Archive for February, 2013

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Twitter: have you been compromised?

twitter_fail_whale_wide This week Twitter confirmed that they are the latest high-profile victims of mass-scale hacking. Over 250,000 have had their accounts hacked. Twitter said that they will be emailing owners of those accounts that have been affected.

So what should you do?

My advice; should you receive an email claiming to be from Twitter regarding your account and password, do NOT click any links in it. Instead go directly to the Twitter website and change your password. If you are in any doubt it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and do this anyway!

Twitter has advised all users to "ensure they are following good password hygiene" – not only on the social networking site but also elsewhere on the internet.

Their advice is as follows:

"Make sure you use a strong password – at least 10 (but more is better) characters and a mixture of upper- and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols – that you are not using for any other accounts or sites. Using the same password for multiple online accounts significantly increases your odds of being compromised."

It is believed that email addresses, account info and encrypted passwords have been stolen by an unknown hacking group. Despite it being encrypted passwords that have been compromised it is possible to crack this encryption, especially if your password is a simple dictionary word. Now might be a good time for you all to go and reset your passwords on Twitter and even other high profile sites!


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Editorial
By February 1, 2013 Read More →

BlackBerry Z10 on superfast 4GEE – the UK’s first 4G BlackBerry

bb-z10 Available from EE, the UK’s only 4G network, the BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet and offers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs. When combined with EE’s superfast 4G network, BB10 becomes one of the most connected operating systems on the market – allowing customers to download content, email and share files in a way they haven’t been able to on a BlackBerry device before.

EE 4G pricing table

Monthly contract

Upfront device cost – 24 months















*Price includes discount for new customers joining before 28th February

12 month plans are also available. Further pricing information can be found here:

Stockist details

EE Pricing: £49.99 one off charge on a £41 per month, 24 month contract


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By February 1, 2013 Read More →

Sony Xperia Z – available for pre-order on Three

xperia-z The Sony Xperia Z, Sony’s innovative smartphone, is now available for pre-order on Three.

Xperia Z brings together the best of Sony’s technology, design and connectivity to deliver a precision engineered full HD smartphone. The phone is smart, sleek and durable with a reflective glass surface and is resistance to dust and water which means it’s perfect for taking photos in the rain or texting from the bath!
The 5″ full HD display has a Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 which automatically optimises images so they’re sharper and brighter so you’ll get the best in contrast and colour management.

Xperia Z also offers more intelligent battery management with Battery STAMINA Mode so your phone lasts even longer. It knows when your screen is off, shuts down the battery-draining apps you don’t need and then starts them up again when the screen is back on. Combined with the powerful 1.5GHz quad-core processor means you have a top performing smartphone which won’t let you down.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, said, “We’re extremely pleased to offer the Xperia Z for pre-order from the 1st February and coupled with our highly competitive price plans and no surprise out of bundle data charges, this premium smartphone brings you the ultimate internet experience all on our Ultrafast network”.
The Sony Xperia Z will be available from the 28th February for £34 a month with an upfront cost of £69 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan. It will also be available for £36 a month with an upfront cost of £69 on The One Plan. Both plans come with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges and All- You-Can-Eat data.

Additionally the smartphone is available on Pay As You Go for £449.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to All-You-Can-Eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers All-You-Can-Eat data, 500 minutes and 3,000 texts and for a 30-day period.
The first 1,000 customers to visit our retail stores and pre-order a Sony Xperia Z on a 24 month contract with Three will receive a pair of Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones worth £299.00. These specially engineered High Definition headphones include pressure-relieving cushions so you can listen in comfort for as long as the beat keeps rolling*.

Key features
. 5″ full HD display for the best viewing experience
. 13MP fast-capture camera so you never miss a shot
. Dust and water resistant to protect it from any accidents
. 1.5Ghz quad-core processor for fast multi-tasking
. Long battery life with STAMINA mode to last even longer
. Ultrabrilliant meets Ultrafast


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Phones