Archive for 2011

By September 19, 2011 Read More →

App applause – Summify

Summify_logo If you’re anything like me (god help you) you get most of your news via Twitter, Facebook and/ or an RSS reader and not direct from the original source. OK, if you’re not then move along. There’s nothing to see here.

In fact I gave up on RSS last year and depend totally on Twitter and Facebook for news. The one downside of getting rid of the tyranny of the unread item count in RSS is that it’s easy to miss stories as they fly by on Twitter.

Posted in: News
By September 19, 2011 Read More →

Acer beTouch E210 review

Acer beTouch E210 review There are plenty of phones on the market now with a keyboard, but surprisingly, in a market bursting with choice, there doesn’t seem to be many portrait qwerty devices running Android despite it being the world’s most popular platform. It seems like it isn’t the most popular form factor to say the least, but this hasn’t stopped Acer – they’re trying their luck with the E210.

Acer have previously dipped their toes into the mobile phone market, but, let’s be honest, their lack of advertising and support from networks means they’re a rare sight at best on the high street, be it in shops or in shopper’s hands – the first thing that many say when presented with an Acer smartphone is “Acer makes phones?!”. For Acer, that is a worrying thing. That level of brand and product knowledge is never a good start, so is the E210 good enough for a place in your pockets?

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By September 19, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S III specs leaked by anonymous masked phantom

samsung-galaxy-s-III-blur-550x451The time is almost upon us again that Samsung should be updating their flagship device, I mean it’s been over 6 months since we first saw it. We know Samsung has been hard at work on the Galaxy S III and they’ve even semi-announced that it will be dropping sometime in 2012. But just how much better could a device get than the Galaxy S II? I mean, you can’t go above 1080p video recording, right? Well, according to anonymous 4chan user, things can get a lot better.

The specifications for the SGSIII are of course subject to change, but are Samsung-developed 2.0GHz quad-core CPU (no codename given), 1.5gb RAM, 32gb internal memory (with sd card slot), and a 4.65 inch screen. A new display called Super AMOLED III is being developed specifically for the phone (SGS had Super AMOLED, SGS II had Super AMOLED Plus, SGS III has Super AMOLED III) with 1280Ă—1024 resolution, giving the phone a ppi of 352, which they emphasized that a 352ppi will make it the highest ppi mobile phone.

It also has a 2250 mAh battery, 10 megapixel camera and is capable of shooting 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and will come with an inbuilt NFC chip. The device is 9mm thick, has a metal and glass body (a really clean, shiny look to it in the pictures), has a 2250mAh battery, 10 megapixel camera and is capable of shooting 1080p video at 60 frames per second.

The reason for no demo phone was that the screen technology was still in the final stages of design and production of them have not started.

The phone will have Androids latest Ice Cream Sandwich software and an all new TouchWiz 5 which has been in co-development with Google during the development of the Galaxy Nexus, so according to the Samsung representatives, it isn’t as "intrusive to Android" as previous TouchWiz versions were. It seems TouchWiz will play a minor role and only have little improvements to ICS. It won’t control the user experience.

One of the reasons why they’re not going with a full TouchWiz experience is for a few reasons, one being that the ICS experience is very user friendly already and also it will also Samsung to update software on their phones at a faster rate than they have in the past.

Okay, if there’s anything that questions this “source’s” credibility, it would be this Galaxy S III leak. However, by next February these kind of specs, might just be feasible. The Galaxy S II was a pretty impressive piece of kit and 6 months before we first got our hands on it, those specs seemed a little over the top.

Posted by: Gareth

Posted in: Rumours
By September 18, 2011 Read More →

The T-Mobile parking ticket: full video

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We posted a teaser video earlier in the week of a new TV advert T-Mobile have made. The full version is now online with a shorter version being used on UK TV.

Once again T-Mobile have proved they do a sterling job when it comes to adverts.

You can see below what happened when thousands of motorists across Britain, got a surprise they didn’t expect.

Posted in: News
By September 18, 2011 Read More →

Quick Review: Conqu for BlackBerry PlayBook

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Conqu for the Blackberry PlayBook is a to-do list and planning application. I personally use it almost as a calendar replacement and I find it replaces a calendar well.

The layout of Conqu is very basic and easy to use, which is why this app appeals to me. When you open the app you are shown a display that gives you your information you need. You have a multiple pane view, which has become common on Note applications for tablets. On the left pane you have your categories: Inbox, Today, Next, Future, Waiting, Projects and Notifications. On the right pane, you have your selected category’s necessary information, if you select ‘Inbox’, it’ll show your Inbox; if you select ‘Today’, it’ll show you things you need to get done today. In the bottom right hand corner you have four buttons; you have your ‘Archives’ button that allows you to see events you have already checked. Then you have ‘Back Burner’, which shows you all the events you have changed to do at a later time using the ‘Back Burner’ option. You also have deleted items and the option to search through your events. Finally, you have a ‘create a task’ bar to type in a task and the ‘Add task’ button.

 

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By September 18, 2011 Read More →

Zombie Highway for iOS – Video

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Zombie Highway is another one of those games that you stumble upon and become hooked. Unlike any other game I have played on the iPhone the idea of the game if to drive as far as you can without being destroyed by the Zombies that will jump onto your truck.

You can shoot them off with a selection of weapons or just crush them by slamming into parked vehicles. Fun!

The game is free at the moment so go get it.

You can see a demo video below:

 

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 17, 2011 Read More →

Drawrace 2 for iOS – Video

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I’m a sucker for racing games on my iPhone. I recently downloaded Drawrace 2 without reading what it was about and when I played it for the first time I was initially disappointed. I felt this way as it wasn’t what i expected. I love to be behind the wheel of the car and Drawrace 2 is certainly not that.

However, once I actually stared playing I realised that the game is absolutely excellent. The idea is to draw the line you wish the car to take around the track. Yes, i know the title kind of says that but I get a bit over excited.

Anyway, the best way to show you is on video so below you will find a short demo of the game.

If you like it why not head over to iTunes where you can pick up Drawrace 2 for sixty nine pence.

 

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 16, 2011 Read More →

Premium Samsung Apps Store for Android quick look

samsung appsNearly every manufacturer with Android smartphones in their stable have their own cultivated application store, or at least their own section of the official App Market. While Samsung’s application store isn’t new (Samsung Apps comes preinstalled on many Galaxy and Wave devices) it now offers paid apps as well as the free ones it used to offer. The UK is one of the first countries to gain access to this new store, with the main attractions being that there’s no pesky sign up process and, in the future, the ability to pay with credit cards or through your phone bill.

So, with Google’s own App Market already dominant offering thousands of apps, is there any reason to use Samsung Apps? Read on for an overview and some first impressions.

 

 

Posted in: Reviews
By September 16, 2011 Read More →

Otterbox Defender Series for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – Unboxing Video

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If you are a BlackBerry user you will either love or hate using a case for your device. If you are a lover and want the maximum protection for your BlackBerry then you wont find a better solution than the Otterbox Defender.

The OtterBox Defender Series offers an exclusive three-layer design that keeps information and investments safe. No other case can withstand this degree of rough treatment. The Defender Series provides superior protection for a smartphone allowing complete interaction through the case. The three layers of protection add up to one seriously protective case. This case provides unrivaled toughness protection.

The Otterbox Defender series also comes with a removable belt clip holster which allows you to attach your BlackBerry Bold 9900 to your belt. The holster is designed so that it fits the Bold whilst its in the Defender series case, so you don’t need to keep removing your phone from the case when you want to carry it around with you.

This one was sent to us from MobileFun who have a nice selection of Blackberry 9900 covers so please have a look at the site. They have Otterbox cases for most smartphones.

You can see the unboxing video below.

 

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 15, 2011 Read More →

ViewSonic launches new low power, ultra portable LED Projector at Tech Expo Ascot 21st Sept 2011

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ViewSonic is launching a new projector aimed at users who need a smart, highly mobile projector that delivers superb image quality.

Delivering a high contrast, high quality 500 lumens display in full WXGA (1200×800) resolution, the PLED-W500 is perfect for meetings, training sessions or the travelling executive.

LED illumination technology from ViewSonic offers a 50% power consumption advantage over traditional projector technology, but has the added benefit of increased lamp life, 500% more than traditional lamps.   LED illumination technology means longer product life, less heat, no cool down procedures and a greater resilience to everyday use.

With a host of connectivity options you would come to expect from a ViewSonic projector the PLED-W500 offers a lot of choice.  As well as the traditional analogue connections and latest digital HDMI port, the PLED-W500 also incorporates the innovative USB Display function, where the unit can display video via the USB port from any compatible source. 

The PLED-W500 even includes an integrated media player and Microsoft Office document viewer, which when used with the built in memory card reader or USB port means you don’t even need to take a laptop to make a presentation. This reduction in cables, devices, power consumption, weight and ambient noise makes the PLED500 the perfect travelling companion.

“The PLED-W500 has a greater contrast ratio which enhances the 500 lumens putting it on par with higher lumen traditional lamp technology. We have taken our time to develop LED illumination technology so that it meets the standards our customers expect of a ViewSonic projector” says Trevor Holt, European Product Manager for Projectors.

The PLED-W500 comes as standard with a comprehensive 3 years European warranty, as do all the ViewSonic projector range.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
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