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Why you don’t need an iPad Air

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Yes, you. Moreover, I’m sure that you don’t need the new iPad mini either. And this applies if you’ve got a previous generation iPad or not. Now before my iTunes account gets wiped, I’m permanently banned from the...

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Could 4G offer a solution to rural broadband woes?

Friday, October 18th 2013

Earlier this week, EE revealed that a raft of new products and services will be launched this month and next - a lineup that roughly coincides with the first anniversary of the operator's UK-leading 4G network. Perhaps the...

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Why ISPs need to make customer service a key focus

Friday, September 20th 2013

Good customer service is important in any industry, and the communications market is no different. The average consumer may not understand the inner workings of their broadband connection in intimate detail, so it's crucial...

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Figures highlight difference between urban and rural broadband access

Friday, August 9th 2013

There was cause for celebration this week, as Ofcom released figures showing that the average broadband download speed for residential properties had hit 14.7Mbps in the six months up to May 2013, up from just 9.0Mbps in the same...

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Is Sky making 3D work?

Friday, July 12th 2013

As a viewing technology for the mass market, 3D TV is widely seen as a failure.  When the first affordable 3D television sets went on sale, industry commentators confidently predicted that consumers would leap at the chance...

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BT vs Sky - Game of Thrones for the broadband and sports markets

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

A titanic struggle between two fierce rivals hell-bent on achieving victory over the other at whatever cost - no, it's not the plot of some new Game of Thrones-esque drama on Sky Atlantic, but instead the tale of the...

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No surprises as govt admits it won't achieve broadband target

Friday, June 28th 2013

The government has faced a stinging attack from broadband analysts and campaign groups in the wake of its latest spending review - and it's only got itself to blame. When the coalition first promised to deliver Europe's...

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Will UK govt heed the message and spend HS2 cash on broadband?

Friday, June 21st 2013

Ever since the government first mooted plans for the construction of a new high-speed rail network, the HS2 project has come in for criticism. From landowners unhappy that the lines will cross their property to campaigners who...

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DCMS seeks plaudits for 'broadband progress'

Friday, May 17th 2013

There's no doubt that the government has come in for plenty of flak over its broadband plans. Everything from the overall target - delivering the best super-fast broadband network in Europe - to the methods of achieving it...

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Huge downloads and 'always-on' demands frustrate gamers

Monday, April 29th 2013

Unsuspecting PC gamers got a bit of a surprise after picking up a copy of Bioshock Infinite on launch day. Not such a bad thing, you’d argue. Bioshock has always had the ability to surprise – it’s one of the strengths of...

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