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Halloween giffgaff ad was too scary, says ASA

A Hallowe’en-themed video ad by UK virtual mobile network giffgaff was likely to offend or distress viewers, according to the Advertising Standards Authority.

It upheld a number of complaints about the ‘Different Takes Guts’ advertisement on YouTube.

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HTC customers in USA now promised a replacement for cracked screens

HTC America, the US-based part of HTC’s business, has launched a new service called HTC Advantage for new customers.

Anyone buying an HTC One, HTC One mini or HTC One max will now be offered a free one-off cracked screen replacement if it’s needed within the first six months of ownership.

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From smartphones to security... and from wireless charging to connected machines

Podcast - 19th February 2014

We start this week's report with two new smartphones: a flagship Android device from LG and a dual-boot handset from Geeksphone.

We also talk about the health effects of mobile phones, a new mobile loyalty app, wireless charging, machine-to-machine connections, the purchase of Viber and a recent acquisition by Google.

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Half a million 4G customers for Vodafone UK

Half a million 4G customers for Vodafone UK

Plans to expand 4G roaming

Vodafone UK says it now has 500,000 customers on its ‘Red 4G’ plans, just six months after launching its 4G mobile phone service.

It’s currently providing 4G service to 36% of the UK population.

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Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme publishes a final summary

The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHR), which ran in the UK for 11 years until 2012, has published a final summary of its research projects.

The programme was set up in 2001 following what became known as the ‘Stewart Report’ from the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones.

A total of 31 research projects have now been completed as part of the MTHR Programme. They’ve been published in peer-reviewed journals and are also on the MTHR web site.

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