The best iPhone Apps for home cinema and hi-fi fans

Joe Cox Wed, 17 Jun 2009, 3:06pm

If you’re only using your iPhone to make calls and send text messages, you’ve not even begun to realise the potential of this brilliant little device. One of its greatest features is the App Store, a section of iTunes brimming with exciting and ...

JAPAN: Panasonic brings a feminine touch to the sutereoinsaidohon

Andrew Everard Fri, 12 Jun 2009, 2:53pm

On sale in a couple of weeks in Japan are Panasonic's first in-ear headphones designed for women by women. The new Moon Jewel RP-HJF5 model is the result of work by an all-female team within the Osaka giant, from the product planning and design ...

USA: Never mind the lack of MP3 quality, feel the lack of MP3 breadth

Andrew Everard Wed, 1 Apr 2009, 9:20am

Two things you thought you knew about MP3 and the iPod generation: one is that the quality of data-reduced music is acceptable – but only that – because you can cram so much music onto an easily portable device. The other is that there's so much ...

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No sex, please – we're downloading

Andrew Everard Tue, 17 Feb 2009, 3:34pm

Tssk, young people today: they're only interested in one thing.Music. Yes, in the week the tabloids have been full of schoolgirl pregnancy, teenage paternity claims and everyday stories of Alfie, Chantelle, Maisie and Max Clifford, a new survey ...

File sharers won't be kidnapped by secret police in depths of night, says Obama-pal Lammy. Oh good, say file sharers

Dominic Dawes Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 11:52am

Last July I wrote this blog, in which I ranted and raved about some rather limp attempts by the government to look like they were doing something about illegal downloading without actually doing anything at all. The suggestion, back then, ...

Inside the Sony Walkman Room

Richard Melville Fri, 5 Dec 2008, 11:31am

During our recent trip to Sony Japan, we were shown all manner of wonderful gadgets and the kit that you'll be buying next year. Taking a toilet break between presentations to manage our excitement, we stumbled across the Walkman Room at Sony HQ ...

Live from Sony Japan: A whole lot of Roly

Clare Newsome Wed, 26 Nov 2008, 11:34am

Our intrepid editor, Richard Melville, is at Sony HQ in Japan. Before he'd even had time to un-bag his laptop, Sony was shoving musical robots his way. Here's the report, live from his cameraphone, of his encounter with the next-generation ...

Waterloo sunset for Samsung MP3 player

Richard Melville Tue, 11 Nov 2008, 7:39pm

Samsung today unveiled its latest attempt to take on the iPod (and the new Sony Walkman). The venue for the launch event was the London Eye and, get this, the band (or man) doing an acoustic was Get Cape,Wear Cape, Fly (pictured below). See what ...

Keeping sane on the move

Andrew Everard Mon, 13 Oct 2008, 3:56pm

Just in case you were wondering how - and indeed whether - I've been staying sane during this protracted Far East trip, the answer is that I'm just about keeping it together. And that's despite flaky internet connections, haphazard wi-fi, ...

The Apple launch: LIVE!

Joe Cox Mon, 8 Sep 2008, 3:24pm

5.25pmWe're currently soaking up the hustle and bustle at the Apple European launch, jostling for position outside the room where all the action will take place. We're scheduled for a 6pm kick-off, so stick with us to find out all the Apple news, ...