Panasonic UK’s retail store is up and corrected

Feb 18, 20090

For a few days after the the Panasonic UK online store was swamped by people trying to get their hands on 1p LCD TVs and Blu-Ray players, it looks like the site is up and running and is ready to take on those with cookies still on their PC with items in the basket for a penny.

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MWC 2009 Barcelona – Best of the Rest

Feb 17, 20090

HTC had a conference of their own at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in which two new handsets were unveiled. The HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Touch Pro2 were presented with the theme that 2009 is going to be about simplifying how we communicate with people. The handsets will both have the TouchFLO 3D interface which has been integrated even further into a customised Windows Mobile 6.1, this should bring features, that were previously only accessible by leaving the TouchFLO interface, into TouchFLO.

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MWC 2009 Barcelona – Day 1: Microsoft

Feb 17, 20090

At yesterdays MWC conference, Microsoft revealed an expected update to Windows Mobile, now up to 6.5, available later in the year. Changes include a revamp of the home screen, considerations in the interface for touch usage as well as tweaking the way user access features. One such example is the new locked home screen where icons are displayed for emails or missed called and voicemails; users swipe the icon of the feature they wish to access which unlocks the device and takes the user immediately to the chosen function. Behind the new home screen and menu icons are still the same old looking interface menus with the device status icons along the top, Windows menu and close button.

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MWC 2009 Barcelona – Day 1: Nokia

Feb 17, 20091

Yesterday saw the start of the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A large number of mobile hardware, software and accessory manufacturers gather to show off their wares to the world, it could be considered the mobile telephony version of CES.

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Panasonic Offers Electricals for 1p, Site Goes Down

Feb 15, 20091

Yesterday, someone had spotted items on Panasonic UK’s online store listed for a whopping 1 pence! These weren’t small clearance items such as fuses, cables or ancillaries, the items listed for £0.01 included TVs and Blu-Ray players. The observant shopper then posted the offer on HotUKDeals where the deal didn’t get as good a reception as a genuine deal, probably due to the blatant mis-price and the tendency of such mis-priced orders being cancelled.

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Want Hotmail on your iPhone? POP3 Access is Enabled

Feb 14, 20090

In January, the Windows Live team announced that POP3 access was enabled for Hotmail in the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Windows Live Hotmail gets Messenger Integration

Feb 14, 20090

Thanks to a tip from a reader (yes, there is one. Thanks meshio), my attention has been brought to the roll-out of the Web Messenger feature in Windows Live Hotmail.

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Don’t like shopping in PC World, what about Microsoft World?

Feb 13, 20090

Just read on James Senior’s blog that Microsoft has released a press release saying they have hired David Porter, the former Head of Worldwide Distribution at Dreamworks SKG. His new role will be to improve the consumer purchasing experience of PCs and Microsoft products as well as overseeing the opening of retail stores.

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Google Latitude now lets you stalk friends!

Feb 4, 20090

I’m trying out a different post method for this one in an attempt to get to the point!

Today, Google launched Latitude, which is a location based feature integrated into Google Maps and accessible from the iGoogle and most expandable mobile devices.

Who: Google

What: Google Latitude – a location aware app that lets you see where your friends/contacts are on a map and lets you provide your GPS location information via a GPS enabled device for others to see. Manual location selection is available.

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A President and his Technology

Jan 25, 20090

President Obama's official portrail by Pete SouzaThe recent inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama was probably the most covered inauguration in history. Technology played a large part in this as has been mentioned in mass media and as a result many more people all over the world were able to see, hear and read about the build up, the event itself and the President’s first week in office.

In the build up to the election, Obama’s campaign team made use of Twitter. Leo Laporte, on The Tech Guy Ep.528, talked about Obama’s tech use and said it would be great if he could continue to use something like Twitter but also acknowledged that, with the recent event where a number of high profile Twitter accounts were compromised, the reputation of the President’s office is at risk.

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