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UK joins US in mobile charge flight check

We heard the other day that all flights going into the US might require you to prove that your mobile phone isn’t a bomb, by turning it on, and now it looks like the UK is following suit. Changes made to passenger advice on the government’s website suggests that all …

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TSA bans uncharged mobiles from UK-US flights

Don’t go to the airport thinking you can just charge your phone when you get on your long haul flight, as thanks to a change in policy by the US run Transportation Security Administration (TSA) those unable to prove that their mobile phone is just that – by turning it …

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UK Dungeon Keeper ad banned for misleading customers

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Dungeon Keeper advert after ruling that it mislead customers and shouldn’t be called a free game. The investigation came after a user complained that the advert omitted significant information. The advert in question said: “GET DUNGEON KEEPER ON MOBILE FOR FREE! … …

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CD Projekt Red to release mobile MOBA

CD Projekt Red is the most Valve like company out there at the moment. It has a well respected, fan-focused digital distribution platform, a history of strong games and is even working on a much-hyped third title in its most popular series. Still not convinced? How about the fact that …

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Three and EE announce calls and texts over WiFi service

To help combat the growing trend of users taking to third party apps for their main methods of communication, both Three and Everything Everywhere (EE) have announced new services that allow customers to use their WiFi connection to send text messages and make calls, in the same manner as software …

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Altergaze offers Rift like 3D for your smartphone

Even though Oculus VR is committed to making its Rift headset as affordable as possible, at the end of the day you’re still paying for an impressively compact screen, with a fancy converter board, on top of the lenses that perform a lot of the VR emulation and this is …

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Age of Empires is going mobile

Age of Empires, the history based RTS game is now coming to mobile devices, the last main instalment to the series was Age of Empires III which came out in 2005. An online focused game came out in 2011 but failed to take off and as a result, it will …

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HTC admits to One (M8) benchmark cheating

It seems that some phone makers are still cheating in Android benchmarks as HTC has admitted that it optimised the One (M8) to push itself harder than normal in order to get higher benchmark results. People began suspecting that this was the case when the new HTC phone began dominating …

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Three kills off unlimited tethering

Mobile Network, Three, has just recently upgraded its customers to 4G for free and up until now, there didn’t appear to be any drawbacks to the deal. However, now the network has decided to pull unlimited tethering from its current tariffs, which was a key benefit to the popular ‘One …

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Xbox Live to come to Android and iOS?

Microsoft has Xbox Live features included in the Windows Phone OS,  in-fact, you can even earn achievements for your account on some mobile games but now the company wants to make Xbox Live cross platform by bringing the functionality to Android and iOS devices. Some details of the plan were …

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Vodafone miniaturises its emergency phone network

Vodafone has been on the forefront of developing kit that’s designed to offer instant mobile network access for hard to reach areas during disasters, but its previous efforts have been giant, bulky affairs that come in multiple boxes, take a while to set up and weigh too much for the …

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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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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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Wavemaster Mobi Speakers review

Every now and then, we get something cool and funky into the KitGuru offices. Sometimes the timing of the new arrival is out and sometimes the timing is spot on. With the current heatwave, the arrival of a pair of Wavemaster Mobi speakers could not have been better timed.  Not …

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Samsung think it’s figured out 5G

While Everything Everywhere and other mobile providers have been keen to push their 4G offerings on customers with big data habits, Samsung has apparently already figured out the next-generation of wireless data transfer, naming it cleverly: 5G. The speeds are huge too. This is beyond WiFi and even faster than …

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Facebook profits are up, thanks to mobile ads

Facebook has announced a significant boost in earnings over the past quarter, after it saw a big jump in revenue from mobile advertising and perhaps more impressively, an increase in user numbers, seeing active users on the site reach 1.1 billion throughout the quarter. While Facebook has been the world’s …

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Marvel bringing weekly comics to mobile

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We learned yesterday that Comixology had made available over 700 comics to those that got hold of its app and downloaded them before the early hours of Wednesday morning – so you still have a bit of time – and now Marvel is getting in on the mobile comic action. …

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O2 dropping phone chargers

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UK mobile phone provider O2 has announced that by 2015 it will no longer offer phone chargers with its handsets, as part of a new initiative called “Charger out of the Box,” which suggests that since most people have a compatible charger anyway, they don’t need another. According to the …

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UK 4G arriving by summer 2013

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Finally the big mobile operators have begun to shake hands over how the auction for 4G services will take place this year, with the agreement between them all expecting to be signed tonight – presumably because none of them want to give Everyone Everywhere (EE) too much of a lead …

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iControlPad Kickstarter is going well

The Kickstarter funding campaign for the second version of the iControlPad, named the same with a simple “2” added to the end, is going very well, chocking up almost a third of its goal money in less than four days. At the time of writing, it sits at $41,623 with …

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Ex-Marks and Spencer boss pushes new money

Sir Stuart Rose was asked to leave M&S with an £8 million handshake and, at 61 years of age, could well retire to a humble Yorkshire mining town – supping bitter and regaling locals with tales of retailing wonder. But he’s not doing that. In fact he’s getting quite dramatic. …

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