Archive for May 11th, 2012

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available


Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Cloud, a radical new way of providing tools and services for creatives. A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centred around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software, packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools. The CS6 product line includes new releases of Photoshop®, InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Flash® Professional and other products.

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O2 Travel – use your mobile worry free when abroad


Nice, our second roaming post of the day.  O2 today announces the launch of O2 Travel, providing customers with a worry free way to use their mobiles throughout Europe this summer. Available from July to all O2 pay monthly customers, including O2 business customers*, the simple new approach offers 25MB of data per day for £1.99. When making voice calls, customers will be charged a one-off 50p per call, with minutes then taken from their existing tariff.
O2 Travel marks the next step in O2’s commitment to help customers banish concerns over their bill when they get home, allowing worry free tweets, Facebook status updates, and calls home from poolside in the sun. It represents the best value international offer from O2 to date, enabling customers to make their holiday as connected as they wish.

O2 Travel was developed using customer insight which highlights the growing demand for mobile use abroad:
. Mobile internet usage whilst on holiday is growing at more than 100% a year
. 60% of customers who use the mobile internet in the UK also use it whilst abroad
. Facebook, Google and BBC News are the most popular websites to vist while on holiday
. France and Spain are the most popular countries for customers calling back to the UK

With 25MB of data per day customers can keep connected to all their favourite sites, making 2012 the first ever social media connected summer holidays. Gone are the days of showing holiday snaps once the tan has faded: now holiday moments can be shared as soon as you hit the beach.

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Samsung announce the Omnia M Windows Phone

Omnia M

It has been some time now since we saw a new Windows Phone from Samsung. The Omnia M is due to launch initially in Europe in the not too distant future and looks to be a pretty sweet Windows Phone.

Sporting a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, powered by a single core 1GHz processor and with a 5 mega pixel camera the Omnia M may well be over shadowed by the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note but it looks to be a nice mid range handset if the price is right.

My only concern is the 4GB of internal storage space. The device appears to not have support for a MicroSD card which puts a huge limit on the phones capabilities.

Still, if it is cheap enough I am sure the carriers will sell plenty.


Posted by: James

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Carphone Warehouse Deal of the Week – Samsung Galaxy Note


Carphone Warehouse has announced its brand new super money saving Deal of the Week – the brilliant Samsung Galaxy Note.

For the next seven days, the Samsung Galaxy Note will be available for free on T-Mobile for just £31 a month. This deal, exclusively available with Carphone Warehouse, will give users 100mins, unlimited texts and 750 MB of data per month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note combines the benefits of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone; thanks to the thin design, supersized 5.3″ screen and S Pen stylus. The Note supports stunning visuals with the latest HD Super AMOLED technology giving it one of the highest quality displays on any phone. It also uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system giving users access to thousands of apps on Android’s huge app library, Play Store.

The Carphone Warehouse Deal of the Week is available in store, Direct and online at


Posted by: James

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EU roaming charges set to fall from July


It’s about time this was addressed as us mobile users get ripped off if we travel overseas.  From July 2012 European Union roaming prices are set to be capped thanks to a parliament vote.

After July 1st operators will only be able to charge 29 euro cents (24p) a minute to make a call, 8 cents (7p) a minute to receive a call, 9 cents (8p) to send a SMS message and 70 cents a megabyte (58p) for data usage.

The long term plan is for EU roaming prices to stay the same as domestic which would save many of us a small fortune. The EU also plans to allow consumers to pick a separate operator for roaming without changing SIM cards from 2014.

EU rapporteur and MEP Angelika Niebler said: “Parliament has succeeded in its call for cheaper roaming prices for consumers, and in particular for data roaming.

“In addition, from July 2014, consumers will be able to choose an operator other than their national operator for roaming services. The new rules will also help to open up the market to new entrants and so increase competition.”

Great news all round.


Source: mobilenewscwp

Posted by: James

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 168: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Web bannerGareth and Matt are all over the Samsung Galaxy SIII with some alternating views on the latest phone to hit the press. Also, following the launch of Samsung’s flagship device is a new baby Blackberry announcement that will go easier on the pocketbook than Samsung’s Behemoth.

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