Archive for August, 2010

By August 11, 2010 Read More →

Orange Claims “No White iPhone Until the End of the Year”

The illusive white iPhone 4 has yet to be released because of supposed manufacturing problems. There are many rumours of why, but they range from the opacity of the white paint on the glass, to light leaking from the device. Apple has already delayed the white iPhone 4 twice, most recently they said that it will be “later this year.” But now Orange is emailing customers suggesting that the white iPhone will not be here until the end of the year.


We wanted to let you know that there won’t be any white iPhone 4’s in the UK until the end of the year.

If you’re happy to wait another few months we’ll let you know as soon as they’re back in stock. want an iPhone 4 now?

Alternatively, if you want it now, click here or visit your local Orange shop to get the iPhone 4 Black 16GB or 32GB today. Best wishes


So if you are still waiting for an white iPhone 4, you may be waiting a very long time. And it might just be worth it to get the black one and imagine it being white.


Posted in: Phones
By August 11, 2010 Read More →

Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2, Patches PDF Exploit

Apple has just released the latest version of the iOS for the iPhone and the iPad. The 4.0.2 and 3.2.2 update fixes the PDF exploit that enables the jailbreak.


Posted in: Phones
By August 11, 2010 Read More →

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 – UK exclusive hands on video


You may have seen our recent BlackBerry Torch videos that I shot at the London press event last week. As normal with these events the videos never come out as good as I would like so I have used my magic powers and got hold of a Torch 9800!

In the video below you will see me demonstrate most of the features on the new BlackBerry, and I must say I am really loving the device.

Enjoy the video and tell your friends to have a look too!


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By August 11, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Desktop Manager gets updated


If you currently use the BlackBerry desktop manager for backing up your device etc you may want to download the updated version which will be compatible with BlackBerry 6, version 6.0.

At present the update is only for PC so if you are a Mac user you are going to have to wait.

As with previous versions of BlackBerry Desktop Software, you can manage applications to install BlackBerry Device Software-optional applications to your BlackBerry smartphone (like support for new languages), or remove any third-party apps you may not want to use anymore. Removing or adding an app is just a matter of clicking on the ‘+’ or ‘X’ buttons in the action column, and the Application Summary screen will be updated to reflect what will happen after you select ‘Apply’ for the changes.

Integrated BlackBerry® Media Sync is new in version 6.0. Here are some of the main features:

Posted in: News
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 83: It’s all change!

MTA Banner

This week we’re joined by our old friend and special guest Chris Oldroyd. Tracy steps in with some special mobile deals and Andy has a mishap in his trousers.

Direct Download


Download the iPhone App

RSS Feed

mp; James with guest appearances by Chris and Tracy

Show Notes

Posted in: Podcast
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

The First Trojan for Android is Discovered

Well it seems like Android is becoming a PC, as security firm Kaspersky detected a trojan going by the name of “Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a”. This trojan is downloaded  as an Android app and according to  Kaspersky it is the first known Android targeted trojan.

The trojan poses as a media player app but when the app is installed, it starts sending SMS’s to premium rate numbers without telling the user. As the creators of the trojan usually set up the numbers, they benefit from this scam. These types of trojans have been on mobile phones for years, but as far as I am aware, this is the first time it has been put on an Android device.

Kaspersky Lab is supposedly working on Android-specific antivirus software and plans to release it early next year. Even though there are antivirus apps already available in the Android Market, it was supposed to be unnecessary. But I guess it is only a matter of time before we see the 1990s war between the Mac and PC start all over again.


Posted in: Phones
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

Nokia Launches C3 in Vietnam, Riots Ensue


While over here in Blighty we usually only see rioting associated with football or ill-conceived tax policies, it appears the Vietnamese will go crazy for a mobile phone.  This isn’t just any mobile phone however, this is Nokia’s new C3, with QWERTY keyboard, Series 40 OS, WiFi, 2MP camera.  OK, maybe it is just any mobile, making it all the more unusual for anyone to get out of hand when the supply runs dry – 5000 devices were available but a pretty impressive 7000 buyers turned up.  Let’s hope Apple doesn’t launch the iPhone 4 there or things could get really ugly.


Watch people run crazy for a mid-range smartphone here.


Posted by Ian

Posted in: News
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

The Droid Gets Reborn as the Droid 2

The Droid is arguably the phone that put Android on the map, and the sequel to the best-selling Android phone is here, as the Droid 2. The Droid 2 is going to come shipped with Android 2.2, the first device to do so. Aside from Froyo, the Droid 2 has a 3.7″ WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 8GB of internal storage, (with support of up to 32Gb on a MicroSD card) a 1GHz TI OMAP processor and 512MB of RAM. It also comes pre-installed with Swype, one of the best ways for text-imput on Android Devices.

The Droid 2 is going to be available on presale in the US  tomorrow August 11th for $199.99, with a R2-D2 Star Wars special edition coming next month. Even though the Droid 2 is only going to be available in the US, there hopefully should be a european version coming soon, as the Motorola Milestone got released as the european version of the Droid.

Press Release:

Posted in: Phones
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

BitDefender 2011 – What’s new


Our friends over at BitDefender have just told us about a new video they have released detailing what is new in the 2011 version of their security software.

The new range is coming next month so if you are looking to renew your computer security why not have  a quick look at the video.

Click here for the link.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Desktop Computing
By August 10, 2010 Read More →

Leaked Windows 7 Phone: The HTC Schubert

With Windows Phone 7 being released in the next couple of months, there has to be a phone leaked with WP7 running on it. And that is exactly what we see here. has just released a video of what seems to be HTC’s flagship phone for WP7, called the HTC Schubert. (Yeah I know, weird name.) See the video here. There are no released specs yet, but there are some rumoured that they will be similar to a Nexus One. i.e. a 1GHz processor, 512Mb of RAM ect.

Posted in: Phones