Asus Google Nexus 7

nexus 7


This is a neat, compact tablet with a scratch resistant 7” display, powerful quad-core processor and up to 10 hours of battery life. It brings you the best of Google in a slim, portable device that fits perfectly in your hand or handbag for that matter.

Your Google Play library syncs automatically and with you have access to over 675,000 apps and games. The Nexus 7 also comes with some  content on it so you can start enjoying it straight out of the box too.

What I love about this tablet is that it comes with NFC  (Near Field Communication) so you can simply touch / go near other NFC supported devices to share information whether you’re sending files or streaming music or video, it’s all very quick and easy to do.

If you’re a fan of Skype the 1.2MP front facing camera is ideal for video calls and  the 5MP rear facing camera will take great photos and video too. It also features micro USB with SlimPort  so you can connect to your computer of other USB devices and display high def content on your HDTV as well. The handy headphone jack also allows you to listen to your tunes on the go.

This is a lightweight, powerful tablet and was a gift from Ladbrokes Poker to celebrate their poker site,  now available on Android.

The 16GB model will set you back around £150.

Tech Spec

Battery life  – Up to 10 hours
Bluetooth Enabled  – 4.0
Dimensions – H200 x W114 x D8.65mm
Graphics card  – Adreno 320
HDMI – Yes via SlimPort
Headphone socket -Yes
Internal Storage – 16GB
Memory Card Slots – No
Model name / number -NEXUS 7
NFC enabled – Yes
Operating system – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) – 323PPI
Ports – Micro USB with SlimPort
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064
Processor Speed  – 1.5GHz
Rear Facing Camera – 5 megapixels
Screen Resolution – 1920 x 1200
Screen Type – IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with scratch resistant Corning glass
Sound – Built-in Stereo Speakers
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally) – 7.02″
Webcam – 1.2 megapixels
Weight – 290g
Wi-Fi/3G/4G – Wi-Fi only
Wireless Networking – Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n





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Seven best apps for women

There’s a debate brewing across the globe, and it centers on smartphone use. One camp can’t imagine life without their mobile device firmly implanted in the palm of their hand, while the other side bemoans the days when people actually talked to one another. Never before have we been so connected to friends, family, news, entertainment news and gossip, games, our camera and photos, video, music, GPS—we have instant access to pretty much all the knowledge and information mankind has ever accumulated. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, one thing for sure: It can get overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the seven best (and in some cases, lesser-known) apps for women. We feel mobile technology should augment and complement our lives, not take over them. These apps can help you achieve your goals in varying areas of your life, after all isn’t that what technology is about?

Style and Fashion

For busy women trying to maintain a polished presence both for business and social settings, the personal stylist app is a godsend. More than just the “fashion police” at your fingertips, Pose serves both as a personal virtual stylist and wardrobe consultant. Already in use by an estimated 1 million people worldwide, Pose features easy-to-access fashion categories, browsing and sharing. Users need only tag each outfit with brand names and the name of the stores or locations where they were purchased. A particularly popular Pose feature enables users to buy outfits straight from the snapshots they find, eliminating the need to search the Internet for specific brands or types of clothing.

Security in the Cloud

If you’ve ever lost precious photos and videos because they weren’t backed up, or you’ve had to scramble to clear up space on your phone because these types of files were taking up too much memory, then ZipCloud is for you. ZipCloud is a new online cloud storage company based in the U.K. and the U.S. Once you set it up on your device, your files will sync silently in the background—you don’t have to do a thing. If you accidentally delete something, a few clicks and it’s restored. You can read reviews of the best online backup at

Love and Relationships isn’t your typical online dating site. First, it’s a phone/computer app, not a dedicated site. Second, other services are almost wholly dependent on the answers supplied by users when it comes to matching them with ideal mates. Cupid utilizes profiles of people living near you, while offering the freedom to go beyond recommended matches and browse any or all of the profiles offered. It also features a built-in chat option for live communication in real time.

Peace of Mind for Mums

As mums, we fear exposing our kids to too much technology or that they’ll become reckless with it. Kid’s Place for Moms is an app that enables parents to make a safe zone for their kids—putting the power back where it belongs—with the parents. Block inappropriate apps or content, lock their phones when it’s time for bed or monitor their phone activity with this app.

A “Do” for Dieters

The Hapi Fork is the sharpest utensil in your drawer. The sensor-laden fork records everything from the number of fork servings per minute and per meal to the total time of the meal, and the start and end times of each meal. All the data collected during your day (or meal) can then be uploaded via Bluetooth or USB technology into a smartphone, laptop or home computer to record your food intake. You can use the information to alter your eating habits and minimize the overeating trails that promote weight gain.

Connecting Neighbours

Personal networks are key to success, whether at work or home. The second wave of photo sharing is Vizible, a photo- and video-sharing application that uses Twitter photos to connect you to the people in your neighbourhood. It’s a great app for women moving to a new area or parents looking to connect with other parents. Vizible syncs only with Twitter and allows people to choose the radius of communication.

Healthy Living

From 99.9 percent anti-bacterial soaps and lotions to air cleaners and water filters, hygienic living has become a burgeoning cottage industry. There’s an app called Lapka that offers women a way to take clean living a step further. Lapka works as a personal home environmental monitor and notices things that the typical person cannot, such as electromagnetic or high frequency waves as well as radiation. Lapka, which barely takes up space in the palm of one hand, can even tell which foods are fresh and organic and which are not.

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Dating online? Check out our top 5 dating apps

The internet shook up the dating scene in a big way and now smartphone apps are taking it to the next level! If you’re new to the world of apps, Broadband Genie have a handy guide here to get you started. If not, let’s dive straight into some of the best dating apps out there!


Android/iOS – Free

OkCupid is one of the most popular online dating services thanks to its unique approach of asking you a series of questions to match you with people with similar interests and personalities. The OkCupid app adds in a broadcast feature with searches for other users in the local area.

Plenty Of Fish

Android/iOS – Free

Plenty of Fish is a busy dating site, and the app reflects this with features to help you track down other PoF users in the same location, but also usefully providing you with tips on good date ideas nearby.


Android/iOS – Free

Tagged boasts a huge userbase of over 300 million people and aims to make meeting new people fun and easy by using a built-in game to connect you with others. It also provides location matching, and it’s free to use and send messages.


Android/iOS – Free

This is currently one of the most popular apps on any mobile platform. It’s a social network focused on meeting new people and thanks to the rapidly expanding number of users it’ll be easy for you to find someone wherever you are. Not only great for dating it’s also ideal if you’ve just moved to a new area and want to find some new friends or interests.


iOS – Free

This clever iOS app tries to help with the awkwardness of a first date by helping you to find someone who you might have a better connection with by using your Facebook location, friends and interests. Once you’ve found a match you can ‘Like’ them through the app, and if they respond in kind you can take things further from there.

Mollie Goodfellow contributes on behalf of, the consumer advice site for broadband, tablets and smartphones

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Make calls for free with the FooTalk App

- Perfect for making calls to other users across the globe for free.

– Calls to landlines and mobiles are cheaper than Skype and other services.

FooTalk is a new app for iOS and Android that reduces the cost of making calls for smartphone and tablet users. It allows customers to make free calls to friends and family who also have the FooTalk app, anywhere in the world via Wi-Fi or 3G and 4G mobile data services.

FooTalk allows users to call any number in the world at extremely low rates (significantly lower than other alternative calling services like Skype). Whether calling abroad, avoiding expensive roaming charges whilst travelling, or simply calling friends nearby, FooTalk offers exceptional value compared to other services.

In addition to the cost saving benefits, FooTalk’s patent-pending Discovery service is designed to ensure a more reliable connection than competitor products. This combination delivers a customer experience that gives them the most complete alternative to their network operator in one, easy-to-use app.

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Win £250 of shopping vouchers with Blackberry… #promo

BlackBerry have created a really fun game to highlight the fab apps available on their new Bold 9790 and Curve 9320 handsets. Put more of your life on your BlackBerry® smartphone with games, social networking, themes, productivity app and more.

What’s your favourite Blackberry App?

The top 4 BlackBerry apps are as follows – see below but what’s your favourite app? Let us know in the comments below…

  1. Wikitude
  2. NFC
  3. Kiss Remixer
  4. BBM

The Game

If you play the game you can be in with the chance of winning a brand new BlackBerry 9320 and £250 of shopping vouchers,  how good is that?!  Simply click on the link below to start playing. Get ready for the chase!

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