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Komodo MHL to HDMI – Micro USB Cable for Android Screen Mirroring

This simple adapter by Komodo allows you to screen mirror everything on Android, from the OS to Games and Movies. Sure its not wireless, but it is only around £5 which is a bargain. Check out the video review of this adapter using a Sony Xperia SP. It also works for a large variety of Android phones and tablets for full screen wired mirroring. This makes your Android device a great potential retro game console.

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List of Compatible Phones and Tablets (Basically any with a 5 pin micro USB):

HTC: EVO 3D, One, One S, One X, Sensation, Sensation XE.
Samsung: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy S2.
Sony: Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX

Please Note: This will not work with Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2, LG Nexus 4 For an S3 etc model click here

 

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How to force update Nokia Lumia 800 to Windows Phone 7.8

As you know some of us have had no luck getting the official update. So here is a guide to update.

http://www.windowsphonehacker.com/articles/want_windows_phone_7.8_now_try_this_easy_tool-01-31-13

It does three separate updates. Takes about half hour to do all, just leave it be until it says “All Done”.

 

Read the instructions. They are easy, but their is a disclaimer as with anything like this. Basically you need to download the program and then the Microsoft updater (it does this for you). Extract the updater, and install the 32/64 bit version depending on your windows, and run the original program.

I was shocked by how much extra screen real estate the update gives. I have to admit I didnt like the look at first, but once you resize some tiles and make it your own, it is a vast improvement. It worked for me using a bought unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 on T-Mobile.

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Windows Phone 7.8 still not updating for T-Mobile UK customers

Yesterday I wrote about how D-Day for Windows Phone 7.8 was finally here, and also whether it was all a big joke to get people going on what has been a never ending saga. Well as of 1st Feb, it still has not arrived for T-Mobile UK customers Nokia Lumias. I have checked on the Nokia website and it displays a newer firmware edition to the one on our Lumia 800, but it still does not show as an update in Zune or on the phone. Nokia have since said the update will be spread over three weeks across territories.

 

Find out your firmware here

Hopefully it will be here over the weekend.

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Nokia & Microsoft Announces via Video Windows Phone 7.8 Available Today in UK (Or is it?)

Announced on the Nokia blog and via their You Tube channel, Windows Phone 7.8 is officially available from today across Europe and the UK. It is compatible with the all Nokia Lumia models including the Lumia 800, Lumia 900, Lumia 710, Lumia 610 and Lumia 510. However as of 2pm today UK time, many people, including myself can see no update available on our Zune software!

UPDATE: As of 4:15pm UK time, still no update. Rumours are it will be after 6pm.

UPDATE 2: 7:30pm, still no 7.8 update. Is it real???

This will change (unless they are joking with us) so here are the steps you need to update to Windows Phone 7.8 and to get the Windows 8 style start screen and more…

1.You have to make sure your Zune software is up to date.

Settings > Software > General > Update.

2. Then attached and sync your phone.

3. Once sync is complete update the phone by going

Settings > Phone > Update

4. Follow on screen instructions.

5. Enjoy customising that start screen once more.

There are also some new Nokia apps to play with although nothing outstanding. The main benefit is the start screen which allows you to use the full screen and see more from the Live Tiles as a result.

 

Here is the announcement video from Nokia and Microsoft.

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Ubuntu Phone OS Video Demo CES 2013

Many have been waiting eagerly for all the latest phone tech at CES, and Ubuntu Phone OS is one of the items I really look forward to. Shown at CES 2013 in Vegas today this video shows how Ubuntu Phone works hands on. Obviously this is still a prototype but it looks silky smooth already. Ubuntu Phone is aimed at emerging markets, so this high end smoothness could be achieved on a lower end phone.

The video shows navigating through picture galleries to be very intuitive, and excellently presented. Ubuntu desktop has always looked very modern and clean, and the phone version looks to build on this. For those that do not know, Ubuntu Phone OS is designed on the EXACT same system as the PC OS, meaning you can plug in a monitor, mouse and keyboard and you have a fully fledged PC. Add in a remote control and HDTV and you have a Smart TV media center, with all the available apps on your traditional PC. Ubuntu seem to be the first to combine all the features we see in Android , iOS and Windows phone but placing the inevitable merge of operating systems in one place.

It uses a launcher similar to Unity on the left. Some Ubuntu users really disliked Unity when it first arrived, but this looks very intuitive and smooth when used with touch.

The main rival for Ubuntu Phone could be Firefox OS, which again is aiming at emerging markets, specifically South America. Both OSs look very smooth and if they can get phone manufacturers onboard they could be an excellent way to get into the smartphone market. Not only that but current Ubuntu users may relish the chance to have all their current setup transferred over to a phone. Personally I think this will be a great Tablet OS.

Video Below

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Latest Blackberry Phone News

BlackBerry 10 L-Series phone leaks in high quality images
We've been seeing more and more of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 phones lately, although almost all of the images have been blurry or of poor quality. Step in Vietnamese gadget site Tinhte, who have obtained some high quality snaps of the new L Series …
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Microsoft's missteps give BlackBerry a new shot at life | Mobile Technology
For a good year, conventional wisdom has said that Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform would die some time in 2013, due to several years of self-inflicted wounds. The much-delayed BlackBerry 10 platform, now due in February, would come much too …
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BlackBerry's all-out price war in the UK
The Curve 9320 is the last of the BlackBerry phones using the old operating system, and it is the cornerstone of RIM's attempt to salvage its Christmas season. The UK is Research In Motion's (RIMM) most important market in Europe. The latest Kantar …
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Samsung Galaxy SIII UK Sim Free Unlocked Smartphone – 16GB – Marble White

 

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Good deal on the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM Free unlocked. Check Amazon for the bargains as they go fast. Some as cheap as £329 new.

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HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone – Black

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HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone – White

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Latest Nokia Lumia News

Nokia Lumia 810 (T-Mobile)
The Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 810 ($ 99.99 direct) on T-Mobile bucks the gargantuan phone trend with its relatively normal-size 4.3-inch display. But oddly, the phone itself is still too big, thanks to its uninspired design. The Lumia 810 has a smooth …
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Windows Phone 8 Reboot Glitch Hits HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 920
Some HTC and Nokia smartphones running Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's weeks-old operating system, are rebooting of their own accord. By Nov. 7, users of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 920 began reporting issues to a number of …
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