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Three users get free wifi on the London Underground

Good news for Three users, who were previously left on the London Underground. People on O2, EE and Vodafone have had free wifi access for a number of years now – and finally Three is (according to TechRadar) making it a set, as the fourth major network to do a deal with Virgin Media, which operates the wifi. Three users …

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James O'MalleyThree users get free wifi on the London Underground
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Three makes 0800 numbers free on SIM-only plans

It’s always been somewhat puzzling that we have to pay to dial a freecall number from a mobile phone. Those 0800 numbers are free to call from a landline, so why not from a mobile too? From June 2015, Ofcom will bring in new rules that will include requiring 0800 to be free from mobiles too, but UK mobile operator …

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Stuart O'ConnorThree makes 0800 numbers free on SIM-only plans
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HTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11

With the HTC One (M7) being one of the most popular HTC phones of all time, the M8 had a big case to fill. But HTC have outdone themselves, adding a staggering amount of impressive features, both in hardware and software. This is a flagship phone in every way, and it really is almost flawless. The handset – 9/10 What …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11
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Microsoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update

Microsoft has announced the start of the roll out of the “Cyan” update for Nokia Lumia phones – which will add and enhance features to the handsets. Cyan is a pretty big update for Lumia smartphones – here’s how Microsoft describe some of the new additions: Cortana. The world’s first virtual personal assistant built around you. Available first in the …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update
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Mobile signal boost for UK national parks

Have you ever been frustrated when, on a day out to a British national park, you haven’t been able to download the latest cat video, or find out what Kim Kardashian is up to, thanks to a lack of mobile phone signal? Well, fret no longer. The BBC reports that England’s national parks are to get improved mobile phone coverage …

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Stuart O'ConnorMobile signal boost for UK national parks
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Microsoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts

Microsoft is reportedly planning the biggest round of job cuts in five years. Bloomberg reports that the restructuring comes as the software giant integrates the recently-acquired Nokia handset unit into the business. It says that the job losses could be the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 layoffs in 2009. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile business in a deal worth …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts
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Samsung working on ultra-sound “Pen”

An intriguing piece of new technology is apparently under development at Samsung. The company is said to be working on a new style that works using ultrasound technology. The news comes from SamMobile, which has spotted a patent application by the company. Apparently the way it would work is the screen would have sensors around the edge, that would pick …

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James O'MalleySamsung working on ultra-sound “Pen”
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5.5″ iPhone 6 pushed into 2015?

An Apple rumour a day keeps the confirmed facts at bay. Today’s iPhone 6 rumour du jour is suggestions that the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 could have its release delayed until next year. As ever with iPhone 6 rumours, we remind you that none of this information is confirmed: Apple won’t even say if the iPhone 6 really exists yet. …

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James O'Malley5.5″ iPhone 6 pushed into 2015?
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Battery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones

As new rules come into force about proving your phone is actually a phone when you catch a plane, there is good news for people worried that their battery may well give out on the journey from home to the airport. Beacon News reports that a team at the energy storage technology company AdvEn Solutions has developed a new technology …

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Stuart O'ConnorBattery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones
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UK digital banking reaches £1bn a day

Remember the very, very old days where, if you wanted to get money out of your bank account, you had to walk into a building and conduct a conversation and a physical transaction with an actual human being? How those times have changed – most of us now do pretty much all our banking online or at ATMs. A new …

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Stuart O'ConnorUK digital banking reaches £1bn a day