spotifySpotify have become the latest victim of data breach, as their own network security team became aware of unauthorised access to their systems. It would seem that only one users account details has been accessed. However to ensure no other users suffer the same fate, all users will be asked to re-enter their credentials the next time they attempt to use the Spotify client.

Spotify users who use the iOS, Windows Phone and desktop apps to enjoy the Spotify service will be prompted to re-enter their credentials. Android users will be prompted to perform an app upgrade, and although the upgrade isn’t forced, it’s highly recommended you download and install before use.

It’s worth mentioning, installing applications on your Android device from sources over than Google Play or the Amazon Appstore is a bad idea. Which one small exception, in this case, you can also download the latest Android app from https://m.spotify.com

Once Android users have finished downloading an installing the latest update, they will then have to download any offline playlists once again.



Below is a list of applications I don’t think I could live without on my iPhone. This list will never be complete, thanks to the fantastic app’s in constant development around the iPhone app store!

  1. Analytics Agent Lite by Global Agent Inc. – Invaluable app for keeping a keen eye on your Google Analytics account. A must have for every serious webmaster.
  2. Blog Press by CLT Studio – Handy little app for posting to your website whilst on the move! Supports most CMS systems
  3. Bump by Bump Technologies LLC – Brilliant little app for sharing via bluetooth, with the added novelty of having to bump hands to initiate the transfer.
  4. Chris Brogan by MotherApp – A fellow bloggers very own app, novel way of delivering a blog site.
  5. CoPilot Live by ALK Technologies – Possibly one of the best tom-tom replacements out there. Fantastic, faultless sat nave app! 
  6. Doodle Jump by Lima Sky – Has to be the most addictive game I have ever played! Really simple concept and design!
  7. eBay Mobile by eBay Inc. – Speaks for it’s self really. But this app is ideal for catching that bargain and bidding whilst on the move!
  8. Engadget by AOL – Technologygadgetry blog from a team of expert columnists all over the world.
  9. Export for Google Docs by Four Meisters System Consulting Inc. – If like me, you are embracing the whole cloud computing lark, Export is ideal for working closely with your google docs.
  10. Facebook by Facebook – I am not a huge fan of the whole facebook concept and the annoying app invites you constantly get, however most of my friends seem to use it as a communications hub, so find myself chatting on it far too often! 
  11. Google Mobile App by Google - Has some excellent search facilities and features, a must have for internet power users!
  12. Gorrilacam by Joby Inc. – A top notch replacement for the featureless built in iPhone camera app.
  13. Green Flag Rescue by Altaine Ltd – for that ‘just in case’ backup.. Handy if you don’t know where you are and have broken down.
  14. Jumsoft Money by Jumsoft - Sync your online bank statements with your desktop PCMac and your iPhone.
  15. LinkedIn by Linkedin – Linkedin is social networking for professionals. The LinkedIn app enables most website features direct from your iPhone.
  16. LogMeIn Ignition by LogMeIn – Access your PCMac direct from your iPhone using the LogMeIn client
  17. MobileMe Gallery by Apple Inc. – Access you MobileMe gallery from your iPhone
  18. MobileMe iDisk by Apple Inc. – Access your MobileMe files on your iPhone
  19. Movies by Flixter – Brilliant little app for keeping an eye on up and coming movie releases and reading peoples ratings and reviews. 
  20. NetAwake by Power of Two Software – Simple little app for remotely waking your networked devices using WoL packets.
  21. Network Ping Lite by MochaSoft – ping entire subnets straight from your iPhone in minutes.
  22. OOFy by Polyideas – control your Microsoft Exchange out of office settings and message from your iPhone.
  23. PAC-Man Lite by Namco – it’s PacMan! Enough said..
  24. Palringo Instant Messenger by Palringo – Instant messenger client 
  25. Paper Toss by BackFlip Studios – A nifty little game, in which the object is to flick balls of paper into a bin
  26. Pastefire App by Sens Digital S.A.S. – Share content from your PC to your iPhone simply by pasting it into a box on a website. Seemless transfer of data, saves emailing your self! Brilliant!
  27. Q Contacts by Addy Mobile Inc. – A powerful alternative to the built in contacts app, which shortcuts to common contact functions.
  28. QR App by Block5 – ReadProcess 2D barcodes on your iPhone
  29. Rally Master Pro 3D by FishLabs – Excellent car rally game for your iPhone with fantastic graphics.
  30. Rightmove App by Rightmove – Brilliant little app for viewing advertised house sales from your iPhone
  31. Rowmote Pro by Evan Schoenberg – No need for a hardware remote for your mac, this is an excellent direct replacement with constant development and improvements!
  32. Shazam by Shazam – Tag unknown music tracks by placing your iPhone near the speaker.
  33. ShopSavvy by Big in Japan – Scan products barcodes and search the web for cheaper prices within minutes
  34. Skype by Skype – Make free skype to skip phone calls, reduced rate skype to normal phone calls and sendreceive instant messages with other Skype users.
  35. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock by Lexware Labs AB – Alarm clock which monitors your sleep cycle and wakes you at the optimum point (inside a specified window)
  36. SPB Wallet by SPB Software – Keep track of passwords, serial numbers, codes, registration details, logon information and more.
  37. Spotify by Spotify Ltd – Stream music direct from the net, to your iPhone
  38. Subnet Calc by Matthew Galloway - an subnetIP Address calculator for your iPhone
  39. Tap Tap Revebge 3 by Tapulous – Guitar hero style game for your iPhone
  40. Traffic Rush by Donut Games – Novel little game in which you essentially act as traffic lights, controlling traffic at a busy crossroads
  41. Direct.Gov Traffic News by Direct.Gov – Up to date traffic and roadworks information on your iPhone
  42. TV Guide by Jersey Productions – A free TV Listings utility for the UK’s “fantastic” TV channel selection.
  43. Tweetdeck by TweetDeck – A powerful and feature rich Twitter client for iPhone
  44. Twitteriffic by The Iconfactory – Yet another powerful Twitter client
  45. Urbanspoon by Urbanspoon – A fantastic little app for finding that place to eat out when you stuck for ideas.
So that’s it.. For now anyway! No doubt I will install more as they come out! I also plan on doing a similar list for Mac OS X. If you have any you would like to add, drop me a line! Or comment using the form below.


Spotify has recently opened it’s doors to FREE uk membership, it’s normally by invitation only, but for a limited time you can sign up for free! “What is Spotify” i hear you shout.. Well here’s a quick paragraph or two from the website:

“What is Spotify?

Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.

There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.

Because music is social, Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends, and even work together on collaborative playlists, Friday afternoon in the office might never be the same again! We’re music lovers like everyone else.

We want to connect millions of people with their favorite songs by creating a product that people love to use. We respect creativity and believe in fairly compensating artists for their work. We’ve cleared the rights to use the music you’ll listen to in Spotify.”

You can find out more, and download the client here: http://www.spotify.com




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