Cool Apps & Software


Big Lens: DSLR effects on your iPhone?

By Shem Pennant,

Claim. There. That’s pretty bold claim isn’t it? But it still doesn’t come close to the new iPhone app Big Lens’ claim to turn your iPhone into a professtional SLR camera. There are some professional SLR cameras that can’t make… Read article


Blurb: Self publishing to the iPad made easy

By Dominic Smith,

The creative publishing platform, Blurb, has announced its first step into the ebook market with publications ready for Apple’s iPad and iPhone. It’s pretty fancy stuff; the ebooks are optimised fully to display images and text clearly, they are created… Read article


iMaschine: A pocket MPC

By Shem Pennant,

It’s an MPC in your pocket! If that sentence doesn’t excite you then I’m guessing you’ve not had to lug one of Akai’s legendary beatmaking devices across town in a backpack. We’ve already mentioned Native Instruments’ impressive feat of cramming… Read article


Cab:App – The smarter way to hail a London cabbie

By Gabrielle Pickard,

The days of Londoners stood on a street corner desperately trying to hail a cab without avail look set to be over, thanks to cab:app, a revolutionary, cross-platform app that hails a black cab almost instantly. The brainchild behind the… Read article


Multimedia multitasker – Nero 11

By Naomi Mackay,

If you want to do anything with multimedia files, whether it’s editing MP3 files, create slideshows, edit video, receiver data from damaged discs and loads more, Nero software seems to be able to do it all. Long gone are the… Read article


Share a gift with

By Naomi Mackay,

Fancy contributing towards Cliff Richard’s 71st birthday present, or coughing up 200 quid towards a beach holiday for Julia Roberts? No, me neither. These are some of the gift pages set up at And while no one has felt… Read article


There’s plenty of point to Poynt

By Gabrielle Pickard,

If you want to find a cinema, business, restaurant or even an event in your local area, then download Poynt, a new app that finds you just about anything. Cleverly or some might argue a little cornily named ‘Poynt’, we… Read article