Archive for November, 2012

By November 22, 2012 Read More →

Vodafone and EE customers to benefit from WiFi on the London Underground

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Remember when Virgin Media were offering their customers free WiFi on the London Underground for the Olympics? Well it seems that EE and Vodafone may well benefit from free WiFi on the tube too on a permanent basic.

Virgin Media has signed up EE and Vodafone as wholesale partners for its WiFi service on London Underground. Millions of EE, Vodafone and Virgin Media customers will be able to enjoy full WiFi access across London Underground following the deal, keeping the majority of Tube passengers connected for no extra cost.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: “WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success with over 700,000 people already online and a remarkable million sessions every day. We’re rolling out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common and, thanks to our partnership with EE and Vodafone, the majority of Tube users can stay connected for no extra cost. We’re delighted that Virgin Media customers are making the most of our superfast fibre optic network, both at home with unbeatable broadband speeds and now with our ground-breaking WiFi service.”

Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE, said: “It’s great that Orange, T-Mobile and EE mobile customers will soon get access to Underground WiFi included in their plan, at no extra cost. We know that our customers want the best and the fastest connections wherever they are – and with the largest 3G network and with 4G and Fibre on EE, we already offer customers superfast internet in the home, office and on the move. With Underground WiFi now they can stay connected on the London Underground as well.”

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By November 21, 2012 Read More →

Phones 4U holding Windows Phones events across the UK

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Phones 4u today announces that a series of Windows Phone launch events, together with Microsoft, will take place in three key Phones 4u stores this week – Market Street in Manchester, Merry Hill Shopping Centre near Birmingham and the Metro Centre in Gateshead. The events will celebrate the arrival of the widest range of new Windows Phone handsets at Phones 4u, and offer customers hands on time with the new Windows Phone devices. Experts from Microsoft, Nokia and HTC will showcase the new mobile phone range and allow customers to engage with them to ensure they get the most from the latest Windows Phone handsets and operating system.

There will be an array of refreshments on offer during each of the events and a prize draw will be carried out at each Phones 4u store offering customers the chance to win great prizes that include Xbox consoles and new Windows Phone handsets.  On top of this, customers will be given goody bags to take home, filled with Windows Phone merchandise and tasty treats.

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By November 21, 2012 Read More →

Blue Galaxy SIII Mini now in stock at Expansys

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If you are looking for a decent SIM free Android device but find the SGS3 a little too bit or expensive then the Galaxy SIII Mini may well be just what you were looking for. Priced at £299.99 this one could make a nice Christmas gift. At 21g lighter and with 0.8 inches shaved of the screen, the Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini is a leaner version of the Galaxy SIII.

Despite having a lower capacity battery than its full fat brother, the Galaxy S3 Mini runs the latest Android Jelly Bean (4.1) with a dual-core (1 GHz) chip and 1GB of RAM. The display is 4 inches big, the same size as the new iPhone 5 screen, and has the same Super AMOLED technology as its brother so colours are bright and vivid.

Being on the Galaxy blood lines there’s NFC (near-field communication), Bluetooth (4.0), S Voice (personal assistant), Smart Stay (can detect when you’re looking at the screen) and S Beam (transfers media by tapping the back of another handset). There’s a 5MP camera on the back with face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus and LED flash.

This model has 8GB of memory built in and a microSD slot for up to 32GB of memory. If that isn’t enough there’s 50GB worth of free Dropbox storage available for two years. It comes in a smart blue finish.

Order here from Expansys.

 

Posted by: James

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By November 21, 2012 Read More →

Skype updated for Android tablets

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By November 20, 2012 Read More →

Clove celebrate 20 years of business and they have prizes to be won!

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Today sees the 20th anniversary of Clove Technology being in business. Clove have long been supporters of tracyandmatt.co.uk and we are honored to work with them so closely as they do a great job.

As part of their birthday celebrations they are giving away an array of 150 prizes over the next ten days with a grand prize being picked for one lucky winner on Friday November 30th.

Entering is simple – just sign up using this link and you are off.

Congratulations of 20 years of business Clove – long may it continue.

You can catch the full press release below:

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By November 19, 2012 Read More →

Hitman Absolution EU launch trailer

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Hitman is a franchise that’s been almost forgotten in recent years due to the development time between games, but with Square Enix and IO interactives’ new game Hitman Absolution releasing on 20th November on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 there is cause for optimism as the early reviews are very positive.

So with that in mind the developers have released a European launch trailer and I thought we would show it to you, a pre warning that there is obviously quite violent scenes of a graphical nature in the trailer so don’t watch unless you’re old enough.

The official description of the game from the developers is as follows:

"Powered by IO Interactive’s new proprietary Glacier 2 technology, Hitman: Absolution delivers a cinematic experience in a living breathing world, where player choice is paramount.
Experience unique disguise gameplay, improvised weapons and a myriad ways to take out a target. Contracts, introduces a new and innovative online mode which allows gamers to create and share their own custom hit challenges within the game. Choose a level, pick your targets, weapons and the rules of assassination. Compete with your friends and challenge the world."

You can catch the trailer here.

 

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By November 19, 2012 Read More →

Deal of the day from Expansys – The LG Optimus 4X HD

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For one day only you can today pick up the LG Optimus 4X SIM free from Expansys for just £284.99. That’s a lot of phone for the price.

As the company’s first quad-core device, the LG Optimus 4X HD has some impressive power and speed to show off. By sporting a 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 4 PLUS 1 technology, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
The Optimus 4X HD is the new multitasking Smartphone powerhouse. The 4 PLUS 1 quad core structure enables the Tegra 3 processor chip to take full advantage of its potential, thus providing the Optimus 4X with impressive speed and great battery life, which is further assisted by its high capacity 2150 mAh battery.

Its stunning 4.7-inch True HD IPS display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution will provide you with a great visual experience further perfected by LG’s custom user interface that truly simplifies all your mobile operations.

Anything from web browsing, socialnetworking to working on-the-go; the Optimus 4X can handle it all and it can handle it with style and speed.
The Optimus 4X HD also features two cameras, an 8MP in the back that is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, and a 1.3MP front camera that can be used for video conferencing. This way you will never miss another special moment, whether you are taking a picture or video chatting with your loved ones.
If you’re looking for a powerful high end device that will handle your busy multitasking lifestyle with ease, as well as provide you with a great entertainment experience, then the LG Optimus 4X HD is definitely the right choice for you.

 

Posted by: James

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By November 17, 2012 Read More →

Expansys Christmas gift ideas

EXWith Christmas getting closer and closer Expansys have some nice gift ideas if you are struggling to think what to get your gadget loving friend/partner.

They have a huge range of smartphones, tablets, gadgets and accessories all at great prices so why not pop over and check them out?

I have chosen a few to feature below that caught my eye. See what you think?

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By November 16, 2012 Read More →

Rent a phone with Vodafone Red Hot

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Vodafone UK is launching Vodafone Red Hot, its first plan designed to allow pay monthly customers to rent some of its hottest phones, changing them every year, without the need to make a large payment upfront.  Building on the successful introduction of Vodafone Red, Vodafone Red Hot gives customers unlimited calls and texts, 2GB of internet and WiFi on a 12 month contract.
From £47 a month, Vodafone Red Hot is available on three handsets and includes insurance, a screen protector and a personalised phone case as standard.  At the end of 12 months customers can either choose to extend their contract, or swap the phone for a newer model.

The decision to offer customers the ability to rent a phone comes on the back of customer research that demonstrated that many people wanted to change their phones more regularly, but did not wish to make a large initial contribution at the start of their contract. Florie Brizel, Mobilologist and CEO of Los Angeles-based Brizel Media, explains further on our official blog, Vodafone Social http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/redhot/

Srini Gopalan, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK said “We’ve been working incredibly hard to simplify the price plans we offer to customers. Vodafone Red Hot marks another way for customers to stay one step ahead of their friends, having the latest technology in their hands.  Coupled with unlimited calls, texts and a massive amount of internet, we think there will be many customers who will see this as a great choice.”

Vodafone Red Hot plan offers unlimited calls to all UK mobiles – not just other Vodafone customers – and standard UK landlines, with no restrictions on how long a customer can talk or how many people they call.
Vodafone Red Hot will be available through Vodafone’s retail stores across the UK.

For further information visit vodafone.co.uk/redhot

 

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By November 15, 2012 Read More →

Grand Theft Auto 5 release date and trailers

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Now I know what you guys are thinking..’wow this is new a gaming post!’ Well you would be forgiven for thinking you we’re dreaming but seeing as gaming is such a huge deal we couldn’t resist to add gaming news to tracyandmatt.co.uk.

What better way to start the proceedings with one of the biggest game franchises of all time…Grand Theft Auto! There is such a buzz around the gaming community at the moment because as you will soon see there are two brand new trailers for Rockstars newest addition to the series, GTA 5.

First of all, Rockstar have officially announced that the game will be released in ‘spring 2013’ which isn’t that far away! And gamers eagerly awaiting the game are able to pre order it right now on Xbox 360 and PS3 as unfortunately no information on the PC version has been released yet. If you are anything like me, you will be pressing the pre order button faster than you can say the words once you’ve seen the trailers.

There are 2 trailers in total showing varied aspects of the new game, one of the most exciting aspects of the trailers are that the game seems to be based around 3 separate characters which should make for a huge game I’m sure. I will now shush and let you watch the trailers below.

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