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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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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why iPad 2 Is coming and what to expect…
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It’s a fair punt to suggest we’ll see iPad 2 before the end of the year…

Steve Jobs’ marketing ‘flair’ under fire again: “Apple’s batteries over-hyped?”
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It’s all about the fact that these are really rebranded Sanyo Eneloops…

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cool AR: London Tube iPhone app adds London Cycle Hire spots
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Love the screenshot at the top showing tons of junk food outlets. That’s London all right…

Friday, August 06, 2010

Japan’s 3D market takes off, but it comes with a health warning
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Not many cases of 3D sickness yet, but I know I’m *sick* of paying extra in the cinema to borrow a pair of glasses just so I can see a considerably duller screen.

Monday, August 02, 2010

An outsider’s look at Japan’s ‘new wave’ of AR mobile apps
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Good to see Sekai Camera get a mention…

Friday, July 30, 2010

iPad + fridge magnet = FridgePad; nuff said!
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At first glance, the FridgePad just sounds, well, silly, but the more I think about it, the more I kinda want to try one.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Maywa Denki brings Otamatone music-maker to the iPhone
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Does this thing look awkward to play or what? Fun, though…

Friday, July 23, 2010

Snapp! Media making iPhone devs everywhere Big In Japan

If you recall that we launched a new PR service specializing in mobile and, particularly, iPhone, iPad and iPod apps earlier this year, you may be interested to learn that the move to help local devs has been so successful, we’re already on stage two - helping Western developers break the Japan market.

Solve your iPhone 4 antenna problems by wrapping it in Japanese food. No, really.
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The Strapya cases are truly ‘unique,’ as they say in these parts, but I’m rather partial to the Simplism silicone numbers.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rikaichan comes to the iPad with Rikai Browser app by Long Weekend - all kinds of awesome!
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The app version of the amazing Firefox and Chrome extension is now available to make your Japanese web surfing on the iPad that little bit easier.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Meet Charatter, the Twitter-reading-out-loud-blue-and-white-teddy-bear from Japan.
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What more could one ask for? Out in October from Wiz Inc for ¥2,200.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Real or fake? You decide, but the idea of combining an iPhone with a DSLR lens is kinda, well…
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Says the maker, Jeremy Salvador: “You might ask… Why pair an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4 with a DSLR lens? Why not!”

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Record Blu-ray from your iPhone (or Android)? Yup - there’s an app for that…
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Chan-Toru’s the name and free’s the game…

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

iPhone 4: sharper nose hairs, better self-pleasuring…
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Best of all for Jabscreen 3 owners, however, is the news that the Jabscreen 4 also has a minor flaw. According to some reports, it can appear to lose reception under exceptional circumstances, such as a nuclear winter, or someone holding it.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Japan gets world’s first live 3D baseball broadcast
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One for the seven people in the country who both care about and own a 3D telly…

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Would you take your iPhone abroad on Softbank’s new flat-rate roaming plan?
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At up to ¥2,980 a day, it seems pretty expensive, but if you only use it for a few days during the trip it seems reasonable to me.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tokyo Realtime’s ace audio tour of Akihabara will rock your weekend
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By me on CNNGo. BTW, the other tour (Kabukicho) is also superb…

Niiice - new engraved Toy Story 3 Walkman (Walkmen?) out today from Sony Japan…
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Starting at ¥11,800 for 8GB, 24 (count ‘em) varieties to choose from…

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spoof iPhone 4 promo video cuts through the Apple hype
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With Apple making all sorts of silly claims for the new iPhone 4 (out in Japan on Thursday), the field was wide open for a spoof to deconstruct the hype.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gadgets in the grass, world cup action in Tokyo and more in today’s Metropolis
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So, how many shiny bits of gadgetry do you have to charge most days? If it’s just the one, then you’re lucky, but the rest of us could do with consolidating all those wires and plugs, right?

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