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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, September 17, 2020

Best English-speaking nail salon in Tokyo
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In a move that no one saw coming, Digital World Tokyo is branching out into the analog realm with an actual bricks-and-mortar store. But, it’s not what you might expect—we’ve opened an English-speaking nail salon in Tokyo. No, really—an English-speaking nail salon in Tokyo! Yes—Tomoko Beauty is an English-speaking nail salon in Tokyo for reals. It’s called Tomoko Beauty Kichijoji.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Living with robots
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Living with Robots is a fascinating five-part video series by the Financial Times all about our relationship with robots and the impact they might have on mankind in the future.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Now the iPhone gets a Japanese strap to call its own
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It’s a reasonable bet that most people who drop a new iPhone into a steaming bowl of ramen will head straight to the store for a replacement, but not Fukuoka-based Ken Yokota. Instead of crying over spilled tonkotsu broth, he went and designed a completely new way of attaching a Japanese-style strap to the slippery hunk of metal and glass.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Droplist, The Dropbox-based Todo App, Gains Native iPad Interface
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A few weeks ago I reviewed Droplist, a Dropbox-based “list creation app” that allowed you to quickly create todos and lists on the iPhone and have them available anywhere thanks to the Dropbox integration that turned these files into plain text documents. Droplist is an easy to use app that’s powered by a nice design, and it’s now available ..read more..   via #smartr - my personalized newspaper

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How you can send aid now to people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan
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I don’t think there’s any need to explain why sending a few ¥, $, £ or whatever you have is a good idea.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Angry Birds Seasons St. Patricks Day update
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Angry Birds Seasons has once again updated, this time with a St. Patrick’s Day episode. The update is available for both the iPhone and iPad versions of Angry Birds Seasons. If you pick this one up and find a moment to escape from catapulting birds into green pigs, let us know what you think! [$0.99 (iPhone) - iTunes link] [$1.99 (iPad) - iTunes l ..read more..   via #smartr - Brilliant news reader for twitter+iphone 

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Genius of Apple’s Smart Cover
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The most exciting part of the March 2nd keynote was not the introduction of the iPad 2, but the introduction of its surprise accessory that makes the iPad 2 twice as magical as its predecessor. Approximately twenty-five minutes into his speech, Steve Jobs broadcasts signals of pure excitement. Suddenly the mediocre announcement of the Digital AV Ada ..read more..   via #smartr - Brilliant news reader for twitter+iphone 

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Apps to Explode to $38 Billion Market by 2015
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Apple bet big on the App Store—and 350,000 apps later, competitors are struggling to catch up. Now, there’s Google’s Android Market, BlackBerry’s App World, HP’s Palm App Catalog, and Microsoft’s Apps Marketplace. But while Apple still leads the pack with an astonishing 82.7% market share, the app race is far from over. According to a new report by ..read more..   via #smartr - Brilliant news reader for twitter+iphone 

Jailbreak App Aims To Revamp iOS Push Notification System – iPhone Hacks
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Apple’s Push Notification system has been maligned for being intrusive and modal. iOS competitors on the other hand have been doing a good job on this front of late. HP’s webOS for example has a banner notification system that has been widely acclaimed. We’ve also heard rumors that Apple is acquiring a small developer to help them fix the Push ..read more..   via #smartr - Brilliant news reader for twitter+iphone 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

‘Undeletable Apps’ Keeps Your iPhone Apps Secure
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Who would dare place a highly configured iPhone into the hands of a 5 year old? You’re liable to come back and see half of your apps deleted. But if you had Undeletable Apps — A jailbreak tweak for the iPhone — you’d be able to rest easy knowing that your apps were there to stay. That’s because Undeletable Apps prevents you from deleting ..read more..   via #smartr - Brilliant news reader for twitter+iphone 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Docomo offering Samsung Galaxy Tab from Friday
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Yet another Android addition to the Docomo lineup, in stores across Japan from November 26. Contract only, of course…

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Get your leather and wood fix on with these Japanese iPhone 4 cases
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Our creative friends from Simplism have been in touch with a couple of case/protector suggestions for those of us unwilling to go bareback with Apple’s glassy beauty.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sharp announces color e-book reader, the oddly named Galapagos
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What’s more, there are two sizes - 10-8 inches and 5.5 inches. Think of anything else that’s likely to get a mid-size version soon?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Twitter gets the manga treatment in Japan
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Worth noting too is that, aside from these few manga now available here in Japan, the shelves in bookstores are also groaning with more traditional how-to guides covering Twitter, iPad, iPhone and plenty more new-fangledness besides…

Monday, September 06, 2010

Awesome Japanese bento featuring goldfish made out of Parma ham
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These little fishies may be kinda creepy, but they sure are artfully done…

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sanyo shows off new portable power source for iPhone, iPad, Nintendo DS and more…
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Looking forward to trying this—eneloop batteries are excellent, so the ‘eneloop mobile booster’ should be a major hit before long. No pricing info yet, but I’d guess somewhere around the ¥5,000 mark…

Friday, August 20, 2010

iPhone HDR photography courtesy of Pro HDR app
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I’ll readily admit I’m no photographer, but the results of these quick snapshots around Harajuku in Tokyo today tell me eyeApps, the developer of Pro HDR, is onto something special.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

iLunascape - a (free) tabbed iPad web browser from Japan
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It’s interesting to see a proper alternative to Safari for the iPad, but is iLunascape just that bit too far out on a limb?

Mobile Casino and Technology Popularity Takes Off
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Looking for the next best thing in internet casino? Check out mobile casinos and technology! Play your favourite casino games anytime and from anywhere you want!

iPADock: The ultimate iPad/iPhone dock accommodates all your devices
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It’s hard to know what to make of the iPADock, but let us know if you’re interested in it and we’ll ask PhotoFast about taking it to the West. We’re nice that way…

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