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By December 18, 2012 Read More →

CoPilot sat nav apps integrates Yelp content

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ALK Technologies is pleased to announce version 9.4 of its award-winning CoPilot sat nav apps for iOS and Android. The new version, available as a free update for existing users, adds Yelp data pulled from its API (application programming interface), improved ActiveTraffic service and a variety of app-wide refinements to provide the best possible in-car navigation experience on mobile devices.

Via Yelp content, the Co-Pilot users are able to easily find interesting local businesses that have been reviewed and rated by the Yelp community. Once a location is chosen, CoPilot provides detailed voice instructions and clear 3D mapping straight to the door.

David Quin, Head of Consumer Applications at ALK Technologies said “CoPilot navigation has always combined access to great real-time local information with dependable on-board mapping for offline navigation. Yelp is a fantastic enhancement to CoPilot that makes it easy for customers to find the best places on-route or around them.”

 

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By December 18, 2012 Read More →

Lookout Predicts Toll Fraud To Become the Fastest Path to Monetization; Mobile Still Plagued with Privacy Issues

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Lookout Inc., the global leader in mobile security, has unveiled Lookout’s 2013 Mobile Threat Predictions, a forecast that identifies mobile threats people and businesses may face in the coming year. The predictions are based on Lookout’s Mobile Threat Network, which includes threat data collected from more than one million apps and millions of devices worldwide. Lookout expects toll fraud to continue to be the fastest path to monetization, spam to harvest personal data and businesses to struggle with the right level of control over BYOD devices.

The Mobile Threat Predictions reveal that globally, at least 18 million Android users will encounter mobile malware from the beginning of 2012 to the end of 2013. In addition, the global likelihood of a new Lookout user encountering a mobile threat, such as malware or spyware, is .84% on average from June to October 2013. The UK likelihood remained low at 1.29% in October 2012.

Web-based mobile threats like phishing links or malicious websites, continue to be the most prevalent and relevant threat to smartphone users. Nearly four in ten people encountered a web threat over the course of 2012 and we expect this trend to continue.

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By December 18, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 Hands-on Demo Impresses at New York Time DealBook Conference

 

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By December 18, 2012 Read More →

Another Galaxy announced by Samsung – This time it’s the Galaxy Grand

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Samsung have announced the latest device in their Galaxy range, with the 5 inch Galaxy Grand. It seems they are catering for every possible screen size as this one sits nicely between the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2. Packing 1GB or RAM, 8GB of internal storage and at only 9.6mm thick the Grand could well be perfect for those that found the Note 2 just a little too big.

Running Android Jelly Bean and powered by a 2100 mAh battery the Samsung Galaxy Grand is reported to be launching with both a dual SIM and Single SIM variants, although to which markets are not yet currently clear, as is the price.

It looks to be another beauty.

 

Source: The Next Web

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By December 17, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 to be unveiled from six countries

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We already knew that Research in Motion would be holding the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, however today invites have started rolling out and the web page for the date has gone live.

The locations for the launch events are to be New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Dubai. We are still in the dark with regards to times but at least I know that I am going to the London one so if we don’t have a review unit prior to the 30th we should at least get some final software/hardware video footage on the day.

And that day can’t come soon enough for me.

 

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By December 17, 2012 Read More →

Samsung ATIV S now in stock at Expansys

samsung-ativ-s-16gb If you have been waiting for Samsungs latest Windows Phone 8 device then the wait is over. After a few delays the 16GB version is now available to order from Expansys for £459.99.

Hoping to convert Android fan boys and dedicated Apple iOS users, the Ativ S is a serious contender in the bloated smartphone market. Not only is there the fantastic new Windows 8 on board with all the top specs but as Windows TeamBlog described it, "The ATIV S is flat-out beautiful". Samsung have moved away from their usual plastic affair, garnished on the Galaxy and Note range, and have used Apple-esque brushed aluminium instead, the result is a classy looking handset. Also it has a slim 8.9mm profile and weighs in at 135g so it won’t weigh down your pocket.

The Ativ S sports a whopping 4.8 inch, super AMOLED screen which is layered with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 2. This means you have a tough but gorgeous HD screen that does those vibrant Windows 8 live tiles justice. A 1.5GHz processor lurks underneath, along with 1GB of RAM so that tile interface should be buttery smooth to use. 16GB of storage is built in (expandable for up to 32GB) and there’s a respectable 8MP camera on the back which can record full HD video, as well as a front facing camera for video calls. Samsung seemed to have heard people cries for longer battery life on smartphones so have given the Ativ a large 2,300 mAh sized battery (enormous compared to the iPhone 4S paltry 1,432 mAh battery). All in all the Ativ S is a stunning and exciting package that could well be the phone that cracks the Android and iPhone reign.

 

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By December 14, 2012 Read More →

EE launches two 4G LTE tablets

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EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced the expansion of its 4G product range with two Android tablets offering customers new ways to enjoy superfast 4G on the move. This weekend, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Google Nexus 7 bundle (paired with Huawei’s E589 Mobile Wi-Fi) will be available to consumers and business customers through select EE retail stores, online and via EE telesales.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

The Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE merges the latest hardware technology with a range of truly innovative features that make it ideal for web, email, multiplayer games and live TV. The innovative S-Pen and optimised apps allow users to express their creative side like never before. Multi -tasking is made easy with the split screen feature on the large 10.1″ display and the quad core processor provides fast, seamless performance so users can enjoy the benefits of superfast 4GEE.

A range of superfast 4GEE plans make it easy for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE users to pair their tablet with a data package that suits them:

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By December 13, 2012 Read More →

EE to roll out the 4G service in 17 new towns and cities by March 2013

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EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G will be switched on in a further 17 towns and cities across the country by March 2013. As well as investing in bringing superfast mobile to new areas around the UK, network density is being rapidly increased in existing 4G launch cities to continue to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network.

In the first three months of 2013, 4G will be launched in Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, bringing 4G coverage to approximately four million more people across the UK. Last week, 4G was switched on in Derby, Newcastle and Nottingham; Belfast, Hull, Maidenhead and Slough will be switched on before the end of 2012. This brings the total of 4G launches in 2012 to 18, ahead of the schedule of 16.

Councillor Rory Palmer, Deputy City Mayor of Leicester, which is due to be switched on in early 2013, said: “I am delighted that the 4G network will be going live in Leicester in early 2013. EE clearly recognises that Leicester is a city that will benefit significantly from 4G mobile coverage – superfast mobile internet will have real benefits for our residents, homes and businesses across the city.”

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By December 13, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Camera Unboxing Video

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Prior to the Samsung Galaxy Camera arriving with me I wasn’t particularly excited by it. Not because it wouldn’t be a great camera but I just couldn’t see the point of it running Android. After using it for a few hours I soon changed my mind. It won’t be for everyone, but there certainly are some benefits to having data access from within the camera.

Below you can see a quick unboxing and we will follow up with a review in the next few weeks. I wonder if I will continue to love the Galaxy Camera or not. Or is it worthy of its price tag which is £420 including VAT?

Thanks to Clove for the review unit.

 

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By December 12, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S Beam saucy Christmas video

 

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