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  • Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei to push ahead in UK

    by PYB James
    Chinese mobile technology developer Huawei are looking to promote their brand as well as their new line of smart-phones, dubbed the Ideos, in the UK, with a number of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns. The company has previously only worked on development for other operating providers, but their Ideos brand, running Android and designed to […]
  • Motorola to expand in the UK

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has initiated plans to dramatically step up both marketing and distribution within the UK. Motorola recently launched their Defy smart-phone, a unit that is reportedly selling tens of thousands a week internationally, and are to promote the launch of their new unit, the ATRIX on Orange, to be released in Spring/Summer […]
  • Orange to introduce teen-targeted 10p top-ups

    by PYB James
    Popular UK mobile service provider Orange are to take the landmark decision to introduce much smaller top up minimums of ten pence on Pay-As-You-Go tariffs called Tiny Top Ups, citing economic downturn and a burgeoning youth market as reasons for the move. Many service providers set the minimum top up at £5 to £10 to […]
  • BBC i-Player inundated with requests for repeats

    by PYB James
    The BBC’s online video streaming and catchup service i-Player was swamped with a record number of requests over the Christmas period, with over 145 million requests for television and radio programmes to be repeated and made available online, a nearly 30% rise over the same period last year. The radio coverage of the cricket action […]
  • Verizon iPhone deal could provide massive sales boost

    by PYB James
    The largest mobile phone network in the United States, Verizon, is set to boost sales of the iPhone after it reached a deal with Apple to begin selling the iconic smartphone. The iPhone had previously only been available in the States with the network AT&T, America’s second-biggest carrier, which helped Apple reportedly sell more than […]
  • Nintendo 3DS launch date and games revealed

    by PYB James
    Games console and video games giant Nintendo have announced that their new Nintendo 3DS product will be released for sale in Japan on 26th February with US and European launches expected in May. The initial line-up of games for the machine will include Samurai Warriors: Chronicle, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Ridge Racer 3D […]
  • Firefox now bigger than Internet Explorer in Europe says research

    by PYB James
    Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is now more popular than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer according to statistics published by Irish research company StatCounter. Although the stats were questioned by other sources, the Dublin based researchers’ study on internet use in December showed that Internet Explorer’s market share in Europe is now 37.5 percent, just behind that of […]
  • QR codes for business cards and social media

    by PYB James
    Traditionally thought of as simply a matrix barcode for tagging products, QR codes are now being added to business cards and flyers by web-savvy individuals and companies as they look to increase their digital footprints. QR codes first appeared in Japan in 1994 and are designed for quick response (hence the name QR), allowing their […]
  • Tablet fever at CES 2011 show in Las Vegas

    by PYB James
    If the buzz at the 2011 Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas over the last few days has been anything to go by, 2011 will be the year of the tablet. A massive range of new devices were on display as manufacturers look set to flood the market, which has so far been dominated by […]
  • TV manufacturers Vizio to enter smartphone and tablet market

    by PYB James
    US manufacturers Vizio, best known for their production of affordable cutting edge television technology, look set to enter the smartphone and tablet marketplace with new products to be launched this week ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Vizio describe themselves as ‘America’s number one LCD HDTV company’ and having built up their […]
  • Will Google Chrome OS affect laptop sales?

    by PYB James
    If you know the answer to that question, then people such as Microsoft, Google and many in the laptop insurance marketplace would just love to hear from you! If you are old enough to remember the 1970s and early 1980s (from a technology viewpoint) you may remember the huge debate at the time about the […]
  • YouTube movie almost complete

    by PYB James
    Scottish director Kevin Mcdonald is putting the final touches to his latest film Life In A Day, created entirely from submitted YouTube clips, to be premièred at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Each clip is a few moments in the life of a YouTube user on the 24th July, 2010. Mcdonald set up a […]
  • Xbox Kinect being developed for PC

    by PYB James
    The Israeli company Primesense, that developed the hi-tech motion sensor chips found in the Xbox 360 peripheral Kinect, is selling a version of the device called the Primesensor that works with personal computers, as well as releasing the accompanying software as an open-source project, which means that anyone can develop for the device on any […]
  • Apple launch app store for Macs with 1,000 apps

    by PYB James
    Having announced the development in October of last year, Apple launched an applications store for Macintosh computers on Thursday (6th Jan) in a move to try and replicate the massive success the California based company has had with apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple want to take the ‘easy-to-use’ and easy to download […]
  • iPhone vs Android

    by PYB James
    If you’ve been looking for iPhone insurance, you may also have seen a lot of press relating to the great iPhone vs Android debate. A recent report*, for example, highlights how in the US, Google’s Android operating system beat Apple’s iOS in U.S. smartphone market share by one percentage point. So, what is it all […]
  • The 3D camera revolution

    by PYB James
    The latest 3D cameras are quite amazing devices and they’re generating a lot of buzz, but when purchasing them, it may pay to keep in mind camera insurance. Why? The fact is that the very latest true 3D cameras are not exactly cheap. Prices seem to commence at around £300 and you can start counting […]
  • Get ready for wireless gadget charging

    by PYB James
    Wireless charging of gadgets is not completely new but there is momentum behind the movement to push wireless battery recharging devices into the mainstream, with several companies offering products at reasonable prices. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is always a good barometer of what technology companies are likely to drive into the consumer […]
  • Study results published on youth mobile usage

    by PYB James
    A worldwide study by Nielsen researchers has revealed some interesting patterns in the differing trends of mobile phone usage amongst young people around the world. The Nielsen study was carried out in 19 countries, with around 5,000 people polled on average in each nation, but results have only been made public for the U.S., U.K., […]
  • RIM Playbook to tether with Blackberry smartphones

    by PYB James
    The forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook from Canadian manufacturers RIM will be released in the U.S. in the first quarter of this year and the wi-fi enabled tablet device will have tethering capabilities which will allow it to access a specified smartphone’s cellular network, calendar, messaging and web browsing facilities. There has been much hype around the […]
  • How will the mini USB port affect the iPhone?

    by PYB James
    In terms of iPhone insurance, the current debate around mini USB ports is unlikely to have much effect. Whether your iPhone has one type of port or another, won’t change the reality that it’s a valuable device that is probably better off insured than not. However, if you are interested in technology, the debate has […]

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