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Group Review: Nokia’s Mail for Exchange v Dataviz’s Roadsync

For S60 users there’s been two choices for some time over how to get push e-mail and synchronise natively over-the-air with an Exchange (or Zimbra!) server using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol (as opposed to adding a third-party application as Blackberry or Good Mobile Messaging does). Dataviz’s Roadsync product was first to the market, but […]

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O2 increases bundled call and text allowances for UK iPhones

Link: O2 iPhone Tariffs for Existing Customers via TUAW O2 have announced that they’re changing iPhone tariffs, bringing them in line with their recently-revised standard offerings (making them a bit more competitive): £35 per month customers now get 600 anytime minutes (up from 200) and 500 anytime texts a month (up from 200). £45 per […]

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Mind the Gap!

For the last week or so we’ve been talking about how we use our mobiles on the site. Whatley and I have written diary posts and there’s been some really interesting contributions in the comments about the innovative services and applications people use daily. So I was surprised to read these survey statistics this week […]

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How do you use yours? Redux

After the interest Whatley created with his power user’s diary, this week Ewan has asked me to write one myself. My world’s a bit different to James’ – I’m tethered to the corporate machine – but there are a few similarities…

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Upgrading to iPhone firmware 1.1.3

Like many this evening, I anxiously rushed in to watch the Apple keynote wondering what iPhone excitement might be announced and was delighted to see the 1.1.3 firmware that had been leaked last week was real, finished and released. My joy wasn’t long lived though as the upgrade succeeded and then failed… all because I […]

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The 3UK Slingbox road-test!

Back in August I reviewed 3’s X-Series tariffs , the ‘unlimited data‘ add-on for contract customers bundled with a range of applications , and rather liked them. However, I wasn’t able to test the Slingplayer Mobile application and was dubious about its value a part of the more expensive Gold tariff. This option, costing double […]

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Mystic Ben’s iPhone UK predictions

Ben Smith has put on a black long-haired wig, a load of white foundation and some bright red lipstick to bring us these set of possibly fairly accurate Apple iPhone UK predictions. You shouldn’t wish your life away, but I do wish it was tomorrow already (and not just because of the leftover pastries from […]

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Long-term Road Test: 3’s X-Series in the UK

SMS Text News regular (and world-renowned foosball player) Ben Smith has been living with 3’s X-Series in the UK and his travels for just over six months. It’s been his ‘regular drive’ – his everyday handset and a home for his main work and personal number. What does he think about it? Here’s his long-term […]

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Review: Mobyko mobile phone backup service

SMS Text News contributor Ben Smith has been testing out mobile backup service Mobyko. How did he find it? Read on… – – – – It’s easy enough to lose your phone – when you’re not leaving it in the back of a taxi after an evening’s liquid refreshment some light-fingered type is taking it […]