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Get 10% off a 24-month contract, 15% off a 12-month contract from Vodafone

Get 10% off a 24-month contract, 15% off a 12-month contract from Vodafone

Carl P  May. 20 at 09:42

10% off a 24-month contract, 15% off a 12-month contract with voucher code from Vodafone

If you're looking to get a pay-monthly contract from Vodafone in the near future, then this voucher code should be of great interest to you. We had thought it was expired, but it turns out that all Vodafone have done is knock the 15% off 24-month contracts down to 10% when you order from their website. Just put in the code 24MonthsILS at the checkout to claim your discount. Alternatively, if you only want a 12-month contract the discount remains 15%, so hopefully you'll be able to get a good deal no matter what contract duration you're after. Thanks to crocodileniall @ HUKD for the heads-up!

 

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LG announce the G4 Stylus and G4c

LG announce the G4 Stylus and G4c

Carl P  May. 19 at 17:41

Earlier today LG unveiled the next pair of smartphones to join the G4 range – the G4 Stylus and the G4c. While the G4 Stylus will aim to provide a quality phablet experience, the G4c will offer a more budget experience.

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Samsung teams up with Marvel to bring us The Galaxy s6 Edge - Iron Man Edition

Samsung teams up with Marvel to bring us The Galaxy s6 Edge - Iron Man Edition

Neotrix  May. 18 at 18:18

Samsung recently posted an image of the rumoured S6 Edge Iron Man edition packaging on their Twitter account. This of course sparked some huge interest within a very short space of time. Although Samsung later removed the post seemingly without reason.

There are rendered images circulating at the moment, depicting what the Iron Man themed smartphone may look like. Currently there are no official images of the phone itself or indeed a release date, although we can probably expect further information in the coming weeks.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has curved 1440p display measuring 5.1 inches and is powered by an Exynos 7420  octa-core processor with 3GB of Ram.

Here's to hoping that it comes with Jarvis installed!

 

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Free mobile service FreedomPop to launch in the UK this summer

Free mobile service FreedomPop to launch in the UK this summer

Carl P  May. 13 at 10:25

Yet another MVNO will be launching in the UK this year, but this one aims to do things a little differently. FreedomPop, a US-based network provider that offers free minutes, texts, and data to its customers, will be bringing its services to the UK this summer. Once again it's Three that will be hosting the MVNO, although a second network will reportedly be joining the venture and announced in the near future.

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Google Play Store begins pre-registration for apps

Google Play Store begins pre-registration for apps

Carl P  May. 12 at 10:33

In a bid to help out those who forget when apps are releasing, Google have begun rolling out a new pre-register feature for the apps on the Google Play store. The feature allows customers to receive a push notification once the app is available to buy without committing to buying it (as you would with a pre-order.)

The first app to take advantage of the pre-register service will be Terminator Genisys: Revolution, a third-person action game that will tie-in with the upcoming film. As of now there are no other apps that are using the feature, but we expect it will roll out to other future releases in the coming months.

[via TNW]

 

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Free Wi-Fi now available at 150 London Underground stations

Free Wi-Fi now available at 150 London Underground stations

Carl P  May. 11 at 13:37

The words "about damn time" come to mind, here.

Transport for London has announced that it has teamed up with Virgin Media to bring free Wi-Fi to 150 stations in ticket halls, corridors and even on the platforms. Customers of the following networks will be able to take advantage of the new service:

It is currently unknown if MVNOs will be able to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, but we'll update this post as soon we know. For more information, including which 150 stations have the free Wi-Fi, head over to the TfL website.

 

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Vodafone launches the Smart Prime 6, available on PAYG for £79

Vodafone launches the Smart Prime 6, available on PAYG for £79

Carl P  May. 5 at 12:05

We've seen a few budget-priced smartphones emerge recently, such as the Moto G and EE's Harrier Mini, but today Vodafone has launched it own low-price handset. The Smart Prime 6 costs £79 on pay-as-you-go, and boasts some impressive specs for the price. Featuring a 5-inch IPS screen capable of 720p HD visuals, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 8GB internal storage (with microSD support), the Android handset will run on Lollipop and include 4G connectivity. You can learn more about the Smart Prime 6 by heading over to Vodafone store.

 

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"Millions of pounds wasted" on handsets already paid off, according to Which? report

"Millions of pounds wasted" on handsets already paid off, according to Which? report

Carl P  May. 1 at 10:14

The more savvy mobile users out there will already know this, but it appears many mobile users in the UK are paying mobile operators money they don't need to. In a report by Which? that was posted last month, it states that around 46% of people continue to pay the full price of their monthly contracts even after their duration is over, which on average works out at overpaying £92 a year. Collectively, that's an estimated £355 million per year that the UK is giving to networks unnecessarily.

This is mainly because a large number of providers do not separate out the handset charge from the monthly airtime cost. There are exceptions, though, as O2, Virgin Media, Tesco Mobile and Utility Warehouse do allow monthly costs to be dropped once the handset is paid off. You can learn more by reading the Which? report on their website, along with details on their Unlock Better Mobile Deals campaign which aims to stop unnecessary charges to customers.

 

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PSA: O2 & Skype currently offering free calls to and from Nepal

PSA: O2 & Skype currently offering free calls to and from Nepal

Carl P  Apr. 29 at 14:19

Just a quick heads-up to let you all know that, in light of the devastating earthquake that has struck the country, both the O2 Network and Skype have decided to drop all fees for calls in and out of Nepal. The move has been done to help provide extra lines of communication between friends and family who are currently in region. O2 customers will not be charged until Tuesday May 5th, and any calls made since Saturday 25th April will have their charges refunded. At this time there is no word on when Skype will discontinue the initiative. For more information you can visit the O2 website and the Skype Blog. Many thanks to taurus_the_bull on HUKD for the heads-up.

 

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Refer a friend to a 12-month EE 4G contract & both get a £25 gift certificate for Amazon

Refer a friend to a 12-month EE 4G contract & both get a £25 gift certificate for Amazon

Carl P  Apr. 29 at 12:40

If you're an EE customer that knows someone who might be interested in joining the network on a 12 month contract, you could both claim a £25 gift certificate for Amazon thanks to this new scheme. Just fill in the webform on the EE Recommend A Friend website, and once the other person has joined you will both receive an email with details on your £25 voucher. Just remember, it must be for at least a 12-month contract, and they must activate their account before 31/07/15 to qualify.

 

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0800 & 0808 numbers to be free for mobiles from July

0800 & 0808 numbers to be free for mobiles from July

Carl P  Apr. 27 at 14:36

Just a quick update to let you know that from July the charges for calls to what are known as service numbers will change. While number starting with 084, 087, 09, and 118 have had their charges 'simplified,' the big news for mobile users is that 0800 and 0808 numbers will be free to call, falling in line with how it has been for calls from landline phones for years. You can find out all the details, including how charges for premium numbers will work, by heading over to the UK Calling website.

 

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The Apple Watch is now available to order online, but expect delayed delivery

The Apple Watch is now available to order online, but expect delayed delivery

Carl P  Apr. 24 at 11:12

The wait is over - Apple's latest device is now available order from the Apple Store website. Pre-orders have been available for a while, but now you can just go and order one... well, provided there is stock. Delivery dates are currently ranging from May to late July depending on the version you are after, so be sure to check that if you're desperate to get hold of one to avoid an unexpected wait. Prices start from £299 for the basic Sports Edition, and go all the way up to an eye-watering £12,000 for the Watch Edition.

Early reviews have praised its user experience and sense of style, but criticized the poor performance of certain apps, especially those with location services. For more info be sure to check out the hands-on impressions for the Apple Watch over on Wareable,  and for the full list of prices and variants available head over to the Apple Store website.

 

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Carphone Warehouse to launch iD Network next month

Carphone Warehouse to launch iD Network next month

Carl P  Apr. 23 at 14:46

Yet another MVNO is to appear in the UK in the next few weeks, this time from long-time mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse. The iD Network is being set up to offer flexible contracts for customers, more coverage when aboard to avoid roaming charges, and coverage across most of the UK. The two main selling points will be 12-month long contracts, the hope being that the shorter durations will entice more people to give it a try, and 4G included as standard.

Not much is known about what contracts iD will offer other than one example found over on uSwitch, which mentions a plan for a Samsung A3 with 300 mins, 5000 texts and 1 GB data for £19.50 a month. We expect more details will emerge on the new MVNO in the run up to its launch some time in May, but you can sign up for more details by heading over to the iD Network website.

[Via uSwitch ]

 

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Windows 10 to arrive in July, states AMD CEO

Windows 10 to arrive in July, states AMD CEO

Carl P  Apr. 20 at 12:54

Up until now, all we knew was that Microsoft was aiming for a summer release for its upcoming Windows 10 OS, but we now have a better idea of when it will arrive. During AMD's latest earnings call, CEO Lisa Su mentioned that it would release towards the end end of July. "What we also are factoring in is, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching the impact of that on the back-to-school season," said Su in the earnings call,  "and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory buildup."

While this isn't 100% confirmation that this will be the case, it's the firmest indicator that we'll see Windows 10 launch around that time that we've had so far. Don't forget, anyone with a copy of Windows 7 or 8 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free during the first 12 months of Windows 10's release.

[via WCCFTech ]

 

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Lost your Android phone? Just Google it!

Lost your Android phone? Just Google it!

Carl P  Apr. 16 at 13:25

While there have been several 3rd party apps available for some time, Google have finally launched a new way for Android users to find their lost phones. As long as the Google App installed, all you need to do is log into your Google account at a PC and type 'find my phone' in the search engine. It will then display the location and even allow you to call the phone so you can find it. It's worth noting that the feature will not lock the phone if you think it has been stolen, but that functionality is available if you use the Android Device Manager app.

[Via Google+ / uSwitch ]

 

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ASUS VivoWatch to include 10-day battery life

ASUS VivoWatch to include 10-day battery life

Carl P  Apr. 13 at 16:08

We expect to find out more details when Milan Design Week kicks off tomorrow, but some interesting reports have emerged regarding the ASUS VivoWatch. The big news is that the fitness-centric watch will apparently have a battery life of 10 days, alongside a stainless steel body, an IP67 rating against dust and water, heart-rate monitoring, and sleep tracking.

There are a few notible changes from the ZenWatch though, including the use of ASUS' own operating system instead of Android, and the use of a black-and-white screen. With many other competitors offering similar products and features, success for the VivoWatch will come down to its pricing. Expect to learn that, alongside other details, in the next few days.

[Via Engadget]

 

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Pre-orders for the Apple Watch are now available

Pre-orders for the Apple Watch are now available

Carl P  Apr. 10 at 13:17

Apple's latest device is now available for pre-order from the Apple Store website. Demand for the wearable companion device are expected to be high, with delivery dates  for the 42mm reportedly being pushed to May - a fair few weeks past the official April 24th release date. Prices start from £299 and go all the way up to an eye-watering £12,000 for the Watch Edition.

Early reviews have praised its user experience and sense of style, but criticized the poor performance of certain apps, especially those with location services. For the full list of prices and variants available head over to the Apple Store website.

 

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Logitech release Keys-to-go wireless keyboard for Android and Windows

Logitech release Keys-to-go wireless keyboard for Android and Windows

Carl P  Apr. 9 at 13:34

A version for Apple devices has been around for some time, but Logitech has now released a new version of its Keys-to-go wireless keyboard compatible for devices running on Android 4.1 and higher, and Windows 7 and higher. The lightweight keyboard reportedly has a battery that can last up to 3 months before needing a recharge, and features FabricSkin surface that  is water-repellant, so unintended (or intended) spills won't mean the end of your keyboard. It even comes with a handy smartphone stand to dock your devices into.

The Android / Windows compatible version is currently available to order from Logitech for £55.99 with shipping included. The version for Apple devices is currently cheapest at Currys for £39.99.

 

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EE WiFi Calling now available on latest iPhone devices thanks to iOS 8.3 update

EE WiFi Calling now available on latest iPhone devices thanks to iOS 8.3 update

Carl P  Apr. 9 at 11:50

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Microsoft Lumia 640 will have to wait until tomorrow to use the service, but EE customers with an iPhone 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus will be able to use EE's WiFi Calling service as soon as they update to iOS 8.3, which is now available to download. For those of you that don't know, WiFi Calling allows users without network signal to make calls and send texts using WiFi, and all without needing to use an app like Three's InTouch.

We've got instructions on how to activate the service on compatible iPhone after the jump.

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Football Manager Classic 2015 coming to high-end tablets at midnight

Football Manager Classic 2015 coming to high-end tablets at midnight

Carl P  Apr. 8 at 14:59

The highly addictive Football Manager series is about to become even harder to avoid with the release of Football Manager Classic 2015 for high-end tablets. The game, which will be available from midnight on Thursday for iOS and Android, will bring the full Classic game mode experience to tablets for the first time, providing 117 leagues in 51 nations, around 150,000 players, and the full 3D match engine to see your team play in real time. It will also include the Challenge Mode, which will task players with shorter scenarios to conquer.

The list for compatible devices is fairly small at the moment, but Sports Interactive plan to increase that number in the near future. Be sure to check out the full list of compatible devices before spending money for your FM fix.

 

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