Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Christmas Gift Essentials

    With less than five weeks to go until the BIG day, it’s time to pack the jolly season full of magical memories! Here is our list of the top five fabulously festive things to do this Christmas!

    1. Wrap up warm and get your skates on to show off your ice skating skills, gliding (or stumbling) around a twinkly Christmas tree lined ice rink. Somerset House, Westfield and Hampton Court Palace all offer fabulous settings for the perfect ice skating experience and grab a hot choc or a mulled wine afterwards in the rink’s bar.

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  • Top tips for photo gifts

    1. Use the camera grid

    Using the theory rule of thirds, where by images are more aesthetically appealing when the main subject lies one third of the way across and down on your image. Following this theory makes an image more interesting than if you put the subject square in the middle.

    To help you with this there is an option to place a grid of thirds over your viewfinder screen. The button to turn this option on isn’t found in the camera app itself but actually in the “Photos & Camera” section in the “settings” app.

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  • Super Speed 4G

    A new report from watchdog Ofcom has found that the UK’s 4G speed are more than twice as fast as 3G. 4G clocked up an average of 15.1megabits per second compared to 3G’s average of 6.1Mbps.

    Using smartphones, Ofcom engineers performed 210,000 tests of 4G and 3G mobile broadband, carried out both indoors and outdoors on the speed and coverage of mobile networks in five major UK cities - London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh between March and June 2014. London came out at the top of the list with the fastest 4G web browsing speeds in the UK but the slowest 3G browsing speeds. Continue reading

  • Save the Samsung Smartphone

    Samsung aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for competitors to replicate.

    Yet as the South Korean giant seeks to make devices like the rigid-curve Galaxy Note Edge stand out from a crowd of flat, large screen handsets, making money will depend on producing them cost-effectively and encouraging developers to personalised applications for the new format.

    Samsung is headed for its worst annual profit in three years, under siege as Chinese firms like Xiaomi Technology Co and Lenovo Group Ltd bring in buyers with full-function touch-screen smartphones that are cheaper. Only Apple Inc has maintained full brand premium. Continue reading

  • Get SMART Get Saving with Samsung

    Samsung claims that the UK economy is losing £9.25 billion a year because consumers and businesses are not making the most of smart technology, such as smartphones and tablets.A Korean manufacturer who hopes to take advantage of this growing market, asked one thousand IT Expert and 2.5k members of the general public for its ‘Smart Society Barometer’ The results highlighted that there were a number of barriers impacting everyday use of the smart gadgets, mainly cost and a lack of skills.
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