Stuff Office Cat's Diary – 28/01/13
EE 4G iPhone 5 gets visual voicemail
Office Cat needs all the help he can get to keep up with his busy work calendar and the social whirl. So the news that EE has enabled visual voicemail on the iPhone 5 has his whiskers twitching in anticipation. If you're lucky enough to have an iPhone 5 on a 4G plan from EE, text "iPhone visual" to 150 and enjoy the wonders of being able to swipe through your messages.
Nokia Lumia owners can now sign up to the new Nokia Music+ service – for €4 (£3.40) a month, it adds track skipping, downloads and an unlimited number of cached mixes to the existing Nokia Mix Radio service. Users also get boosted audio quality over Wi-Fi, track lyrics and the ability to access the service from other devices using an HTML5 site. It's not quite as feature-rich as streaming music rivals like Spotify, though – you still have to rely on Nokia's curated playlists rather than firing up individual tracks.
Source: The Guardian
BBC to film meerkats in 4K Ultra HD
Hot on the heels of the news that Japan is set to begin 4K Ultra HD broadcasts in 2014, the BBC has revealed that it's shooting natural history series Survival in the 4K format – showcasing the antics of meerkats. Office Cat is naturally outraged that Auntie shunned the noble feline in favour of those grotty little mongooses, but he can see they have a certain populist appeal. It's not surprising that the BBC is starting to make shows in 4K, with BBC North controller Mark Harrison stating that 3D TV is dead, but 4K is the real deal.
Source: The Independent via TechRadar