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  • EU to toughen up regulation on roaming mobile phone call tariffs

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone companies have been alerted by the European Commission to slash tariffs on calls made abroad. The warning was issued with a view to prevent unnecessary charges to customers and to open up the market to greater competition. This follows one of the most popular consumer focussed decisions made by the EU in 2007, […]
  • IE9 to introduce tracking protection against third party websites

    by PYB James
    Microsoft have announced that IE9 will provide a new tool to enable users to hide their online activity. Customers concerned with third party websites monitoring their browser activity while surfing the web will be able to utilise the IE9’s “Tracking Protection” feature, when the new browser is released in 2011. The Tracking Protection feature will […]
  • Gadgets & Productivity: Education, Small Business and Specialty Markets

    by Corinne Webb
    Traditionally, new technologies move slowly into specific niche markets, bubble up into the mainstream, and then start to noticeably impact the economy and productivity. Indeed, gadgets are becoming an indispensible part of our lives –so much so that today’s TVs, laptops, cell phones, iPads, and mp3 devices are helping us work, learn, and have access […]
  • Touch screen vs QWERTY keyboard

    by PYB James
    This is a very interesting debate and one that may affect your views about iPhone insurance. Let’s dismiss at the outset that this is a debate about technology – it isn’t. The basic technology surrounding the QWERTY keyboard has been stable for decades and goes back to typewriters ultimately. Touch-screen technology has also been around […]
  • Innovative new iPhone game played purely with sound

    by PYB James
    A new game launched this week in the iTunes app store heralds a new gaming experience, where players play and experience the game entirely through sound. Papa Sangre is a version of a Mexican game called ‘Sangre y Patatas’, which translates as ‘blood and potatoes’ and is played by blindfolded players. The iPhone version has […]
  • Your iPhone insurance – prices vary hugely

    by PYB James
    Like many, you’re perhaps really into iPhone’s as a business or social tool (or maybe both). You may even think about it a lot – but iPhone insurance probably an awful lot less. That’s a pity because that tendency may be costing you a lot of money. A recent survey* has shown that if you […]
  • Peel TV App converts iPhone into remote control

    by PYB James
    A new app is has been developed for the iPhone which will allow use of the increasingly ubiquitous Apple device as a universal remote control. The Peel Universal Control app will be available to download from the App Store, and currently works with TVs, cable boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players. With wider compatibility to arrive […]
  • Axl Rose sues Activision over Guitar Hero Slash

    by PYB James
    Axl Rose is suing computer games maker Activision Blizzard for $20 million (£12.8m) it has emerged. The Guns N’ Roses filed for the lawsuit over the use of their song ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in a version of the popular Guitar Hero game that was released in 2007. Axl Roses’ lawyers Miller Barondess filed the […]
  • The Apple iPad vs the Notebook

    by PYB James
    If you own an iPad and you’re looking for iPad insurance, you’ve presumably already more or less made your mind up about the great nature of this still relatively new box. If so, then perhaps the great debate about the iPad vs the Notebook won’t interest you much – but it may do in future! […]
  • Mobile phone insurance: the history of mobile phones

    by PYB James
    With Christmas just passed us, maybe you feel it’s time to upgrade your mobile phone. There is so much choice out of there, and so many different types of mobile phones available, that it’s amazing to think that almost 26 years ago, comedian Ernie Wise made the first mobile phone call across the Vodafone network […]
  • Live Sat Nav systems helping Christmas drivers to avoid traffic

    by PYB James
    Sat Nav systems with live traffic data have been available for a while now, but as another heavy UK winter sets in drivers with the latest technology from the likes of Garmin, TomTom and Navigon will really start to feel the benefit. With airports grinding to a halt and trains getting cancelled left, right and […]
  • Smartphone market in UK continues to set pace

    by PYB James
    Ofcom has reported that smartphone take-up in the UK continues to grow rapidly and way ahead of other European nations. Figures from Ofcom’s International Communications Market survey, which covers the global telecommunications market, show that the UK had the sharpest growth in smartphone subscribers in 2010. UK take-up rose by 70% on the previous year […]
  • The iPad and iPad insurance

    by PYB James
    As we reach the end of the year, it’s incredible to see that the iPad continues to generate lots of speculation and discussion in the press. It’s also clear to see how little of this relates to iPad insurance. OK, perhaps that is understandable. People want to talk about the iPad’s technical capabilities and its […]
  • Rumours abound of new Microsoft slate products

    by PYB James
    Rumours are circling in tech communities that Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is set to unveil a range of new tablet-like ‘slate’ computers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early in 2010. The devices would be intended to compete with the Apple iPad. Microsoft have not commented publically about this possible unveiling […]
  • Mobile network Three scraps data caps

    by PYB James
    In what appears to be a plan to win over more smartphone consumers, mobile phone company Three have eradicated data caps. As more and more people use their mobile for internet access in addition to calls, mobile phone operators have struggled to meet this growing demand. Data limits were introduced earlier this year, as worries […]
  • BlackBerry insurance: learn from your Aunty

    by PYB James
    Perhaps you think that you don’t need BlackBerry insurance? After all, you’re a careful and responsible gadget user – so it couldn’t happen to you. Think again! News has been released that in a two year period between 2008-2010 the BBC had gadgets stolen to the value of around a quarter of a million pounds*.The […]
  • Msoft to launch patient blood tracking on the iPad

    by PYB James
    With an ever growing presence in the workplace, the Apple iPad is fast becoming one of the largest selling consumer electrical products. Having sold 3 million units in the first 80 days since its release in April this year, the iPad is now integrated into the everyday working life of many. Part of this success […]
  • Kinect for Xbox 360 Christmas buyers guide

    by PYB James
    If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month, or if you simply haven’t had a chance to keep up with the gadget market – and plan your Christmas shopping – you may not be up to speed on the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 which came out in November. Described as a […]
  • Android OS phones predicted to be top sellers

    by PYB James
    Google Android phones are highly anticipated to become the top selling smart phones across Europe next year, according to leading mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse. If this prediction does come to fruition, the Android based phones would oust Nokia from the top spot after many years. Graham Stapleton, the head commercial officer for Carphone Warehouse, […]
  • Electronic Arts sticks by Tiger Woods

    by PYB James
    The chief executive of video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) has stressed that Tiger Woods position heading up their golf games is not under threat but that he does need to start winning tournaments again. EA’s chief executive John Riccitiello was speaking at the Reuters Global Media Summit in New York on Monday and stressed […]

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