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The secret’s out: Japan iPhone craze attracts global app developers

A good read from the AP, featuring several of our clients at Snapp Media and a word or two from yours truly.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

ServersMan personal cloud storage now available in English for Android as well as iPhone…
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ServersMan personal cloud storage now available in English for Android as well as iPhone…

ServersMan could do with some better PR to explain why we’d want to use it, but it’s worth checking out, whatever your platform.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cool HTML x Gachapin t-shirts, sweats, hoodies and more at Parco, Shibuya
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Cool HTML x Gachapin t-shirts, sweats, hoodies and more at Parco, Shibuya


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jeez, Gordon, maybe today wasn’t the best day to wear your mesh Stormtrooper shirt…
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Jeez, Gordon, maybe today wasn’t the best day to wear your mesh Stormtrooper shirt…

Ah, an hour-long Family Guy just for Christmas. At least someone thought of the children…


Monday, December 21, 2009

Human Woman: better than the other kind, eh?
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Human Woman: better than the other kind, eh? A clothing store in Tachikawa, BTW…


UK Defence Ministry loses 658 laptops in four years: security, what security?
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UK Defence Ministry loses 658 laptops in four years: security, what security?

Glad I’m not from the UK, oh wait…


NEC to launch an entire range of Android internet tablets in Japan
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NEC to launch an entire range of Android internet tablets in Japan

I just hope they handle the Japanese localization better than DoCoMo did on that ghastly first Android phone, the HT-03A…


WhereMark, YAARAFI (Yet Another Augmented Reality App For iPhone)...
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WhereMark, YAARAFI (Yet Another Augmented Reality App For iPhone)...

WhereMark is clearly one of the nicer AR apps, but I’m still often found asking myself the question “Why do I need this?”


Japanese train iPhone app tells snoozers where to get off
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Most of us long-time Japan hands probably catch a few zeds on any train ride over about ten minutes, but what about that age-old problem of knowing where to get off? Solo iPhone programmer (by night, financial recruiter by day) Warwick Pearmund has a techy solution in the shape of his new GPS-based Wake Me Shake Train Alarm app.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Sneak peek at next week’s Metropolis Tech Know column
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Here’s a preview [PDF] of next week’s Metropolis Tech Know column, due to appear in the year-end double issue (822/3).


iPhone controls 46 percent of Japanese smartphone market, but so what?
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iPhone controls 46 percent of Japanese smartphone market, but so what?

Is this particularly significant? The competition - a few notable exceptions aside - is pretty weak and marketing of the one real challenger, the BlackBerry Bold is rather flaccid.


Sony to screen Hawaii Open golf, Tiger Woods et al in 3D starting 2011
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Sony to screen Hawaii Open golf, Tiger Woods et al in 3D starting 2011

Sony Corporation and the PGA TOUR announced Thursday a partnership to explore new entertainment experiences for golf in 3D. Together, Sony and the TOUR will work to develop a plan to make the 2011 Sony Open in Hawaii the first TOUR event shot in 3D.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chinese snooker champ wins his weight in meat pies, donates them all to UK charity
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Chinese snooker champ wins his weight in meat pies, donates them all to UK charity

Ding Junhui is pretty well known in the UK and, we’re told, a star in China. He’ll have some new fans among the homeless of Sheffield now, it seems…


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The real Akihabara: ‘publication of the private’

Anyone with even a passing interest in modern Japan will have heard of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, most likely through squealing newspaper or blog stories detailing just how weird and depraved the one-time electronics Mecca is…


Louis CK on Conan O’Brian: “Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy”
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Louis CK on Conan O’Brian: “Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy”

Whaddya mean, my iPhone’s no good?


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Woody Unbalance - looks nasty; might need a splint on that, pal…
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Woody Unbalance - looks nasty; might need a splint on that, pal…


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

NetWalker tiny Ubuntu netbook on sale for a buck

When Sharp’s tiny Ubuntu-powered NetWalker hit the streets here in Japan a few weeks ago it was generally priced at the full whack of around ¥40,000 - an eye-watering $462 these days.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Making the best Japanese iPhone apps fly worldwide

If you’re an iPhone app developer or know someone who is, then stay tuned for some exciting news…


Friday, October 23, 2009

Virtual reality umbrella shares vibe of guerrilla rain, frog falls and more

This week’s Digital Content Expo at Miraikan is one of the less corporate tech shows on the Tokyo calendar, so it’s no surprise to see some pretty kooky engineering like the Funbrella from a grad-student team at Osaka University.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Protect your iPhone with a gorgeous chunk of luxury carbon

Although it’s not exactly our remit on Digital World Tokyo to cover iPhone cases, the latest high-end protector from Europe is so exceptional, it’s clearly worth a quick rundown.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gadgets of the month – six of the best in Japan tech
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Tagged with: columns metropolis

Everything from tiny Ubuntu laptops to awesome pictures (well, I took ‘em…) of DoCoMo’s HQ in Tokyo – that’s what you’ll find in this month’s selection from Metropolis magazine.



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