18 months ago, Digital-Lifestyles was one of the first, if not _the_ first, consumer-focused publications to report on Femtocells.
We were wowed by the concept – very strong cellular reception in your home, with the calls and data heading up your broadband connection.
As we said back in Nov 2007 …
Continue reading Vodafone Access Gateway: Femtocell 1 July UK Launch
You may have noticed that we at Digital-Lifestyles have never been massive fans of the iPhone.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t millions of people who are.
One such is tech-chum Richard Lai.
Not only is iPhone fandom in his blood, but so it writing, photographing and documenting.
Continue reading Live blogging iPhone 3GS UK Launch
The European Union has laid out a new set of rules for mobile phone users wandering over the hills and plains of Europe in a move that should see bills slashed by around 60 per cent.
Anyone who’s used their mobile phone in Europe will have experienced the pain of the wallet draining bill when you get home, but the new rules will see text message charges cut to €0.11 (before VAT), a substantial reduction on the current €0.28 rate.
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Apple has announced the latest update to its hugely successful iPhone range at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The new iPhone 3GS offers several new features and upgrades, including onboard memory capacity doubled to 32GB, voice activated dialling, MMS messaging, 3-megapixel camera, a digital compass, Tom Tom compatibility and – finally – the ability to record videos and copy and paste text.
Continue reading Apple Unveil iPhone 3GS Handset
Palm’s make-or-break new Pre handset launched over the weekend in the States, and we’ve been trawling through the reviews to see how’s the new handset has gone down.
Overall, it seems that the phone has been very well received, gaining plaudits for its interface, operating system and form factor, although not everyone likes the keyboard and there’s been some doubts about the battery life and the lack of available apps.
Continue reading Palm Pre Round Up
Handset browser Opera Mobile has just hit version 9.7 claiming that its superfast rendering will ‘leave rivals in the dust’ boasting added performance, Opera Turbo and Opera Widgets.
Continue reading Opera Mobile 9.7 Browser Leaves Rivals “In The Dust”
3G data dongles are all over the place these days.
Virgin’s is manufactured by Huawei (who seem to be the vendor of choice for 3G dongles), it’s actually a Huawei E160, (background on Huawei) for those that care.
It’s a USB stick which plugs into any spare USB port. When plugged in, as well as being a 3G dongle, it appears to the operating system as as CD as well which contains the software to drive the dongle.
Continue reading Virgin 3G Dongle: Mobile Broadband Review
Ever had the problem of random cats appearing in your house, stealing food or worse marking their territory? Well SureFlap have the answer for tech fans, an RFID catflap.
The catflap has an RFID sensor mounted in the housing and as your cat goes into the “tube” part of the unit, the sensor reads the microchip implanted in your cat and opens the latch. Other cats trying to gain access will be rejected.
Continue reading SureFlap Review: The RFID Catflap
There’s been loads of ‘leaks’ of the next generation of the less-than-popular Microsoft portable media player, the Zune.
Named Zune HD, it’s a heck of a lot better looking than all of the previous Zunes, as does the interface. Gone is the round button, opting instead for a full touch screen.
The HD-ness is two fold –
Continue reading Zune HD: Finally Decent Looking But No HD Screen!
After the runaway success of Apple’s AppStore for the iPhone, every mobile OS has been falling over itself to get a piece of action, with the Android Market and Windows Media Marketplace already up and running.
Now it’s the turn of the 50 million Nokia phone owners to join in the downloading scrum, with the Ovi Store opening for business in Australia, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland and the UK (the U.S won’t have access to the Ovi Store until later this year)
Continue reading Nokia Opens Ovi App Store: Backfires Hideously