Showing posts from July, 2011

Getting a job in the UK - at 18 years old (Part 3)

It's been another week since my last post on the blog where I told you I had two interviews to attend. Take a look at that post here . I am actually over the moon as I passed both interviews! Granted these were not extremely competitive positions but there are jobs out there guys and gals! I actually ended up having both interviews scheduled for the same day, the one I really wanted being the job at the bus tour company job (I shan't be mentioning the same as I don't want to make out that I am in any way representing the company). Before the interview there was a presentation from the employers getting down to the nitty-gritty of the job and it soon became obvious to me that although the pay was VERY good, this would be a lot of hard work. There are 8.30am starts which means getting up at 6am, 9pm finishes which means getting home around 10.15pm, working 3/4 weekends, and a lot to learn. I also had to sacrifice my holiday abroad and my parents and brother are going wi

Apple Raises iOS App Prices in the UK

Apple today raised their App Store prices in the United Kingdom by an increase of up to 25%. The reason for this remains unclear as of yet. The changes appear to have gone live as on today, Thursday 14th July 2011 at midnight. 59p apps have risen to 69p. £1.19 apps to £1.49 AND £1.79 apps to £1.99. It remains unclear whether more expensive apps have risen too. The rise for most of these is of 11% but the £1.19 apps are now 25% more expensive. Apple has been contacted for a statement and have not yet replied. UPDATE: The move appears to be an adjusting of international store prices to be more in line with the US dollar. The change has taken place across both the Mac App Store and iOS app store in many countries including the UK, Switzerland and Mexico to name a few.