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Google’s annual I/O keynote: Android Auto, Android L and more

Google’s annual I/O keynote event in San Francisco yesterday had a lot of big announcements – with pretty much all of it being Android related, including the next major version of Android, codenamed called ‘L’. Expected to be available this Autumn, L features a freshly revised interface heavily featuring the ‘card’ type UI used by […]

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New Amazon Fire Phone: 3D views, gesture controls and much more

Amazon’s Kindle Fire sales seem to have convinced the company to expand from tablets to smartphones, and yesterday Amazon finally unveiled their new Smartphone, hoping to take their own bite of the inundated mobile device market. With its massive database and already existing e-commerce site, the company might have a chance to bite a bigger […]

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Apple WWDC 2014: iOS 8 main features

Apple’s annual WorldWide Developer Conference kicked off in San Francisco last night with a keynote presentation from Tim Cook and co. The two-hour event gave us a good look at the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8. Whereas last years’ iOS 7 release was a huge visual overhaul, iOS 8 largely keeps […]

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Build 2014 & Windows Phone 8.1 – Developer’s Perspective

Rob Irving, Senior Software Engineer, ALK Technologies - Microsoft held their annual Build developer conference in San Francisco last week. I was able to attend this year to learn about new features and technologies that might be useful for CoPilot. The focus of the conference this year was the release of Windows Phone 8.1 a much […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft Back in the Game?

It’s easy to forget that Microsoft has been powering mobile phones for almost twice as long as Apple or Google.  Alongside Nokia’s Symbian, and later Blackberry, they pioneered the touch-screen, internet-enabled smartphone. Microsoft launched a highly-capable touch-screen tablet PC almost a decade ahead of the iPad. But fast forward to 2014, and Microsoft have lost […]

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Device Spotlight: Nokia Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a big, bold statement from Microsoft and Nokia that presents another option separate from popular Apple and Android devices.  So what does phone have to offer consumers? 6” full HD 1080p IPS LCD, ClearBlack, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 2 Pixel density: 368 ppi Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core […]

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Apple announces CarPlay

The relationship between smartphones (and tablets) and cars is arguably the primary front line in consumer technology currently. Mobile devices have become integral within our daily lives, providing us with access to entertainment, information and other content wherever we are, whenever we want. However interacting with a phone in-car can at best be considered distracting, […]

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Still in the game: Nokia announces new tablet and large screen phones

It’s been a traumatic few years for Nokia. After seeing their seemingly invincible phone market share savaged by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, many observers saw the company as being in terminal decline. Perhaps the lowest point was the recent announcement that Nokia’s phones business is to be sold to Microsoft. So is it game […]

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A look at Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

It’s mid September, and so for iOS fans globally it can only mean one thing – time for new iPhones. In fact this year it’s actually two, as in a break from ‘tradition’, Apple are not just releasing a new flagship phone in the shape of the iPhone 5s, but also the new slightly cheaper […]

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The Shiny (or should we say flatter) New iOS 7

In addition to new iPhones, yesterday’s much anticipated Apple ‘Special Event’ provided more details on what Tim Cook described as the OS that will “soon be the world’s most popular operating system.”  We first got a peek at iOS 7 back in June and it appears the early buzz was pretty much on the money. […]

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