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  • 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 […]
  • Top 10 new features for the iPhone 5

    by PYB James
    Nothing scientific, we had a quick straw poll in the Protect your bubble office to try to find out what features the next generation iPhone (5?) will have – or should have… 10. It should be tougher. Most iPhone owners seem to be concerned about how easily the glass screen can break. Personally, I have […]
  • Top 5 possible names for the next iPhone

    by PYB James
    Rumour has it that the next generation iPhone will be radically different from the current iPhone 4, not just in terms of look and feel, but that the internal processor will have a major upgrade, keeping Apple ahead in the smartphone innovation arena. While there are many features requested by users, from the obviously useful, […]
  • iPad 2 Focus On Screen Visibility

    by PYB James
    iPad 2 Focuses On Screen Visibility Rather Than Resolution The hotly anticipated new iPad will not feature an increase in resolution, according to a report. An industry analyst is reported to have told Apple Insider that the next device will use the same 1024×768 resolution, because of cost and time issues to manufacture a 2048×1536 […]
  • Downloaded Mobile Apps Only Used Once

    by PYB James
    New Study Shows Mobile Apps Downloaded Are Used Just Once New findings show that almost over a quarter of all the mobile phone applications that were downloaded in 2010, were used just once. The research, by analyst Localytics, reveals that 26 per cent of the downloaded apps over the year were just used one time, […]
  • Samsung enjoys record profit increase

    by PYB James
    Mobile unit producer Samsung has posted a record profit jump, with smartphone profits up by 38% compared to 2009. The company posted profits for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $1.3 billion, driven by 280 million sales of their popular handsets, including the Galaxy S. The quarterly sales of mobile devices stood at 80.7 million […]
  • Ericsson to upgrade O2 Northern Network

    by PYB James
    Telecommunications provider Ericsson have begun a project with O2 to expand and upgrade the company’s network in the North of England. The scheme will provide better coverage for customers, as well as more reliable audio fidelity and data transfer. Whilst initially supporting 3G and HPSA download speeds of 42 Mbps, the technology is fully future-proof, […]

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