Magazine article Management Today

MT Stuff: Gizmos

Magazine article Management Today

MT Stuff: Gizmos

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Stand back! Samsung's wide-angle 3D TV is here. But Emma Haslett is more taken with a nattily retro Little Printer.

BLACKBERRY MESSENGER

Free. iOS, Android

Struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has finally made one of its few successes available to iOS and Android users. This was the original instant messaging software, used by teenagers during the 2011 riots - so us non-BlackBerry users should be celebrating its arrival Alas, its lack of functionality and messing about with PINs means it can't compete with intuitive rivals such as WhatsApp. It doesn't bode well for BlackBerry's future

ONE DIRECTION

MApp - UK Indoor Maps

Free. iOS

Modern shopping centres/airports/tourist attractions are good to wander around aimlessly, but when you're looking for something, the touchscreen Minority Report-style maps are usually hogged by crowds of bored teenagers. So hallelujah for MApp, which offers 'indoor' maps of some of the UK's main attractions, train stations and hospitals, so you no longer have to ask for directions. Some maps are slow to load, but the wait beats battling yoofs.

ALL MAPPED OUT

Samsung F8000 55-in 3D LED TV

pounds 1,999

In the average living room, HD on this 55-in leviathan means an uncomfortable close-up of actors' acne scarring, and in non-HD everything looks pixellated. …

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