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Apple fans around the world will be thrilled to hear that the next version of the iPhone operating system has finally been officially unveiled and multitasking is heading up a wealth of new features. The iPhone has been criticised for some time over its lack of multitasking, meaning that switching between apps was not as swift as some would have liked. Apple has changed all of this with version 4.0 of its smartphone software platform, but there is more going on than multitasking alone. Apple has made sure that the user interface (UI) is...

The mobile network provider 3 have released a new product at the gadget show live that turns any car into a wireless hot spot able to deliver high speed 3g connectivity to anyone in the car. ...

A new technology has been created by a firm called Artificial Muscle that, unsurprisingly, allows touch sensitive displays to replicate human anatomy by stiffening when subjected to a touch. Artificial Muscle hopes that its silicon membrane display technology will be snapped up by a number of industries, including mobile phone makers and healthcare firms. So far touchscreen technology has been fairly unresponsive when it comes to giving the user physical feedback after each input. Haptic feedback, which sends a little vibration through...

Posted on Mar 25 2010 - 12:09pm by simon
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The HTC HD2 launched at the end of 2009 and it made a big impact thanks to its 4.3 inch screen and slate-like slimness. Now its manufacturer is replacing the ageing Windows Mobile 6.5 platform with Android, as well as tweaking other hardware aspects. The Android edition of the HD2 will be called the HTC Evo and it will hold the impressive title of being the world’s first smartphone to work on 3G networks but also moonlight as a 4G handset. The HTC Evo will have the same 1GHz processor as the HD2, but now HTC has promised to integrate...

iPhone and iPod Touch owners will no longer be able to buy the hugely popular screen guards from Apple’s flagship stores, nor from its online retail outlet, after the tech firm decided to ban them completely. It is not only the standalone film guards which keep scratches and scrapes away from the iPhone that are being axed, but also any case which integrates a film-based screen guard. Apple fan site iLounge said that Apple will be outing all of these accessories from its official shops from May this year. iPhone users have reacted...

Using some clever voice recognition technology in partnership with standard mobile phones, a horror film firm has come up with a novel viewing experience for fans of frightening films: interactive audience participation. The idea is simple enough. Flyers urging potential audience members to submit their mobile numbers to the service are distributed and then during the showing of a film, one member of the audience will be chosen at random to answer a call from the onscreen character. That call will be controlled using software that can...

Posted on Feb 20 2010 - 10:13am by simon
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The Wi-Reach Classic from Connect One is a clever little gadget that has just arrived to help spread the mobile broadband connections that many people use to more than one person via battery-powered Wi-Fi. Originally most people would pick up mobile broadband via a single USB dongle that meant only one laptop could use the connection at a time. Then Mifi devices turned up, replacing dongles and allowing multiple users to share a mobile broadband connection, but leaving those with dongles in the lurch. However, dongle users can now use...

Posted on Feb 19 2010 - 11:12am by simon
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The Mobile World Conference 2010 (MWC) is getting underway in Barcelona this week, but media attention has also focused on the latest announcement from Microsoft pertaining to the arrival of its brand new mobile operating system. Windows Mobile 6.5 is to be put out to pasture at some point in 2010, to be replaced by a brand new platform called Windows Phone 7 Series. Perhaps Microsoft is attempting to ditch the negative associations with the older Windows Mobile brand by tweaking the name a little. Windows Phone 7 Series has been in development...

Posted on Feb 8 2010 - 4:04pm by simon
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After a relatively rocky 12 months during the economic slowdown between 2008 and 2009, it looks as though the mobile market is on the mend, as new reductions in smartphone prices from Nokia suggest. In a statement announcing the prices to news agency Reuters, Nokia also said that reductions were just part of the normal cycle within the mobile industry, but experts believe that this is clearly indicative of growth returning and confidence growing in the marketplace. So what do the price cuts mean for the average consumer? Well now the cheapest...

                    Ever since becoming a legendary title on the original Nintendo Game Boy, Tetris has been a staple of pop culture and its popularity seems to be enduring. It has just reached a landmark in the mobile market, with 100 million users having paid for the Tetris app for their phones. This makes it the best selling mobile game ever released by quite a large margin. EA Mobile and Blue Planet Software Inc. released the news at a press conference in Montreal and since the two firms hold exclusive rights to Tetris it...