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By September 13, 2010 Read More →

Nokia News


Today is the start of Nokia World being held in London. As well as the Nokia Development Summit on Wednesday the next two days will consist of keynotes from Nokia top smartphone executives, some product info and some hands on time with some new devices.

However Nokia Mobile Solutions leader Anssi Vanjoki has decided to resign which comes as a total surprise.  Although he will work a six month notice this means we could see some changes in the future from Nokia.

This was the official statement:

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By September 13, 2010 Read More →

Toshiba Dynadock V10 review

Toshiba Dynadock V10 review Does the Dynadock V10 really soups up your laptop and productivity as V10 engine transplant would pimp up a car? Or is the all-in-one gizmo more of a two-stroke Trabant with a huge rear-wing?

I wasn’t sure what to make of the Dynadock.

It functions as docking stations of the yesteryear but it doesn’t look like one and connects via the ubiquitous USB rather than some obscure proprietary port.

The device tries to be a Swiss army knife of computer connectivity. It’s essentially a 4-in-1 gadget comprising a USB audio interface, a USB hub, a USB-to-DVI and a USB-to-Ethernet adapters. Quite an entourage for a single USB cable it uses to communicate with the computer.

Posted in: Laptops, Reviews
By September 12, 2010 Read More →

Vodafone Prohibits P2P Use for Broadband Customers


At a time where content producers are increasingly using peer-to-peer technology to distribute data, there are still Internet providers that wont allow such traffic on their networks. This type of discrimination is not limited to mobile or cellular networks either. In Ireland, Vodafone users are not permitted to use peer-to-peer services on their broadband connection.

For years the term peer-to-peer has been a synonym for piracy to most of the mainstream public. More recently, however, content distributers and websites such as Facebook and Twitter have become aware that it’s an ideal way to transfer data cheaply and efficiently.

Posted in: Phones
By September 12, 2010 Read More →

Eclair update heading to X10’s this month?

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10
MORE PICTURESFor those of you with any one of Sony Ericsson’s X10 trio in your pocket, this tasty piece of news should be music to your ears. While the rest of the Android world has more or less moved on, the Xperia X10’s has been serving up nothing but donuts for almost a year. Sony Ericsson actually promised to let 2.1 loose before end of Q3, but now we have evidence! An Xperia X10 was found running 2.1 Éclair at their booth at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin. As you can see, it has their UI skin all loaded up, so now the question is when we will see this actually rolling out to users.

Video (in German) after the break.

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By September 12, 2010 Read More →

Hackers Unite! Cydia Merges with Rock

JailbrokeniPhone4.jpgFor jailbreakers of the iOS platform, these two stores have been the gate way to pissing Steve Jobs off. But now, after a year and a half of being rivals, Cydia and Rock unite, under SaurikIT. (the makers of Cydia) SaurikIT acquired Rock and will be moving not only the apps and licences from Rock over to the Cydia store, but also all of the software engineers will be combined as well to create the biggest and best unofficial app store on the iOS platform. This is a great thing for all jailbreakers, I’m sure, but users running 4.1 will have to wait a bit longer to see the new Cydia Store as there is still no jailbreak yet.


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By September 12, 2010 Read More →

The iWatch Is Here


Let’s face it, it was going to happen. Somebody was going to make the iWatch and here it is. Made by ?Incipio, the Linq enables you to put the brand new iPod Nano on your wrist and wear it like a watch, and as far as I am aware, this is the first of many watch straps for the iPod Nano which will come to market. Not much to say execpt the strap is velcro and interchangeable, and your new iPod will be protected on your wrist as it protected by Incipio’s next gen polymer material which makes the housing nice and strong. Oh and it is available in 5 colours, in Black, Grey, Blue, White and Pink.

I was never really an iPod person, as all my media and music was stored on my phone, but this makes me really want to get one of the new Nanos! There is no word on pricing yet but expect it to be around the £20-£30 price point.


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By September 11, 2010 Read More →

Blaq demo video

Blaq Timeline

If you saw my Blaq review yesterday you would have seen how beautiful the user interface is. To give you a further insight I have recorded a brief demo video to show the main (and coolest) features of the application.

Have you downloaded Blaq yet? What do you think? Please let us know over in the forum.


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By September 11, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5801 Unboxing Video


The Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5801 is one of those devices that comes with pretty good specs and is extremely good value for money. At under £150 on PAYG you get Android 2.1 (upgradeable to 2.2), 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack just for starters.

Sold solely on Orange here in the UK you also get the added bonus of Orange maps to take care of your sat nav needs.

If you are looking for a pocketable, stylish, cost effective Android phone then this one could be right up your street.

Check out the unboxing video below and the review will be online in the next week or so.

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By September 11, 2010 Read More →

Samsung hoist their Windows Phone 7 flag

samwp71 After recently announcing that Android would be their primary mobile operating system, leaked shots of the GT-i8700 show Samsung isn’t quite ready to commit.  These shots leaked to Gizmodo show a Galaxy S sized device with a generous screen, which to my eyes has that Super OLED depth of contrast.  So while WP7 may not be Samsung’s OS of choice, it’s certainly not giving it a technological stillbirth. 

We know that Redmond has specified WP7 devices to be 1 GHz minimum and from the shots we can make out the device contains an LED flash and likely 8GB of storage, although it’s not clear if that is all onboard or bolstered by SD card.  There also appears several switches on the side of the device, one looking suspiciously akin to a + & – rocker and one the opposite side possibly one for locking and another for photographs.  While it may be the Galaxy family’s WP7 counterpart, it doesn’t look as slim as the flagship S, possibly down to a larger battery, and therefore it may run on a more power hungry CPU than the Hummingbird powering the Galaxy series, or alternatively it may simply have a discreet GPU for the Xbox Live games.

Posted in: Rumours
By September 10, 2010 Read More →

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Review

sanyo_xacti_vpc_cs1 Here I have the Sanyo xacti CS1 compact full HD camcorder, when I got the question from Matt ‘would you like to review a HD camcorder?’ to say I was thrilled would be quite the understatement; so as you can imagine I jumped at the chance as I have never used one before and this was a great opportunity as I was going on holiday!

My first thought when I received the camcorder was ‘How can it stand up against the vastly popular Flip HD range of pocket camcorders?’ Now the people who know me will know that I am not the most ‘clued up person’ when it comes to any type of camera, so I am reviewing for a novice point-of-view which I think will be a particularly realistic test as I beleive that this camera is likely to appeal to noobs like me. To find out how it all went please read on.


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