Lost In Mobile

Shaun McGill

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Lost In Mobile is the continuation of PDA-247 which, under various names, provided news, reviews and commentary on the mobile world for 10 years.

I have been writing about the mobile industry, mobile products, apps and everything else in between and beyond for more than 10 years, and currently write freelance for Imagine Publishing and also undertake one-off projects upon request.

I welcome your comments and thoughts and if you want to get in touch, please do so via the email address or phone number above.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shaun McGill

"That's kind of our job to stir things up a bit isn't it?"

"That's kind of our job to stir things up a bit isn't it? That's why we wanted to be in a rock'n'roll band in the first place," U2 singer Bono has told Radio 2.
Well they've certainly done that after Apple put the band's latest album on every iTunes account to mark the launch of the iPhone 6.
Apple has now released a tool to remove Songs of Innocence after a backlash.
Although Bono says it's great so many people have checked them out.
Speaking to Jo Whiley on Radio 2, the frontman said: "I've just heard that 38 million people have listened to Songs of Innocence in the last seven days.
"If you're a songwriter, if you're in a band, that's kinda all you can ask for." More at the BBC.

He is such a (fill in the blank).

Will I lose one of my most important apps?

I have a question. My iPhone 6 will arrive Friday and I of course want to keep everything as it was which would usually mean performing an iCloud backup. The problem I have can be summed up with the following points-
 
PocketMoney is not currently available in the app store.
 
I do not have the original app file on my Mac and despite ‘transferring purchases’ through multiple backups, it is still not showing as available.
 
Any of you know if iCloud will be able to pull an app that is not currently available on the app store or if there is a way to get the file from my iPhone 5s? I have a tool which can look at the backup files, but am not 100% convinced the app file can be installed separately in iOS 8.