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Asus Google Nexus 7

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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 play.google.com 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
RAM – 2GB
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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Five top phone releases for Autumn 2011

There are always new mobile phones emerging on the market and the autumn release window is looking pretty exciting this year because a fifth iPhone is promised. Here are five other recently rumoured handsets that might pique your interest ahead of the Christmas rush.

BlackBerry Curve 9360

 Appealing to the budget-conscious buyer, the Curve 9360 will pick up from where its predecessors left off, providing a compact, slim smartphone with great email and messaging credentials. With BB OS 7 onboard it will be geared towards social networking to a greater degree than previous BlackBerry handsets and as contract phones go this should be an affordable option.

Nokia 700

 Nokia has proved that the Symbian operating system is not as dead and buried as many had assumed with the speculation circulating around its new 700 smartphone. Running Symbian Belle, the latest augmentation to this ageing platform, the 700 will reportedly have a 3.2 inch OLED screen, a 1GHz processor and an interesting, elongated design which helps it to stand out from the other contract phones on the market at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy M Pro

 An alteration in the naming strategy for the Galaxy range has seen Samsung announce the M Pro, a mid-range Android 2.3 smartphone with its eye firmly on the business and enterprise market. Like the Curve 9360 it has a full physical QWERTY keypad and a modest display, although it is actually thinner than the BlackBerry rival, measuring just under a centimetre thick. A five megapixel primary camera, 1GHz processor and custom TouchWiz interface will make sure that the Galaxy M Pro is competitive despite its inevitably affordable price point.

Google Nexus Prime

 Details about this handset are thin on the ground, but it is likely to be manufactured by Samsung and feature a range of class-leading hardware features to make even Apple quake in its boots. Recent rumours suggest that it could have a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a native resolution of 1280×720. A dual core processor is a certainty, with clock speeds of up to 1.5GHz per core implied via industry insiders. Google has already confirmed that a third Nexus-brand smartphone will be emerging and given that the Nexus S was built in partnership with Samsung it would make sense for it to continue using this manufacturer in the future.

HTC WP7 Mango

 HTC has been working on a new batch of contract phones designed to run the Mango update for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform and an early September launch is anticipated to coincide with the software’s release. Specifications are still hazy at this point but it would not be a surprise to see dual core processors, full HD video capture and larger displays put on the table by this Taiwanese firm in an attempt to win over more users to WP7.

For more details on any of these handsets go to www.expansys.com

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Must have ‘sex position of the day’ App!

We all love Cosmo for keeping us *on top* of the best sexual position like the passion pretzel but now you can have all this sexy info at your fingetips with the new ‘Cosmopolitan Sex Position of the Day’ app. You get detailed instructions on how to perform each position, told how tricky it may be do to and last but not least some tasteful pics to show you how it’s done. I think whoever downloads this should then post their comments on, well, how good a position it was! You can get this app on either Android or your iPhone for $3.

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Fancy a free sat nav? Skobbler now available on Google Android

Skobbler, creator of the first free turn by turn sat nav app for the iPhone, has today announced the launch of skobbler for the Google Android platform.

Featuring a new user interface and enhanced visual appearance, skobbler sat nav for Google Android is available for download immediately, is compatible with most Google Android mobile phones and above all is FREE. Woohoo!!

Since the UK launch of skobbler for iPhone just 4 weeks ago, skobbler has been downloaded more than 82,000 times by iPhone users in the UK. It has sat comfortably at the top of the UK free navigation app chart for four weeks and reached No. 10 of the most popular free apps in the UK app store overall, demonstrating just how popular mobile phone navigation is becoming .

Skobbler is a sat nav solution that empowers consumers to take matters into their own hands and make outdated and poorly detailed maps a thing of the past. It uses community maps from OpenStreetMap (OSM), the Wikipedia of maps that already has over 250,000 users worldwide dedicated to updating and creating the most detailed free map of the world. As a result, all users benefit from consistently updated maps without paying for expensive and already out-of-date updates.

Availability and compatibility

Skobbler is free, is compatible with most Google Android mobile phones and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

You can find further information on recent developments at http://blog.skobbler.com.

Key Features:

· Turn-by-turn GPS navigation
· Visual and voice-guided navigation
· 2.5D bird’s eye view graphics
· Day and night display modes
· Automatic continuation of navigation after incoming calls
· Pedestrian mode
· Take me home function
· Dynamic map updates at no extra cost
· User-editable maps of UK and Ireland (OpenStreetMap data)
· Bookmarks for favourite destinations

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Event: London Girl Geek Dinners reaches the Big Five!

Have you ever heard of London Girl Geek Dinners?  What started as an organisation comprising of a few women passionate about tech has blossomed into a worldwide network of “dinners” from New Zealand through to Toronto and now the home of that movement – London – is turning 5 years old!

London Girl Geek Dinners is all about inspiring more girls to get into tech, more women to stay in tech and more not-currently-techie women to get involved. We run events in high schools, in businesses and in pubs with inspirational women and men talking about technology in its varied forms. Whether discussing using computerised techniques in creating manga or digital cows, London Girl Geek Dinners appeals to a wide range of people.

OK so what’s happening as we turn 5 ? We are hosting an event at Google HQ on August 4th –  they are our main sponsor. They will be feeding us and giving us goodie bags. Perfect! The wine has been supplied by Dinastia Vivanco and in the goodie bags we have lovely goodies from Green & Blacks, VitaminWater and Juniper Networks. We’ve also got raffle prizes including LGGD sweatshirts and all money from the raffle will go to helping us to gain charitable status. Speakers at the event include Sarah Gordon from Google and Sue Black.

Excited? I’m sure you are.  Want to be a member? I’m sure you do. Just pop over to www.groups.google.com/group/london-girl-geek-dinners/ and sign up for free! Woo hoo!

We’ve grown from just a handful of members to close to 1,000 and have helped members find new jobs, make new friends, discover hidden talents and find the inspiration to start their own businesses. From lifehacking to the work life balance to mobile gaming, London Girl Geek Dinners has covered a lot of ground with their members. Go on you know you want to.

For more details check out www.londongirlgeekdinners.co.uk

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