Protect Your Bubble Blog

  • 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 […]
  • New flash memory cards speed up photo performance

    by PYB James
    Three of the biggest players in the photography market today announced that they would work together to standardise the high-speed memory card format. SanDisk, Sony and Nikon said they would be working together to develop a set of specifications with the aim of addressing “the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.” The three […]
  • Sharp’s Galapagos e-book to launch in Japan

    by PYB James
    The Galapagos, Sharp’s entry into the tablet market, will be launched in Japan on December 10, it announced at press conference in Tokyo on Monday. However the company is still undecided about worldwide launch plans for the new e-book device. Sharp will launch with two versions of the tablet in Japan. The smaller version has […]
  • State secrets and laptop insurance

    by PYB James
    Laptop insurance may have a very direct relationship to how secure the data on our PC really is. Laptop Confidentiality Vs Security People sometimes confuse data security with keeping things secret. Of course, sometimes data on a laptop is highly confidential and needs to be kept secure in the sense that only authorised parties can […]
  • Will iPhone insurance make you happy?

    by PYB James
    If you’re wondering what iPhone insurance may have to do with happiness, then read on! News has come of an extraordinary survey conducted by Harvard University in the USA*. A team of scientists distributed an app to iPhones that meant participants in the survey were contacted at random and essentially asked two questions: what they […]
  • iPhone success changing Japanese mobile landscape

    by PYB James
    The huge popularity of the iPhone in Japan has created in-roads into a market previously thought impenetrable by foreign companies. The arcane nature of the Japanese mobile phone market has, up to now, made it almost totally inaccessible to non-Japanese companies looking to sell and develop games and other applications. The typical Japanese mobile phone […]
  • Rumours indicate iPad 2.0 will have two cameras

    by PYB James
    Probably the most eagerly anticipated gadget on the market, Apple’s iPad 2.0, continues to fascinate tech watchers and the Internet is awash with rumours about what it will include. Respected techno-soothsayer The Economic Daily News, a paper based in Taiwan, is reporting that the next iPad will come have two cameras, a video-calling facility and […]
  • Gorillaz release album recorded on iPad

    by PYB James
    Always quick to embrace changes in technology, British band Gorillaz have released an album created and recorded on an Apple iPad. The cartoon hip-hoppers released the new album – The Fall – on Christmas Day free of charge to members of their online fan club. Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn is the leading creative figure […]
  • 2010 Statistics and iPhone insurance

    by PYB James
    If you have an iPhone but you don’t think iPhone insurance is necessarily for you, take a look at the statistics below and they might make you think again. You may be surprised to know that: around 14% of iPhone 4 owners report accidentally damaging their iPhone* (this is a higher percentage than previous iPhone […]
  • Rise of smartphones sees Twitter value surge

    by PYB James
    As 2010 draws to a close – a year which has seen a dramatic global increase in the use of smartphones and tablet technology – the figures for global internet population continues to rise, as does the valuation of social networking and microblogging site Twitter. The technology ‘start-up’ may not be brushing shoulders quite yet […]
  • Top 20 gadgets of 2010 assessed by industry and consumers

    by PYB James
    A list of the top 20 gadgets of 2010 has been published by the consumer electronics site gdgt.com and whilst it is no surprise to see Apple’s iPad at number one, the iPhone 4 might cause a few surprises at number two in the list. The Apple smartphone appears to have ridden the storm around […]
  • Social gaming through mobile devices provides challenge to consoles

    by PYB James
    More and more gamers are participating in social games through smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, providing a stiff challenge to the games console market. Recent trends indicate that consumers are spending less on traditional games consoles and individually purchased games, whereas cloud based social gaming via social networks such as Facebook is on the rise. […]
  • HP could unveil iPad competitor device early in 2011

    by PYB James
    There is no doubt that Apple have stolen a massive lead in the tablet market this year with the highly successful launch of the iPad – one of the most talked about and sought after gadgets in recent history – but their competitors are likely to be hot on their heels in 2011. The Android […]
  • Apple reveals most popular apps of 2010

    by PYB James
    At the end of another phenomenally successful year for Apple, the American technology giant has revealed the top ten lists for most downloaded paid-for app, most downloaded free app and the overall highest grossing apps downloaded from the iTunes store in 2010. The headline news is that the highly addictive and undeniably enjoyable Angry Birds […]
  • Apple prepare to launch Mac App store early in 2011

    by PYB James
    Initially announced in October of this year, the Apple Mac App store will go live on 6th January 2011, following up the tremendous success that the company has had with the mobile App Store for iPhones and iPads. As increasing numbers of Apps are released for Macs, desktops and laptops, the new store gives Apple and its developers […]
  • Google Maps now in 3D for Android

    by PYB James
    An updated version of Google Maps for Android has been released by Google. The new Google Maps has been updated and will include a 3D capabilities, as well as on and offline access. The previous Google Maps, with its inclusion of turn by turn navigation and both a satellite and street view, was already considered […]

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