Protect Your Bubble Blog

  • 5 useful tips for protecting your iPhone

    by Corinne Webb
    When you first get your new iPhone, and you have marvelled at the packaging, undergone the ritualistic opening ceremony, and you start to appreciate the sheer beauty of its sleekness and shininess, you already know it is a wonderful thing to behold. The moment you peel off the protective film layer, and you caress its ...
  • 5 Smallest Laptops

    by PYB James
    Toshiba NB200 The NB200 is a solid looking, if a little unexciting netbook available in any colour, as long as it’s black. Clearly aimed at the business market, this PC feels serious, has a reasonable battery life, estimated at around 7 hours. Available with a built-in 3G modem for around £300+, or less without the ...
  • 10 must-have iPhone apps for geeks

    by Corinne Webb
    1. Speedtest from Xtreme Labs Price: Free One of the most important things today’s geek is the speed of his connection. Wherever the geek connects, he wants to make certain that the Wi-Fi is running at the best, fastest, cleanest speed possible. Xtreme Labs Speedtest keeps stats and maps of all tests run too...
  • Laptops versus Tablets

    by Corinne Webb
    The laptop, once the mainstay of portable computing, is facing some stiff competition, from not only smaller, lighter versions of itself such as the notebook, and more recently, the netbook, but new style devices altogether like the iPad, PDAs, and smartphones. But how do you know which to choose, and what is the difference anyway?
  • Mobile Phone Industry Rocked By Ofcom Trading Plans

    by PYB James
    The UK’s telecoms watchdog Ofcom has unveiled mobile broadband spectrum trading plans for the very first time. The plans would allow network operators to trade spectrum, freeing up radio spectrum to improve services and meet demands of usage, such as mobile broadband. The regulator said the proposal is of great importance to mobile operators including...
  • iPad 2 – International Launch : 25/3/11

    by PYB James
    The new version of Apple’s star iPad was launched in the UK and much of the rest of the world on 25th March. Like all good technology launches, there were queues of gadget hungry aficionados throughout the preceding nights, just so they can be the first to get their hands on the new, must-have lump […]
  • Top Ten iPhone Sites

    by PYB James
    Whether you’re looking for the best apps, or hints and tips for your iPhone, here’s our rundown of the Top Ten online iPhone resources: 10. Pocket Lint – iPhone news reviews and video. This claims to be the largest independent gadget news site in the UK, and is packed full of reviews and useful articles...
  • How (Not) To Dry Your Wet Phone

    by PYB James
    While listening to the radio this morning, I heard Zoe Ball announcing that her 13 month-old daughter, now walking, had dropped Zoe’s mobile phone into the bath last night. I don’t expect for one minute that Ms. Ball had one of the indestructible cases shown in a recent edition of The Gadget Show, so she […]
  • iPad 2 – International Launch

    by PYB James
    The new version of Apple’s star iPad was launched in the UK and much of the rest of the world on 25th March. Like all good technology launches, there were queues of gadget hungry aficionados throughout the preceding nights, just so they can be the first to get their hands on the new, must-have lump...
  • The Apple iPhone 5 – Rumour Roundup

    by PYB James
    The next generation of Apple iPhone, the iPhone 5 is certainly on its way. And rumours are rife about the features and launch date, not to mention the design. One leaked likely launch date is June 5, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This is the same conference that gave us the iPhone 3GS in […]
  • Before You Buy Your Next Gadget at the Store – Don’t Forget This!

    by Corinne Webb
    You’ve researched the best products and prices for your next mobile phone, laptop, or general gadget. What about hidden savings that also protect your gadgets? You may have spent hours reading reviews, complaints, product specifications and maybe even taking suggestions from customers in forums and friends in social networks about what gadget to buy. However, […]
  • World's First iPad-only Newspaper Arrives

    by PYB James
    The worlds’s first iPad only newspaper has arrived – the brain child of News Corporation’s Rupert Murdoch. The digital, touch-screen newspaper, called The Daily, will cost 99 cents (60p) a week and will be sold exclusively via Apple’s iTunes store. It is initially available only in the US, and News Corp have employed 100 journalists to […]
  • Is it Possible to Get An Extended Warranty After You Leave the Store?

    by Corinne Webb
    While we begin to settle in and really start enjoying our new gadgets, you may be wondering how you lived without it (and deep inside thinking that perhaps you should’ve gotten that extended warranty that was offered at the store. Good news is that, contrary to popular belief, YES you can get an extended warranty […]
  • Before You Buy: Top 3 Things to Consider Prior to Making a Gadget Purchase

    by Corinne Webb
    Most of us love technology and, with every new innovation, it seems like gadgets are becoming a more integral part of our daily lives. Whether you are part of a busy family carrying multiple mobile phones, laptops, or mp3s as part of your daily essentials; an on-the-go professional relying on tablets, computers, and office equipment […]
  • UK Mobile Banking Is Playing Catch-Up

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone banking in the UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to services provided and as a result consumers do not value it, a report has indicated. Market analyst Datamonitor said that while people in countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in India and Russia, could access […]
  • World's First iPad-only Newspaper Arrives

    by PYB James
    The worlds’s first iPad only newspaper has arrived – the brain child of News Corporation’s Rupert Murdoch. The digital, touch-screen newspaper, called The Daily, will cost 99 cents (60p) a week and will be sold exclusively via Apple’s iTunes store. It is initially available only in the US, and News Corp have employed 100 journalists to […]
  • BBC iPlayer app set to arrive for iPad

    by PYB James
    BBC’s iPlayer will be launched as an application for the Apple App Store in less than a month. The BBC iPlayer is the media streaming service featuring programmes and radio from the BBC’s channels, also available on the PS3, Wii, the Internet and some mobile services. The app was approved by the BBC six months […]
  • O2 Retains Carbon Trust Standard Accreditation

    by PYB James
    UK mobile operator O2 has won the Carbon Trust Standard award for the second time. The mobile network was recertified with the accreditation for “successfully measuring, managing and improving carbon efficiency across its business by nearly 18%, based on turnover.” O2 were awarded the Carbon Trust back in January 2009 and have become the first […]
  • Google Translate App for Apple iPhone

    by PYB James
    Douglas Adams infamous Babel Fish is one step closer to reality with the release of the Google Translate App for iPhone. Although nobody is suggesting one should insert your iPhone into your ear, the app is certainly likely to prove useful, especially for travellers. It allows you to speak or type a phrase in any […]
  • Apple iPhone Nano – Cheaper alternative to iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4

    by PYB James
    One of the barriers to entry for potential UK iPhone users is the price. The iPhone 3GS, 8GB version is the cheapest, currently from the Apple Store it is £428, and for the 64GB iPhone 4, this rises to over £600. They only become more affordable when tied in to a 24-month contract with one […]

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