released the full version of IE8 and it is much faster than the Beta 2 and IE7 in my experience. It is to be included in automatic Microsoft Updates soon it has been reported.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Police Supercars!

Check out this story on the world's fastest Police cars Click Here, I'm very embarrassed by the UK entry though!!

Story and picture from www.telegraph.co.uk

Why are texts limited to 160 characters?

When text messaging was invented as a cross platform standard for mobile phones and pagers it was clear that a standard limit must be enforced due to the bandwidth restrictions. This was set at 160 characters and Twitter, being based on text messaging, is capped at 140 characters. This interesting article explains more: Click Here

Monday, 27 April 2009

iPhone used to play music LIVE at Wembley

Supporting Take That later this year is Gary Go, will playing a few tracks live using an app on his iPhone. He says "My greatest worry is that someone calls me during the gig!". He has recorded several tracks for his new album using his iPhone. His website is www.garygo.tv.

To continue the link to Apple he will be playing a gig at their Regent Street store in London on Tuesday 28th April (Check Apple's Regent Street Store for details). He will be performing his new single 'Superfuture'.  For more information on this story check out this page from the Evening Standard.
(Image from the Evening Standard)


Sunday, 26 April 2009

Manson/Matt Bellamy (Muse) Signature Guitars

Manson Guitar shop in Exeter has been providing custom built guitars for Matt Bellamy, the guitarist, pianist and vocalist for Muse, for years. Now they have teamed up to produce a signature model: the MB-1. From the 14th April 2009 you can buy the MB-1 in various colours and complete with in built effects. The Manson guitar shop news item: Click Here Here is a link to the Manson signature guitar range: Click Here.
Muse website: www.muse.mu


Saturday, 25 April 2009

Office phrases

From the get-go I was 110% into reading this article. So before the close of play could you action this link and we can go forward, together...

Click here for a link from the BBC News site about cliche office phrases (often used by managers who have 360-degree thinking).

Wembley's Pitch to be relaid

Wembley Stadium is famous all over the world for it's football events such as the FA cup final but this week it's infamous for having it's pitch relaid for the sixth time in it's short life. Concerts and other sporting events are blamed, they even laid tarmac over the pitch for a race circuit last December. You can read more in a BBC Article Here.

Porsche Panamera unveiled to the world

Porsche have unveiled their new model, the Panamera, to the world. It's a four seater and has four doors. Prices start from £72,266.00 for a 4.8l V8. On paper it's a good balance between power and weight because the acceleration of the Panamera Turbo is very impressive for a large 4 seater. 0-62mph is achieved in 4.2 seconds with the 4.8l twin-turbo V8. I would love to drive one and review it for webwarp.co.uk but unfortunately I don't think that will happen!
Here's a link from the Porsche site for more information.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Google Street View to continue in the UK

The UK's Information Commissioner has ruled that Google can continue to use their Street View service in the UK. It was investigated over concerns for privacy. It is currently available in 25 locations throughout the UK by clicking here.

The full story from BBC News

webwarp.co.uk previous story on Google Street View

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Twitter Explored

Twitter: A social networking revolution or a micro-blog of wasted time and effort?

I joined www.twitter.com to find out, and I have been ‘tweeting’ for a few weeks now. I really like the fact that it is mostly public, it encourages conversation with all kinds of people without you having to be facebook friends and giving away all kinds of personal identification that we spend time destroying at the shredder! To this end you can tweet with celebrities (who would not be your facebook friend!) and sometimes they reply to your comments!

I think that if you are friends with someone in the real world it is a lot better to contact them direct than use twitter, but if it’s a throw away thought about hating crowded public transport, would they really want to be bothered directly?

You can follow some really useful usernames with actually convert RSS feeds into twitter updates. These Twitter users are often referred to as Twitter bots.

On Twitter you may often come across hash tags such as #followfriday or #f1 these are used to bring items up in the search as keywords that everyone discussing a topic can use to tag there tweet. A great example of the successful promotion of a website through hash tags is #4am, the 4am project which is a photography project that involves everyone and Twitter added a lot of extra users.

I think that Twitter as earnt it’s place in the internet as a well worth visit, but who knows how long it will last. According the Twitter website about us page they aren’t making any money!

Join Twitter Here