Free Spotify Premium on your iDevice… Kind of.

It’s not a secret that Spotify has suddenly begun dominating the music-streaming world. But at around £100 per year; it certainly isn’t the cheapest solution out there. However, there is a little bug in the iPhone Spotify app that allows you to keep using it’s offline music even after your Premium subscription service has expired. Here’s how you do it:

1. Create a new Spotify account and activate your free 30-day Premium trial.

2. Use this 30 days to build up your music database and download them all for “Offline use”

3. When your 30-day trial is coming to an end, flick your Spotify app to “Offline mode” and don’t turn it back on. Thus killing the connection to the service.

I’ve been using this for the past three weeks and haven’t encountered any problems, only downside is once this is in action, you can’t sync new music so your stuck with the same songs, and I expect it will return to normal if you have to restore your iDevice.
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3D Gaming: Another gimmick or game changer?

For quite a while now; I’ve been a big PC gamer, I play PC games more than I do console games, so I decided to step it up a notch and check into the 3D gaming world. I went out and bought myself a 23” Samsung SyncMaster SA700 3D monitor for about £320, was it worth the large price tag? I think so. I got it all hooked up and turned it on and wow, such a beautiful piece of technology, sharp, crisp images. After I’d regained my breath I decided to try out the 3D part of it, the biggest part of it. I launched my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I put on the glasses (supplied with the monitor) and clicked “play”. Almost Instantly, I noticed the 3D coming into action, I was met with high-definition, sharp graphics. Now, for the 3D part. I must admit I was somewhat disappointed about this. Although it certainly added a whole new dimension to the game; it wasn’t the eye-popping bullets-in-yer-face that I’d expected, it was merely layers, If you’ve ever played on the Nintendo 3DS then you should know what I mean. The scope mounted on the rifle was very well layered, but layered nonetheless; it did however give me much more precision with my aiming. Perhaps this is different with 3D kits like the NVidia 3D Vision (Which I bought and can’t set the darn thing up). So after a couple of hours playing CoD I figured I’d check out a different game, I loaded up Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and to my dismay, something went wrong, when in the game’s menu, the mouse orientation was completely off, like I’d have to hover about six-centimetres to the left of the button I’d like to select. I just assumed this was due to a dodgy 3D Game Profile, switched it off and loaded Crysis, here I was met with the same issue (If anyone can tell me how to fix this please comment as I’d love to check out these games to their fullest). So, how would I rate this “Next-gen technology”? About 6/10, it certainly adds a new level to the game but it was still disappointing, perhaps I shouldn’t have had such high hopes for this seemingly new technology.

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