Archive for September 30th, 2010

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iPad gets Tethering in iOS 4 and infiltrated by Google

ipadtethering Although an iPad is more likely to be a tethered device not the device to tether to, Apple have seen fit for the ever-so-useful function to be added to its forthcoming (and long overdue) update for the company’s successful tablet device.  Running in much the same way as the tether on previous iOS devices that offer the function – hidden in the settings – it’s a boon for those with the 3G iPad as their main internet device.  This may sound unlikely but with the iPad no doubt finding its way into student halls up and down the country this autumn, it provides an excellent way of getting devices like the Nintendo DS connected to the cloud, sharing the iPad’s data connection.  Of course this is all subject to the iPad’s airtime provider allowing this in the terms and conditions so don’t go crazy just yet or you may get slapped with a bigger bill than you anticipated.

In other magical and revolutionary device news, an enterprising hacker named Hexxeh has claimed to have injected the iPad with a Google poison.  Sadly not Android but the next best thing – Chome OS.  He’s published a video to dispel the faker comments but beyond this hasn’t given any clue how it’s done.  Speaking personally I’d welcome the chance to break out from the iOS prison and try a few different things out on the undoubtedly excellent Apple hardware, maybe even teach it a new trick or two (but maybe pass on Windows 95)

Tether picture courtesy 9to5mac

 

Posted by: Ian

Posted in: Rumours
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Buy an O2 mobile at Sainsbury’s

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O2 has opened its first concession store with a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

This first new venture has taken place in the recently refurbished 100,000 square foot Sainsbury supermarket in Crayford, near Dartford.

O2 trained staff and managers will run the concession and will sell the same products and services found in a typical high street store, including both prepay and contract, the Apple iPhone 4 and fixed line services O2 Home Broadband and O2 Home Phone.

O2 claims the concession will operate to the same level as its retail stores offering the same levels of customer experience.

O2 is expected to open further concession stores within Sainsbury’s, which has a footprint of 537 supermarkets and 335 smaller convenience stores.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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Nokia N8 starts shipping

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Good news if you pre ordered the Nokia N8. Nokia have confirmed they have now started shipping so fingers crossed it wont be long until the N8 hits your door step.

Nokia’s latest entertainment smartphone, the highly anticipated Nokia N8 with Ovi services, has started shipping. Customers who have placed a pre-order for the Nokia N8 in Nokia Online Shops and Nokia retail stores will be the first to receive their Nokia N8. Market availability will vary by country and by operator, with broad availability in the coming weeks.

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Buy a BlackBerry Torch 9800 in the UK

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Desperate for a BlackBerry Torch 9800? Well you can get one from the high street tomorrow morning, 1st October.

Phones4U will have the Torch in store and online in the morning so if you have been patiently waiting and you don’t mind shopping there head on down. I’m not 100% which carriers it will be available on but I guess it will be Vodafone.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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Windows Phone 7 hands on video

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As I mentioned previously I was lucky enough to pop along to Microsoft’s HQ in London this week for a demo and a go myself with Windows Phone 7.

The device I used was an LG one which we have seen knocking about the web for some time. It is very much a prototype so please ignore the handset and focus on the software.

So how did I find WP7? Well I was reasonably impressed. My time with the device was limited so I will reserve final judgment until I have a review device but it certainly has some positive features. I am still not that keen on the home screen user interface but I think it will be one of those things that grows on you as you get more used to it.

Anyway, enough of me. Check out the video below and we have another to follow later with some demos from a Microsoft dude.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings