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  • The Sony PSP brand celebrates its fifth birthday

    by Administrator
    The past week has marked a significant time for one of the most recent entries into the handheld gaming market, as it has marked the fifth anniversary of the American launch of the Sony PSP (although, of course, it should be noted that the European launch didn’t follow until September of the same year). While […]
  • Multitasking - is it really a vital feature for mobile phones?

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    Windows Phone 7 Series, the brand new mobile operating system from Microsoft, has been generating a considerable amount of interest since it was first unveiled at the 2010 Mobile World Congress, and one of the key questions many users have been asking is whether the new OS would support multitasking. At the recent MIX developer […]
  • Nintendo DS - is this Nintendo's most important games console?

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    Gamers of a certain age will undoubtedly remember the original Nintendo Gameboy. This handheld console was one of Nintendo’s most successful gaming systems, thanks to a combination of low price and high desirability. As a cheaper alternative to home consoles (which had the added benefit of letting gamers play their games on the move), it […]
  • Windows Phone 7 Series - lack of key features prompts an online backlash

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    When Microsoft unveiled their newest mobile operating system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it came as a shock to everyone who saw it, because it was so unlike anything Microsoft had done before. Despite knowing that Microsoft wanted to break away from their old Windows Mobile heritage, few people were prepared for how […]
  • Carbon nanotubes and self-assembling chips - the future of gadget technology?

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    One of the constant themes of technology has always been innovation; even when a particular technology was working well, researchers would be working on some new innovation to replace it. This stretches back for as long as humanity has been using tools, with notable recent examples being the development of the car (from early, steam-powered […]
  • There's an app for that

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    The iPhone is, by any measure, a success for Apple. It has gone from being a newcomer in the industry, to being one of the most well-regarded mobile phones in the public consciousness, garnering a large army of fans along the way. While many view it as an inferior mobile phone to others on the […]
  • Xbox Live - the key to success with Windows Phone 7 Series?

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    The recent launch of Windows Phone 7 Series surprised a lot of people. It is not unreasonable to say that most commentators expected Microsoft’s new mobile phone OS to be broadly similar to previous versions of Windows Mobile, but with changes made to make it more intuitive to use without a stylus. In essence, people […]
  • Microsoft Courier - a potential rival to the Apple iPad?

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    (Please note, this article is based on leaked information, and speculative rumours. As such, final details of the Microsoft Courier can and possibly will change.) Afteit seemed the world was firmly divided into two camps. There were many people who claimed that the iPad was the ultimate portable internet device, and that by encompassing things […]
  • iPhone and rich multimedia experience

    by Corinne Webb
    For the savvy multimedia user, the iPhone is the most user-friendly and indispensable platform for work, online experiences and mobile entertainment. The below is a list of the latest and upcoming features aimed to offer a more seamless and powerful multimedia and game experience for iPhone users: 1. Metamenus : as a remote iPhone app developed […]
  • Will fragmentation of Android harm the software platform?

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    It’s no secret that Google have big plans for the mobile industry, as they have gone on record as saying that see the mobile phone as more important than the desktop PC, and as such, that is where their focus lies. However, they face a potential problem with their mobile operating system, as Engadget columnist […]
  • Heavy Rain - the art of video games becomes even more cinematic

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    It’s fair to say that the video game industry is completely different, in 2010, to the way it started out in the late seventies and early eighties. However, the fundamental difference is not in terms of technology, although, of course, video games technology has improved exponentially over the years. The biggest difference between then and […]
  • Is Android stealing the future of tablets from Apple?

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    There has been a lot of talk, recently, about the Apple iPad, with many people saying it’s going to revolutionise not just the computer industry, but other industries such as publishing and news media. Whether it will achieve that goal or not is debatable, but one thing it has achieved is to get people talking. […]
  • 10 iPhone Apps they Haven't Invented Yet

    by Corinne Webb
    10 iPhone Apps they Haven’t Invented Yet Apparently over 100,000 individual iPhone apps have been created; and according to AdMob your average iPhone user downloads 9 apps per month. So, you would be forgiven for thinking that the market is pretty well covered… But sadly not. We are still holding on for these babies to be launched… […]
  • Could OLED screens could quietly revolutionise our mobiles?

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    There are many technologies in the world which do not get a lot of press. While things such as operating systems (for example, Windows Phone 7 Series, Windows 7, Mac OS X or the iPhone OS) get a lot of press coverage, other hardware or software technologies such as hard drives, get very little coverage, […]
  • Week in view - a retrospective on the Mobile World Congress 2010

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    The Mobile World Congress is the most important date in the mobile calendar, and the week-long conference has, since changing its name for the 3GSM World Congress, this event has gone from strength to strength, with most manufacturers treating it as the perfect opportunity to launch their most exciting new mobile phones. This year’s Mobile […]
  • Social networking - the key factor that drives mobile usage?

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    Over the past twelve months, there’s been a notable increase in the number of high-end mobile phones hitting the market, or a ‘smartphone boom’, as many commentators have called it. At the same time, mobile phones are being used more and more to access the internet, as people move away from their desks, and starting […]
  • Does the 'perfect' mobile phone exist?

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    Everyone has a different idea on what makes for the perfect mobile phone, and it’s probably a fair summary to say that if you asked everyone in the UK what their ideal mobile phone would be like, you would most likely get a lot of different answers. With mobile phones growing ever more powerful, an […]
  • Choose the best satnav for your car

    by PYB James
    Despite the advancement in and popularity of satellite navigation (Satnav) technology in the UK, many people still remain unsure whether and how to choose a satnav that suits their driving needs. First of all, you have to understand what a satnav does in order to decide whether you need it for your car. GPS is […]
  • iPhone and free applications

    by Corinne Webb
    For those who have bought an iPhone and are ready to enjoy a world of 3G applications and web-based services, not many have the time and resources to research on the applications that are both useful to them and free to download. The following is a brief guide on some free, easy-to-use and popular applications […]
  • Life powered by iPhone

    by Corinne Webb
    Introduced in January 2007, iPhone has caught on rapidly and brought digital technology into a whole new smartphone era, attracting over 57 million iPhone users worldwide. Given the ingenuity of iPhone and its strong performance in mobile communication, information and entertainment, it is unsurprising how everyone – not just business executives – is willing to […]

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