Archive for October, 2012

By October 31, 2012 Read More →

Movember starts tomorrow – Want to help us out please?


Tomorrow see’s the first day of Movember and for the first time I shall be taking part. For those that know me you will be aware that I only have a beard trim once a week anyway and to be honest with just a moustache I look blooming stupid, so it should make for a comical month!

The funds raised in the UK are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. We work with these partners to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

If you are in the position to make a small donation to a very worthwhile cause we will be most grateful. You can do so by visiting and if you want to keep up to date with silly moustache pictures I will post one a day on our Twitter page. I’m blushing just at the thought of it but it isn’t about me – we need to raise for funds for men’s health.

For those that can help I thank you in advance – James


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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Want to get paid to investigate and analyse apps – you can with AppXpert for the iPhone and iPod Touch


It almost sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Yes, you can get paid to test apps and give your opinions. AppXpert is an app that gives you the chance to earn cash, iTunes gift cards or Amazon promotional codes and it only takes a few minutes each day.

Available to the iPhone and iPod Touch with future support coming to the iPad (I hope) AppXpert is free to download yet will earn you some cash for your time spent inside the app – Sounds perfect if you ask me.

Nearly every day, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in paid app investigations. It’s simple: you download the app that we recommend, try it out and then answer a short multiple choice questionnaire. There you go! You’ve just earned 20p in a matter of minutes!

You can also keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of AppXpert on our favorite social media sites. Click the following links: FaceBook, Twitter.

Remember to turn on your push notifications to be the first to know when new investigations are available! So check out AppXpert and prove you’re at least as good as 007!
If you are a developer and are interested in having your app tested by our online community, please email us at [email protected]

You can download AppXpert for the iPhone or iPod Touch here. What are you waiting for?


Sponsored Post – By James


Posted in: Phones
By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Clove also have the HTC One X+ on stock – Shipping tomorrow


One X+


Clove have the HTC One X+ available to order for £474.00 including VAT. Order here.


Posted by: James

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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

What would you do if you lost your iPhone and the battery died? Don’t worry – Lookout has you covered with Signal Flare!


Lookout launched Signal Flare for Lookout on Android a few weeks ago, and millions of people are already are using it. Lookout’s research showed that 30% of people say they could not recover their lost or stolen phone because of a dead battery. To put an end to the problem, it created Signal Flare.

Signal Flare is the simple and easy way to help find your iPhone with a dead battery. If you lose your phone as your battery is about to die, Signal Flare flags your location at so you can see where your phone was last, giving you a fighting chance of getting it back.

This update also includes iOS 6 and screen optimisations for new iPhone 5.

If you have an iPhone you NEED this app! You can download here for both OS’s and the best news is that the app is free. What are you waiting for? Go, Go, Go!


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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

HTC One X+ in stock at Expansys


Although we were not expecting it until tomorrow Expansys have just told us the device is now in stock for those that have been waiting. The HTC One X+ Will set you back £494.99 for the 64GB model so get your orders in quick.

The full specs can be found below and I must say, they do look rather impressive. In particular (although not really that exciting) I’m loving the battery size.

  • SIZE: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm
  • WEIGHT: 135 grams with battery
  • DISPLAY: 4.7 inch super LCD 2 touch screen, HD 720p resolution, with Gorilla® Glass 2 for greater durability. Optical lamination for superior sharpness, clarity and reduced light reflection
  • CPU SPEED – NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 AP37, 1.7 GHz quad-core
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC SenseTM 4+
  • MEMORY – Total storage: 32GB & 64GB, available capacity vary, RAM: 1GB
  • NETWORK – HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz


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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Skype for Windows Phone 8–Video


Skype for WP8


Posted by: James

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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Free CoPilot GPS app for iPhone gets an update


ALK Technologies, leading developer of mobile navigation applications, is pleased to announce a major update to its free CoPilot GPS mapping and planning app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Also perfect for the new iPad Mini with GPS!

The latest update (v9.3) optimised for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 brings updated offline maps, and new and improved navigation features for the popular free version of CoPilot, which has been downloaded by two million users since it was launched in the summer 2012.

New in v9.3 are:

  • Optimised for iPhone5 – full screen navigation on the iPhone5’s new taller screen
  • Free map update – the latest NAVTEQ street maps, including the addition of the Hindhead tunnel, the M74 extension in Glasgow and the second Tyne Tunnel
  • Google search – CoPilot’s Local Search is now powered by Google
  • Apple maps integration – navigate with CoPilot from Apple Maps
  • New info display – including Current Road
  • Themes – four new free colour schemes are available to personalise your CoPilot
  • Drive for a cause – a paid-for pink theme in support of Breast Cancer Awareness (all proceeds go to charity)
  • Numerous user interface enhancements

CoPilot GPS is the free edition of the award-winning CoPilot navigation range. It includes powerful trip planning and offline maps. Turn by turn navigation is available via in-app purchase.

CoPilot GPS v9.3 for iPhone and iPad is available now as a free download from the iTunes store.


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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

EE goes live with 4G LTE and superfast fibre in 11 UK cities


Superfast services are available for consumers and businesses for the first time ever today as EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, launches its new 4G service in 11 cities. The launch is set to offer a timely boost to the UK economy offering firms the opportunity to increase innovation, boost productivity and cut costs, as has been the experience of companies in countries such as the US, Sweden, Japan and Germanysince the technology was first introduced. Today also marks the arrival of over 700 EE stores on high streets across the country in one of the biggest and fastest transformations in UK retail history.

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, said: “Today is a landmark day for our company, the UK mobile industry and, most importantly, the country’s businesses and consumers.

“But this is just the start as our 4G network will continue to grow stronger and wider by the day. We’re investing £1.5 billion in our network to be the first company to offer mobile 4G in the UK, alongside the biggest 3G network. Combined with our Fibre Broadband and revolutionary service model we have a pioneering and unique offer to customers across the UK – superfast speeds in the home, superfast speeds on the move and expert service on nearly every high street in Britain.”

The delivery of 4G and the company’s retail transformation has been underpinned by an intensive employee training programme as well as a comprehensive national IT infrastructure upgrade to ensure that EE customers receive expert service.

In its first phase, the 4G service is going live in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Southampton. This will allow users to:

. Access the web on the go in an instant

. Download large email attachments quicker than ever

. Watch live TV on the move without buffering

. Download high-definition movies in minutes

. Play live multiplayer games on the go

. Make high quality video calls on the move

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By October 30, 2012 Read More →

The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 – Video


Google Nexus


Posted by: Gareth

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By October 29, 2012 Read More →

Three Nexus devices to devour

Nexus_v16_web_flatDue to the unexpected weather front currently sweeping the east coast of North America, Google has cancelled it’s planned event to announce some new devices. Instead we are being treated to a less exciting press release. Google have, however, put together a tidy and exciting combination of goodies to launch, conveniently just before Christmas and just after Apple’s iPad announcement.

Nexus 4 with Google Now and Photo Sphere
Nexus 4 is our latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor which means it’s super fast, a crisp 4.7" (320 ppi) display that’s perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2-the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, we’ve reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family-or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.
Android 4.2 brings other great goodies like Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard-it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. Android 4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos and play games right on your Miracast-compatible HDTV.
Learn more about all of the new features of Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, here.

Google Now-even more useful
We designed Google Now to make life simpler by giving you the right information at just the right time in easy to read cards, before you even ask. And the feedback has been awesome. So today we’re adding more cards that we hope you’ll find useful. Flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and shipping details-how often have you found yourself wading through your email to get this information at the last moment? So next time you book a table for dinner, you’ll get a reminder with all the details without ever having to lift a finger. You’ll also get cards for nearby attractions, interesting photo spots, movies times at nearby theaters or concerts by your favorite artists.

Nexus 7: Thin, light and now even more portable
Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google-YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps-and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.

Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055" display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.

Google Play: More entertainment, more countries
We’ve recently added a ton of great new entertainment to Google Play, such as movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox. Earlier this year we expanded our service beyond movie rentals and now you can purchase movies and build a library of your favorites in Google Play. Today we’re bringing movie purchasing to more countries – Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and Australia.
We’re also excited to announce two new partnerships. We’re now working with Time, Inc. to bring you even more magazines like InStyle, PEOPLE, TIME and others. And we’ve partnered with Warner Music Group who will be adding their full music catalog with new songs coming each day. We’re now working with all of the major record labels globally, and all the major U.S. magazine publishers, as well as many independent labels, artists and publishers.
On November 13, we’re bringing music on Google Play to Europe.  Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs-for free-from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free-free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening.

Great value
We’ve always focused on building great devices at great value.  And we think today’s devices offer the very best that money can buy. Here are more details on when and where you can pick up your next Nexus device:

  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
  • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It’s your connection to the best of Google – all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle.  Now you have three new Nexus devices, a new improved version of Jelly Bean and more entertainment than ever before-all available on Google Play. The playground is open.

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