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O2 boosts holiday data allowance to 50mb

Good news for travellers this summer as mean old O2 (pictured) has received a visit from the ghost of holidays future, and has kindly relented and opted to give us a more generous data allocation when using our phones abroad. Under the new regime pay monthly customers will now be able pay £1.99 a day when on holiday to get …

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James O'MalleyO2 boosts holiday data allowance to 50mb
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Huawei announce official Arsenal FC phone

No longer is it good enough to buy the season ticket, watch the matches and shout together on public transport when travelling in packs of men – real football fans now must own the official phone of their club. Huawei has announced the Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition, a “limited edition” 64GB variant of its flagship phone that sports the Arsenal …

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James O'MalleyHuawei announce official Arsenal FC phone
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PNY Wireless Media Reader: Carry more video and music with you.

For a few years now the storage capacity in phones hasn’t increased much – once storage topped out at 64GB there hasn’t been any drive by any of the major companies to go bigger. So what are we to do if we want to carry around more music and videos? For Android users, there’s the potentially messy business of swapping …

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James O'MalleyPNY Wireless Media Reader: Carry more video and music with you.
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Water may soon be used to charge your phone

Smartphones and water are not normally best buddies – as anyone who has dropped their handset in the loo can attest – but that all may change soon thanks to some clever scientists. It seems that researchers at MIT (aka the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) could well have have found a way to harness the power of water to charge …

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Stuart O'ConnorWater may soon be used to charge your phone
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Where to get the Nokia 930 in the UK

The Nokia 930 is out in the UK today and is probably Microsoft’s new flagship device. Sporting a full-HD 5″ screen, 2.2ghz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20MP camera, it certainly packs a punch. But where you can you pick it up? According to Microsoft, the phone will be available from Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon …

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James O'MalleyWhere to get the Nokia 930 in the UK
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Has Microsoft killed Nokia X?

Its a dramatic day at Microsoft as the company has announced the loss of 18,000 jobs – and it looks as though Nokia’s X series of phones will be killed off too. Earlier this year Microsoft completed its purchase of Nokia’s phone business. Whilst most of the company’s phones run Windows Phone (so no problems there), the X series run …

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James O'MalleyHas Microsoft killed Nokia X?
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HTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow

The trend for releasing a smaller, more budget-friendly version of a flagship phone continues with the confusingly named HTC One Mini 2, which is to the One M8 what the One Mini was to the original One. Yes, this is a hugely confusing situation, and it’s not helped by the fact that the M8 and Mini 2 look extremely similar, …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow
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LG announce a smaller version of flagship G3 – the G3S

LG has announced a cheaper variation on its flagship LG G3 phone – which will be known in the UK and Europe as the LG G3S and in Korea has the LG G3 Beat. Whilst the phone retains some of the key features of the G3 – including the “laser focus” on the camera, the spec has been taken down …

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James O'MalleyLG announce a smaller version of flagship G3 – the G3S
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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