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Tesco mobile customers to get free 4G

Tesco Mobile has announced today that the company won’t be charging its customers a premium for using the 4G network, which is based of off O2’s infrastructure. Tesco used to charge customers £2.50 premium but decided to drop the charge in order to compete with the network, Three, which will …

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Your iPad case has got nothing on the iTrans4mer

There’s a wide range of iPad cases, stands and accessories out there, it’s its own multi-million pound industry, despite being just something to augment the main product. But your case, stand, whatever, has nothing on the iTrans4mer, a case, stand, speaker system and wall mount all in-one. How does it …

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App makers have two months to comply with new regulations

If you’re a maker of applications with in-app purchases, you have the next 60 days to implement a laundry list of changes that are designed to offer the consumer more information about what they’re spending their money on and to make it harder for children to ‘accidentally’ run up thousands …

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Apple considers mobile payments as big opportunity

When Apple added an opportunity to buy books, music and videos wirelessly from iPhone, it was a huge breakthrough for the company and its customers since it provided a lot of convenience. Nowadays e-commerce services in the pocket are no longer a breakthrough. But what about opportunities to pay for …

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Major changes are rumoured to be coming to the Apple TV

Apple seems to be gearing up for an overhaul of the Apple TV, recent changes to the company’s main website would suggest. The set top box device is now being promoted as a full product line alongside Macs, iPods and iPhones when previously, the Apple TV didn’t even have its …

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Samsung shipped 320 million smartphones in 2013

Samsung has officially set a new record as it has been revealed that the manufacturer managed to ship 320 million smartphones throughout last year, the largest ever achieved by a single vendor. Collectively, phone makers managed to sell 990 million smartphones world wide which is a 41 per cent increase …

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Sales of Microsoft Surface tablets doubled in Q4 2013

Microsoft Corp.’s Surface series of media and business tablets is staring to gain traction on the market. According to the company’s latest financial results, sales of Surface doubled in the second quarter of the fiscal 2014 (calendar Q4 2013). Unfortunately, the slates still bring only losses to the software giant. …

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Qualcomm thinks that 4K smartphones will be the next big thing

Smartphones went from 720p to 1080p very quickly and now, according to chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm, we are due to up the resolution on our phones once again. Tim McDonough, Qualcomm’s Vice President of Marketing, in an interview with Trusted Reviews said that 4K is is one of the primary focuses …

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S. Korea mulls 5G wireless Internet with 1000x 4G/LTE speed by 2020

The South Korean government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion of won ($1.49 billion, €1.088 billion, £895.89 million) into joint development and commercialization of the 5G wireless telecommunication technology with commercial companies. The 5G promises to be around a thousand times faster than existing standards. The science ministry of South …

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AMD expects new low-power APUs to outshine Intel’s Atom

Advanced Micro Devices is confident that its upcoming microprocessors code-named “Beema” and “Mullins” designed for low-power laptops and tablets, respectively, will outperform Intel Corp.’s existing Atom system-on-chips that belong to the code-named “Bay Trail” platform. AMD claims that its upcoming “Beema” and “Mullins” accelerated processing units for various low-power devices …

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Hampoo has big tablet plans for 2014

Hampoo may not be a brand that everyone is hugely familiar with, but it’s certainly gaining a name for itself after its recent CES showing, where its new fleet of touch screen devices offered built in gaming controls and glasses free 3D for the gamers and media viewers out there …

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