Archive for October, 2013

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Nexus 5 goes on sale at Carphone Warehouse from tomorrow

nexus 5 goes on saleHere’s some news that so many of us have been waiting for. The eagerly awaited Google Nexus 5 goes on sale here in the UK from tomorrow at Carphone Warehouse.

Furthermore, pricing has been confirmed at just £295 SIM-free (as I had suggested!) which is a serious bargain for the level of specification that you get. This truly is a flagship device at a bargain price and Carphone Warehouse further sweeten the deal as the first 1000 customers to order the Nexus 5 on contract will also receive a free Google Nexus 7!

The full specification and press release can be found below.

We’ll be trying to get our hands on one of these tomorrow so wish me luck!

 

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Google Nexus 5 is now official

N5_Black_Frnt_3Q_Rght_Vrtcl-SIMP-LYRS_LGLG and Google have now officially launched the Google Nexus 5 and their joint press release can be found below.

LG AND GOOGLE INTRODUCE GOOGLE NEXUS 5

Slimmest and Fastest Nexus Phone Ever Now Available Online in Select Markets

LONDON, UK, 31st November 2013 — Following the success of Nexus 4, LG and Google have partnered again to deliver the first smartphone featuring the latest Android operating system, Android™ 4.4, KitKat®. Packed with new features, Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date.

With a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display, Nexus 5 boasts an expansive screen for an unrivalled visual experience. The lightweight smartphone comes in both 16GB and 32GB versions and is the perfect combination of powerful performance, functionality and convenience thanks to LG’s proven hardware and best of Google software and services.

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Lantronix xPrintServer review

Lantronix xPrintServer review - iOS printingIf you want to print from your iOS device you’ll typically need a printer that supports AirPrint. AirPrint was introduced some time ago as part of iOS 4.2. Despite it being around for a while, AirPrint has not found its way in to many printers.

So if you have an existing printer that doesn’t support AirPrint but you don’t want to replace it, your options are somewhat limited. That’s Lantronix xPrintServer comes in. This small box simply plugs in to your existing network and provides AirPrint capability to virtually any existing printer.

It really is plug and play but before we get in to any of the detail, have a look at the unboxing video below to see what you get.

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Vodafone and O2 smash speed records

deviceSince the launch of their 4G services two months ago, O2 and Vodafone have more than doubled their mobile internet speeds in London and surrounding areas.

Thousands of independent scientific tests by RootMetrics across the capital also found:

  • EE keeps its crown as top mobile network operator for Londoners
  • Ilford was Greater London’s speediest spot for mobile internet speeds
  • Vodafone beats O2 for speed but not for reliability
  • If you want a phone to be a phone, then O2 is best for calls and texts

The full London RootScore report is available to download from the RootMetrics website at http://rtmet.com/1gLTSGv, where you can also review the methodology behind the tests.

 

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Retro Tech Addicts Podcast 06: XP, Pods and HTCs (with VIDEO!)

Retro Tech Addicts PodcastGareth and Matt enjoy a warm and fuzzy recollection of days gone by in this the latest instalment of the Retro Tech Addicts podcast.

In this week’s show we talk about Windows XP, the first Apple iPod and the HTC MTeoR. Also in this show we discuss the rise of HTC and several of their key, early handsets.

This was also an experimental show. We’ve used Google Hangouts to record this week and later we’ll have a video of the show to share too. It’s not polished and obviously we’ll get better at this as we progress but we thought we would share it nevertheless.

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Amazon free Halloween apps

Amazon free Halloween appsFollowing on from their free give away last week, Amazon.co.uk have got into the spirit of Halloween and are giving away another seven apps today only.

Amazon Appstore is getting in the Halloween sprit today by giving away a bundle of ‘scary’ apps worth over £4 for free!

Including everything from Zombies, to spiders; the bundle is part of the ‘Free App of the Day’ initiative, which enables customers to download a paid app or game for free every day.

All ‘Free Apps of the Day’ and bundles are specially selected and customers can discover these directly from the Amazon Appstore on Macs, PCs or Android phones and tablets (including the Kindle Fire range).

A full list of the free apps including in the ‘Haunting Hits’ bundle include…

 

By October 30, 2013 Read More →

Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Lenovo Yoga TabletYesterday Lenovo announced another new Tablet to join its existing lineup. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet will be the worlds first multimode tablet and like the Yoga laptops in the range will be able to function in a number of orientations.

From a side-view the Yoga Tablet looks a little like an Apple Wireless Keyboard and it really is that slim, and will be available in both 8 and 10 inch varieties with either WiFi and 3G or WiFi only. The top model with 32GB of flash memory.

Quite surprisingly, unlike the Yoga 13 that we looked at recently, these new tablets will run Android OS rather than Windows 8.

As I’m now one of the LNVO INSDRS, I should be getting some hands on time with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet shortly so watch this space for our videos and review.

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ZTE Blade Q Series announced

ZTE Blade QZTE is a company that seems to be doing very well at the moment and the brand itself is definitely emerging as a recognisable name to consumers.

ZTE have released a number of devices under the Blade name over the past few years and each one has built upon the success of the previous. Today ZTE have announced their latest ZTE Blade Q series which, like several other manufacturers out there that we could mention, is available in small, medium and large.

The specification of each model in the Blade Q range, which can be seen below, is impressive and if previous form is anything to go by they are likely to be extremely competitively priced.

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Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be coming to Android

oculus-rift-smartphone-support-AndroidIt is now confirmed that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be coming to Android and that Android users will also have their own headset. A newly announced mobile headset will be a lighter consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset already planned for PC.

We have some exciting plans on the mobile VR side as the PC VR side. We’re really looking at hitting the consumer market. We’re very excited about what we’re seeing. Skeptical about how good mobile VR could be on such a small platform. It’s pretty incredible what [John Carmack has] been able to do. - Chief executive officer Brendan Iribe

Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot more in terms of details than what was mentioned. As for when we can expect the Android headset to be released, the company is hoping to have both the PC and Android versions release simultaneously or as close to it as possible. No word on pricing as of yet.

By October 30, 2013 Read More →

Nexus 5 pre-registration in Canada

wind-nexus 5-pre-registerCanadian Carrier WIND Mobile has just posted a pre-registration page for the Nexus 5 on Facebook. Specs for the device have been semi-confirmed along with the tag-line, “Google Nexus 5. The smart, new phone made to capture the moments that matter.” Here are the quick specs listed:

Nexus 5 specification:

  • Screen: 4.95-inch 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Cameras: 1.3MP front facing 8MP rear facing OIS
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Dimensions: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm / 130g
  • Operating System: OS Android 4.4, KitKat
  • Chip Set: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz
  • Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/nc NFC (Android Beam) / Bluetooth 4.0
  • Storage / Memory / Ram: 16GB or 32GB internal storage 2GB RAM
  • Ports & Connectors: microUSB, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Dual microphones, Ceramic power and volume buttons

 

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