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  • Amazon Kindle most popular item on online store

    by PYB James
    Amazon’s Kindle e-reader was the biggest selling product on Amazon.co.uk in the build-up to Christmas, with the online store enjoying another excellent December in terms of UK sales. According to figures released by Amazon themselves, Monday 6th December was their busiest trading day in the pre-Christmas period with 2.3 million products sold, whilst 27 sales […]
  • 11 million smartphone users in the UK

    by PYB James
    According to figures published in a report by mobile phone recycling company Envirophone there are now approximately 11 million smartphone users in the UK, but many of us do not know how to use our handsets correctly or effectively. The report shows that 71% of us only use our smartphones to make and receive call, […]
  • Josh Duhamel’s refusal to switch off Blackberry

    by PYB James
    Actor Josh Duhamel, was allegedly involved in a confrontation with Air Wisconsin flight crew recently because he refused to switch off his Blackberry. A flight was heading from New York to Kentucky, and on the LaGuardia runway, when 38 year-old Transformers star Duhamel refused to turn off the electronic device as per the request of […]
  • Vertu launch the new luxury smart phone

    by PYB James
    Vertu Constellation Quest, a new luxury mobile phone, is the latest mobile phone to be launched by Vertu – a luxury mobile phone manufacturer. The launch held at Lancaster House in London’s West End, marks Vertu’s input into the highly lucrative smartphone market. Taking three years to bring to market, the Vertu Constellation Quest combines […]
  • The camera that takes photographs around corners

    by PYB James
    Ground breaking photographic technology is set to make history with a new camera, developed by MIT Media Lab, that can shoot round corners. US scientists presented the camera at the Massachusetts Institute of technology, showing off how it examines light bouncing off other objects to take pictures from around corners. The prototype illuminates scenes by […]
  • Microsoft XBox outselling Nintendo Wii

    by PYB James
    The Nintendo Wii, considered the leader in the field of games consoles, has been overtaken in sales by Microsoft’s Xbox. Sales of the Xbox have been bolstered by the introduction of the new Kinect controller, a camera sensor – the latest advancement in motion gaming. Nintendo had previously held a dominant market position but now […]
  • Electronic brainstorming applications available for mind mapping

    by PYB James
    Linux Software have developed a selection of mind mapping tools, to enable the graphic representation of ideas and visually illustrate related ideas and thought processes. View Your Mind (VYM), Semantik and Labyrinth Mind Mapping are free applications Linux has created to help users perform thinking tasks, forcing the human brain to link its logical and […]
  • Smartphone users happy to keep options open

    by PYB James
    While the global smartphone market continues to rise, a survey by German market research specialist GfK shows that consumers display little brand loyalty when choosing their phones. Phone manufacturers are going to have a fight on their hands to retain customers as the survey shows that only Apple iPhone owners show any degree of loyalty. The […]
  • Chinese mobile users slow to take up G3

    by PYB James
    Chinese mobile phone users are still dragging their heels over switching to 3G according to a report from the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. More people are switching to the next generation network but it is a long way from becoming the first choice for mobile users in the world’s largest country. The […]
  • Microsoft considering pay TV options

    by PYB James
    The Microsoft Corporation is in talks about launching a new online TV subscription service on devices such as the Xbox video console, according to Reuters. The software giant is in discussions with media owners over licensing their TV networks for a pay-TV service. The jostling for position over the future of online TV is sure […]
  • 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 […]

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