Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Blackberry's Z10 launches today

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin

    Blackberry’s new flagship smartphone has hit the shops today. The Z10 is the first of a new breed of Blackberry, sporting a 4.2 inch touchscreen, with no physical buttons. The 4G-ready handset boasts new Blackberry 10 software combining both a work and personal phone in one device. A single interface enables users to select either work ..

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  • Sky Sports available without subscription on Now TV

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin

    The internet television service NOW TV is to launch a 24-hour pass to six Sky Sports channels. For the first time all six Sky Sports channels will be available without TV subscription. For £9.99 viewers can watch 24 hours of live sports coverage, including the UEFA Champions League, England Test cricket, NBA basketball and Heineken Cup r..

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  • Nokia's new Music+ subscription service to rival Spotify

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin

    Nokia has added a subscription option to its Music app for Lumia phones. Music+ offers unlimited skips in the Mix Radio section of the app and unlimited downloads for offline listening. For the added €3.99 per month audio quality is increased and lyric sheets are available for Karaoke-style sing along. Like rival Spotify, Music+ can str..

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  • iPlayer has record year thanks to smartphones and tablets

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin

    BBC’s on-demand service, iPlayer, had a record breaking 2012 figures have shown. Over 2.3 billion requests were made for programmes across 650 platforms. Last year’s rocketing sales of tablets and smartphones saw mobile device users making up more than a quarter of requests as the demand for TV on the go increased.   The Olympic ..

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  • World's first 4K TV to broadcast in 2014

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin

    Japan will broadcast the world’s first 4K TV next summer, two years ahead of schedule. Sources have revealed the Japanese ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to broadcast the finals of the Brazilian football World Cup in 4K in July 2014.    A variety of UltraHD televisions are now available in Japan, in..

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  • BBC to film new Survival series in 4K ‘Ultra-High Definition’

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by admin

    The BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU) has announced it will film the latest series of its Survival program in 4K, or Ultra-High Definition as it has been dubbed.   The news was announced at a private screening of the first 4K footage the NHU has shot for the forthcoming series.   Although there are currently no regular 4K broa..

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  • Nokia posts 2012 final quarter profit

    Posted on January 25, 2013 by admin

    Nokia’s latest interim report has confirmed that the company posted a profit for the last three months of 2012. The company posted a pre-tax profit of £316m for the last quarter of 2012, compared with a loss of nearly £830m in the same period of 2011.  The turnaround has brought an end to a period of back-to-back losses over 18 ..

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  • Nokia's Drive+ now available on all Windows 8 phones

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by admin

    Nokia’s turn-by-turn navigation application, Drive+ is now available on any Windows Phone 8 device free of charge. Previously only available with Nokia’s Lumia series, Drive+ features offline maps, speed limit warnings and day and night modes.    The software is available to users in the United States, United Kingdom and Can..

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  • First Mozilla Firefox phones unveiled

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by admin

    The first European smartphones featuring Mozilla Firefox’s OS have been revealed. Spanish manufacturer, GeekPhone has produced the Keon and Peak handsets, featuring the new HTML 5-based system. The devices are being targeted at app developers and designers to start expanding Firefox’s app market.    The Geekphone Keon sports..

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  • EE reveals cheaper 4G deals

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by admin

    EE has added cheaper 4G plans in response to criticism that the new service is too expensive for the average user.  The new deal slashes £5 off existing plans, offering unlimited calls and texts and 500MB of mobile data for £31 per month rather than £36. However the 24 month contract does not include a free handset. A 12 month ver..

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