Author: Simon Allum

Google Drive Launching for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS

Following this report earlier in April, a draft release from one of Google’s partners reveals details of the upcoming challenger to Dropbox, Google Drive. Rolling out with 5gb of storage for all, and operating from https://drive.google.com this could be all set to be a major competitor to Dropbox.   It …

Andriod App: Minimal Twidget (alpha)

From the maker of the highly rated Minimal Reader Pro comes this alpha version of Minimal Twidget. For some time I have been looking for a clean, slick and scrollable twitter widget that is easily configurable and fits in with the overall look of my homescreens.  Minimal Twidget alpha seems …

The Google Doomsday Scenario – Are You Safe?

If like me you have an Android phone, the chances are that your life is inextricably linked to Google.  You probably have a Gmail account.  Your contact book is stored on Google’s servers, if you are one of the 100million users that signed up to Google+ or use …

Google Currents Goes International

In December 2011 Google released Google Currents for Android and iOS in the United States.  This app let users explore online magazines and other user generated content. Since the release users have requested that the app be made available internationally and that the speed of updating increases. From …

Favourite Android Apps: WiFi File Transfer Pro

Like most smartphone users I  have apps that I simply cannot do without and WiFi File Transfer certainly fits into that bracket. Put simply, WiFi file transfer allows you to upload and download files from your phone to your PC over your wireless network without the need for …

Sopcast Now Available On Android

Sopcast, the popular streaming application is now available on the Android platform. Currently in beta, the app runs on any Android device currently using version 2.2 or above. Sopcast say that as well as supporting P2P live channels it can play most types of local audio and video …

FCC Announce New Initiative to Combat Smartphone Theft

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced a major initiative to combat smartphone theft in the United States. In New York City some 40% of all robberies involve smart phones or some other form of mobile device, in Washington DC smartphones were taken in 54% more robberies than …

Tesco Tops Which? Satisfaction survey

It has been announced that Tesco Mobile has come top in Which? magazines annual Mobile Phone Satisfaction Survey for 2012. Beating competition from the big four providers, the supermarket was the only network to achieve a 5 star rating for cost. Tesco claim that this is due to …

Numbers are everything… Can Microsoft reverse the trend?

Figures recently released  by comScore reveal a telling story regarding market share for the major smartphone manufacturers in the United States. Perhaps the biggest suprise is the fall of Microsoft’s share of the market from 5.2% in November ’11 to only 3.9% in Februrary ’12. Microsoft can only …

Sony Xperia 2011 Range: ICS upgrade starts mid April

According to the Sony Xperia Official product blog Ice cream sandwich is on its way to the 2011 Xperia range from mid-April. The post goes on to say that the first Xperia models to receive the upgrade will be Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. For …

Android 4.0.4 Rolling Out OTA to GSM Galaxy Nexus & Nexus S

A couple of days old this one however Google have announced an update to 4.0.4 for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, the Xoom WIFI and the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus …