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A podcast packed with smartphones galore... from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Motorola

Podcast - 10th September 2014

James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return from their summer break with a podcast full of smartphones and smart watches.

As well as products from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Motorola, HTC and Kazam, there's talk of Opera's new browser deal, a potential change on the UK high street... and a mobile app that connects to a Bluetooth toothbrush for improved toothpaste coverage.

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New research shows iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are currently Apple's top models

New research shows iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are currently Apple's top models

A new study from mobile marketing and analytics firm Localytics shows that Apple’s most popular mobile phone is currently the iPhone 5, not the iPhone 5c or 5s that followed it.

Similarly, the most-seen Apple tablet is the iPad 2, which was released in 2011.

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Vodafone UK to end its Phones 4u network agreement and boost its Dixons Carphone partnership

Vodafone UK to end its Phones 4u network agreement and boost its Dixons Carphone partnership

It’s reported that Vodafone UK won’t renew its network agreement with Phones 4u when it ends in February next year.

This means Phones 4u shops will not be able to offer ‘pay monthly’ connections and upgrades on the Vodafone network.

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New Android smartphone launched for children

New Android smartphone launched for children

Includes parental control application

Lisbon-based Science4you, which until now has been best known for developing toys and games, has launched a smartphone that’s designed for children aged from 6 to 12 years old.

Its new Mobile4you handset is described as “the first smartphone in the world specifically developed for children, with focus on parental concerns”.

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Amazon introduces its own credit card reader and mobile payment service for smartphones

Amazon introduces its own credit card reader and mobile payment service for smartphones

Amazon has launched a US-based mobile payment service with a plug-in credit card reader for smartphones and tablets.

It enables small business owners to take payments on mobile devices via a free app and is seen as a rival to longer-established services including Square, PayPal and iZettle.

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