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  • 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 […]
  • Do you want iPhone insurance for Christmas?

    by PYB James
    If one of your nearest and dearest asked you whether you want cheap iPhone insurance for Christmas this year, you’d probably assume they were joking – or had lost their sanity! Yet it might not be quite as strange an idea as it sounds. It’s reported that each year in the UK, approximately 100,000 mobile […]
  • Google announce launch of Nexus Two

    by PYB James
    Google have announced their second foray into the mobile phone market, with the Nexus S. Despite Google CEO Eric Schmidt stating the Nexus One was “so successful, we didn’t have to do a second one”, the new smart phone is set to retail on 20th December in the UK. The Nexus One was exclusively available […]
  • Nokia admits fault with new flagship phone

    by PYB James
    Nokia has formally admitted that there is a problem with their new Nokia N8 model, in response to complaints about a selection of devices automatically switching off and not switching back on again. There have been a number of complaints from Nokia N8 owners in terms of this power issue, and Nokia have now officially […]
  • MP3 pioneers release new luxury file format

    by PYB James
    The key developers behind the first ever MP3 player are now working towards launching a new, multifaceted version of the MP3 music file. MusicDNA is a newly released music file format, which includes music lyrics, videos, artwork and continually updated blog posts, as well as music. The new deluxe music file format has been developed […]
  • Freebies for iPhones and iPhone insurance

    by PYB James
    Having iPhone insurance might be a smart move because it may help you replace your iPhone in the event something goes wrong. That may be very useful because the iPhone marketplace is really buzzing now with large numbers of new apps around. They’re all helping to make the iPhone an indispensable part of many lives […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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