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News: Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to stop snoopers and Smart Unlock

Mobile security has never been more important. Every week there seem to be new reports of vulnerabilities in our smartphone operating systems, and the issues of privacy and online security are a hot topic at the moment. So what can you do to stay safe on your mobile device? Aside from obvious things such as avoiding questionable websites, and ensuring that […]

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Microsoft Windows 10 adoption is off to a good start

  Microsoft seems to be on a bit of a roll lately. Just last week they announced their first laptop (the Surface Book) which received favourable reviews and first impressions in the tech press. Windows 10 is also doing fairly well, especially by Windows 8 standards, and according to NetMarketShare, Windows 10 (which was released […]

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Now it’s been out a while, what do you think of the G1?

Hi there, Ed Hodges here. From the videos! Well, more precisely, from the recent Phone Calling Under Water video feature that Ewan published last month. I’ve just got my hands on Ewan’s very own G1. I have to say the software’s brilliant! AND I love the response the handset gives to the touch with smooth […]

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Orange UK takes the BlackBerry Bold Off the Shelves

Orange UK, apparently, has pulled the sale of the BlackBerry Bold from its stores and are citing “software issues”. MobileTechAddicts got hold of a leaked internal memo and have published the full text on the site.  Internal Orange Statement on the Bold:”Following reports of software issues with the BlackBerry Bold handset across a variety of mobile […]

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Apple delivers iPhone 2.1; fixes bugs and security holes

Today, if you have connected your iPhone to the computer, you might have noticed that Apple has made the iPhone firmware version 2.1 available via iTunes. And if you haven’t already done that, well, now would be a good time. As promised by Steve Jobs at the company’s ‘Let’s Rock’ event recently, the 2.1 version […]

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SlingPlayer shows UIQ some love

UIQ users, I bring some happy news. Actually, only if you’ve heard about SlingPlayer will you be able to make sense of the following. We just got information that the SlingPlayer Mobile has now been announced for Symbian UIQ phones. It’s been a while that the folks at Sling Media have toyed with us to […]

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Our man and his iPhone Battery

Our man in the Valley Mike brings us his thoughts on iPhone Battery life. Over to Mike… — Is the iPhone 2.0 Software to Blame for Bad Battery Life? What most bloggers seemed to have missed in their complaints over the new iPhone 3G’s battery life, is that this is a problem affecting people with […]

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Red Bend inks $10m funding bonanza

Mobile software management outfit Red Bend has got itself a $10 million in funding this week, thanks to Coral Capital Management, which was joined in the investment round by Red Bend’s existing investors: Carmel Ventures, Greylock Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Poalim Ventures and Infinity. According to Red Bend, the company will use the investment for […]

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Harrods tries QR code campaign

Harrods is testing out QR codes – the mobile ‘barcodes’ favoured by mobile users in Korea and Japan – in an effort to impress tech savvy individuals and students. According to The Times, the QR codes will show up in London and national media to promote an exhibition the posh retailer is putting on, called […]

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Microsoft finishes ‘cool, fun’ Danger deal

Microsoft has finally completed its buy of smartphone software maker Danger. Now part of the Redmond fold, Danger will be part of the Premium Mobile Experiences team, a group within the Mobile Communications Business of the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. Apparently, according to Microsoft, acquiring Danger will let it “deliver cool, new, fun […]

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Microsoft promises “eyes-free” mobile access

It seems Microsoft could be following Yahoo into the world of voice-enabled search: the company has released a research paper which shows its been working on a product called BlindSight, which promises “eyes-free access to mobile phones”. Microsoft, along with the University of California, is looking into ways to recover information, like checking a calendar […]