Tag Archive | mobile

EE Have Network Issue With Voice

EE are currently experiencing issues with their network where customers are unable to make any outbound calls to land lines or other networks.

EE are said to be actively working to resolve the issue.

You can use EE’s Network Service Checker to keep up to date:

https://myaccount.ee.co.uk/networkchecker/checkservice

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Mobile Providers and Ofcom to Put UK Behind Delivering 5G

Mobile network EE, now owned by BT ee-logo-1600x900mobile, is planning to take legal action against Ofcom over it’s choice to restrict the amount of airwaves each mobile operator can own.

Currently companies are stopped from owning more than 37% of usable spectrum by 2020.

Mobile network provider Three has already announced action against Ofcom.

What does that mean for us?

The UK has seen legal disputes over spectrum sales in the past which saw the delay in the delivery of 4G for years.

Ofcom have signalled that the delay of 5G to the UK would be delayed due to the current threat of legal action by mobile networks.  There response to the FT was,

“Consumers are using more mobile data every year. Any delays in releasing new airwaves risk harming people and businesses.”

It’s obvious that Ofcom will be happy to sit on this despite the impact to UK innovation and technological advances including affecting the population.

Squabbles like this should not be allowed to hold us back for the amount of time it has done in the past, wouldn’t you agree?

For now all we can do is sit and wait.



Google launches G+ Local with Zagat scores

G+ Local mobile app - Ongoing IssuesGoogle has just announced that it has lunched Google+ Local.  It is a new way of sharing and finding local information across Google.  It has been integrated with:

  • Google+
  • Search
  • Maps
  • Mobile

They have partnered with Zagat to create scores and offer reviews based on users views and social interaction.  If you have an Android phone they are also rolling out this feature to Google Maps.  Hopefully iPhone users will have the same in the near future.

Google say:

Make smart decisions with Zagat’s summaries of user reviews and its expressive scoring system that helps you make a decision based on Food, Service, Decor and Price. The most comprehensive local information is now on Google. See Zagat reviews and scores in Search, Maps, Google+ and on your phone.

Look out for the Local button on your G+ ribbon which should have now magically appeared:

Local G+ button - Ongoing Issues

This is yet another move to get us using G+ even more, increase social interactivity and build a positive online community experience.  Having played with Local a little bit already, we can see the potential of this already and look forward to using it in more social situations and contributing to reviews.

Here are a couple of promotional videos for Local:



Fujitsu Arrows waterproof tablet

Fujitsu brings us their tablet but with a twist, it’s waterproof.  Check out SoldierKnowsBest‘s report:

 

10% Off selected Tablets (Inc. Sony and Samsung)

at Dixons, PC World and Currys

Hurry, only until Wednesday 11th January

Swivl iPhone mount tracks your movement

Check out this great new product, the Swivl iPhone mount.

Under the hood, Swivl is a sensor enabled and motorized base for your mobile video device with a paired marker. You can hold the marker like a remote control or wear it and forget it. The sensor connection allows the base to “follow you” and keeps you in the camera field of view. This technology combination is ideal for capturing video of yourself for vlogging, sports, education and more.

But it’s also the basis for much more. We’re developing mobile applications to improve the video capture experience and post production, and for deployment of the product in other market uses. The Swivl accessory is the foundation for much more.

This device is going to be great for so many applications as shown in their video below:

Swivl by Satarii from Satarii on Vimeo.

For more details be sure to check out their site over at:

http://www.swivl.com

Samsung Note 5.3 inch high resolution phone

Check out Samsung’s new high resolution 5.3 inch phone, the Note.  The Super AMOLED screen high pixel density offering 285 pixels per inch.  It also comes with a stylus, a step back may be?

A great post from GIGAOM with more detail is here:

http://gigaom.com/mobile/samsung-note-retina-display

Google introduce the Google+ project – Social Network

Google today introduced their social network, the Google + project.

Among the most basic of human needs is the need to connect with others. With a smile, a laugh, a whisper or a cheer, we connect with others every single day.

Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools.

In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it.

We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests.

The social network seems to consist of the following five components:

  • +Circles: share what matters, with the people who matter most
  • +Sparks: strike up a conversation, about pretty much anything
  • +Hangouts: stop by and say hello, face-to-face-to-face
  • +Mobile: share what’s around, right now, without any hassle
  • +Huddle: Coordinating with friends and family in real-time
Here are the introductions videos:
and here is the link to the Google Blog Post:
Will you be checking  this out, we sure will.  We are hoping it is not going to end up the same way as Google Wave.
Google have also informed us that they are taking our security very seriously:
You and over a billion others trust Google, and we don’t take this lightly. In fact we’ve focused on the user for over a decade: liberating data, working for an open Internet, and respecting people’s freedom to be who they want to be. We realize, however, that Google+ is a different kind of project, requiring a different kind of focus—on you. That’s why we’re giving you more ways to stay private or go public; more meaningful choices around your friends and your data; and more ways to let us know how we’re doing. All across Google.
Google+ is currently invite only and is under field trial right now.  You can show your interest by navigating to: