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MWC 2012 - The Next Big Announcements, Part 2

by wsjudd on ‎31-01-2012 18:00 - last edited on ‎23-06-2014 14:07 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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The smartphone world never seems to stop turning. We've barely finished with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we're already only weeks away from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. While CES was a largely American affair, MWC is all about European and world-wide releases, so it's definitely the expo to watch if you're living in the UK.

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MWC 2012 - The Next Big Announcements, Part 1

by wsjudd on ‎30-01-2012 18:00 - last edited on ‎23-06-2014 14:08 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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The smartphone world never seems to stop turning. We've barely finished with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we're already only weeks away from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. While CES was a largely American affair, MWC is all about European and world-wide releases, so it's definitely the expo to watch if you're living in the UK.

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Protecting your privacy.

by handy giff-staffer gaffer on ‎30-01-2012 15:01 - last edited on ‎27-10-2014 19:15 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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If you’ve been following our forum announcements you’ll have seen that last week a serious data privacy problem was discovered that affected giffgaff members – it meant that the mobile number of giffgaff members was made available to websites in the “header” information that is passed between web servers and mobile handsets during web browsing.

 

The problem affected O2 and some of the partners that use its network, which is why giffgaff was affected, and after being detected on Wednesday morning it was quickly fixed by 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.....

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5 a day [29th January 2012]

by the_joseph on ‎29-01-2012 14:35 - last edited on ‎26-01-2014 17:36 by anthony_c

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Every Sunday we do a round up of the best links from this weeks 5 a Days, as judged by your comments in each thread.

 

Here's this weeks roundup!

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The Biggest Announcements From CES 2012

by wsjudd on ‎26-01-2012 18:00 - last edited on ‎23-06-2014 14:08 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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Now that all of the hubbub has subsided from the Consumer Electronics Show, we can have a nice look at the biggest announcements it provided. CES, which is held in Las Vegas every January, is always a hotbed of product announcements and demonstrations and this year was no different. With thousands of products on display, I’ve narrowed it down to the top 6 biggest reveals of CES 2012: three smartphones and three tablets. Let’s get started!

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Mobile Commerce: Paying for stuff with your mobile phone

by kenlo on ‎24-01-2012 18:00 - last edited on ‎03-07-2014 15:38 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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The mobile phone is now an integral part of our everyday lives and fulfils a whole variety of functions including e-mail, music, photography, social networking, exercise and heart rate monitoring – it can even replace pen and paper. Having everything integrated into one always-connected device means that we no longer need to carry round an entire backpack of gadgets: we can do it all with just one simple portable device.

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5 a Day [20th January 2012]

by the_joseph on ‎20-01-2012 15:32 - last edited on ‎26-01-2014 17:23 by anthony_c

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Augmented reality Lego? Acrobat dogs? Slumdog Billionaire? Find it all here.

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Top 10 mid-range smartphones

by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg on ‎19-01-2012 18:40 - last edited on ‎23-06-2014 14:09 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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After a new Mobile phone but not after the latest high cost fad?  Find our top 10 mid-range smartphones between £150 and £300.

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Mobile Operating Systems Compared: iOS, Android and Windows Phone

by kenlo on ‎18-01-2012 18:00 - last edited on ‎23-06-2014 16:05 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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In our on-going series of articles about mobile technology, we’ve been looking at various different parts of your mobile phone and how they work together to bring you today’s smartphone experience. We’ve also been asking for your thoughts on which features you’d put in your ideal phone for giffgaff members.

 

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Your 5 a day {13th January 2012}

by the_joseph on ‎13-01-2012 15:42 - last edited on ‎26-01-2014 17:12 by anthony_c

Good afternoon giffgaffers.

 

I bring you todays 5 a day, our collection of the weird, interesting, funny and intriguing things we find around the internet.

 

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The Galaxy Nexus is the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” – the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. 

 

In this article, we explore the Galaxy Nexus and the new features of Android 4.0. We’ll look at how the Galaxy Nexus compares with smartphones such as the Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S and how to find out whether Android 4.0 will be available on your existing handset. Finally, we’ll look at how you can giffgaff your Galaxy Nexus.

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Internet Safety and Parental Controls

by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg ‎10-01-2012 17:45 - edited ‎20-06-2014 16:58

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Help protect your children on the Internet, whether they're accessing sites on their mobiles or logging into Social Networks from a PC - find out about content restriction settings and more!

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There’s an app for that: Part Three

by stephenmiller on ‎04-01-2012 15:46 - last edited on ‎03-07-2014 15:38 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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Abraham Maslow believed that humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group, such as clubs, office culture, professional organisations, sports teams, or small social connections (family members, intimate partners, mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved by others.  The third level of Maslow’s famous Hierarchy of Needs is ‘Belonging’ or as The Big Bang’s most neurotic character refers to it as, “Sheldon Cooper: While Mr. Kim, by virtue of his youth and naiveté, has fallen prey to the inexplicable need for human contact, let me step in and assure you that my research will go on uninterrupted, and that social relationships will continue to baffle and repulse me.”

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Mobile Fitness & Running Applications: Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

by kenlo on ‎01-01-2012 10:00 - last edited on ‎16-11-2012 12:17 by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg

People Running.jpgAfter the excesses of Christmas, one of the more popular New Year’s Resolutions is always to do more exercise and to be healthier. It’s no wonder that January is the peak month for new gym memberships and why the gyms always seem to be packed in January.

 

A great alternative to working out in the gym is to integrate exercise into your daily routine: for example jogging around the park in the morning or cycling to work. In this article, we review some of smartphone applications and accessories that allow you to monitor and keep track of your daily exercise routine. We’ll also look at how these applications make it more rewarding to keep fit and how they can help you to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions throughout 2012.

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