REVIEW: PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 (LG P940)

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LG team up with fashion brand Prada in what may be the partnership's most accomplished device yet. With a re-skinned Android UI and sleek hardware design it certainly looks the part, but is it a case of style of substance? Read on to find out!

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Video Preview: A look at of BBC iPlayer's new features

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The BBC today launched a pretty substantial re-vamp of their iPlayer video-on demand service. Adding customisable modules and integrating social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, the BBC look to have really paid attention to what the public have asked…

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Video Interview: BBC iPlayer's Eric Huggers on web TV and social media

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Eric Huggers, Controller of BBC Future Media, was in town today to talk about the latest re-vamped version of BBC iPlayer, Auntie's video on demand service that has taken the nation by storm. Shiny Shiny's Anna was on hand…

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BBC iPlayer gets social networking and customisation features in new update

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The BBC's Anthony Rose and Erik Huggers have today been showing off the fruits of a brand new revamp for the BBC's video on demand service, iPlayer. Customisation options and the introduction of social networking features sit at the top…

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Datawind UbiSurfer netbook – free internet wherever, whenever

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Canadian company Datawind, the guys behind the Pocket Surfer, has entered the netbook market with the UbiSurfer.

Spec wise I’m afraid it gets absolutely blown out of the water compared to other netbooks available. An Arm processor with just 128GB of RAM is pretty poor. As is the SSD of just 1GB. But it does have a few features going for it that make it an attractive proposition.

Firstly, it’s tiny. If you’re looking for a really compact netbook you’ll struggle to get more compact that this. The screen is just 7-inches and it weighs just 700g. Secondly it’s only £159.99. Lastly, and by far the most crucial aspect of the UbiSufer is that it comes with a pre-installed Vodafone SIM that will allow 30 hours of GPRS web surfing a month. It’s not 3G but it’s better than a poke in the eye.

If more than 30 hours are needed a £5.99 a month fee will allow unlimited usage. The 30 hours a month deal lasts for a year, and then it’s just £29.99 a year after that. Roaming charges are pretty cheap too – just 5p a minute in Europe and the States.

30 hours should be more than enough for most surfers – the netbook has Wi-Fi as well so it wouldn’t be totally dependent on the Vodafone connection.

So overall, fairly poor netbook, fairly good data deal. For £159.99 it might be worth a punt. Get it online from Maplin.

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Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile released

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Hey, I know it’s not the most monumental news story ever but for anyone who uses Windows Mobile any news regarding improvements will surely be welcomed with open arms.


Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile allows users to send files such as spreadsheets, photos, MP3s and so on to other Skype users. It also has SMS functionality so users can avoid expensive roaming text charges, or even-more expensive charges to send texts to foreign numbers.

That’s it. Nothing else to see here. Move along people.

(via JKonTheRun)

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iPhone 3.0 firmware available already on torrent sites

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As soon as Apple announced that the iPhone 3.0 firmware was immediately available to developers at the WWDC on Monday we knew it wouldn’t be long before torrents appeared online.

So, if you’ve got itchy fingers and you just can’t wait another week to be able to send an MMS or do some copying and pasting with your iPhone, get yourself over to The Pirate Bay, or any other torrent indexer for that matter, and get hold of the torrent.

Do so at your own risk, however. If you want to play it safe, just wait until the official launch in seven days time.

Reports have been pretty positive so far, in so much as it seems to work.

My advice would be to wait until official launch day. Then again, I am a fairly dull and boring individual. Others may advise you to live for the day. Just don’t come crying to me if you manage to balls it up.

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