Archive for April, 2010

The latest on the new iPhone

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on June 7th this year so we’re all expecting to hear the announcement of the new iPhone right about this time.

However, we can show you the proposed specs right here so check them out:

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Apple delays UK iPad release date till ‘end of May’

Eager Apple fans desperate to get their hands on the iPad now face another month of waiting after demand outstripped supply across the pond.

More than 500,000 iPads were delivered in its first week of sale in America and Apple has admitted its surprise at the demand. A statement issued by the company said: “Demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad.”

Apple has revealed that UK pricing for the iPad will be out 10th May – so that is one date you can pencil into your diary.

“We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10th” says the release.

“We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.”

The official UK release date for the Apple iPad is now ‘end of May’.

Our best pics from a phone…

So Hannah took a pretty cool photo on her phone of some graffiti in Brighton at the weekend and it got us talking about our best phone pics. Below is a little selection of our favourites. If you have one, feel free to email it to us at and we’ll send you something nice as a thank you.

Here’s Hannah’s picture of some graffiti in Brighton:

And here’s one Hiran took of us all when we went ice skating last Christmas:

And the beach near Mike’s new holiday home in Wales (

And a Slurpee that Max took when he was gallivanting in Melbourne:

And finally, the river that Guy and Lynnette swam down when they were visiting the Sri Lanka office:

HTC HD2 vs iPhone 3GS Comparison

Here’s a comparison between the HTC HD2 and the iPhone 3GS from an HTC HD2 lover’s point of view:

iAd… Apple’s “Next big thing?”

Hot on the heels of its latest release the iPad, the marketing machine that is Apple are expected to announce the launch of their mobile advertising platform as soon as tomorrow.

The new ad platform that could well be called the “iAd” has been described as “revolutionary” and “our next big thing” by Apple chief Steve Jobs.

The move into this arena has been hotly anticipated since Apple bought mobile advertising developer Quattro for nearly $300 million back in January after Google snatched AdMob out from under them a few months before that.

Another hint at Apple’s intended progression into advertising was an “App Store Tip” recently published discouraging developers from creating “location-based information primarily to enable mobile advertisers to deliver targeted ads based on a user’s location”.

Apple is clearly keen to take the monopoly on mobile advertising just as it has with digital music but is likely to be met with fierce opposition by Google who already have a large slice of this lucrative pie.

Precise details of the system and its features are expected to be unveiled on Thursday April 7th.

Perfect iPad protection from Proporta

The Apple iPad is a beautiful thing, but if you’re going to get the most out of it on the move, you need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep it that way. Fortunately, Proporta has it all covered, with a range of specially designed cases just waiting to keep your iPad safe – and just as importantly, looking fantastic. All on hand as soon as the iPad itself hits the streets.

The Mizu Shell (Apple iPad) is made from a mixture of crystal and silicone, fits like a glove, and provides the flexibility of a soft case with the toughness and strength of a hard case.

The Aluminium Lined Leather Pouch (Apple iPad) features Proporta’s trademark “Screen Saver” System, with a sheet of lightweight, aircraft grade aluminium built in to protect against crushing and impact damage, and offers truly unbeatable protection from even the nastiest of surprises, whilst the Maya II Pouch (Apple iPad) is a beautifully handcrafted pouch with a super soft, scratch free lining, and is available in a range of funky colour options.

There’s a whole range of other custom made options to check out – from the Tilt Stand (Apple iPad) that folds out into a portable stand, the luxurious Leather Case and Leather Style Case, and the Profile Hard Shell (Apple iPad) that is made from a thin, yet durable polycarbonate and wrapped in a stylishly designed leather coating.

And last but not least, there’s Proporta’s superb Advanced Screen Protector (Apple iPad). These are made from ultra high clarity plastic, offer superb protection, are easy to clean, and even come with a handy application kit. And let’s face it, taking care of your screen is pretty important when it comes to the iPad.

So if you want to look after your iPad, you really don’t need to look any further. Proporta has more choice than you could possibly need, and as well as keeping everything safe and sound, all these cases will make sure you’re as stylish as can be into the bargain. Why not have a browse?

P.S. You won’t believe your ears – have a listen to the Twisted System – Portable Speakers from Proporta. Perfect for the beach, camping or any outdoor activity that would benefit from a little livening up.

Top 10 April Fools

Oh what fun, Proporta loves this day. We have a right ol’ laugh. Here’s a few of our favourites that we’ve come across today…

Google Translate for Animals
And our favouriate line here is, “Herbivores and omnivores are not known for their linguistic ability. Although it has been discovered that tortoises have expansive general knowledge.” What a hoot.

Ref revolution is wheely great

TwitPic – Extra Terrestrial Encounter Protection

Atom smasher plan for London’s Circle Line

Kodak – Aromatography

Google Docs – Upload anything

Ferrets to revolutionise Broadband

BMW – Political Roundels

Macmillan Cancer Support launches April Fool’s campaign

Prof Brian Cox to appear in Corrie

And one for good measure:

Give Yourself a Jump Start with Proporta

Enjoy the rest of it whilst it lasts – in fact, it’s past midday so I think that’s it for this year. Until next year….

Looking at the iPad From 2 Angles

Due to arrive on Saturday (there’s some very excited people out there) and set to arrive internationally on the 24th April, the iPad is sure to change the world of Netbooks very drastically, very soon…

Click here for another iPad review by David Pogue, tech writer for the New York Times.

Give Yourself a Jump Start with Proporta

If you’ve ever been caught out by a flat car battery, you’ll know what a nightmare it can be finding a kindly passer by with a pair of jump leads handy.  But now, thanks to Proporta, you need never worry again, as long as you’ve remembered to pack the USB TurboCharger (Auto Edition) in your glove box.

This ridiculously handy little gadget packs enough punch to jump start your battery, without needing another car, or any help.  Comes complete with attachments and leads for all types of car, charges from any USB port, and holds enough charge for several jump starts.  It’ll even get an HGV going if you need it to, and all this from something that fits in the palm of your hand.

Put simply, this is one of the most useful things you could ever pack in your car, and an ingenious and impressive little gizmo to boot.  All round, it’s another unbeatable accessory from the clever people at Proporta.