October 4, 2011
We already saw what iOS 5 will have to offer in June, but at their event today, Apple announced an additional application for the upcoming operating system: Cards.
Cards is, essentially, a service which is similar to UK offerings such as moonpig.com, through which you can create and customise your own cards from your browser and then send them to the person of your choice.
Using the app, which will be a separate download to iOS 5, users will be able to create and (snail) mail cards to recipients straight from their iPhone. All of the cards can be customised with custom pictures and text from your iPhone, and will be printed on high quality paper before being sent.Continue reading »
March 2, 2011
Well, well, well… what do we have here? Apple are holding an event at 6PM British Time tonight, presumably to launch the new iPad 2, but it looks like Amazon has been a little eager in getting the new tablet out there and ready to sell.
Your Daily Apple reports that a reader has sent them a screenshot of the new tablet on the German Amazon store.
It has since been taken down, but was listed as coming with a 1.2GHz processor, presumably dual core, and a Thunderbolt port to match.Continue reading »
February 23, 2011
Yesterday, we told you that Apple may be holding its iPad 2 event next Wednesday, on March 2nd. Today, this has been confirmed as Apple contacted a number of technology websites to alert them to the event.
There is lots of speculation over what this new update will bring. Many people are suggesting that we will see a dual core processor, as well as front and rear cameras on the device.Continue reading »
February 22, 2011
The Apple rumour mill has certainly been working overtime today; we’ve already heard reports of the iPhone 5 release date being potentially delayed, and got the hopes up of audiophiles around the globe (what can I say, we’re ambitious people) when we told you that Apple may soon be selling 24-bit audio tracks in the near future on their iTunes store.
The latest rumour to make its rounds today? Oh, just a little something about an iPad 2, no big deal. More specifically, All Things Digital is reporting that Apple may actually unveil their new tablet a week tomorrow on March 2nd.Continue reading »
December 4, 2010
Just as we were all ready to accept the fact that Google won’t be releasing a Chrome OS computer until 2011, this lovely little surprise has been thrown our way!
Google is holding a Chrome event in San Francisco next Tuesday, the 7th of December, promising to “share some exciting news about Chrome” with us.Continue reading »
August 25, 2010
Earlier today, we reported that Apple were holding their annual September event on September 7th. We can now confirm that the event will actually be held on September 1st, a week earlier than first rumoured.
In case you hadn’t seen our earlier post, the event may bring us the release of Apple’s new Apple TV (possibly named iTV), along with a new TV rentals option from the iTunes store.Continue reading »
August 25, 2010
Here are two of the more interesting Apple rumours flying around the internet today: Apple are reportedly in talks with networks in the US over bringing 99 cent TV rentals to iTunes according to Bloomberg. Apparently, this deal stretches out to News Corp’s Fox Network, CBS, NBC and Walt Disney, where Steve Jobs is a shareholder.
This means that shows such as Chuck (NBC), Fringe (Fox), and Two and a Half Men (CBS) will be available for rental in the US “within 24 hours” of being aired. For US users, being able to rent an episode for just 99¢ (around 64p) would be great for devices such as the iPad when users are on the go. Like current TV purchases from the iTunes store, the episodes will be free of commercials, although I for one wouldn’t mind seeing a super cheap option with ad-support, but maybe I’m just crazy.Continue reading »
March 18, 2010
Last weekend, I attended the Dabs IT & Gadget Show we recently brought you news of, at Wembley Stadium. It was definitely the biggest hoo-ha I’ve seen for an event that was only fairly mediocre, at best. I was forced to book my tickets for this a couple of months in advance because the organisers claimed that the event was in high demand. After doing so, I was then sent a follow-up email (a couple of weeks before the event) asking me to once again confirm my attendance for the event, as well as asking me how many tickets I would like (up to a maximum of four).
A couple of days before the event I received an email reminding me of the high number of attendees, asking me to bring along my ID, otherwise me and my guests would not be permitted entry. Finally, I was asked to print out the ticket to bring along with me. I took three friends along and we turned up at the door expecting a mad rush of people.Continue reading »
March 17, 2010
This past weekend I packed my bags and headed down to Leeds for the Think Visibility 3 conference, as the name indicates, this is the third such event and the first of two in 2010. The whole idea behind these one-day conferences (organised by Dom Hodgson and his team) is that they cover “the things that usually get left behind in the web design process” and therefore typically covers topics such as SEO, social media, affiliate marketing and branding.
The venue itself remained the same as that used for the Think Visibility 2 conference in Sept 2009; the Alea Casino (near the Royal Armouries museum) in a very smart and clean Clarence Dock area of Leeds. Upon arrival to the event we received our ID badges and just from that you know that you’re in for an event with a bit of character – the organisers had only gone and created our very own “Twitter Top Trumps” from the statistics of our Twitter accounts! These made for a great talking point during the whole event as you met up with different people that you already knew and even more importantly with people you didn’t – this was a great way to break the ice I thought, so well done to the Think Visibility team for coming up with that idea!Continue reading »
March 3, 2010
Just like to start off by saying………….balls!
I saw the title of the news and was excited at the fact that the Eurogamer Expo was to be again showing its face in 2010…………………..in London only!! What the hell!!
With Zath HQ being up North in God’s country (that’s Yorkshire to those who don’t know) it was great that we had the option to get to the Eurogamer Expo at the Royal Armouries in Leeds last year!
We did cover the London Eurogamer Expo too, but it annoys me how everything is based in London.Continue reading »
January 26, 2010
That’s right, Think Visibility is coming back bigger and better in 2010 with the Leeds-based Think Visibility 3 conference that covers “the things that usually get left behind in the web design process”. Therefore, if you’re interested in blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing, PPC when it comes to your websites, then this is definitely an event for you.
You may get the opportunity to attend quite a few of these kind of events if you’re based in the south, especially around London, but obviously there’s less of these available here in the north, so if you’re based up here, then here’s your chance to attend a conference without having to travel so far as you might normally have to, plus it’s also takes place on a Saturday, so you don’t even have to take a day off work! Think Visibility 3 is taking place on the 13th March 2010 at the Alea Casino Conference Centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire and tickets are priced at £119 (cheaper than some other similar conferences).Continue reading »
January 15, 2010
Here at Zath, we’re big fans of hi-tech gadgets, computing, gaming and technology in general, so when the chance to go along to a live show and take a look at some great bits of technology kit comes along, then we want to be there – as seen by our attendance at the Gadget Show Live 2009 event last April and the Eurogamer Expo 2009 in October.
Well we’ve just been informed by our friends over at Dabs.com that they’re running two free Technology and Gadgets Show events in March 2010 that the public can attend free of charge! At the Dabs.com Live show events which you’ll be able to see some of the hottest new technology of 2010 being showcased here in the UK…oh yeah, the show will also be being hosted by the Gadget Show’s very own Suzi Perry!Continue reading »
October 20, 2009
You may have recently read my a4u Expo London 2009 preview which I wrote after I managed to secure a ticket (rather luckily) in a competition over at Kieron Donoghue’s blog called here.org.uk – well I’m now back home after attending the event at ExCel conference centre in London’s docklands and I can now report back on what was my first multi-day web-related conference.
The only other conferences that I’ve attended for the online marketing industry have been the Think Visibility conferences that have been run in the relatively local location of Leeds, so I was expecting a4u Expo London 2009 to be somewhat different not only given its size but also the fact that it’s more focussed around online affiliate marketing. However, as I was to find, these days that also involves a lot of work in terms of analytics, social media, generating useful and unique content for visitors and ensuring that your website is optimally set up for search engine optimisation – all interesting stuff!Continue reading »
October 11, 2009
The a4u Expo will be taking this week on the 13th and 14th October and I’ll be there in attendance thanks to winning a competition that Kieron Donoghue was running over at his blog called here.org.uk to win a free a4u Expo ticket worth £349.
The a4u Expo is a big 2 day affiliate marketing conference and exhibition being held at the ExCel Centre in London that features over 40 conference sessions and no doubt some tough decisions will need to be made as to which ones you attend as there are some great speakers and sessions being held across both days.Continue reading »
September 14, 2009
This weekend I took the chance to attend the second Think Visibility conference, held in Leeds that is described as covering “the things that usually get left behind in the web design process” – with speakers covering various areas of blogging, SEO, affililate marketing and PPC.
First of all, I think it’s always good to see these types of events happening outside of London for a change and giving us northern bloggers and online, web-type people to experience an event such as this without having to necessarily travel all the way down south – not there’s anything wrong with that, but the chance to meet other people is always good!Continue reading »
September 5, 2009
With an income of $6.28 billion, about $40 billion’s worth in assets and a brand that will go down in history as a design icon of the 21st century it would be an understatement to say that Apple were big, so even the most innocuous of things (in this case a press conference on 9th September) will set off a whole series of rumours and suspicions.
And Apple have not helped matter by being both incredibly quiet on the subject, and choosing the most unhelpful title for those trying to work out the subject of the event: “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it”.Continue reading »
June 8, 2009
Well the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over for another year, we’d hoped for good things in our E3 2009 Preview, but what can we take away from this year’s event? I think it’s fair to say that E3 2009 was back to its best after the last couple of years of it being scaled back a little too aggressively from what it used to be.
Not only are people excited and talking about E3 2009 in terms of the announcements, previews and demos that were made by the companies that attended the event, but it also seems to once again becoming the gaming industry’s premiere event again which people actually want to attend again – we couldn’t attend E3 this year ourselves personally, but it’s certainly an event that we hope to attend in future years and many other people seem to now have the same opinion. Well done E3, you’re now re-invigorated as an event and your place on the calendar now surely means something to a lot of us once more!Continue reading »
April 25, 2009
First of all, I have to say that I think it’s great that Channel 5 TV programme, The Gadget Show has such a following and large number of viewers that a Gadget Show Live event like this was firstly planned and then very quickly sold out by the fans of the show – I think that says a lot about a large of people in the UK being quite tech-savvy and enjoying all types of gadgets that are out there.
This was first event that I’d attended of it’s type on behalf of Zath and was quite excited to see what was on show to the visitors of this event after seeing so many great shows on TV that take place in America, Japan etc.Continue reading »
January 29, 2009
For those of you out there who are fans of FEAR which was released back in 2005, FEAR 2 is to hit our shelves very soon!!
As part of the publicity for the game, the developers have come up with an ingenious competition that you shouldn’t miss. Although, it’s only available for 8 players, but you will be among but a few in the world to have played the game, and is taking place on Thursday 12th February 2009.Continue reading »