CNET UK Podcast 154: Mobile phone app store mania

In a rather more emotionally negative show than normal, Ian, Rich and Flora discussed app stores, broadband taxes and Lily Allen on piracy

This week on the CNET UK Podcast we took a slightly angry look at the world of technology. We were enraged by the broadband tax, infuriated by Lily Allen and her copyright mumblings and aggrieved to hear that the Wii would not get a UK price drop. We also talked about mobile phone app stores and answered a couple of your questions via our user forums.

News
Broadband tax will start in 2010
Nintendo drops price of Wii but not in the UK
Lily Allen posts about copyright theft, provides links to 'pirated music' then deletes copyright blog posts
Palm Pre lands on 16 October, pricing announced

Crave
Diving with Dolphins
Vodafone 360
Popcorn Hour C-200

Feature
This week's feature was all about mobile phone app stores. Are there too many, and will there ever be just one humungous store? Who has the best service, and what does 'the best' actually mean? These were all things we talked about, but ultimately, there's only one answer...

If you want to make your mark, post your thoughts in our forum or vote in the poll

WTF
Want to use a jet pack? Of course you do -- after all, it's nearly 2010 now, and we were very much led to believe we'd all be going to work using our own personal flying equipment by now. The good news is there's now the chance for you to fly one, although you'll have to pay £19,000, keep the speed down and fly no higher than a metre off the ground. 

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