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Alex Masters is a technology journalist, podcaster and blogger based in the UK. He is a serial technology geek with a BA in Multimedia Design from DeMontfort university. You can follow his online escapades on Google+

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Samsung Galaxy Note II to launch in the UK in October, Notebook

Samsung Galaxy Note II to launch in the UK in October

The successor to Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note tablet/smartphone hybrid, will be making its way into UK stores as of next Monday (October 1st).

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 4:00 am

iPhone 5 users reporting manufacturing faults, right out of the box, Science & Technology

iPhone 5 users reporting manufacturing faults, right out of the box

New iPhone 5 users have taken to the web to document cosmetic damage on their handsets, right out of the box. The chamfered edge of the iPhone 5 appears to be prone to scuffing and chipping, especially on black models, with their anodised finish.

By | Science & Technology | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 at 2:00 am

Garmin capitalises on iPhone 5 mapping disaster, Science & Technology

Garmin capitalises on iPhone 5 mapping disaster

Following yesterday’s global uproar regarding Apple’s sub-par maps experience, Garmin are taking advantage of the situation and rolling out public transport and Street View functionality for their Navigon app.

By | Science & Technology | Friday, 21 September 2012 at 2:16 pm

Apple’s map service pales in comparison to Google Maps, Science & Technology

Apple’s map service pales in comparison to Google Maps

Disgruntled iOS 6 users take to the web to slate Apple’s replacement for Google Maps. With inaccurate directions, low resolution images and outdated data, it’s hard to understand Apple chose to fix what wasn’t broken.

By | Science & Technology | Thursday, 20 September 2012 at 2:00 pm

Facebook trials mobile advertising network for third-party apps and websites, Science & Technology

Facebook trials mobile advertising network for third-party apps and websites

Facebook have started testing mobile advertising for sites and app, but rather than clutter up the Facebook experience, they plan to offer ads to third parties instead. Taking on Google at their own game with a little help from the social graph.

By | Science & Technology | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 2:28 pm

Google+ surpasses 400 million users in first 12 months, Science & Technology

Google+ surpasses 400 million users in first 12 months

With 400 million users and over 100 million active monthly, Google+ is turning into the company’s first real social success. So why do people still refer to it as a ghost town? Just because it hasn’t replaced Facebook, doesn’t mean it’s a failure. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

By | Science & Technology | Tuesday, 18 September 2012 at 3:58 pm

Can an interactive paper revolutionise the print industry?, Science & Technology

Can an interactive paper revolutionise the print industry?

Interactive Newsprint is a UK-based research project that will be demonstrating there interactive paper technology at this year’s London Design Festival. Their aim is to bring ‘the internet of things‘ to the humble printed page. Is it too late for interactive paper in a world rapidly transitioning to digital media, or are they perfectly positioned to revolutionise the industry?

By | Science & Technology | Monday, 17 September 2012 at 11:35 am

Apple to retire Ping ahead of October iTunes revamp, Science & Technology

Apple to retire Ping ahead of October iTunes revamp

As of September 30th, Apple’s ‘social network for music’ will shutter its doors once and for all, as iTunes receives a much needed design overhaul to make way for a sleeker, more intuitive experience.

By | Science & Technology | Thursday, 13 September 2012 at 1:03 pm

The sky’s the limit for Android, Science & Technology

The sky’s the limit for Android

With over 500 million Android activations to date and 1.3 million new activations each day, is their no limit to the growth of Google’s mobile operating system?

By | Science & Technology | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 at 1:34 pm

Everything Everywhere announces UK’s first 4G LTE network starting today, Science & Technology

Everything Everywhere announces UK’s first 4G LTE network starting today

Everything Everywhere unveils plans to roll out 4G LTE mobile internet and fibre broadband services to UK customers starting today, with plans to expand LTE coverage to 16 major UK cities by Christmas. Orange and T-Mobile will merge to become ‘EE’ starting today.

By | Science & Technology | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 at 1:04 pm

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