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New study finds evidence that phone signal on trains is terrible

New research released today suggests that 1 in 3 mobile internet tasks fail - which won't come as a huge shock to commuters. Global Wireless Solutions did the work, testing phones on the ten most popular commuter routes into London. They tested calls, 3G data and 4G data - and it turns out that different…

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James O'MalleyNew study finds evidence that phone signal on trains is terrible
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Carl Zeiss makes its own VR Headset

The VR race is now officially a race, as another major entrant has entered the arena. Carl Zeiss, best known for making cameras lenses (especially those in Nokia phones) is making its own VR headset in the mould of the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR. According to Wareable the Zeiss VR One will be…

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HTC One M8 gets “HTC EYE” camera improvements

Good news for HTC One M8 owners: Your camera is about the get better. So last week HTC revealed a 13 megapixel Selfie phone, which in addition to beefed up hardware has a raft of software and apps to make the most of your photos. Excellently, HTC is rolling out these software improvements to M8…

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James O'MalleyHTC One M8 gets “HTC EYE” camera improvements
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HTC announce 13MP selfie phone – “HTC Desire EYE” – and a portable…. umm, thing?

HTC has announced two new products that are all about photography: a new phone that sees a 13MP camera on both front and back, and a new.... periscope style camera device, that looks set to rival the likes of GoPro. So first up, the HTC Desire Eye - essentially think a fairly powerful HTC Desire…

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James O'MalleyHTC announce 13MP selfie phone – “HTC Desire EYE” – and a portable…. umm, thing?
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5 reasons guinea pigs are better than the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has been out for almost a month now and yet some people remain unconvinced that the new gadget is really the best thing ever. In fact - some superior products go back tens of thousands of years. Here's five reasons why the guinea pig is better than the iPhone 6.…

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8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know

While iOS 7 was mainly concerned with cosmetic upgrades, the new iOS 8 is all about what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you're already up and running with iOS 8, thinking about buying yourself an iPhone 6 or just wondering whether to download iOS 8 for an existing device, here's a selection…

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Stuart O'Connor8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know
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Lumia 830 goes on sale in the UK

The Microsoft Lumia 830 has finally hit shelves in the UK. The "affordable flagship" phone from what used to be known as Nokia will be available on contracts starting at £24.99/month. The phone was announced last month and features a 5" screen, 10MP camera, and the latest Lumia Denim firmware. You can read more about…

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James O'MalleyLumia 830 goes on sale in the UK
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Plymouth and Preston top list of fastest growing mobile phone crime areas

Mobile phone owners in Plymouth and Preston should watch out. According to figures from insurance company Protect Your Bubble, the two cities have seen the biggest increase in mobile theft crime in the last 12 months with the number of incidents having more than doubled - up 167 and 113 per cent respectively. That's despite…

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Chris PricePlymouth and Preston top list of fastest growing mobile phone crime areas
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EE finds increasingly tenuous ways to promote its 4G roll-out

4G has been around for about a couple of years now, but despite being commonplace in most big cities and towns EE still insists on issuing press-releases to announce each batch of new towns. Today, the company has announced that 18 more towns are now covered. The towns in question are Abingdon, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Brownhills, Corringham,…

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Sony Xperia Z3 arrives at Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse has announced that it is stocking Sony's new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in its store from today. Like previous Sony phones, the Z3 is fully waterproof - which is why Carphone Warehouse produced this unboxing video filmed underwater. The Z3 Compact starts from £28/month with no upfront cost (presumably on a two…

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James O'MalleySony Xperia Z3 arrives at Carphone Warehouse