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Windows 10 finally gets it right!

Microsoft have recently preview the much awaited Windows 10 which it is believed is everything that the previous ones should have been so it looks as though they may have it right this time; Windows 10 is fixing all that was wrong with Windows 8.

So we have to ask, what does Windows 10 offer that Windows 8 did not? Well they have revived the start menu which really does make life easier, why did they take it away we have to wonder. They have integrated Cortana, which is a personal digital assistant, a kind of secretary who can help make your life easier. Instead of searching for things you ask Cortana – so if you want to know what the weather is going to be like, how many pounds are in a kilo, Cortana will give you the answer. (more…)

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iPhone 6 survives 100,000ft fall from the edge of space

We cannot guarantee that this is the ultimate drop test for a mobile phone, but we would be very surprised if there was a bigger or more dramatic one than the latest test carried out over English countryside on an iPhone6. Now we have heard of devices which have been dropped from aircraft, tested in molten lava, but being taken to the edge of space has got to be as dramatic as it gets surely.

Do you really need a mobile?

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It is a well-known fact that very few people actually use their mobile phone for talking to people, for most people it is texting, checking emails or accessing Twitter that you see the majority of people using their mobiles for, so we have to ask, why do you need a mobile.

The end is nearer for Windows 7

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This is the day that Microsoft has said that it is ending its free support for Windows7 and is usually the prelude to obsolescence as a product that is used on our computers. Windows 7 was introduced in 2009 and it looks as the Microsoft is sticking to their plan to only back their systems for a period of four or five years.

Are you suffering from “tech neck”?

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Well you could be if you look at your smartphone or other digital devices at least 150 times a day! We are aware that smartphones have been given the blame for disrupting family life, preventing sleep and causing bad posture, but now it seems they are at fault for premature ageing.

Power line networking could get you into trouble


Thousands of households in the UK use power line networking equipment as an alternative for WiFi as a cheap and very effective way of connecting their television set top boxes to their broadband. It is used for a variety of purposes such as “catch up” and “on demand” and is the perfect choice if you want to avoid running any additional cabling through your home. Power line Adapters are devices that use the electricity power lines in your home to send your broadband signal between the two devices. (more…)


Merry Christmas from Techlounge!

It’s been a fun filled year full of great technology and our team here at Techlounge want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

If you have some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket here are our top technology picks for 2014: (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hits UK

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The latest offering from Samsung has finally arrived in the UK after much speculation that it was not going to be released here, just where do people get this mis-information from? However if you are wanting to get your hands onto the Note Edge, you will have to go through Vodafone, well that is for the moment anyway, it is due to be released to other network providers on January 9th 2015.

iPod classic is still selling for £593

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It was in September this year that we reported that he iconic iPod classic MP3 player had been quietly withdrawn by Apple, but we are now wondering if it was a hasty decision. Reports are still coming in that retailers who got hold of large stocks of the classic are selling them on the internet, new and boxed for an eye watering £593 leaving us to wonder if they pulled the plug rather too soon.

Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Motorola Moto G

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When comparing these two smartphones we are looking at the first non Nokia Lumia and the 2014 version of the Motorola. First screen sizes, both have a 5 inch Gorilla glass 3 with the Moto G which has better resolution superior pixel giving a much better image, both phone have multi touch support and 16 million colours.

Micro networks connects rural blackspots

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We have seen over a number of years a lot of talk and little action on the problem of covering rural mobile phone blackspots. However it does seem as though one service provider, EE is taking steps to fill the black hole by using new “micro network” technology that can be deployed without building masts and laying extra cables.