Archive for August 2nd, 2011

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Skype for iPad at last!

photo After a bit of a false start yesterday, first being then released and the removed from the App Store, one of the apps I have been most eagerly awaiting has been made available at last. I’m talking, of course, about Skype for iPad.

Previously the only way to use Skype on the iPad was to use the iPhone specific app. Whilst obviously this was workable it was, frankly, far from ideal as with other iPhone apps that run on the iPad it simply used display doubling in order to get it full screen.

Fortunately the new iPad app makes excellent use of the larger iPad display and working in a similar way to the mail app with a two-pane interface.

Looks awesome and works well even with the camera on the iPad 2. If you have an iPad then it’s definitely worth a look!


Posted by: Matt

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Virgin Media gives its tariffs a makeover


Virgin media has today announced it is re-launching its mobile tariffs in a bid to offer its customers the hottest handsets through a range of contract options but with the added bonus of cost savings on monthly bill.

  • Monthly Mobile bonus deal extended to offer savings for more customers
  • Customisable tariffs with extra data and call allowances
  • New range of 12 month contracts added for greater flexibility

From August, new and existing customers will be able to take advantage of standard 24 month contracts as well as a new competitive range of 12 month contracts, providing more flexible options for those looking to stay up-to-date with the latest handset technology without being tied to a long contract.

Posted in: Press Releases
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Alienware M17x R3 Review

Alienware M17x R3The Alienware M17x is now in it’s third-generation and it is one of the most powerful laptops in the world: Available with SSDs, a 3D 1080p screen, quad-core Intel I7 processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and top end NVIDIA graphics cards.

The M17x is definitely a top-shelf gaming notebook on paper but is that the case in practise? Read on to find out!



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Apple tosses Samsung’s tablet out of Oz

Samsung-Vs-AppleApple scored a victory in their on-going legal tirade against Samsung. A court in Sydney, Australia ruled in favour of Apple regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The device has now been blocked from advertising and sales within Australia until the courts decide the full patent infringement case. Here’s a quote from the Bloomberg article, Quote: Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and not to sell the device until it wins court approval or the lawsuit is resolved, according to an accord reached by lawyers during a break in the hearing.

Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren’t specified. Interestingly, Apple’s Australian claim is based on a U.S. version of the Galaxy tablet, which is different from the one that will be sold in Australia, according to Samsung’s lawyer Neil Murray. Samsung will provide Apple three samples of the Australian version of the computer tablet at least seven days before it planned to start distributing it. There’s no telling when, or if, this will affect any of Apple’s other international cases against Samsung, but it may have repercussions.

Ultimately, however, the final court ruling regarding the similarities and the 10 alleged patent infringements is really what matters the most in the long run. Then again, perhaps Apple has achieved what it really set out to do. Perhaps Apple’s real intentions were never really to "win" the court cases in the first place, and all they really wanted to do is hamper or slow down the momentum of their competitors. It’ll be interesting to see as the drama continues to unfold.

Posted by: Gareth

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