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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...

Although Prada has joined forces with LG in the past and Giorgio Armani has had its own stab at creating a mobile, Versace is one of the few international fashion houses that has not applied its aesthetic sensibilities to a phone. That is until now. Versace has announced that it will soon be selling its own branded fashion phones after it committed to a global distribution and manufacturing deal with the ModeLabs Group. You may not have heard of ModeLabs Group directly, but this is because it spends its time behind the scenes creating...

If you have ever found yourself in a complete blind panicsearching for your mobile phone you might appreciate this little gadget by ZOMM. This puck shaped key chain can locate your phone with its built in tracker but this is not it’s main selling point. ZOMM have designed the device to pair with your mobile phone via bluetooth so you can take incoming calls even when you can not access your phone. It also includes a panic button that will allow users to make an emergency call even if their phone is locked in a different room (up...

Cheaters or secret keepers beware, there is a new app out designed to give away yours or other peoples best kept business. SMS Snoop is an app that can be discreetly installed on your mobile phone with the sole purposes of forwarding texts to another phone. On the face of it this type of app sounds like it should be for bunny boilers and paranoid spouses who think their partner may be cheating on them. This is a valid use (I bet Tigers wife wish she had thought of this) but there are others. For example parents could install this on their...

It is a wonder that the Clip and Talk Bluetooth Car Kit Solar Edition had not been dreamt up before. When you are using any device in your car you are usually under the sun’s gaze in one way or another, so a gadget that charges itself up using the renewable resource that is sunlight seems like an eminently sensible one. The Solar Edition takes the basics of an already excellent hands-free Bluetooth in-car speakerphone and bolts on a solar panel to keep it topped up with power and always ready to rock and roll. In the Box The Clip...

Posted on Sep 4 2009 - 9:25pm by Richard Sharp
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Dick Tracy fans are rushing in there hoards to the nearest Orange shop to get there grips on the LG Watch Phone, if you haven’t got one it’s probably already too late. There is something very appealing about watch incorporated gadgetry; Ian Fleming found the idea one to elaborate on hence James Bonds’ series of handy timepieces. Over the years the humble wrist watch has undergone many technological advances from the incorporation of chronographs, digitalisation and a multitude of alarms and stopwatches. Likewise the mobile phone...

Let’s set the scene. You’re running late, that important meeting starts in half an hour and it’s going to take you that long just to get there! You grab your keys, straighten your jacket and attempt an elaborate manoeuvre to reach for your Blackberry even as you’re running for the door. Only it doesn’t quite work as anticipated and your beloved device plummets to your tiled kitchen floor. The story doesn’t end well. But never fear! Hope is at hand for the careless and the clumsy, or even just the unlucky,...