Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • Three network abolish roaming charges in select countries

    Posted on August 30, 2013 by admin

    Three has become the first major UK network to abolish roaming charges for UK customers.   The service is currently only available in seven countries - Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland and Sweden – and is only applicable to customers using pay monthly services.   Three customers on a pay monthly con..

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  • Apple to launch iOS 7 on September 10

    Posted on August 29, 2013 by admin

    Apple will release the next incarnation of their mobile operating system, iOS 7, on September 10.   iOS 7 will feature a new design, which will be “familiar” but “better” than the current iOS 6, according to the Apple press release.    New features will include a Control Centre feature, AirDrop for iOS, and improved m..

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  • Vodafone and O2 launch their 4G networks

    Posted on August 29, 2013 by admin

    EE has lost its position as the UK’s sole 4G provider today, as rival services from Vodafone and O2 go live.   The new 4G networks will be limited compared to EE’s established service, with Vodafone’s network being limited to parts of London, whilst O2 launch in London, Leeds and Bradford.   The launch comes as EE celebra..

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  • Freeview adds Film4+1 and True Entertainment channels

    Posted on August 28, 2013 by admin

    Freeview has added two new channels to its lineup. From 27 August Film4+1 will be available on channel 45, with True Entertainment appearing on channel 61.    Film4+1 adds a ‘timeshift’ channel for Film4, so all of its movies can now be caught an hour later than the scheduled time slot, whilst the True Entertainment channe..

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  • West midlands Regional DAB is turned off.

    Posted on August 28, 2013 by admin

    The MXR regional DAB multiplex for the West Midlands has been turned off, after 12 years on-air service. MXR West Midlands used to have nine transmitters covering Coventry, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Shropshire, Stratford, Hickley, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. The Bromsgrove transmitter frequency block will transfer over t..

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  • Ofcom issues warning over 070 missed call scam

    Posted on August 28, 2013 by admin

    Ofcom has issued a warning to mobile phone users about a missed call scam. The scam involves consumers receiving a call from a number starting with 070 or 076.  The duration of this call is usually very brief to try and instigate a missed call scenario - the caller stays on the line for a couple of rings and then quickly disconnects. ..

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  • SwiftKey app makes texting simpler

    Posted on August 23, 2013 by admin

    If you are struggling to text using the usual controls on your Android smartphone SwiftKey could be of help. The SwiftKey app, costing £2.99, is one of the top paid app on Android. SwiftKey for Android replaces your device’s on-screen keyboard to help you type in an easier, faster and less frustrating way.   It should make texti..

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  • ZTE/Firefox Open now available in UK

    Posted on August 19, 2013 by admin

    The ZTE Open, the first smartphone to run on the Firefox OS, has gone on sale in the UK.   The handset is the first to run on the new Firefox operating system, which is set to compete with the likes of Apple’s iOS, and Google’s Android.   Priced at a penny under £60, the handset is exclusively available on eBay in the UK ..

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  • Samsung smart TV’s get unseen film footage via BFI app

    Posted on August 19, 2013 by admin

    Samsung and the British Film Institute have joined forces to offer smart TV users access to unseen and rare film archives.   The app has seven channels, and includes footage dating back to 1901 with Mitchell and Kenyon’s films of Edwardian life.   Other footage includes early work of contemporary directors such as Ridley Scot..

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  • Johnny Vaughan to host weekend ‘warm-up’ show for talkSport

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by admin

    Jonny Vaughan, the former Capital FM breakfast presenter, is to host a new weekend football show on talkSPORT. The new show, called ‘The Warm-up with Johnny Vaughan’, will go out at 11am every Saturday.  The slot will compete with 5 live’s ‘Fighting Talk’ show, on which Jonny Vaughan was the original presenter.   The ..

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