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Pocket Informant for iPhone updated to 1.01

photo I was just twittering today about a few problems that I was having with Pocket Informant for iPhone and along comes a new update. Not sure yet if it will fix my issues but they do seem to have fixed a lot of bugs and added in one or two new features. We also notice that there is a free Lite version available so if you want to try out the application you can for free. You can get that from the iTunes App Store here.

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Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21st?


bluetooth_30_logo Bluetooth 3.0 is closer to release than anticipated, but how long before we see it become the standard is still up in the air because it doesn’t look cheap. April 21st is the official launch party of Bluetooth 3.0 which promises transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps, yep you read correctly 480Mbps is definitely the promised transferred speeds and it will be very interesting to see if it works out like that in real world testing. The high speed can be achieved by enabling the 802.11 standard but only when the user is transferring large files, after that it goes back to the normal standard when large files are completed which should slow battery consumption somehow. I wonder which device will be first to incorporate Bluetooth 3.0? We have to wait and see what happens come April 21st.

[Via Mobiletopsoft]

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ScummVM in Android marketplace

scummvmbig ScummVM is a game engine that was designed to be easily ported to multiple systems. It is currently available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, AmigaOS, BeOS, OS/2, PSP, PS2, SymbianOS and now Android.  ScummVM was originally released to support LucasArts point-and-click adventure games.

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eXpansys money off vouchers

Expansys-LogoIf you missed out on our previous eXpansys discount voucher offer, don’t worry, we’ve managed to get eXpansys to give us a whole new batch of vouchers to give away!

To grab your own voucher all you have to do is submit your name and email address and we’ll send you your unique voucher code.

The offer is £10 to put towards an order of £40 or more between now and the 30th April

To use your code you can:

  • Enter it in the Voucher Code field at checkout, or;
  • Call 0161 868 0868 and quote it and the fact you are purchasing via TracyandMatt to your sales advisor, or;
  • Email [email protected] with your voucher code after placing your order, again stating you are purchasing via TracyandMatt

You can even send the sign-up link to family and friends so that they too can take advantage of this great offer!


By registering for your eXpansys voucher you will be added to our newsletter mailing list which you can unsubscribe from at any time. Vouchers are only valid at and when you spend £40 or more. One voucher can be used for a single order, between now and up to and including the 30th April 2009. Discount will be applied to the cost of the goods and excludes delivery charges. Not to be used in conjunction with any other eXpansys special offer. Valid for use with UK orders placed on or with our call centre and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or to purchase memory cards.

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Google Maps for mobile updated for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60

image Google have updated their Maps Application for Windows Mobile and Symbian users. The new version 3.01 has a lot of major and minor bug fixes which we have after the break. It is always worth keeping your applications up to date. Hopefully when the Windows Market Place is up and running this will be done automatically in the future.

Download version 3.0.1 by visiting in your mobile web browser. To ensure proper device detection, use your phone’s original browser, such as Internet Explorer Mobile on Windows Mobile devices. All the details after the break.

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Sony XB40EX headphones review

In-ear style headphones are now pretty commonplace but the downside of these is that they have to be small enough to fit in your ear canal which often means that the speaker driver is also small and small drivers lead to a puny sounding bass. However, that’s where the Sony XB40EX headphones are different as they are specifically designed to offer a better bass performance.

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What’s in the box?

  • The Sony XB40EX headphones
  • Three different size ear plugs
  • Clip to hold the cable in place
  • Headphone Case


Sony XB40EX headphones specification:

  • Ear bud design
    Directs sound into the ear and reduces ineffective sound passages. Included small, medium and large ear cushions offer a custom fit.
  • 13.5mm driver
  • Sealed acoustic designReduces sound leakage and delivers deep bass.
  • Hybrid silicone ear buds
  • Flat cord
  • 4Hz – 24kHz frequency response
  • 105dB/mW sensitivity
  • 16 ohms impedance
  • Carrying case
  • Weight: Aprox 9g

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It’s always a little tricky to review products like headphones – is there much that you can say about them?!

The Sony XB40EX headphones do live up to their claims as the bass sound is truly amazing, it’s the kind of sound that you would typically expect to get from a much larger set of cans. Thanks to their excellent low end response the middle and top end sounds so much clearer and tighter.

The package also includes three different sizes of ear plugs which means you can pick the ones that are right for you. When you have a good fit this helps to isolate outside noise and stops your music leaking out and annoying fellow bus travellers!

The other decent thing about the Sony XB40EX headphones is that the cable is flat rather than round. This may not seem like a big deal but in practice this seems to help prevent the cables from becoming tangled when kept in a pocket or bag.

There are a few things I didn’t like about these headphones though. Firstly the size is a bit off putting. I’m not talking about the size of the speaker driver, which needs to be large but the silver part that the driver is attached to. I don’t see why that really needs to be there. This leads me to the second thing I dislike about them – they are uncomfortable! I can wear the Sony XB40EX headphones for a while but after about 30 minutes they begin to make my ears ache. This is partly because of the shape of the outside which digs in to my ear.



The sound performance of the Sony XB40EX headphones is truly amazing and they do have to be heard to be believed. You don’t have to be a bass head to appreciate them.

The biggest let down for me is that they are just too uncomfortable to use for long. I’m sure this wont be a problem for everyone but you have to try them yourself to find out which isn’t always possible.


Review by: Matt

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