This week the guys discuss… well nothing according to Tim Cook. We also chat about iMessage’s self censorship and the iBeetle!
This week the guys cover iOS7, possible watches, fingerprint technology and MS Office for iOS.
Also all the usual features such as Crapplications, Picks and a look at other mobile providers.
We are back after (another) short break to discuss the transforming iPhone 5S, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch event, Blackberry actually selling phones, we answer your questions in the Trouble Gusset and of course we round off the show with a round of picks!
I've just received the most extraordinary email.
Subject: Hi, I think you'd be interested what is new! modern method for you! You are not frustrated total
Date: 15-03-2013 16:48
From: "Mike Westgarth"
Now I'm always interested in what is new and I'm no stranger to modern methods, so I can see how I might be frustrated total if I didn't listen to what "Mike Westgarth" has to say.
Good day! I just read a cool way to be cool in bed! But do not write to anyone about this method to anyone
A cool way to be cool in bed? The mind boggles. It must somehow combine an edgy fashion sense with a practical and efficacious method of reducing one's core temperature when retiring for the evening.
Perhaps an Oriental fan with a Skrillex motif?
An air conditioning unit that plays One Direction songs?
Ice cubes in the shape of The Fonz?
I like that "Mike Westgarth" is so enthused about this exciting modern method that he's specifically forbidden me from writing to anyone about this method to anyone. And there I was about to dash off a missive to my Auntie Ethel.
You know, this principle is used sex stars!
Fuck no! Really? "Mike Westgarth" now you are making a fuck of me! Hilarity of fun! Your talk is strange of broken!
Seriously Mike. Stop it.
In this romantic edition of the iOS show the chaps cover the iWatch, iPhone 5S and 6 rumours. The Craplications, Picks, Tips and we try and answer is Samsung stealing Apples cool?
As the majority of Suede fans know all too well, Suede have only ever made three good albums: their eponymous debut, Dog Man Star, and Coming Up. Despite the evolution in themes across these albums, from squalid suburban romance, through an epic Orwellian dystopia and finally into an ether-fuelled euphoria, Brett Anderson's songwriting maintained a consistently high quality. Unfortunately after those three albums his creative well must truly have run dry, as demonstrated by some of the horrors lurking in 1999's Head Music. Some examples:
From the chorus of title track 'Head Music':
So give me head, give me head, give me head music instead, You know oh is it all in the mind?
To the even more risible 'Elephant Man':
I am, I am the elephant man It is incredible how I can look just like just like an elephant man, just like, just like my elephant fans
Jesus fucking Christ.
They managed to churn out another album so poorly received that I didn't even bother to listen to it before the band finally imploded in 2003. Since then Brett has kept himself occupied churning out several solo efforts, an admirable collaboration with Bernard Butler and strutting about looking like a sexy triangle, and now in 2013 Suede are back together and have been busy in the studio.
In the light of their reappearance I'd like to delve into what I think might have been a key part of their downfall, Brett's growing dependence on fucking similes, and whether this has doomed the future of Suede forever (cue dramatic music).
Streak is off sick this week so Paul, ian and Rodti are joined again by Anthony Williams. The guys discuss iOS 6.1, the 128Gb iPad and Apple Shoes?!
The iOS Show is back!
After a month or so off the guys (minus Ian) discuss The Less expensive iPhone rumours, the Indian $20 tablet, Wayne Dobson and Linux making its way (back) to the mobile market.
They also cover the usual segments such as Tips, Plops, Picks and the trouble gusset!
So there I was happily playing through Telltale Games' The Walking Dead episodic drama on my Xbox when The Bad Thing happened. I'd already played the first two episodes, and since I had the week before Christmas off I launched myself enthusiastically into episode 3. With the exception of a nasty ragequit moment during a tricky gun battle it was enjoyable zombie fayre, until I tried to [spoiler redacted] the [spoiler redacted] after the really dramatic bit where [spoiler redacted]. No matter how many times I tried to [spoiler redacted] the [spoiler redacted] the game got completely stuck.
An example, with apologies for the poor video quality:
Paul, Rodti, Streak and Ian cover the HTC settlement, the next ‘Maps firing’ and the moderate sales of the surface along with the regular favourites like the trouble gusset and the iOS picks.
Also the guys mix up the format a bit and add in some new features including iOS Tips and Plops (non-picks). We would love to hear what you think of them, please tweet the network @britishtech or leave a review in iTunes or on The British Tech Network website.