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AT&T 4G LTE coverage doubles in 2012

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

After announcing a new $14 billion investment in expanding its wired and wireless networks over the next three years earlier this month, AT&T now finds itself ahead of the game. On Friday, AT&T reported its 4G LTE network now had a reach of 150 million customers, which is more than double the number AT&T had [...]

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Kobo Arc takes on the Nexus 7 as it goes on sale in the UK

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kobo has unleashed its latest tablet on the UK, with Canada and France also in line to get the colour-screen Kobo Arc. In the UK, you’ll be able to get your hands on an Arc from WHSmith priced at £160 for the 16GB edition and £190 for the 32GB model. The 7-inch e-reader-flavoured-tablet is Google-certified, [...]

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Three UK adds one million users, says 4G ‘won’t be a game changer’

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile operator Three UK has laid claim to the title of the ‘UK’s fastest growing network’, adding over one million customers in the last year. The company says it added 300,000 new users in the last three months alone, which is in keeping with its yearly growth of 1.04 million customers and brings its overall [...]

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Rumor: Darth Vader to return in Disney-made Star Wars

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Late last month, Disney revealed it had acquired Lucasfilm for the tune of $4 billion (UK£2.52, AUD$3.90). Amongst other assets coveted by the Mouse House, Disney’s purchase gave it control of the Star Wars franchise, which it promptly divulged would return to theaters in 2015. The yet-to-be subtitled Episode VII will compete with the likes [...]

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Most people aren’t interested in Windows 8, massive survey finds

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Critics of Windows 8 have been quite vocal, but just how deep does the public’s reticence to adopt Microsoft’s new OS run? Pretty deep, apparently. A massive survey conducted by PC security firm Avast found that of 135,329 U.S. PC users, 70 percent don’t plan to upgrade. Avast polled 350,000 users of its antivirus software [...]

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BlackBerry bumped into third place by Android

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Apple has strengthened its lead as an employees first choice for office smartphone, and the last year has seen a large leap in the number of employees bringing their own device to work. The latest quarterly Mobile Workforce Report from mobile connectivity provider iPass shows a huge drop in the proportion of smartphones given to [...]

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Olympus launches street photography lens

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The new lens features a maximum aperture of f/1.8, and combined with the focal length makes it ideal for street photography, landscape or low-light photography. It’s constructed from metal and features the same snap focus mechanism with a distance indicator as already seen on the premium 12mm lens. Nine lens elements in six groups are [...]

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Square now processing $10 billion in payments annually

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Square, the mobile payments startup founded by Jack Dorsey, is now processing $10 billion (UK£6.3 billion, AUD$965,158,000) in payments annually. Since Dorsey is also the co-founder of Twitter, the announcement of this milestone came not from a press release, but from a tweet. "Today we’re processing $10B in payments annually, an amazing and humbling milestone," [...]

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Samsung said to be ramping up flexible AMOLED screen production

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Though delays have seemingly slowed production of Samsung’s flexible AMOLED screens, a new report points to production of the screens starting in early 2013. An anonymous source told the Wall Street Journal the screens were in the final stage of development at Samsung Display, and that the manufacturer hoped to release the screens by the [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 added to Queen’s Royal Collection

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been chosen as the first tablet PC to be added to the Royal Collection, beating the iPad. The device will be full of video and audio clips, photos and text sent in by those recounting memories of the Queen’s 60-year reign. There were 150GB of data collected for the ‘digital [...]

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