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Activation problems with new iPhone devices, and iOS 7

Apple has put warnings to early adopters of the new iPhone 5S and 5C devices, as it seems that much like the iOS 7 roll out from yesterday; something just hasn’t gone quite right. Users of the new smartphone models should expect to run into activation problems, as well as …

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HTC One Red Smartphone Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most highly-regarded smartphones currently on the market, the HTC One.  The One is a make-or-break product for HTC as their market share has declined significantly over the past couple of years.  They are working hard to re-establish their …

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Apple queues in London, but mainly for iPhone 5s

Apple fans are queuing in London overnight, braving the rain and bad weather to land a brand new, shiny iPhone 5 smartphone. This morning Apple will open their Regent Street and Covent Garden stores for the arrival of two new handsets – the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone …

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Kogan announces cheap quad-core smartphone

The relatively unknown hardware developer Kogan has just announced a new quad-core smartphone for the mobile device market. Hopefully the new Agora 5.0 will be able to compete with all the bigger contenders such as Samsung, and HTC, but it should be able to keep pace with the lower price …

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iOS 7 already running into problems

The long awaited iOS 7 from Apple was finally released to the masses yesterday, and it has already been installed on hundreds of thousands of devices all over the world. Unfortunately, download problems have left thousands without the ability to upgrade to the latest software. The software designer officially unveiled …

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Nexus 10 with £350 price tag leaks

An internal retail listing at PC world, UK, may have outed the big brother of the new Nexus 7, the Asus Nexus 10, well before it was initially intended. It also has potentially let slip the price tag too, listing it at £349.99, making this tablet that bit more expensive …

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Blackberry Z30 pre-orders already available at Selfridges

BlackBerry announced the latest model in the BlackBerry 10 range today, and despite it being mere hours since the new Z30 model smartphone was unveiled to the world, we’re already seeing pre-orders go up online. With the likes of the iPhone 5S also launching in a similar timeframe, can Blackberry …

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EVGA Tegra tablets incoming

EVGA and Nvidia have just announced their partnership to bring you the world’s first Tegra 4 powered tablet: The Tegra Note 7. It’s hurtling on to the shelves in October, with a price tag of £180, just in time for the holiday season. Here’s what we know so far about the specs; …

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Short supplies of iPhone 5S before official launch

The next iteration of the iPhone from Apple has been predicted to shift huge numbers at the official launch this weekend, but some reports have been coming in that paint a very different picture for the hardware company. Various mobile operators in the US have reportedly spoken with Allthingsd about …

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Google Nexus 5 leaked in a bar

Rumours of the next potential handset from Google, the Nexus 5, have been going strong for some time now despite the company remaining tight lipped about the unconfirmed project. Those same rumours may have come to fruition, as the smartphone seems to have been leaked last night in a bar. …

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3D scanning and augmented reality for iPad

Occipital have developed a product called the Structure Sensor, a clip on accessory for the iPad which is designed to allow the user to scan 3D objects as well as to play augmented reality games. Occipital have clearly seen the potential of the Kinect for 3D applications. want to bring …

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Vodafone lists UK iPhone 5s prices

Vodafone has announced its pricing plans for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5s smartphone ahead of its release in just three days time, along with potential upgrade options for those that haven’t quite reached the end of their contract yet and still want to get in on the latest fruity fashion item. …

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Sol solar powered Ubuntu laptop coming this year

While companies like Intel might be hammering away at improving the efficiency of components while maintaining performance, we’re not quite at a stage yet where mobile electronics like laptops are able to sustain their operating life between charges much over 10 hours, if that. However, that doesn’t matter so much …

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Google announce new Haswell Chromebooks

Google have announced a new series of Chrome devices at the Intel Developer forum last week which will feature the latest Intel Haswell processors. The company highlighted some models from HP and Acer and they promoted the fact that Toshiba and Asus joined the Chromebook ranks. The Google Chromebooks have …

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Microsoft was working on prototype surface phones

Microsoft’s touch screen Surface ambitions might not have ended with the tablet if its most recent deal with Nokia hadn’t gone to plan. Had it not been able to snap up the Finnish phone maker, Microsoft may have forged ahead with support, developing its own line of Surface handsets. However, …

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Amazon Kindle Fire reduced to £109

Amazon have reduced the price of their Kindle Fire tablet to £109, meaning it is one of the cheapest ‘big brand’ tablets available in the UK. If you don’t mind dealing with adverts, you can pick it up for only £99. The Kindle Fire 7 inch tablet has sold well …

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41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 UK release date confirmed

Nokia Lumia followers will be happy to hear that the company have confirmed their release date in the United Kingdom. There has been much talk about the smartphone already, thanks in part to the 41 megapixel camera built into the product. The release date is set for September 25th, although …

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Apple announce iPhone 5C and 5S, priced up to £709.00

Well the time has finally come – Apple have announced their new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, with availability from September 20th. The iPhone 5c is the lower cost version, but it starts at a whopping £469 in the United Kingdom, with the higher price iPhone 5s shipping at a …

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Vodafone offering extra 4GB of data with 4G plans

While the race to 4G was played out over months and years – far longer than expected and necessary – the real wars are only really beginning now everyone is getting close to releasing their own nationwide 4G networks. Expecting O2’s new price plans to do pretty well, Vodafone is …

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Nova flash for iPhone hits Kickstarter

Smartphone cameras are certainly getting better every year, but the problem of a small, poorly located flash is still a problem. Enter a new project by Joe Waines and Alex Lukashevich from Chicago called ‘Nova’. The flash system attempts to stop washed out images with hard shadows. It is a …

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Opera release Coast browser for iPad

When faced with something that’s not a computer, nor a mobile phone, what must a web browser company do to innovate? It forgets everything, and starts over. The web has evolved exponentially from drab, grey webpages with blue, linked text to vivid, elegant pages with complex graphics, videos and other …

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