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Ofcom publishes a guide to help UK consumers unlock their mobile phones

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published an online guide to help customers unlock their mobile phones.

Mobile network operators may electronically ‘lock’ mobile phones to their network when customers buy the phone. It’s necessary to unlock these phones before they can be used with a different network provider... and this is sometimes chargeable.

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EE plans a techy tea party in over 500 of its shops and offices

EE has partnered with Age UK to launch what they’re calling ‘EE National Techy Tea Party Day’ on Tuesday 9th September 2014.

Between 9.30am and 11am on that day, over 500 EE shops and offices will be hosting events to help members of the public improve their basic digital skills.>/p>

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Apple sold 35 million iPhones in the past quarter

Apple’s financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 financial year - the three months until 28th June - show iPhone sales of 35.2 million devices worldwide, a 13% increase from the same quarter last year.

However, iPad sales were down 9% year-on-year to just under 13.3 million units.

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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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Huawei reveals Arsenal-branded version of Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone

Huawei has reinforced its position as the ‘Official Smartphone Partner of Arsenal FC’ by releasing an Arsenal-branded version of its Ascend P7 smartphone.

The Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition smartphone has Arsenal FC’s club crest on the rear cover, Arsenal wallpaper images, a copy of the FIFA 14 mobile game and a clock app that’s based on the famous Arsenal ‘Clock End’ South Stand.

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