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Google Books for iOS adds landscape reading, speed boost (TUAW.com)

Apr 5th 2011 3:58PM Sadly, the app's not available in the UK.

The only word I can use to describe this is absolutely and truly pathetic. There's no excuse not to make it available in the UK. If I can access Google Books via the web, then Google need to wake up, and add it to other countries.

Twitpocalypse aftermath and "incident" fixes on the App Store (TUAW.com)

Jun 16th 2009 12:04PM I think I should clear this up a bit.

As a member of the iPhone developer Program, you get 2 technical support incidents per year. These are for when you REALLY get stuck, and are in desperate need of professional help. When you use a technical support incident, you get help and advice from an appropriate expert at Apple (ie if it's a Core Animation issue, you'll get help from a member of the Core Animation team).

What Craig is suggesting, is that on top of those, you get a number (2-3) of priority approvals. IE you use one when you have a catastrophic bug, and your app is put through the approval process with a matter of supreme urgency. Since you only have 2-3, it won't have a huge effect on non-critical updates. As Mike Rose said, Apple are also gearing towards medical devices, which are truly critical systems, and this could be important.

OS 3.0 compatible apps already trickling in (TUAW.com)

Jun 15th 2009 12:11PM Oh, and I should point out that the notifications they're pushing are when someone wants to challenge you.

OS 3.0 compatible apps already trickling in (TUAW.com)

Jun 15th 2009 12:10PM Actually, the push notifications for Tap Tap Revenge 2 are up and running fine. As long as you're running 3.0, that is.

Stop the presses! AP News for iPhone is a mess (TUAW.com)

May 27th 2009 5:01PM The developers don't see push with this since push requires the 3.0 SDK. If the app were built against the 3.0 SDK it wouldn't work on 2.x. I (as do the rest of the developers) have a separate copy for 3.0 that receives push notifications.

Hulu to add British TV... for US viewers only (Download Squad)

Mar 26th 2009 5:20AM That's what a lot of the Americans don't understand.is that to own and use a colour television in the UK (to watch any channel) you must have a television licence. That license costs £139 (~$203) and must be renewed every year.

The money from this license fee goes to the BBC, which in return for this money is allowed no advertising rights. This is why programs like Top Gear are actually 1 hour rather than 45 mins, since there aren't any ad breaks (although if it is an hour including ad breaks in the US, then you're getting the cut-down version).

The Americans aren't likely to get this content for free, because they don't pay for it like the Brits do. The channels in the US that show BBC content have obviously had to buy broadcasting rights from the BBC.

Hulu plans to go international (Download Squad)

Mar 24th 2009 12:29PM Indeed, the BBC have spent millions on iPlayer, that's been a massive success (they're also going HD by the end of the month) ,so they're not going to give the business to Hulu.

But Hulu in the UK?

About time.

Now if only they'd let UK users watch the full episodes of the Daily Show like they used to be able to

Hype Check: Safari 4 can't beat Google Chrome (Download Squad)

Feb 25th 2009 10:27AM Does it even matter?

Javascript engines have become so fast, the performance differences are incredibly difficult to notice during normal usage. In fact, to see the difference, they have to put it through these benchmarks to stress it.

I can see a difference between IE 6 and Chrome when using GMail, but I can't see a difference between Safari and Chrome for the same test.

Talkcast reminder: Open phones/Ask TUAW, 10 pm ET tonight (TUAW.com)

Nov 10th 2008 5:13PM Some of have to be up for work first thing on a monday morning.

Talkcast reminder: Open phones/Ask TUAW, 10 pm ET tonight (TUAW.com)

Nov 9th 2008 2:17PM Is it possible to do a Talkcast that's UK friendly one week please?

Since 10pm ET is 3 in the morning here :P