With the iPhone freshly launched in Europe, only now are we starting to get an idea of the true extent of Apple's power over the mobile operators. Apple's deal with the US networks raised eyebrows to stratospheric levels when the iPhone first launched in June, with the news that AT&T will apparently provide Apple with some of the service revenues that it makes from its iPhone subscribers. If newspaper reports out of England are to be believed, O2 -- the operator that will carry the device in the country -- is cutting Apple a similar sweet deal, offering to cough up 40 percent of the money it earns from iPhone users. Impressive, especially when O2 is only offering the iPhone with meaty 35 to 55 pound a month deals. The idea that a handset manufacturer should receive cash from a mobile operator in this way is unheard of -- Apple is the first to strike such a bargain and, such is its clout, it is likely to remain in a club of one for sometime. [? … [Read more...] about What can the UK iPhone show Australia?
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British iPhone owners can now get their hands on Microsoft's OneNote app, with the release of the 1.2 update to the note-taking software. On Tuesday, Microsoft pushed out OneNote Mobile 1.2 for iPhone, which brings new search, synchronisation and sharing features. At the same time, the company said it is rolling out the app in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, six months after launching it in the US. The iOS version of the OneNote note-taking software has similar features to the original Windows Phone 7 app. People can write notes on the handset, synchronise them to Windows Live SkyDrive cloud storage, then pick up the work on a PC or mobile device. The OneNote Mobile for iPhone update now allows people to search notebooks, sections and pages, and to 'pin' notes to the top of their Recently Viewed list. They can now also sync notebooks shared by others on SkyDrive and select which notebooks they want to have on their iPhone. The app is available now for free … [Read more...] about Microsoft OneNote for iPhone arrives in the UK
When EE launched the UK's first countrywide 4G network yesterday, chief executive Olaf Swantee made a remark seen by many as a hint that the operator is lined up to get an LTE-enabled iPhone 5. "To ensure our customers can make the most of 4G we will be launching state-of-the-art devices from the world's leading manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Huawei," Swantee said, adding with a wry smile, "Oh, and one more thing, we will be announcing more devices very shortly." That's a long way from confirmation — but it does raise the possibility that a 4G version of the iPhone 5, expected to be announced on Wednesday, is on its way to the former Everything Everywhere . The operator has, after all, beaten its rivals to the punch in super-fast mobile broadband in the UK. But let's look at that for a second: how likely is it really that the iPhone 5, or whatever it is called, will work on the UK’s first widespread 4G network? Here's one thing to consider: EE is … [Read more...] about Why the iPhone 5 will work on the UK’s new 4G network
Samsung is keen on the education market because it supplies a very wide range of technology products including Windows laptops and all-in-one PCs, mobile phones and tablets; interactive whiteboards, monitors and TV screens; CCTV systems, printers, air-conditioning units, underfloor heating systems, and much else besides. Its technology range also includes keyboard docks, charging stations, and the 40-inch multi-touch table computer originally launched as the Microsoft (now PixelSense) Surface. Almost all Samsung's products are used in business, including in-house training, and in higher education colleges. However, it's making a push into the schools market by developing software that enables many of its devices to work together. Smart Education is being launched in the UK this month, and the company ran hands-on demos of its Smart Classroom Solution (sic) for teachers who attended last week's BETT educational technology exhibition at London's ExCel. Samsung said it was piloting Smart … [Read more...] about Samsung launches its Smart School system in the UK
Apple has released its unlocked pricing for the iPhone 6 and its bigger brother 6 Plus in Europe, but there's no word yet on how much it will cost with a mobile tariff. If you're in the UK, Germany, or France and can drop a few hundred pounds or euros on a new iPhone 6, you're in luck. Apple's new bigger iPhones will go on sale on Friday 19 September — the same day it becomes available in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. The rest of Europe will have to sit tight unless they make the trip to a store overseas. While Apple only confirmed availability in the UK, France, and Germany, dates released by Swedish telcos suggest that it will go on sale in other markets a matter of days, rather than weeks, later. In the UK, the 4.7-inch display iPhone 6 has a suggested retail price of £539 for the 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model, while the newly-added 128GB model will set you back £699. The History of the iPhone Tech Family Tree: … [Read more...] about Who’s getting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the UK?
Regardless of what the laws of mathematics state around breaking into end-to-end encryption, the Australian government is determined to bring in laws that go against them, with the Prime Minister of Australia telling ZDNet that the laws produced in Canberra are able to trump the laws of mathematics "The laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that," he said on Friday. "The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia." On Friday, the government unveiled plans to introduce legislation this year that would force internet companies to assist law enforcement in decrypting messages sent with end-to-end encryption. The package will also contain authority for the Australian Federal Police to "remotely monitor computer networks and devices", a power currently possessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, and force handset makers to help authorities break into devices they sell. "We intend … [Read more...] about The laws of Australia will trump the laws of mathematics: Turnbull
posted on 01 Oct 2015, 18:48 4 1. KushielAOC (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Sep 2015) Sony, just shut up and take America's money already. Well, figuratively. You haven't said anything about the US from the start... posted on 01 Oct 2015, 20:06 0 14. dimas (Posts: 2660; Member since: 22 Jul 2014) At&t is your only savior when you want to get it thru contract. Other US carriers only know apple and apple. posted on 01 Oct 2015, 22:24 2 23. Jango (Posts: 345; Member since: 24 Oct 2014) Sony need the US market to pick up sales. They have the best device of 2015, they should market it hard. posted on 01 Oct 2015, 22:36 0 24. kent-gaga (Posts: 604; Member since: 10 Apr 2012) i dont know it feels like Sony's been hated on by most of the US carrier since 2010-2011 posted on 02 Oct 2015, 16:53 0 34. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Oct 2015) I'd better pass on this and get the delicious LG V-10. That one is too good for me and closest to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Sony starts selling the Xperia Z5 (in the UK)
Microsoft has announced the first update for Windows Phone 8.1, and that it will be made available to developers, and anyone else running the pre-release version of the OS, next week. Known as Update 1, the new version concentrates on bringing the Cortana virtual assistant to new markets, and added a few cool new features in for good measure too.Cortana gets the most attention inside Update 1. She will be officially available in both the UK and China, and has been localized to provide relevant information. In the UK, Cortana will get a British accent, and support British spellings and word pronunciations. She’ll know more about UK-specific sports, understand the London Stock Exchange, and help users keep up to date with local traffic reports. According to Microsoft, Cortana’s personality has been “tweaked to be more locally relevant” too.The Chinese version of Cortana has been given the nickname Xiao Na, along with an entirely new alternative look, complete with … [Read more...] about Cortana lands in the UK and China in Windows Phone 8.1 Update
Lord Carter, the UK communications minister, is due to issue his first Digital Britain report later this month. But in a speech yesterday he dropped a hint about at least one of the issues the report addresses, the idea of universal broadband, according to the Guardian. "Today we are way beyond the view that broadband is a niche product, it is an enabling and transformational service and therefore we have to look at how we can universalize it," he said. "We have to ensure that fairness and access for all is more than a soundbite in a manifesto." Lord Carter advocates using not only the existing landline infrastructure, but also mobile phone networks to achieve this. He’s also an advocate for digital literacy, stating that improving digital literacy could convince the 40% of the population who could have broadband but choose not to, to sign up for it. The speech also looked at the rollout of next generation broadband networks, giving an indication that there could be … [Read more...] about Universal Broadband In The UK?
Go catch 'em all -- Pokemon Go is finally available in the UK on iOS and Android. The game launched earlier this month in Australia and the US, and has already created something of a frenzy among Pokemon fans.While it's been possible to get the game in the UK by unofficial means, today is the first time the game has been available to download from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.The game, which is free to download, displays virtual Pokemon on a map of the real world, using what's called augmented reality. Your job then is to catch the critters -- you see them in the real world, using your phone's camera -- and battle them against others in nearby "gyms".Excuse me now while I do absolutely no more work today. … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go officially arrives in the UK on iOS and Android