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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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