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Jolla’s Sailfish tablet raises a million dollars in just 2 days

Holly Brockwell Android, Gadgets & Apps, Nokia, Tablets, Tech News 1 Comment

iOS, Android, Sailfish? Jolla's operating system looks like a major contender in the mobile market now that the Jolla Tablet, dubbed "the world's first crowdsourced tablet," has exceeded $1million of crowdfunding in just two days on Indiegogo. Even more impressively, Jolla's original target for the campaign was $380,000, which it achieved in just two hours. Clearly, there's…

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A quarter of a million people have used EE’s Channel Tunnel 4G

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You can get internet in an awful lot of places these days, but few are quite so bizarre as enjoying perfect 4G signal 75 metres under the English Channel. EE customers have been able to do that for two months now, and from the looks of things they're loving the opportunity. Since the 14th of September, 250,000 customers have…

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BlackBerry Rio: another keyboardless phone from the struggling smartphone maker

Tom Pritchard Gadgets & Apps 1 Comment

BlackBerry hasn't had a great time recently. Despite the bizarre square BlackBerry Passport phone and upcoming BlackBerry Classic, both with the company's trademark full-sized QWERTY keyboards, it seems it hasn't given up on a touchscreen-only devices just yet. According to BlackBerry rumour site N4BB, the company is working on a new touchscreen-only flagship with high-end hardware specs. Currently…

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The NHS is putting our records online and embracing apps, but is that a good thing?

Diane Shipley Features, Gadgets & Apps, Health & Fitness Leave a Comment

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to access your NHS medical records, but it isn’t as easy as you might think. A few years ago, before my local surgery was fully on board with computers, I asked to take a look at mine. You’d think I’d accused my GP of medical malpractice. After repeatedly…

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iTunes apps are now labelled ‘Get’ instead of ‘Free’

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From now, on free-to-download Mac App Store and iTunes apps will no longer be labelled 'Free' – the button that starts the download is now labelled 'Get'. Why is this? Well, the change comes due to pressure from the European Commission, who expressed concerns that the labelling of apps as 'free' was misleading to consumers because they…

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Apple could be forcing Beats Music onto every iOS device next year

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Apple, like every smartphone manufacturer, is rather fond of sticking its own apps onto its devices, even if nobody actually uses them (*cough*Stocks*cough*). It sounds as though iOS users might be getting another piece of bloatware in the future in the form of Beats Music. A new report from the Financial Times claims that Apple will…

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Social network gaming helps keep families close

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You might think that those constant Facebook updates from family members about what they’re ‘planting’ in FarmVille are annoying, but you should probably pay them some attention. A new study has discovered that social network gaming is a great way for families to keep in touch. Colleagues Mia Consalvo and Kelly Boudreau from the Technoculture…

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Meet the Jolla Tablet, the world’s first crowdsourced tablet

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The Jolla Tablet is not your standard slab. Billed as "the world's first crowdsourced tablet," it runs an independent, security-conscious OS and costs just £130. Made by Jolla, it runs their Sailfish 2.0 OS, which is open-source, independent, and is driven by the need for user privacy. It's tricky to launch a tablet running an unfamiliar…

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We’ve found the best-value 6-inch phone. And it’s not the one you’re expecting

Ashley Norris Android, Gadgets & Apps, Mobile Leave a Comment

ShinyShiny CEO Ashley talks about his new favourite phablet – and the inevitable comparisons to *that* iPhone. When it comes to mobiles I am, to use cliché marketing speak, a bit of an early adopter. I had one of those Motorola Razr flippy phones very early on and bought an iPhone as soon as it…

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Pebble and PayPal team up for watch-powered payments

Holly Brockwell Gadgets & Apps, Premium, Shopping, Smart watches, Wearables Leave a Comment

It's pretty clear that the physical wallet's days are numbered, and Pebble and PayPal have just teamed up to put another nail in its coffin with the launch of PayPal for Pebble. Pebble owners can now get the PayPal app on their smartwatch, which allows them to search for businesses nearby that accept PayPal as a payment…

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