September 25, 2015  10:51 AM

At last – how to end the blight of Apple fanboy queuing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Congratulations to mobile operator O2, which may finally have found a way to put an end to the most tedious and embarrassing aspect of the consumer digital revolution.

With Apple releasing the iPhone 6s, we saw the usual response from fanboy freaks to queue for hours outside an Apple...

October 14, 2014  12:15 PM

Harry Potter and the Badly-Researched Press Release

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
iPhone, Mobile data

(With apologies to JK Rowling)

The sound of a public relations owl tapping on the window of Harry Potter's office caused him to look up, suddenly.

This was odd. Since Harry had left the news desk at the Daily Prophet to take up a more hands off role as director of content on...

June 18, 2014  2:29 PM

Inject some Britishness into your life

charris Profile: charris
app, government, iPhone, politics, travel, twitter

January 14, 2014  12:36 PM

Quit your job from the safety of your iPhone

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
app, Apple, iPhone, Job, quit, TheLadders

November 26, 2013  1:28 PM

The iPhone thief and the drinks mafia boss

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Apple, China, icloud, iPhone, thief

November 7, 2013  12:55 PM

Always wanted to run a Death Star?

WAshford Profile: WAshford
IOS, iPhone, iTunes, LucasArts, NimbleBit, TinyTower

If you have always wanted to run a Death Star - and who hasn't - well now you can, thanks to the marvels of smartphone technology and some smart moves by George Lucas.

OK, not a real Death Star, which as far as Downtime knows do not really exist, or even a Hollywood...

October 24, 2013  11:09 AM

iPhone revenge is a great gif

WAshford Profile: WAshford
IMessage, iPhone, prank

Frustrated with seeing the iPhone text-in-progress icon on the iPhone while you are waiting for someone to respond to a pressing question?

Well, according to

July 29, 2013  12:21 PM

I’ve been attacked by a bear, it’s over [END TEXT]

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
app, Apple, IOS, iPhone, smartphone

May 30, 2013  5:39 PM

Finally, the gadget we’ve all been waiting for… iSPOON

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Apple, cooking, foodie, ipad, iPhone, smartphone

This is what every gadget-loving foodie needs in their kitchen - an iSpoon.

Remember the last time you were using the Jamie Oliver app on your iPad and confused your stylus with your wooden spoon, consequently getting passata all over the screen of your shiny device?...

April 23, 2013  1:05 PM

When I think about you I touch my… iPhone app

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Apple, apps, Durex, iPhone, YouTube

The plight of the long distance lover has continued to improve over the years thanks to technology. From cheaper phone calls, free texts with WhatsApp, long, languishing emails and video conferencing to see your beloved's face, partners separated...

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