February 6, 2014

PMC Telecom offers headset repair service

by Brian Turner

PMC Telecom has announced a headset repairs and buybacks service for telecoms and phone systems. The service should appeal to any business with a significant number of phone handsets or headsets, especially call centres, where replacing broken or damaged equipment can result in big costs. The repairs include fixing damaged parts, as well as replacing […]

October 3, 2011

ITogether launches iPad guide for SMBs

by Darren Allan

A Yorkshire based security specialist firm, ITogether, has put together an online guide for small businesses on how to get the most out of the iPad. The guide is apparently a reaction to a survey the company commissioned, which showed that many business users are failing to take full advantage of the facilities offered by […]

September 26, 2011

Huawei Honor smartphone unveiled

by Darren Allan

Huawei has big plans in the smartphone sphere. Previously it has manufactured phones which have been sold in the UK, but under carrier brands. This year, however, it intends to bring out its own Huawei handsets, the first of which is the Blaze, due to appear at the end of this week. One phone alone […]

September 23, 2011

Oracle Database Appliance introduced for mid-to-small businesses

by Darren Allan

Oracle has announced the launch of a new product aimed at the mid-to-small business market. The Oracle Database Appliance aims to bring the benefits of Exadata, which incorporates both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, to smaller businesses. It is, essentially, an all-in-one integrated software and hardware package which offers these capabilities. The […]

Western Digital My Passport drives introduced for Mac

by Darren Allan

Western Digital has announced that it has brought the My Passport range of portable hard drives to the Mac, as well as the My Passport Studio model which is for the “discerning Mac user”, apparently. The My Passport Studio external disk features an all-metal enclosure, and in terms of connectivity, the device offers a USB […]

September 21, 2011

World’s Smallest Camera is the size of your fingertip

by Darren Allan

We’ve had some pretty compact cameras in our time. Thin, smaller than credit card-sized affairs which fit easily in our pocket. Although the latest camera from Hammacher Schlemmer (try saying that after a few shandies) is so much smaller than this, it’s not even funny. In fact, it’s actually The World’s Smallest Camera. Yes, that’s […]

ViewSonic VX2451MHP 24 inch LED monitor launched

by Darren Allan

ViewSonic has announced that its VX2451MHP-LED is now on sale. The 24 inch LED display comes in white or black with a stylish and slim design, the unit being 3.6cm deep. The white colour and styling have been designed to complement an Apple Mac, ViewSonic notes. The VX2451 offers a full HD resolution (1920×1080) display […]

September 20, 2011

Samsung seeks iPhone 5 ban before handset is even released

by Darren Allan

The latest development in the legal war between Apple and Samsung is that the latter company has taken matters even further than before. Previously, there have been suits filed across the world by both firms against the other alleging patent infringements over both smartphones and tablets. Samsung’s latest move last week was to file a […]

Eclipse Lightspeed fibre broadband package launched

by Darren Allan

Eclipse has launched a new fibre broadband package entitled Lightspeed. The Internet Service Provider claims that this new home broadband package gives users super-fast speeds without having to break the bank in order to obtain them. The basic package costs £21.50 and gives you up to 40Mbps downloads, and 10Mbps upload speeds. That includes 10GB […]

September 19, 2011

Rim bringing Android apps to PlayBook soon, then smartphones?

by Darren Allan

Things haven’t been going so well for Rim of late. After some initial decent interest and sales, its PlayBook tablet has slipped quite badly. And aside from the UK, where its smartphone market share has increased slightly over the last year, its phone business has fallen considerably across the globe. This led to a recent […]

September 16, 2011

Intel SSD 710 Series performance drives unveiled

by Darren Allan

Intel has taken the wraps off its 710 Series SSD (solid-state drive) which it claims features high levels of both performance and reliability, targeted at enterprise servers. The 710 Series employs “compute-quality” 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and comes in three flavours, 100GB, 200GB and 300GB. It’s a replacement for the Intel X25-E Extreme SSD. […]

September 15, 2011

ViewSonic PLED-W500 low-power portable projector unveiled

by Darren Allan

ViewSonic has taken the wraps off a new projector aimed at the travelling executive. The PLED-W500 is a compact and ultraportable unit weighing around 1kg, which ViewSonic claims delivers a “superb image quality”. The device boasts a 1280×800 (WXGA) resolution with a 500 lumens brightness rating, and it can throw a 100 inch image from […]

September 14, 2011

NetGear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router announced

by Darren Allan

NetGear has unveiled the latest in its range of home wi-fi routers, the N900. The company claims that the hardware sets new benchmarks in terms of speed, range and premium features, no less. It certainly has figures to back up the performance claim, with up to 900Mbps speeds achievable according to NetGear. Being a dual-band […]

Intel Ultrabook plans detailed at IDF

by Darren Allan

The Intel Developer Forum is currently underway in San Francisco, and predictably enough CEO Paul Otellini had plenty to say in his opening keynote. In the speech, Otellini touched on how new Atom processors would be twinned with the Android OS in a mobile partnership with Google. He also discussed how Intel was set to […]

Compro introduces SmartConnect technology for net cameras

by Darren Allan

Compro is the manufacturer of a range of network surveillance cameras for the home and small business, with its IP55 through IP70 models. And the firm has just announced a new cloud solution for its cameras called SmartConnect, which it claims simplifies the installation and setup of the hardware. Typically, the installation of network surveillance […]

September 13, 2011

Orange to bring Samsung Wave 578 to UK

by Darren Allan

Orange has announced that it’s bringing the Samsung Wave 578 smartphone to the UK by placing the handset up on its “coming soon” page. We first heard about the Wave 578 at the start of the year, although the European release was pegged at May. It was also uncertain whether it would be coming to […]

September 9, 2011

Gartner revises PC market forecast downwards

by Darren Allan

Research firm Gartner has more gloomy news for the PC industry. Back in July, following the second quarter results for PC sales in the US, the company announced a 2.3% year-on-year growth, which was considerably below its anticipated level of 6.7%. And now the overall growth for the PC market in 2011 has seen its […]

September 8, 2011

AMD Bulldozer server CPUs start shipping

by Darren Allan

AMD has announced that it has begun shipping the first Bulldozer processors. That means Bulldozer is now officially unleashed, with the first parts off the line being the Interlagos 16-core CPUs for server usage. The initial production began in August. Apparently this is happening slightly behind the schedule which AMD intended, but it will still […]

September 7, 2011

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB platter hard disk announced

by Darren Allan

Hitachi is full of boasting today, as the company reminded us that it was the first to build a multi-disk 1TB hard drive back in 2007, and now it has produced a new first-of-a-kind Terabyte drive. The Deskstar 7K1000.D has just the one Terabyte platter to hold its data on, meaning it’s likely to be […]

September 6, 2011

Samsung SE-506AB portable Blu-ray writer announced

by Darren Allan

Samsung has announced a new slimline portable Blu-ray writer, the SE-506AB. As well as what Samsung boasts is a “sleek and slim design” – with the unit apparently 12% smaller than the company’s conventional Blu-ray drive – it also benefits from a high gloss anti-scratch surface. Designed to be taken on the road with your […]

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