First impressions of the Android 4.0 on the Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung promised Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) for the Galaxy Note and it looks like it’s finally here (at least for UK owners). I had given up checking for the update each day but today my phone prompted me to download the 318mb download.  Once downloaded the Note rebooted, installed…

Sonos introduce the SONOS SUB, £600 subwoofer

Sonos have announced a new product the SONOS SUB, the Sub is a wireless subwoofer that links in the Sonos network. So if you need some bass with your Sonos system and have some cash free then the SUB will be on sale mid June and will cost £599 and…

Android 4.0 rolling out to UK Samsung Galaxy Note users

My Samsung Galaxy Note has just notified me of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Note. The update which includes Samsung’s Touchwiz skin, a new note taking app called S Note and a new S Memo Widget. My phone is unlocked running on O2’s network and it’s…

Netflix for Android updated

Netflix have updated the Android version of the Netflix app and they say that this version improves playback experience on tablets and phones and includes bug fixes and “improves stability”. The app is free from Google Play. What’s in this version: – Enhanced playback experience on phones and tablets –…

My trip to the Blackpool Linux User Group

As we are featuring the Raspberry Pi at the user group meet up I have been reaching out to some other tech communities and on Saturday I visited the Blackpool Linux user group. They meet each Saturday 10 till 12 and they are a great bunch of guys that made…

Review: energyEGG

The energyEGGTM is a home automation/power saving device that does one job and does it very well. The job the energyEGGTM does is to turn of a socket or number of sockets in a room if that room is empty. It does this using a combination of an Egg shaped…

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.5 released with new ‘seated’ tracking

Microsoft are continuing to improve the Kinect for Windows SDK with version 1.5 being released today. The update includes a new seated skeletal tracking system so developers can track a seated users as in near mode as well as the standard mode. The SDK has been split into the core…

Skype for iOS updated

Skype have issued a minor update to the iOS version of Skype. Version 4.0.1325 has stability fixes and a sign on fix, the download is from iTunes. What’s New in Version 4.0.1325 – Improved stability.– Fix for sign in error.

Waterstones to sell Amazon’s Kindle readers, scraps plans for its own reader

Waterstones are to sell Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader in it’s refurbished stores.  At first glance it seems a bit of a strange move as Amazon seem to be one of the companies helping kill sales of books at Waterstones but with it’s refurbished stores Waterstones are dedicating areas for ebooks…

Microsoft talk about Windows 8 UI changes, no more Aero

On Friday Microsoft in another very long post on the Building Windows 8 blog talked about the history of the Windows desktop and changes coming to Windows 8. The transparent Aero theme has gone and has been replaced by a squared off while look. In the post I noticed that…

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