Archive for May 12th, 2011

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LG show their own Optimus Black video

lg-optimus-black-Mobile Earlier this week I posted an unboxing video of the LG Optimus Black which arrived in a unique presentation box from LG all the way from Korea. I’ve been rather impressed with the Black, it’s certainly thin and the NOVA display technology is awesome.

LG also recorded their own unboxing video of the Optimus Black which you can check out below, I’m not sure that it could be called the standard retail package though but I really need to get me one of those boxes!


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

IM+ for iOS gets a new feature

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IM+ for the iPhone/iPad has received a new update that brings with it a nice new feature called Neighbors.

Neighbors offers a new dimension of communication in IM+ by providing users the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends with common interests.

When signed in, users of Neighbors IM+ will be able to locate friends on the map, chat with local friends as well as initiate conversations with other people who are located nearby.

The new feature will allow you to:

  • Locate your friends on the map – Easy-to-understand privacy settings allow user to set positioning accuracy to house, street or city.
  • Chat with people nearby and find new connections – Neighbors users can chat with real people in their local area and easily initiate conversations, catch up with local friends and post local announcements.
  • Buy and Sell Local Services and Goods – Using status updates, users can offer local goods or services for sale or see sellers offers in their area.

Sounds pretty neat. If you have not tried IM+ you can do so for free. Just look in the App Store for the lite version.

I’m off to find me some neighbors now!


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

Motorola XOOM Review


The Motorola XOOM was the first tablet to be launched running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Our friends over in the USA have had the XOOM for a wee while now but it is now on sale here in the UK if you fancy picking one up.

Dubbed as an iPad killer the XOOM will sure appeal to many that are not Apple fans but the big question is ‘is it as good?’

The XOOM offers some features that the iPad does not but the iPad too has some pretty big features going in its favor.

Read on to find out what we thought of the XOOM. (I have the Wi-Fi only version)


Posted in: Reviews

Samsung and Google introduce the worlds first Chromebook – Samsung Series 5


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., today announced its stylish Series 5 Chromebook, the world’s first Chrome OS notebook built to revolutionize the PC experience with unparalleled speed, simplicity and security.

Damian Cusick, General Manager Computing, Samsung UK comments: ” With the creation of the Series 5 we are again pushing the boundaries of innovation by introducing an entirely new product category to the notebook market.”

“This partnership has allowed us to combine Samsung’s design and engineering expertise with Google’s intuitive user interface to provide consumers with a revolutionary notebook to fit today’s web-centric lifestyle.  This product will also open up endless opportunities for businesses already embracing cloud computing.”

Elegant Design, Power Performance
h its elegant shape, slim .79-inch body and simple black and white finish, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 embodies fashion and function.

Posted in: Press Releases

Dells new laptop to be super thin

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We don’t have the exact details of Dells new laptop just yet but they have sent us today this image as a teaser, the cheeky monkeys!

In terms of thinness, the big rival has to be Apples MacBook Air which is offered in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch designs. The new Dell is believed to have a 15.6 inch screen and be the thinnest in its class.

So if you are on the lookout for a sleek, powerful and cheaper alternative to a MacBook this may well be just what you are looking for.

Once the product is officially announced we will of course publish the full specification etc.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Laptops