Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • RIM shares up as BlackBerry reports smaller loss

    Posted on September 28, 2012 by admin

    Research In Motion (RIM) shares get unexpected boost after the Canadian company reports better than expected results. RIM posted a smaller-than-expected loss, sending shares in the company, who make BlackBerry smartphones, up by 20% in after hours trading.   RIM reported a net loss of $235m for the second quarter, or 45 cents per sh..

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  • Sky+ adds catch-up TV

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by admin

    Sky+ customers are being offered access to on-demand services free of charge. A new 7-day catch up service is being launched through Sky's Anytime+ feature offering programmes from ITV Player, BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, with Channel 4's 4oD being added in early 2013.  The new service is available to all customers with a Sky TV packag..

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  • New HTC phone to be sold without charger

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by admin

    O2 and HTC are partnering in a new scheme to reduce the number of unused chargers in the UK. HTC will be releasing a new phone without a charger as part of the pilot scheme. O2 has estimated that there are over 100 million chargers lying around people's homes, with 70% of people who buy a new phone already own a suitable charger.  &..

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  • Ofcom names Three worst network

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by admin

    New figures have revealed that Three is the worst phone network in Britain.  A recent report of complaints between April and June 2012 show that customers are most angry at poor customer service and disputed charges. For the last few years the 3G network has taken bottom place, barring earlier this year when Orange briefly slipped d..

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  • Scratches on iPhone 5 are 'normal'

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by admin

    Apple has hit back at complaints that the new iPhone is too fragile and easily scratched. Just days after the release of the eagerly anticipated iPhone 5 complaints flooded the internet claiming that the casing of the new handset was becoming damaged already, with some consumers reporting that their phones arrived with existing scratches..

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  • Make your old SIM card fit your new iPhone 5

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

    Apple sold a staggering 5 million devices in its first weekend, so it's safe to say the iPhone 5 is a popular phone. But there will be many users who are desperate to cling on to their old SIM cards, that alas, will not fit the new slimline card slot. But do not fear, there is a way, below is a handy guide to turning your Micro card into..

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  • Virgin aims to extend nationwide network

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

    Virgin Media has announced it is abandoning plans to bid for 4G in favour of building a small cell and Wi-Fi network to sell to operators. Despite showing interest in the forthcoming 4G auction earlier this year, the company's director revealed new plans following the success of it trial Wi-Fi service in London underground stations over ..

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  • Operators push for spring 4G launch

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

    Networks are in talks with the government in a bid to bring forward the rollout of 4G. The four largest networks are hoping to launch the new service six months ahead of schedule following the controversial announcement that EE would be providing 4G by the end of the year.    The current plan is for an Ofcom auction for 4G to be held i..

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  • Regional MXR digital multiplexes to close

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

    It has been announced that the licence for MXR regional DAB multiplexes will not be renewed.  MXR is owned by Global Radio, Arqiva and Real and Smooth Ltd and broadcasts stations such as Heart, Choice, XFM and Real Radio XS across Yorkshire, the Northeast, Northwest, Severn Estuary and the West Midlands. The announcement follows a p..

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  • Pure launches Avalon 300R Connect Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder

    Posted on September 25, 2012 by admin

      Pure sets its sights on YouView buy announcing the launch of it’s first Freeview set-top box, the Avalon 300R.   Pure launches the Avalon 300R Connect, a high-performance, easy-to-use Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder.   The Avalon offers an attractive ‘tile’ based user interface, claimed be a simple way of navigation around the..

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