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All posts by Shawn Holmes

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    Ofcom rejects BT Openreach split to improve broadband services

    MPs have warned that millions of households will be left with “dire” broadband speeds because broadcasting regulator Ofcom is refusing to break-up BT. Critics of BT had called for a full split of its Openreach division in the hope...

    • Posted February 19, 2017
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    BlackBerry Mercury’s keyboard: A saving grace or hindrance?

    Ah, BlackBerry. Once the king of all things business and mobile, the brand has unfortunately experienced a slow and steady decline once the company failed to adjust to a rapidly changing mobile market. BlackBerry’s attempts to reinvent...

    • Posted February 17, 2017
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    AT&T now offers VoLTE roaming in Japan

    AT&T customers have been enjoying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for awhile, and now they’ll be able to use it while visiting Japan, too. AT&T has partnered with Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO to offer VoLTE service in Japan....

    • Posted February 16, 2017
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    Three challenges Ofcom and rivals over imbalanced UK spectrum distribution

    Three is still fighting Ofcom after the failed merger deal with O2, to win a greater share of the UK’s mobile spectrum. We caught up with CEO Dave Dyson and CFO Richard Woodward to find out how Three...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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    Control your Sonos home setup using the Spotify app or by shouting

    Sonos is one of the first companies to make waves ahead of the IFA 2016 trade show, announcing voice controls for its speakers using Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Sonos held its own event in sunny New York, where...

    • Posted February 13, 2017
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    Netflix offline viewing mode for ‘emerging territories’ only?

    Netflix is considering an offline viewing mode that would let viewers download content instead of stream it, but don’t expect a UK release anytime soon. Chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, was speaking to CNBC ahead of the...

    • Posted February 11, 2017
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    Chromecast Tips and Tricks: How to get the best out of Google’s streaming TV stick

    Google Chromecast is a great streaming device with loads of hidden features, and our full Chromecast tips and tricks guide will help you to get the most out of your Google’s gadget. Here at Recombu, we love Google’s...

    • Posted February 10, 2017
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    Google ending Hands Free pilot on February 8

    Remember Google Hands Free? The payment service entered a pilot phase last year, and now that test is coming to an end. Google is officially ceasing the Hands Free pilot that it was running in the San...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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    A “compact” G6 would be a welcome addition

    It’s February, which means we can officially start hyping ourselves over Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of the month. Although it appears that Samsung won’t be unveiling the next Galaxy flagship per...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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    Samsung Pay Mini announced for non-Samsung Android phones

    Samsung Pay has been exclusive to Samsung smartphones ever since its launch in September 2015, but today Samsung announced plans to bring its platform to non-Samsung phones. Sort of. Samsung Pay Mini is now official. The new...

    • Posted February 5, 2017
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    HTC should give marketing the old college try

    When HTC unveiled the U Play and U Ultra last month, nobody was sure what to make of it. The devices weren’t necessarily unwelcome by any means, but the move was a peculiar one for HTC. Were...

    • Posted February 4, 2017
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    Amazon’s Fire HD 7 may be its best seller, but the HD 8 is more impressive

    If you’ve ever been in the market for a budget-friendly tablet, you probably already know that Amazon’s Fire tablet is one of the best bangs for your buck. Starting at just $50, you get a reliable 7-inch...

    • Posted February 2, 2017
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    How much will you spend on a smartwatch?

    Earlier today, Google did exactly what the rumor mill thought it would: Announced not only the rollout of Android Wear 2.0, the next major version of its wearable operating system, but also unveiled a pair of new...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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