December 7, 2011  9:23 AM

Finnish people just dig living in JCBs

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
digger, Finland, Finn, ipad, social media

I'm sure you all remember but just in case you don't I'll jog your memory. Back in August, Downtime posted a story about a competition that was taking place in Finland.

November 23, 2011  2:28 PM

Does this not make the UK’s Chief Rabbi a hypocrite?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, Consumerism, ipad, iPhone, iPod, iTune, steve jobs

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Britian's Chief Rabbi, may have backtracked a little too far on comments he made a few days...

October 31, 2011  8:30 AM

Holely Halloween!

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Apple, Halloween, ipad

Apple's iPad is touching an increasing number of people's lives in an increasing number of ways, including how they go about planning a Halloween costume.

If you are a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the iPad is the natural source of inspiration.

And what could...

August 31, 2011  9:44 AM

Shopping trolleys with built in iPad docks coming to a supermarket near you?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, ipad, Sainsburys

Sky and Sainsbury's are here to rescue of all of us who are forced to meander aimlessly around supermarkets at the weekend, dragged away from the sofa and the lure of the beautiful game.

A Sainsbury's store on Cromwell Road, West London, is trialing a trolley fitted with a...

August 30, 2011  4:41 PM

Turbine powered Batmobile up for sale on eBay

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
ipad, tubine

If you have a spare $620,000 under your pillow then this Boeing-powered machine could be yours. Just imagine.


July 11, 2011  3:57 PM

Food cooking updates via Bluetooth

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iGrill, ipad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Hot on the heels - pardon the pun - of a positive Bluetooth experience with Sony's Bluray remote control for the PS3, Downtime has discovered another inspired Bluetooth device.

Whether it is watching a Bluray movie, or the footie, the iGrill...

July 7, 2011  11:40 AM

Budding songwriter? There’s an app for that

WAshford Profile: WAshford
IOS, ipad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Songify

Anyone who fancies themselves as a writer has for quite some time already been able to get published internationally in an instant using a raft of free online publishing tools.

Now, thanks to a collaboration between The Gregory Brothers and application development firm Khush,...

April 4, 2011  12:44 PM

Beeb splashes £40,000 on iPads just to try them out

WAshford Profile: WAshford
ipad, Security

Everyone seems to be rushing out to buy an iPad, most of them for no real reason beyond the fact that they represent the latest and coolest new tech gadget.

Security professionals are regularly blaming top executives as being the main culprits for driving the use iPads without any real...

July 30, 2010  1:55 PM

Apple tries to restore cherry

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Apple, censorship, credibility, erotic, ipad, jobs, Mandelson

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs chose the company's original rainbow-hued logo, Downtime is not sure whether he was aware that, in some circles, the bite from the apple represented the loss of virginity. Not only has Jobs whitened the logo, but Apple is also trying avoid any association with...

April 14, 2010  12:30 PM

How to get a free Apple iPad – just vote Tory

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Election, ipad

According to the London Evening Standard, Tory would-be chancellor George Osborne trumped his Labour rivals by turning up to the Conservative Party's election manifesto launch this week carrying a shiny new iPad, which contained an e-book version of the manifesto document. The Apple...

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