No more webOS backup, restore or lost password recovery from January 2015
HP says it’s ending support for the webOS cloud services platform from 15th January 2015. This means that anyone with a webOS-based smartphone or tablet won’t be able to set up, backup, restore, recover passwords or download apps via the webOS service.
However, any devices already set up will continue to work.
EE is offering customers 100MB of mobile data every month if they buy a ‘pay as you go’ 4G smartphone or 4G tablet for Christmas.
The offer is open until 28th December 2014 for smartphone purchases and 31st January 2015 for tablets.
New iPads add TouchID sensor for extra security
Apple has announced the latest version of its iPad tablet range: the iPad Air 2. The new device is just 6.1 mm thin, weighs 437g, has a 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536 pixel) anti-reflective display and runs iOS 8.1.
There’s also an update to the iPad mini, now called the iPad mini 3, with a 7.9-inch screen.
Nexus smartphone, tablet and media player all confirmed
Google has formally confirmed that the next version of its Android operating system - version 5.0 - will be nicknamed ‘Lollipop’.
There are also three new Nexus devices created in partnership with hardware manufacturers: a smartphone, a tablet and a TV box.
UK telecoms operator EE has launched a new home TV service that lets customers use smartphones and tablets as remote controls for their home television.
EE TV, which will be available later this autumn, is based on a ‘smart box’ that plugs into a TV set via an HDMI socket. It’s equipped with a 1TB hard drive for recording, along with 4 Freeview tuners and WiFi connectivity.