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Experimental BBC Radio widget released, works with Radio Pop

You may already use one of several different Dashboard widgets for listening to BBC radio programmes over the net; but the team at BBC Labs has just released a new one that offers something a bit different. It's part of a wider project called Radio Pop that turns radio listening into a social...

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My favorite Mac apps: Giles' picks

Everyone else has had just three choice Mac apps, but I'm going to claim four because two of my choices live in the Menu Bar, and are therefore very small. Only you and I need to keep count, though, eh? Bean This marvelous little rich text editor is an excellent tool for writing to word counts,...

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Stargazing with Starmap

Starmap 1.1 (iTunes link) is a pocket-sized map of the sky that packs a great deal into a small package. One thing that strikes you immediately is the challenge of incorporating all the options available into the iPhone's limited UI space. The button panel at the bottom of the screen is a 3D object...

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Favorite iPhone apps: Giles' take

We're all taking turns at this. My turn: SMS - the built-in SMS app has changed the way I use text messaging, and for the better. My contract with O2 includes 600 text messages per month, and in the UK where everyone texts everyone about everything all the time (and no-one gets charged for...

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Fixtures and more from iFooty

With 237 (and counting) almost universally glowing reviews, iFooty is one app that's scoring well on the UK iPhone App Store, riding high on the Top 25 Free apps list. What it does it pretty simple -- aggregating football league data and news articles from a variety of BBC sources -- but it does it...

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Back to School: Papers updated for the new term

TUAW's going Back to School! We'll be bringing you tips and reviews for students, parents and teachers right up until the bell rings in September. Read on for a timely app update useful for students. PDF management app Papers has been bumped to version 1.8.5, bringing what the developers claim are...

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First Look: BtBx

Here's BtBx, for the iPhone and iPod touch. I think you pronounce it "beatbox". And it's lovely. There's so much potential for music apps on the iPhone and I'm one of the people who's very keen to try them out. BeatMaker is top of the tree in the App Store right now, but there's a lot about BtBx...

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Down with this sort of thing

Look Dougal, we've done it! Done what, Ted? We're on iTunes, Dougal! In the UK store! Look at all the happy people waving at us! Wave back! What people are you talking about, Ted? The people out there with their Apple Macs. It's not even raining, Ted. Just shut up and wave, Dougal! Are you...

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Tate Liverpool launches first UK iPhone art exhibition tour

Tate Liverpool, one of the Tate art galleries scattered around the UK (the two main galleries are in London, another is in St Ives) has opened an experimental online exhibition tour for iPhone and iPod Touch owners, which it says is the first of its kind in the country. From now until the end of...

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Chandler 1.0, the open source PIM

Little noticed amid all the hubbub about Mobile Me, the App Store, iPhone killswitches and everything else, was the news from last week that Chandler 1.0 for OS X was finally released. If that leaves you only fractionally less in the dark, here's some background: Chandler is a cross-platform, open...

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