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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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Everything Everywhere and Nokia reportedly readying exclusive UK LTE deal with 4G Lumia 920, Science & Technology

Everything Everywhere and Nokia reportedly readying exclusive UK LTE deal with 4G Lumia 920

Reports of an exclusive deal between Everything Everywhere and Nokia could see the launch of the UK’s first 4G LTE handset, the Nokia Lumia 920 4G, as early as November this year. Will consumers be interested in faster mobile internet speeds, at the cost of reduced battery life, higher prices and limited coverage?

By | Science & Technology | Monday, 10 September 2012 at 2:17 pm

Nokia’s new hardware looks great, but is it enough to save Microsoft’s mobile business?, Science & Technology

Nokia’s new hardware looks great, but is it enough to save Microsoft’s mobile business?

Nokia’s latest line of Lumia smartphones and accessories look incredible, In a world where ecosystem is king, can Nokia help inspire consumers to invest in Windows Phone 8 amid huge competition from iOS, Android, and this year’s dark horse: Amazon?

By | Science & Technology | Friday, 7 September 2012 at 1:39 pm

Regulators approve UK mobile payment joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2, Science & Technology

Regulators approve UK mobile payment joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2

European regulators have given Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2 the green light for their cross-network mobile payments initiative, with plans to roll out the service across the UK as fast as possible.

By | Science & Technology | Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 2:55 pm

Apple invitation all but confirms next week’s iPhone 5 announcement, Science & Technology

Apple invitation all but confirms next week’s iPhone 5 announcement

Apple have sent out invitations to it’s much anticipated iPhone 5 announcement next week, but with so many leaks and rumours making the headlines in recent weeks, do we already know all of the new iPhone’s secrets?

By | Science & Technology | Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 2:09 pm

BBC iPlayer launches mobile downloads for smartphones and tablets, Science & Technology

BBC iPlayer launches mobile downloads for smartphones and tablets

iPlayer Mobile downloads are now available for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, with plans for Android updates in the near future. Now you can watch Doctor Who on the tube!

By | Science & Technology | Tuesday, 4 September 2012 at 1:20 pm

Freesat to partner with Netflix, taking the fight to BSkyB, Science & Technology

Freesat to partner with Netflix, taking the fight to BSkyB

As Freesat joins forces with Netflix to offer on-demand, internet-streamed film and TV content, BSkyB’s dominance of the satellite TV market sees added pressure to innovate and compete against fast and flexible alternatives.

By | Science & Technology | Monday, 3 September 2012 at 2:01 pm

Google Maps brings voice-guided cycling navigation to Android, Science & Technology

Google Maps brings voice-guided cycling navigation to Android

Google Maps for Android now offers voice-guided, turn-by-turn cycling navigation in 12 countries, turning your Android smartphone into a full-featured cycling sat-nav

By | Science & Technology | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 3:30 pm

Samsung shares drop by £7.6 billion following Apple court case victory, Notebook

Samsung shares drop by £7.6 billion following Apple court case victory

Samsung’s shares have plummeted by more than £7.6 billion in the wake of their catastrophic court case loss against Apple last week, but the impact of sales injunctions could prove even more costly than the £660 million fine Samsung received.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 11:47 am

Twitter forces Tumblr to axe friend-finding feature, Notebook

Twitter forces Tumblr to axe friend-finding feature

Tumblr is the latest service to fall foul of Twitter’s recently updated ‘guidelines’, with support for ‘friend-finding’ via Twitter’s API being revoked as of today, but is Twitter cutting off its nose to spite its face?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 3:29 pm

Ofcom controversially grants Everything Everywhere early access to 4G in the UK, Notebook

Ofcom controversially grants Everything Everywhere early access to 4G in the UK

Independent regulator Ofcom have controversially granted Everything Everywhere permission to roll out 4G mobile internet access to its customers starting 11 September, months ahead its competitors.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at 12:21 pm

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