New Vodafone Smart N8 now available

Vodafone has recently announced the Smart N8, a new, affordable handset on a budget. The Smart N8 has a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset, 1.5GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera with a flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Some of the more interesting features are a 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 screen, dual front-facing speakers and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. Added parental controls built into the device mean parents can create separate profiles, restrict access to apps and limit time spent on the internet. Other specs include a 2,400mAh battery, 16GB…

Synology Debuts an Array of Cutting-Edge Products during Computex

Synology has unveiled new products and software solutions at their private Solution Exhibition located at the Taipei Eslite Xin-Yi Store during Computex 2017. Highlights of the exhibition include an all-new network security product line Security Gateway, OS-level virtualization applications, backup solutions for G Suite/Office 365, seamless collaboration tools for businesses, retail surveillance solutions,  and more.  In addition,  a  pioneering desktop  all-flash array  FS1018,  new  DiskStation models  powered by  the new-generation  Intel® processor DS918+ and DS718+, and surveillance-dedicated NVR1218 and VS960HD are also introduced to the public for the first time.…

A Look at the devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac

The dLAN® 1200+ WiFi AC from devolo is the latest of the Powerline Gigabit generation. Integrated with WiFi AC for the first time — the most innovative WiFi standard with the best performance. Now mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops can take advantage of the full bandwidth of an Internet connection. Two Gigabit LAN ports are available for additional terminal devices. The integrated electrical socket with child-safety features and included mains filter ensures that no power socket is lost. Both data transmission over electrical wiring (at speeds up…

Vodafone ’s Pioneering ‘ambulance Taxi’ Service Reduces Maternal Mortality Rate

A first-of-its-kind ‘ambulance taxi’ service created by the Vodafone Foundation to save the lives of high-risk pregnant women in two Tanzanian districts the size of Belgium, reduced maternal mortality rates by 27% in its first year. Mobilising Maternal Health, a report by Touch Foundation*, said the service, with its fleet of taxis and toll-free emergency line, had transported 2,887 high-risk pregnant women in the Sengerema and Shinyanga districts, which are served by poor roads and just two hospitals. That is equivalent to three times the number of emergencies transported prior…

Vodafone puts customers first and abolishes roaming charges in 40 destinations

Vodafone is launching the first phase of its new campaign to give our customers more of what they want to help them live their lives, uninterrupted. Having listened to feedback from our customers, we are making the following changes: Abolishing roaming charges in 40 destinations – letting our customers roam as if they were at home in more destinations than with any other UK network*; Flexible upgrades – so customers can upgrade to a new phone after only six months, rather than having to wait; New monthly plans which offer…

A Look At The Netgear WiFi Range Extender

A quick look at the Netgear Mini N300 Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender with External Antennas before a review. Ideal for extending Wi-Fi to devices like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, PlayStation, Kindle, FireTV and Alexa Convenient wall-plug design and extend Wi-Fi up to 300 Mbps Works with any standard router or gateway Fast Ethernet port to connect a wired device External antennas for high-performance This is available for the low price of £14.99 on Amazon  

A Look At The D-Link Exo AC 1900 Wi-Fi Router

With a stylish orange colouring, the D-Link Exo AC 1900 Wi-Fi Router is a modestly priced option for the home. Most appealing is the simplistic approach D-Link has taken, gone is the complication of networking and a small amount of knowledge will go a long wat with this. With its built-in high power amplifier (of up to 1000mw) and antenna diversity you can enjoy wider wireless coverage throughout your home. Improves coverage by directing bandwidth to your devices as you move around your home. You can stream HD video, surf…

Samsung announce first 5G round the corner… and down the street, across the roundabout and third on the left

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Verizon today announced they have completed deployment of 5G systems in five U.S. cities in preparation to begin customer trials of 5G technology. The customer trials, beginning in April, will deliver fixed wireless access to customers through 5G connectivity in order to gauge user experiences, evaluate the performance of 5G technologies, and help streamline the delivery of mmWave 5G across various environments. The 5G trials involve innovative network systems, including the use of 28GHz millimetre wave spectrum and advanced beam-forming antenna technology. Samsung’s 5G Access…

Vodafone protecting against 100 million nuisance calls

Vodafone UK has blocked more than 100 million nuisance calls in the six months since it introduced new barring technology across its mobile network, it announced today. The technology, pioneered by Vodafone, blocks bulk nuisance, scam and fraudulent calls from entering its network before they reach its customers. Customers do not need to do anything and will be unaware a call has been blocked since the system works discreetly. The majority of calls blocked relate to false PPI offers and accident claims, missed call scams, or expensive numbers to ring…