Protect Your Bubble Blog

  • The pitfalls of cameras and camera insurance

    by PYB James
    Why might camera insurance be a good idea? Some people may associate the term ‘camera’ with a relatively modestly priced holiday-snap disposable device sold in a supermarket. That’s reasonable enough and when cameras are truly very-low cost, insuring them may not be entirely necessary. Yet a serious or professional camera can also be very expensive […]
  • Advent Vega Android tablet device tempts buyers

    by PYB James
    For those looking for an ‘entry level’ tablet experience with a lower budget level required than for an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Advent Vega could well be worth a look. The device is a 10.1-inch Android tablet which runs a robust Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, with a capacitive display, featuring a high […]
  • BBC reported to be working on 3D radio

    by PYB James
    3D movies have made a spectacular comeback in 2010 and are here to stay, as viewers increasingly show demand for more 3D content, and now 3D radio could become a reality. Surround sound systems already attempt to reproduce life-like audio experiences and now the BBC is experimenting with 3D radio which aims to give the […]
  • Photo syncing iPhone app connects wirelessly

    by PYB James
    A new iPhone app called Cinq is available for download allowing users to automatically add photos via their mobile device to their laptop or desktop at home whilst on the move. Users have to first download the Cinq app for Windows or Mac to create a mini-server on their computer and register an account, then […]
  • Motorola prepare Android tablet for 2011 release

    by PYB James
    Competition in the tablet market is set to be fierce in 2011, with mobile giant Motorola set to enter the fray with an Android powered tablet early in the New Year. Consumers are therefore soon likely to have the choice between Apple’s iPad, the Android powered Samsung Galaxy, the forthcoming Blackberry PlayBook, a predicted HP […]
  • Google to trial Chrome operating system

    by PYB James
    In lieu of the much anticipated launch of its first-ever laptop, Google has announced a pilot scheme for what it calls “people who live on the web”. The new laptop which will rely on the Chrome operating system will still be on the shelves in 2011 but now Google seem to be taking a swipe at […]
  • Google Chrome laptops delayed in release to consumers

    by PYB James
    Google have announced that they are delaying the retail release of their first computers, using their Chrome operating system. The Chrome laptops are now expected to be launched commercially six months later than originally anticipated. One of the reasons cited is that Google are allowing more time for their engineers to tweak the software involved. […]
  • e-Reader market to be boosted by Google eBooks

    by PYB James
    Internet giant Google has entered the online books market with its new web-based bookstore eBooks, through which users can download free and paid for books. The move will be another boost to the growing e-Reader gadget market and will see Google attempt to challenge Amazon’s dominance in the marketplace for online literature. One of Google’s […]
  • Research in Motion earnings increase thanks to Blackberry success

    by PYB James
    Blackberry manufacturers Research in Motion Ltd have reported a healthy increase in earnings for the third quarter of 2010, thanks to the continued success of their smartphone handsets. Despite tough competition from the Apple iPhone and the numerous smartphones running Google’s increasingly popular Android operating system, Research in Motion reported a 45% uplift in its […]
  • SKY considering TV remote control apps

    by PYB James
    Sky TV have told a leading gadget web site that they would be keen to explore the possibility of developing applications which would allow tablets, iPads and smartphones to be used as remote controls for the Sky HD box. Talking to Pocket-lint, Sky’s director of TV Product, Brian Lenz was keen to demonstrate the company’s […]
  • Google’s Honeycomb 3.0 – the next Android

    by PYB James
    It seems like seconds ago that the release of the Android 2.3 for the Google Nexus S was announced, so it’s almost insane sounding to be talking about the Android 3.0 already. But here we are. The Android 3.0, otherwise known as the Android Honeycomb (and for the less tech-savvy of you the Android is […]
  • Head of Gaming for Apple quits

    by PYB James
    Apple has lost its Head of Gaming who quit the iPhone Gaming division on 3rd December. Graeme Devine’s role over the past few years was to look at technologies and ensure software worked well with hardware, as well as reviewing new hardware and approving devices. In short he was there to ensure gaming on the […]
  • Smartphone i-dration device created by Cambridge scientists

    by PYB James
    A new prototype has been created to inform users, via smartphones, of their hydration levels. Created by Cambridge Consultants developers, it will be used to demonstrate how “hardware apps” will start to grow in future markets. The i-dration device is a bottle that flashes blue when the user is deemed dehydrated. This hardware application will […]
  • Blackberry to pursue 3D possibilities

    by PYB James
    3D is arriving and anybody who’s anybody will be making this next on their agenda. HTC, Sharp and perhaps Apple are all set to launch their own 3D smart phones, and it looks like BlackBerry are ready to lay down the gauntlet as well. Research in Motion (RIM) has seemingly been busy making plans to […]
  • Insure your Apple iPhone for peace of mind

    by PYB James
    Many people love their iPhone and would hate to see anything happen to it – but it can happen. If it does, your interests may be protected if you have iPhone insurance in place. To see what an iPhone insurance policy covers, it is necessary to look at it in some detail. Not all providers […]
  • iPad, the new Notebook?

    by PYB James
    If you have an iPad, if might be sensible to think about protecting your investment through an iPad insurance policy. However, if you’re wondering whether to buy an iPad or a Notebook, the position’s a lot trickier. Many people are rightly pleased with their Notebook and regard it as a ‘serious’ piece of Information Technology […]
  • BlackBerry Torch vs iPhone 4

    by PYB James
    If you are thinking about Blackberry insurance, then presumably you own or are thinking of owning, a BlackBerry. If so, you may have caught at least some of the market debate about how the BlackBerry Torch stacks up against Apple’s iPhone 4. Here are a few observations about these two great mobile phones and the […]
  • Protect your iPhone 4 from accidental damage

    by PYB James
    There’s one true fact in life that few will dispute – and that is that there’s no sure-fire way to protect your iPhone 4 from accidental damage. That’s really why iPhone insurance exists! Blink and it’s gone. Sometimes we all use glowing language to describe the Iphone 4’s external footprint characteristics but some of them […]
  • PC or MAC? - Make The Right Choice

    by PYB James
    If you are in the market looking for a new desktop or laptop, you are bound to come up on the question which is better: PC or Mac. The debate has been raging for years and this rivalry in the world has gained the proportions of a cultural divide akin to the Pepsi vs. Coke […]
  • Britain’s Most Useless Gadgets Revealed

    by PYB James
    Electric candles have been named the most useless gadget of all time. The flameless candles look just like their traditional counterparts but don’t need to be lit and are powered by batteries or electricity. Some even flicker like a real candle. But it seems they haven’t won over the nation, with the device coming top […]

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