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By March 23, 2012 Read More →

Mophie Powerstand for the new iPad

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With the new  iPad  hitting UK shelves and portable technology now dominating UK households, mophie releases the sleekest and most stylish charging stand for the Apple tablet  – the powerstand.

For use all around the home, the powerstand (which is compatible with all three of Apple’s iPads) makes it easier than ever before to use your iPad. The powerstand not only enables you to rotate your iPad 180 degrees, but it also simultaneously charges it through mophie technology. In addition the sturdy stand folds down, allowing you to type on the iPad using the Qwerty keyboard, with both hands. It also comes with a USB cable, which lets you sync with iTunes when the powerstand is connected to our computer.

Perfect for budding chefs, the powerstand makes following recipe apps in the kitchen simple, leaving both your hands free for chopping and stirring.  For those that bring their work home with them, using the new iWork app will be a breeze – the robust frame allows you to use the tablet as you would any PC or mac.  And for down time, watching HD movies or gaming becomes easier, simply slot the iPad 3 into the powerstand and watch or play as you would with any TV screen.

The powerstand’s aluminium design is lightweight and durable, so it’s perfect for taking away on holidays or business trips. It is available for £129 at Apple stores nationwide, www.apple.com, www.mophie.com, and www.amazon.com.

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By March 23, 2012 Read More →

Samsung devices on show at Harrods

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Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, played a major part in the launch of the new Harrods Technology department with more than 50 products on show.

The new Harrods Technology department launched yesterday and includes Samsung products from across its portfolio of TV, AV, IT, Mobile and Camera products giving Samsung the largest presence within the store.

Samsung has been given pride of place with a stunning window display highlighting how Samsung’s leading products can share content across a range of devices. The Harrods window features a range of Samsung products demonstrating the intelligent connectivity the brand’s products possess showcasing their ability to share content across all the devices. The window includes the following Samsung products:

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By March 22, 2012 Read More →

New Sony Xperia TV advert

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By March 22, 2012 Read More →

Premium suite announced for the Samsung Galaxy Note with Angry Birds Space content

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Today sees the launch of Angry Birds Space for iOS and Android but in addition Samsung has announced it will be offering a Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy Note, which includes extra multimedia features and a range of new S Pen optimised applications in addition to an OS upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In addition, Samsung is the exclusive mobile partner for the launch of Rovio’s new Angry Birds Space game.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android on the Galaxy Note, with a more intuitive user interface that includes a redesigned App menu allowing for easier multi-tasking and easier sharing of content. Faster performance and response times across multiple applications make using the Galaxy Note even smoother; while Google Play provides one-step access to a raft of entertainment, including movies, games and books.

In celebration of the Premium Suite upgrade announcement, Samsung will be providing special offers to all Galaxy customers through its official launch partner status for Angry Birds Space, the latest blockbuster mobile game from Rovio Entertainment. For all Samsung Galaxy customers, an exclusive Galaxy Note level will be provided as well as a special package of 30 challenging levels – ‘Danger Zone’ – which will be available for free if unpacked within the 3-month period.

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By March 21, 2012 Read More →

OTONE Aporto Speaker: Quick Review

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Here I have something a bit different to what you may have seen me review before, as this time I am reviewing a little speaker from the company OTONE.

Featureing USB or battery powered for portability, Volume Control with On/Standby, Modular design for flexibility and a USB Audio interface the OTONE comes with a rather attractive price tag.

What can you expect from something that I’m sure not many of you have heard of before?
Well to find out the answer to that and any other questions you may have to please read on.

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By March 21, 2012 Read More →

Samsung teams up with Honda Racing

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Samsung Mobile has today been unveiled as the title sponsor for Honda UK’s British Superbike team with a two year deal for 2012 and 2013. This follows the huge success of Samsung’s 2011 BSB season with Crescent Racing and the recent announcement that 2010 British Superstock Champion and 2011 Superbike Riders’ Cup winner Jon Kirkham, who has been a Samsung brand ambassador for almost two years, is to join the rider line-up for the Samsung Honda team for the 2012 season.

The all-new Samsung Honda liveried CBR1000RR Fireblades will mount their charge on the British Superbike and British Superstock Championships in just a few weeks’ time at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend.

The sponsorship gives Samsung access to exclusive content and key moments from Honda Racing’s British Superbike 2012 season to share with Samsung customers across its extensive range of devices, including the Galaxy Note. As title sponsor, Samsung will be entitled to brand integration into Honda’s Racing British Superbike 2012 season, including branding on the bikes and driver leathers; the team’s motor and all team areas such as the pit display and hospitality areas.

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By March 21, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 161: Three Millions iPads

Web bannerGareth and James this week make the most of a pretty quiet week. James admits to being dragged kicking and screaming over to Florida in May for Blackberry World. Archos excites Gareth a little more. Apple post some big sales. And Matt is off doing valuable research!

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By March 20, 2012 Read More →

Official Angry Birds Space trailer: Out March 22nd

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By March 20, 2012 Read More →

Zinio available for BlackBerry PlayBook

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Do you want to read magazines on your PlayBook? Well from today you can thanks to Zinio.

Zinio is the premier app for magazines, giving readers immediate access to thousands of global titles. Read and download single issues or subscriptions of your favorite magazines and sync your library to your home computer, smart phone and tablet seamlessly. Keep up with trending topics and stories from magazines like Rolling Stone, The Economist, Hello!, US Weekly, T3, Macworld, Travel + Leisure and many more.

Key Features:

  • Thousands of top magazines from the world’s largest newsstand.
  • Full-color pages.
  • Full subscriptions or single issues available so you can choose what you want.
  • Sync your library instantly to your other mobile devices or your home computer.

The app itself is free but subscriptions will cost I’m afraid. That said, you wont need to travel to the shops to collect your magazine.

Click here from your PlayBook to download.

 

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By March 20, 2012 Read More →

Orange favoring Windows Phone for business?

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The guys over at WPCentral have posted the image to the right from the Orange business website. It looks like Orange are suggesting that Windows Phone could be the best mobile operating system for business users.

Now, while I am a fan of Windows Phone, and currently use the HTC Radar as my second device, I have to disagree with Orange on this one. Regular readers and listeners of our podcast will know I am a big BlackBerry fan and maybe I am slightly biased but I can’t see why a Windows Phone would be better than a BlackBerry for business.

Part of the reason I use a BlackBerry is its ease of use and how quickly I can bang out an email/instant message or tweet just to name a few top features. Whether you prefer a hardware keyboard or prefer a touch screen I have not found a single OS that allows me to manage my email/calendar and contacts as efficiently and as easily as on the BlackBerry OS.

I am sure many of you will disagree with me, especially those of you in North America but we all have our own preferences. Feel free to leave your opinions in the Facebook feed or over on our forums.

Rant over!

 

Posted by: James

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