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LG G4 available in Black Leather from Mobiles.co.uk

LG G4 available in Black Leather from Mobiles.co.uk

The LG G4 is now available to preorder at Mobiles.co.uk from £32.50 per month. The online phone retailer can also confirm that the black leather back edition will be exclusive to the Dixons Carphone Group, which Mobiles.co.uk is part of. The G4 packs plenty of punch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core chip replacing the Snapdragon 801 found in the G3. The […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →
ViewSonic Introduces New 4K Monitor for Business

ViewSonic Introduces New 4K Monitor for Business

ViewSonic, a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the VG2860MHL-4K Ultra HD monitor designed specifically with business professionals in mind. Building upon its award-winning display heritage, ViewSonic’s new Ultra HD VG2860MHL-4K meets the needs of demanding business professionals. “Business users tend to use multiple monitors in their current setups, in finance trading, and […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →
A look at Archos Fusion Storage

A look at Archos Fusion Storage

Several new device in the Archos range feature the exclusive Archos Fusion Storage system that seamlessly combines the memory of any MicroSD card* with the internal storage. This gives the user even more space for your apps, games and multimedia, anytime the device’s internal memory is running low, this smart storage system automatically migrates data, […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →
Denon announce new addition to HEOS range, HEOS 1

Denon announce new addition to HEOS range, HEOS 1

Denon, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, is delighted to unveil its HEOS 1 and HEOS 1 Go Pack, the latest additions to the HEOS wireless multi-room music system. The portable HEOS 1 wireless speaker is the first product in the series intended for both indoor and outdoor use. The HEOS […]

By May 20, 2015 Read More →

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Unboxing the Inateck Bluetooth 3.0 ultra slim keyboard

Unboxing the Inateck Bluetooth 3.0 ultra slim keyboard

Coming in at an exceptionally low price whilst retaining a fine build quality the Inateck Bluetooth keyboard is a low cost solution to increasing comfort when travelling and the need for a more desktop like environment. Also available in black, this revised bluetooth keyboard is much more attractive than the typical affair you would expect […]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
iMend smartphone repair review

iMend smartphone repair review

No matter how careful you are, at some point many of us end up dropping their mobile phone. Sometimes you get lucky and end up with just a little scratch but other times the damage can be a little more catastrophic. Generally your choices are to get a new phone or to get the phone […]

By December 8, 2014 Read More →
ExpressVPN keeping you safe and secret

ExpressVPN keeping you safe and secret

There is no shortage of Virtual Private Network solutions out there, they really seem to be all the rage this side of the NSA reaching into the search engines and online storages to harvest our very personal data and to build a profile on each and every one of us. It seems in the future […]

By November 25, 2014 Read More →
Unboxing Inateck 2 in 1 Micro USB Cable + Apple Lightning Adapter Cable

Unboxing Inateck 2 in 1 Micro USB Cable + Apple Lightning Adapter Cable

Inateck have provided us with a 2 in 1 Micro USB Cable + Apple Lightning Adapter Cable 1.2m (4ft.) This is ideal for charging your iPhone 6/ 5/ 5s/ 5c /iPad 4/ iPad air/ iPad mini mini2/ iPad 4th gen, whilst also providing a cable for a MicroUSB based device. The cap on the top can […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →

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Canon Maxify iB4050 Unboxing

632511-662343-290Ebuyer has sent over a Canon Maxify iB4050 Wireless Inkjet Printer for Gareth to have a play with. The printer retails for around £88 on Ebuyer, a price so low that this easily becomes an interesting option for any small business, or ever personal user looking for a quality printer. 

With the price of ink being a major concern for anyone purchasing a printer, the ink tanks cost roughly £17 each or a pack of 4 for £52, depending on where you look. With an output of 1,500 colour pages this looks to be notably better value than many printers on the market currently.

Perfect for small offices this fast cloud ready printer offers 2-sided printing

High-speed printer for small office with built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet, mobile and cloud printing. Features 2-sided printing and high capacity ink tanks for efficient, high quality business documents.

Key Features

  • High volume printer for a busy small office with two 250-sheet paper cassettes

  • No waiting for documents with Quick First Print plus 15 colour pages/min and 23 mono pages/min

  • Wi-Fi plus Ethernet connection: print from PCs, smartphones, tablets and cloud services

  • Print up to 2,500 mono and 1,500 colour pages with individually replaceable XL ink tanks

  • Create quality documents with Dual Resistant HD ink optimised for  business printing

  • Recommended monthly page volume of 250-1,500 pages

  • Free 3 year Warranty

| May 22, 2015 | Read More →

Two months of 100GB of 4G data for £10.00 on EE mobile

5gUWENg5EE has a new offer of a limited edition Pay As You Go SIM which once topped up with a £10 1GB data pack, including 50 texts and 50 minutes of calls, EE will give you 100GB of 4G data for two months one the 1GB has exhausted. 

Essentially, spending £10 will get access to 201GB of 4G data, or 3G if that is all your phone/tablet can manage. To get the limited edition SIM you need to apply before 31st May 2015 and then top up with £10 within 14 days of getting the SIM and buy the £10 data pack.

A big win for this is that EE does allow tethering on all their 4G plans.

T&Cs here

You can order your SIM here. http://shop.ee.co.uk/campaigns/limited-edition-sim

| May 19, 2015 | Read More →

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Wall, Ceiling or Floor into an Interactive Touchscreen

Touchjet Pond smart projectorToday, on the heels of one of the most successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaigns of all time, Touchjet launched the Touchjet Pond Projector™. It’s the first consumer device that turns any flat surface into a super-sized touchscreen. A device that fits in the palm of your hand, the Touchjet Pond Projector is ultra-portable and can easily fit in a briefcase, backpack or purse. With the projector, users can interact directly with their photos, videos, games, apps and presentations on a large touch display (up to 80”) anywhere they go.

Built on the Android 4.4 operating system, the projector gives users access to hundreds of thousands of apps that can be downloaded directly to the device via Google Play. Users can also directly project from almost any smartphone or tablet using a third party app. The unique design and infrared (IR) technology brings any Android app to life with an interactive screen that users control with a stylus.

In addition, Touchjet previewed the Touchjet WAVE™, the second product to leverage Touchjet’s proprietary touch technology. The Touchjet WAVE turns almost any flat screen TV or monitor into a touchscreen Smart TV (up to 60”) and features a compact, unobtrusive design with easy setup.

It will launch on Indiegogo next month and will be widely available later in the year. For more information on discount rates and early access, visit the website here:www.touchjet.eu

“Mobile devices do a great job of keeping people connected, except when they are in the same room,” said Helen Thomas, CEO of Touchjet and former SVP of Worldwide Sales at Livescribe and GM of APAC International Business at LeapFrog. “We’re creating devices that take the interactivity of mobile apps and project it so everyone can share the experience, be it in the living room, classroom or a board room.

College classmates Tom Li Jiang, president, and Liu Zhen, CTO, recognized that mobile devices were isolating people, as families, friends and colleagues spent more and more time “together” staring at separate screens. It’s a concern shared by families as well. A recent survey showed that 71 percent of moms feel they are losing their kids to digital screens[1]. Tom and Liu founded Touchjet and developed the Touchjet Pond Projector and The TouchjetWAVE to change how consumers interact with their devices and each other, opening the door for shared experiences.

The unique technology that powers the Touchjet Pond Projector starts with the light processing unit (LPU). Positioned near the lens of the projector, the LPU picks up an infrared signal which then runs through an image-processing algorithm. That process translates the location of the user’s gesture into a standard touch point signal. The Touchjet algorithm must process thousands of points and dozens of projected frames per second in order to deliver the seamless interactive experience. The same infrared technology is applied in a similar fashion to the Touchjet WAVE.

The Touchjet Pond Projector can be set up in moments and is easy to use. Just turn on the projector, download the apps and start to interact with the content on the surface. Users can instantly play games, edit documents in real time or watch videos, all in one place. The options are endless:

●      At home: Bring family and friends together to play games, watch movies, share pictures and more. With the ability to use two styli at once, friends and family can join in on the fun, too. The projector can also replace other home media options — the 80” screen and functionality of Android apps make it a complete entertainment package that costs less than buying a similar-size TV and gaming console for the home.

●      In schools: Create an interactive classroom with Touchjet’s built-in Android system. With access to hundreds of educational apps covering an array of topics from learning how to read to recognizing colors and shapes, Touchjet brings an interactive lesson plan to groups of students that counter balances individual tablets and Chromebooks that are taking over the classroom.

●      On the go: Whether traveling for work or for pleasure, the projector’s portability is a real asset. Weighing in at 273 grams and equipped with a built-in speaker, the Touchjet Pond Projector is ideal for giving presentations, watching movies in a hotel room (or anywhere), chatting with loved ones or playing games.

The Touchjet Pond Projector’s price starts at £599.99 and includes:

  • Touchjet Pond Projector with a built-in computer pre-loaded with Android apps, the Android operating system and 18 GB of user-addressable memory

●      1 Power Supply (5vdc, 3A)

●      1 Battery

●      2 Styli

●      1 Airmouse

●      1 USB (OTG) cable for PC hookup or accessories

●      1 User Guide

●      6 AAA Batteries (for the two styli and Airmouse)

●      1 Carrying Case

The Touchjet Pond Projector can be purchased via www.touchjet.eu

| May 15, 2015 | Read More →

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab A

Screenshot 2015-05-15 07.04.29Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the all-new Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be available in the UK from 21st May. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A introduces a new screen size designed to create an improved viewing experience alongside high-performance features, making it a smart device that people can rely on every day.

The Galaxy Tab A is high quality yet affordable and designed to be used by the whole family. It can be customised to individual tastes, making it perfect for anyone looking for a device that can be used by more than one person. Designed to offer maximum portability the light, slim Galaxy Tab A measures just 7.5mm – perfect for people who want a practical device they can use wherever, whenever.

“The Galaxy Tab A has the power and performance our customers have come to expect from the Samsung Galaxy range, and with Wi-Fi, LTE and S-Pen versions available we are offering people more choice when it comes to picking a device that best suits their lifestyle.” commented Conor Pierce, Vice President IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “Combining innovative functionality that makes it possible to tailor the tab experience for more than one person with a compact design – the Galaxy Tab A can be used anywhere, anytime. With a new screen ratio designed to optimise the viewing experience, the new Galaxy Tab A is the perfect tablet for people looking for an everyday device that works for them and their family.”

An optimal viewing experience

The Galaxy Tab A features a new 4:3 aspect ratio screen designed to deliver the best possible viewing experience. Reflecting how people are using tablets, the new screen ratio optimises the format of web pages, e-books and e-magazines to provide a better-proportioned and more natural viewing experience. Complementing this new screen display, the Galaxy Tab A also comes pre-installed with a range of premium content via Galaxy Gifts, including free online storage solution OneDrive which gives 115GB of online storage, The Economist and Kindle for Samsung.

Enhanced Kids Mode

Available to download through Galaxy Essentials, Kids Mode allows parents to manage how their children use the Galaxy Tab A by controlling both the length of time children spend on the device and the apps and features they can access. Parents can also monitor usage through user-generated activity reports. At the same time, children can experience their very own ‘kid-designed’ Home Screen and take advantage of special features including Kids Music, Kids Drawing, Sticker Chart and specific ‘Friends’ and ‘Play’ sections, creating an authentic tablet experience that kids can enjoy at the same time as giving parents complete peace of mind. In addition, Multi-Kids Profile allows up to six children to have their very own personalised user profile.  

A refined user interface

Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Galaxy Tab A features a more refined user experience. The home screen grid system has been re-designed to fit the new 4:3 aspect ratio, while it is possible to easily transfer files via simple drag and drop into My Files. With expanded notification cards, people can view up to five notifications on the lock screen at any one time, whilst the removal of tabs at the top offers a simplified Contacts layout, with the Favourites list always showing at the top.  

Enhanced camera

Featuring a 5MP rear (main) camera and 2MP front camera, the Galaxy Tab A means capturing unmissable moments in stunning quality is easier than ever before. Auto Focus captures pictures of superb clarity, while One Shot Mode makes it possible to switch seamlessly between One Click Mode and One Click Recording. In addition, Continuous Shot offers the ability to take up to 20 pictures at once with just one touch. 

SideSync 3.0

SideSync 3.0 enables the screens, windows and data of the Galaxy Tab A to be shared seamlessly between tablet and PC monitor. Features include remote notification of calls and text messages and Document Share, meaning files can easily be moved from tablet to the monitor.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect* means customers can show videos from their Galaxy Tab A on their Samsung Smart TV; stream live TV from their Smart TV to their Galaxy Tab A; and display their ‘daily briefing’ including weather, time and daily schedule on their Smart TV.

Microsoft Apps

Customers can now access a full suite of pre-loaded Microsoft apps and services through the new Galaxy Tab A. Through Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft OneDrive, users can easily access, edit and store documents and photos, while the Skype app allows them to stay connected to the people that matter most. 

Multi-capturing and easy-sharing with the enhanced S-Pen

For anyone that seeks a practical device to meet both work and personal needs, the Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen is the perfect choice. The S-Pen enables mouse-like selection to easily select and move contents, while Smart Select enables images to be captured and text extracted.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be available in three different versions in the UK including, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (Wi-Fi and LTE) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen (Wi-Fi). The WiFi version will come preloaded with the convenient Multi User mode that lets people create their own personal profile. Running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A features a 1.2GHz Quad processor, 1.5GB or 2GB RAM (depending on variant) 16GB storage and a Micro SD slot offering 128GB of external storage.  

| May 15, 2015 | Read More →

Alcatel Onewatch launches in the UK

onewatchOne company making a lot of noise right now is Alcatel. Their first foray into smartwatches comes at a modest price point whilst maintaining a high quality build. The Alcatel Onewatch sees a 1.22″ 262K display covering a 210mAh battery good for 2-5 days of light to mid usage. A fast charge will see the watch topped up in 1 hour however it’s the compatibility with iOS 7 alongside android that might turn some heads. Press release follows.

Global technology brand ALCATEL ONETOUCH, today announces the UK release of the WATCH – a smartwatch that puts a premium on elegant design at an accessible price. After its much-anticipated, successful debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, it has since been honored with a prestigious iF Design Award by the iF International Forum Design GmbH. 

Offering the WATCH at a fraction of the cost of competitors, the smartphone brand has implemented its design expertise to offer a series of fine finishes that meet the demands of those looking for the same look and feel as a traditional watch. Available in a sporty dark red/volcano black combination, the ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH employs materials such as brushed chrome, micro-textured resin bands and stainless steel.

The WATCH is packed with sensors: the heart-rate monitor is embedded discretely on the underside of the watch face; there’s also an accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and e-compass. The WATCH also allows users to track their sleep cycle, distance covered, steps taken and calories burned. An activity overview allows users to monitor their fitness goals. When the smartwatch is connected to a smartphone, it sends users call notifications; social media updates and vibrates if users stray too far from their phones.

Touching the WATCH’s screen activates a multimedia remote control. Users can control music, take pictures from their phone from a distance or make their phone ring in order to locate it.

The WATCH is compatible with any phone running on Android 4.3 or above and on iOS 7 or above. It is also dust and water-resistant, with a long battery life. The WATCH has a USB connector integrated into its band for simplicity of use. With beauty and functionality integrated into one device, ALCATEL ONETOUCH offers a smartwatch at a smart price, fulfilling its mission of making the latest technology available to all.

The WATCH will be available first from Currys PC World stores nationwide and online (at www.currys.co.uk, www.pcworld.co.uk) for £99.99 from mid-June.

| May 15, 2015 | Read More →

Archos Fusion Storage is here

af2Some months ago we mentioned Archos were designing a new range of tablet that could combine various storage solutions in one larger resource, all under Android. Meaning that a 16gb model became a 80gb model if a 64gb SDcard was added. Pretty fantastic solution to a problem that has more than likely annoyed who has a low storage phone or tablet. Archos have pioneered the technology and it is rolling out to a few of their devices over the next few days. We will host a video showing our experiences this week.

Archos Fusion Storage, a software innovation, recently unveiled by the French brand at MWC 2015, will be available via update (OTA) from May the 5th, 2015 on the Archos 101 Oxygen, Archos 50 Diamond, Archos 52 Platinum, and the Archos 50 Oxygen Plus.  It merges the internal memory capacity of the equipment itself with that of the Micro SD card in order for users to enjoy more applications or content.

A long-awaited feature by Android users

With over 25 years of experience in software development, especially on the Android platform, the R&D team of Archos worked on the lower layers of the operating system from Google and its Kernel core. It thus provides a much-needed storage option for users of Android tablets or smartphones. This feature automatically reconciles the memory allocation problem between the internal storage and microSD card while providing increased capacity.

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Key elements of Archos Fusion Storage

  • The main advantage for the user is that significant space is gained to hold more applications and content. Upon activation of the merged storage, data is automatically accommodated in the internal memory of the tablet or smartphone and is then sorted. The application files will be sent primarily to the internal memory of the tablet or smartphone, while data, photos, videos, and more will be directed to the memory card. The space of the device is thereby increased and optimized considerably.
  • Another advantage is a reversibility of the process. The fusion of internal storage with the external storage SD card is seamless: the user can choose to return to the original separated settings at any time.
| May 6, 2015 | Read More →

Lenovo carries on the 4GB trend

screenshot-190Asus announced a new line of phones earlier this year, the pinnacle of which carried 4gb of RAM. Now Lenovo has announced a with a new phone called the K80 that combines both 4gb of RAM alongside a massive 4,000mAh battery. 

The device has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization and 64GB of internal storage. Measuring at only 8.5 millimetres thin, which is only a hair thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus at 7.1-millimetre the have to give kudos to Lenovo for accomplishing this with such a large battery.

Lenovo is releasing the phone in China on April 30th and will sell it for just $290, an incredible value for the specs. We don’t know if the device is scheduled for a release here in the UK. Perhaps we will see a new Motorola or Nexus device with the same hardware components. Just in time for iPhone 6s to be grabbing headlines?

| April 27, 2015 | Read More →

Google did not pee all over Apple

screen-shot-2015-04-24-at-121719Over the weekend an addition appeared on Google Maps to show Android peeing on its biggest rival in Pakistan, near the city of Rawalpindi. As you could imagine, Google did not mastermind the Android mascot’s depiction.

Google has now apologised for the gaffe in a statement to the Washington Post, saying: “We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly.

“We also learn from these issues, and we’re constantly improving how we detect, prevent, and handle bad edits.”

The Android mascot has been removed from the location. A Map Maker account holder was responsible for the sly attack, which was submitted without being reviewed. An investigation will likely follow.

| April 27, 2015 | Read More →

A new Samsung watch might be round… the corner

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Round smart watches seem to be in garnering most of the attention at the moment, aside from a certain square Apple offering.

Motorola has the 360, LG has the G Watch R and the Watch Urbane, and even Huawei are showing off a most delicious model, so it’s been rumoured for a while that Samsung’s next Gear could be round, too. Recent images of the UI seem to confirm this. Along with hinting at the shape of the new Gear, Samsung also look to be working with some of the partners on applications for it, such as CNN, Yelp, Baidu, FidMe and Apposter.

There is, as yet, no indication of what OS the new Gear will be running, Safe bet is to be Tizen. The current Samsung wearables SDK is Tizen, and Samsung has a vested interest in promoting its own OS on its wearables, rather than producing a new Android Wear device. Samsung have also been pushing the standalone watch like the Gear S, it can’t use Wear as Google’s wearable OS doesn’t support this feature.

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| April 24, 2015 | Read More →
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