Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • Freeview digital TV

    Posted on April 30, 2012 by admin

    Freeview launched in October 2002 and has proved to be a popular way of picking up digital television. High-definition arrived on the platform in late 2009. It's main disadvantage is that if you receive your signal from a low-power relay transmitter you may not be able to pick-up the full range of digital channels. First published in the..

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  • John Lewis to launch broadband service

    Posted on April 25, 2012 by admin

    John Lewis has become the latest high street retailer to enter the broadband market.  The department store will compete against the likes of Virgin Media, Sky, BT and fellow retailer Tesco. In a bid to enter new markets, the brand is offering three levels of home broadband 12 month packages starting at £11 per month.   Although this i..

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  • Calltrunk: recording mobile phone conversations

    Posted on April 25, 2012 by admin

    A new service called Calltrunk enables people to record mobile phone calls and then search their recorded conversations and stored on the internet without notifying the other person. Users will be able to upload their recorded calls from smartphones, landlines or Skype video calls to an online account. The sevice's 'ARGOsearch' function e..

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  • iPhone Nano rumours re-surface

    Posted on April 24, 2012 by admin

    Rumours of a new iPhone nano have been doing the internet rounds after Chinese news site, China Times, revealed that unnamed sources from within Apples supply chain have suggested a cheaper handset was on the cards.   Although sales of the iPhone are healthy, the company doesn’t have an entry level handset to compete with the raft of ..

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  • Intel Atom processors to power Indian smartphone

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by admin

    Intel team up with Lava to launch a new smartphone powered by its Atom processor.   Although this is not the first time Intel chips have powered smartphones, the company haven’t focused on this market, allowing other chip manufacturers, such as Qualcomm, to blossom.   This is an oversight Intel is looking to address.   Initially th..

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  • Mozilla powered smartphones are coming soon

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by admin

    Mozilla, the software company behind the popular Fifrefox web browser, is to release an operating system for smartphones.   Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko” (B2G) OS is excepted to be available from Q3 of 2012, and will initially be released in Brazil on the Telephonica Vivo network.   Developed to rival Google’s Android operating sys..

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  • IKEA announces new furniture range with integrated TV, DVD and sound system

    Posted on April 18, 2012 by admin

    IKEA is to produce a new range of furniture with integrated TV, DVD and sound system, called Uppleva.     The all-in-one system has been designed to rid your living room of the clutter that multiple cables and AV boxes can bring. As such Upplvea houses all the AV a modern household needs in one unit with just one remote control.    ..

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  • Consumers lose £5bn per year due to wrong tariffs

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by admin

    A new survey by Carphone Warehouse claims that consumers lose approximately £5 billion every year due to confusion over tariffs. Although there are more than seven billion phone contracts held in the UK, nearly half of consumers do not know their text, calls or data allowance. Research has shown that over 21% of people regularly run ove..

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  • Eurosport bringing 3D Olympics to Sky homes

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by admin

      The broadcaster Eurosport has revealed plans to broadcast over 100 hours of 3D coverage of the 2012 Olympics to Sky 3D viewers. Currently only customers signed to Sky's premium package are able to access its 3D channel and they must first contact the platform's customer services, however as part of the deal with Eurosport all 5 millio..

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  • Ofcom to make 0800 numbers free from mobiles

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by admin

    Under new proposals from media regulator Ofcom, calls from mobile phones to 0800 numbers could be free of charge. Research has shown that consumer confusion over costs of calls means that fewer calls are being made to public services, businesses and other organisations with numbers beginning 08, 09, 03 and 118. The current cost of callin..

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