Netflix is growing in popularity in the UK. If the company is to be believed, the movie streaming service has seen a promising uptake on these shores since its launch in January. Electricpig’s been chatting to the people behind the streaming to figure out exactly how your movies get from the cloud to your screen. Read more

July 25th, 2011

The last time Apple launched a new version of Mac OS X into the world, we were living in a time before the iPad and it was somewhat humble about its efforts advertising Snow Leopard as “the world’s most advanced operating system. Finely tuned”.

This time, it’s very different. Mac OS X Lion is stuffed full of user-facing features, and promoted by Apple as “the power of Mac OS X. The magic of the iPad” and across the operating system features from the tablet have taken root. For unabashed iPad fans that’s likely to be a cause for celebration but for long time OS X users, there could be a steep learning curve. Does the iOS world with its grids of icons and rampant use of gestures work well now it’s migrated back to the Mac? Let’s find out…

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May 20th, 2011
Google Music review: hands-on with Music Beta by Google

The streaming gods are looking down on us and smiling this afternoon as we just received our early invite to Music Beta by Google, better known as Google Music. Armed with a passion to take our music library on the go, we set out to install the app, upload our music and put the service through its paces. Does Music Beta by Google live up to the hype?

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February 10th, 2011
BBC iPlayer Android app review

The BBC iPlayer Android app is live right now on the Android Market for all you Auntie fans to start streaming on the go. Or not quite – you see, there are a few limitations. We’ve been testing it out today and have the breakdown for you right here in our full BBC iPlayer Android app review.

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October 5th, 2010
Skype Android app review

An official Skype Android app has been a long time coming, but starting today, you can finally start making all those free calls home from the hotel WiFi with your Google handset of choice. An exclusive to US network Verizon for sometime, it’s now hitting the Android Market for all and sundry today, but we’ve been testing it out over the last week ahead of release to find out what it’s like. Is Android’s open platform the perfect vehicle for tight Skype integration, or is this the same as every other port so far? Read on and find out in our full Skype Android app review.

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September 13th, 2010

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Virgin Media Player review

Virgin Media Player is an interesting new offering for anyone subscribing to the big V’s tell service, but with their eyes on Sky’s all singing, all dancing HD line up. It’s a viddy on demand service for customers on all your screens, and we’ve been trying it out recently to see how it fares against established IPTV offerings. Check out our verdict here in our full Virgin Media Player review.

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August 27th, 2010

Gmail phone calls have got off to a flying start. Over 1 million were placed in the first 24 hours by users eager to try out the free service. What we don’t know is how many of the folk nattering were from outside the US…

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February 23rd, 2010
Kindle for BlackBerry

The Kindle for BlackBerry app is here, ready to nab right now here and hook up to your ebook collection for a bit of paperback perusal on the go. Is it worth the download though? Read on and find out in our full Kindle for BlackBerry review.

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