Archive for January, 2011

More iPad 2 Rumours Over Price and Release Date

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Picture of iPad 64gbNews has broken that Best Buy posted listings of the new iPad 2 over the weekend but they’ve now disappeared, fuelling debate that they were created as an error or joke.

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Make bank payments on the move with your iPhone & iPod

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Picture of iPhone 4First Direct has launched a free banking app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. While it’s not the first of its kind as far as banking apps for iPhone users go, it could be the most useful one yet.

The app can be used by First Direct customers who have enabled internet banking and will let you make payments to current payees, check your balances, view the most recent transactions and also transfer cash between accounts. Other current iPhone banking apps from the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest only allow a user to view their balance – not much use when you need to make a quick payment on the move. The First Direct app is therefore a welcome leap forward.

Unfortunately more advanced online banking features such as creating payments to new recipients, will still require the use of more conventional hardware such as a PC or laptop. You can download the First Direct app from iTunes now.

New version of iPhone, iPod & iPad predicted

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Picture of Apple logoAs we leave 2010 behind, analysts are already predicting a host of gadget updates and enhancements this year, with Apple receiving the most forethought. The gadget giant who gave us the ground-breaking iPad, as well as updated versions of both the iPhone and iPod last year will certainly continue to evolve its product range over the coming months.

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Amazon Kindle – price slash could be on the way

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

A hand holding a Kindle

Still someway from tipping Apple’s iPad in terms of sales volume, the Amazon Kindle sold 8 million units in Britain and the US in 2010, making it the bestselling Amazon product of all time.

The Kindle has made some massive leaps since its introduction in 2007, then capable of storing only 200 books. The latest version Kindle 3 has Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities, 4 GB of memory capable of holding 3,000 books, and a battery life of one month. With a price tag of £109 for the wifi only version the Kindle was no doubt a favourite under many Christmas trees this year. Good news for e-reader fans is that prices could soon be even lower.

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