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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ipad Apps for the Anglophile

I was looking up a few references in Rob Chapman's excellent Syd Barret bio A Very Irregular Head and came across these Ipad apps for the Anglophile in us all.

First off, this digital version of the classic Pollock's Toy Theatre which lets you produce Monty Python-style, cut-out theatrical productions with authentic Victorian-era graphics.



The app is available here.

Next The Sun's App displays their famous "Page 3" girls in full 360 glory...and I think they give you a wink and a smile.



This put's Hot Metal's "Wobble-vision" to shame.

Here's The Sun page promoting the App (not sure about U.S. availability). Ironic that the Page 3 girls are now probably the most innocent part of the Murdoch media empire.

I'm sadly padless and haven't tried either of these, but between these and the upcoming BBC Iplayer App, I'm sorely tempted.

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