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By November 7, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 reviewSamsung have released their second take on the phone tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note II looks a lot like the SIII, and shares many of the same features. However it the Note II an over sized phone or undersized tablet? The Note II is much more than that, daring to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in your pocket and trying it’s hardest to replace all other forms of technology you might use on a daily basis.

By November 7, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 189: Newcomers

Web bannerGareth, James and Dan catch up on the latest mobile phone and tablet news. This week Google drops three new devices and Apple a little one. Gareth’s son (Droid) makes a brief appearance and Dan gets angry at EE.

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By November 6, 2012 Read More →

Clothes Show Live launches revamped smartphone app

Clothes Show

Clothes Show Live has unveiled a brand new version of its free smartphone app featuring everything fans need to know about the UK’s biggest fashion and beauty event plus fantastic shopping offers, competitions and fashion street style 24/7.

The app allows users to view the latest show news, celebrity announcements, exclusive discounts, expert style and beauty blogs as well as the hottest street style looks from every major city in the UK – a must have for beauty addicts and slaves to fashion. 

New for this year, a dedicated tab on the app allows fans to enter a host of great ticket and product competitions run by Clothes Show Live in partnership with a number of great exhibitors. The Style Scout feature gives eagle eyed fashion spotters the opportunity to upload images when out and about, documenting the hottest street style looks for everyone to see and providing constant outfit inspiration.

Clothes Show Live, fronted this year by model Daisy Lowe, takes place from 7-11 December at NEC Birmingham celebrating British fashion at its finest. The five day event features non-stop catwalk shows, designer guests, celebrities, makeovers, champagne bars, hundreds of fashion and beauty brands to shop from as well as the spectacular Suzuki Fashion Theatre performance featuring over 40 handpicked models and dancers.

Clothes Show Live Show Director Maryam Hamizadeh added: ‘Our brand new app brings Clothes Show fans fast news to their fingertips, allowing them to keep up to date with the latest celebrity, fashion, and beauty news about the show. This year we have packed the app full of content so whether on the move or waiting around, Clothes Show Live fans can be part of the action.’ 

The Clothes Show Live app is free to download and available now from Google Play at the AppStore. Search for ‘Clothes Show’. 


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By November 6, 2012 Read More →

Vodafone Red – Unlimited Calls


Vodafone Red


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By November 6, 2012 Read More →

8000 Samsung Galaxy S3’s stolen!


According to mobilenewscwp some bad dudes have stolen 8000 of Samsungs SGS3’s from distributor RP Europe, worth over £2.2 million.

One source said: “RP Europe has fallen victim at a time when handset demand is high. While the firm is undoubtedly insured, its cash flow will be hit for the immediate period.”

Another said: “Distributors are on alert for cheap stock but the likelihood is they have already been sold abroad.”

Although neither RP Europe or Thames Valley Police have made official comments it is believed that the smartphones were stolen while in transit which unfortunately happens way to often here in the UK.

Let’s hope the robbers are caught and the theft doesn’t affect stock levels at retailers.


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By November 6, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ announced


Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the new 3G+ BlackBerry® PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks in now available for customers in the UK. The new 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook maintains a sleek and ultra-portable form while delivering an overall faster performance than the original BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as support for high-speed 3G+ networks.

“The new 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is a powerful, portable, and versatile tool that helps customers be more productive than ever and to make the most of their time on the go,” said Johnathan Young, Head of Consumer & Retail Channels, UK, Research In Motion. “It includes all the connectivity a customer needs to make their work time more effective, as well as access to a wide variety of apps and multimedia content for when they want to stay entertained on the move.”

Featuring the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, the 3G+ BlackBerry PlayBook tablet gives customers access to high speed 3G+ mobile networks around the world. It offers a high-fidelity, fast web browser that delivers an exceptional experience for consuming web content, videos, and HTML5 applications. The software’s powerful unified inbox allows customers to easily manage multiple personal and work email accounts, as well as messages from Twitter®, Facebook® and LinkedIn, all from one place. The built-in Calendar and Contacts apps offer features to help customers better manage schedules and prepare for more effective meetings, while the apps’ unique integration with social networks ensure that customers have a wealth of information about their contacts at their fingertips.

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By November 5, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Camera stock to arrive November 8th at Clove

Galaxy Camera

Looking for a new camera? Why not get an Android one? clove now have the Samsung Galaxy Camera available for pre-order. The device will set you back £399.00 which may initially sound a lot but look what you get for your money:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 4.8" super clear touch screen
  • 16MP Image Sensor
  • Pop-up Xenon Flash
  • 21X Optical Zoom
  • ‘Expert Mode’ for manual adjustments
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • 50GB Dropbox storage free for 2 years
  • Wi-Fi, 3G (data not voice)
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5mm port
  • MicroUSB port (for charging and data transfer)

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Posted by: James

Posted in: Apps & Games
By November 5, 2012 Read More →

HTC One X+ unboxing and first impressions


HTC’s latest offering, the One X+ arrived at tracyandmatt towers the other day and what a beauty it is too. Clearly the device is a new and improved version of the already successful One X but we do now get some beefed up specs.

Take the wonderful 1.7GHz quad-core processor for example – this thing is speedy. Combined with a glorious 8MP camera, full HD video and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean I suspect the One X+ could be a big seller for HTC.

You can see our first impressions video below and we will be following up with a full video review later in the week.

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By November 3, 2012 Read More →

EE 4G LTE – Are you going to upgrade? We’re going speed testing.


With the roll out of EE’s 4G network to 11 major cities in the UK many mobile customers will be wondering if it is worth upgrading to a 4G plan, or even a switch from their current carrier to EE just to benefit from the super fast data connection.

The EE price plans and data allowances are not quite as good as I thought they would be but depending on what you use your smartphone for may well dictate if 4G is for you or not.

So to help you make up your mind I am going on a mission. Next week I will be in possession of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from EE and I shall be travelling around the London area and outskirts where they say they have LTE coverage performing speed tests.

We clearly know from already testing the service at a recent event in London that the speeds are really impressive but what I want to establish is if they are consistent or if now that the service has rolled out to the public if speeds are being affected by the number of users now on 4G.

So watch out next week for our 4G speed test results. It should be pretty interesting.


Posted by: James

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By November 2, 2012 Read More →

EE are clearly proud of their work this week


In a statement tonight from EE, Marc Allera, Chief Sales Officer says:

“This has been a tremendous week, and we are hugely proud to be pioneering the UK’s first 4G mobile and fibre broadband network.

“We’ve seen an outstandingly positive response to the EE brand and the introduction of our superfast 4G and fibre services. In line with expectations we’ve already connected thousands of consumers and businesses to our new 4G and Fibre Broadband plans, with fantastic customer interest.

“And this is just the start. We’re investing every day to make our 4G coverage stronger and wider. EE engineers are busy increasing 4G coverage by over 2,000 square miles every month, as well as continuing to strengthen our 4G network for customers in EE’s launch cities.

“By the time other 4G services launch, possibly in the middle of next year, our customers will already  have been enjoying an unrivalled 4G experience on a wide range of exciting devices across the UK for many months.”


Posted by: James

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