4G comes to more towns, Skype on Outlook.com #TechTalk

EE brings 4G to 12 more towns, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 makes its debut, and Microsoft brings Skype to Outlook.com. All this and more in today’s #TechTalk.

EE 4G reaches 12 more towns

More areas in the UK now have access to 4G mobile broadband, EE has announced. The mobile operator has switched on its '4GEE' service in 12 towns: Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor.

EE, currently the UK's only major 4G network, now covers more than 50% of the population.

Cheshire superfast broadband deal signed

Another superfast broadband project is ready to get underway, with four Cheshire councils signing a deal with BT to roll out fibre optic broadband in their areas. The £28.5million deal, which is supported by the government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, will deliver superfast broadband to approximately 96% of premises in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington by the end of 2016.

To find out more, visit ISPreview.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 unveiled

Samsung has announced the latest iteration of its Galaxy Tab series - imaginatively named the Galaxy Tab 3.

The 7in tablet doesn't appear to be a dramatic leap forward from its predecessor. It's powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and comes with either 8GB or 16GB of storage, depending on the model you choose. The 1,024 x 600 screen resolution isn't hugely impressive, but it is lighter than the previous model - slimming down from 345g to a little over 300g.

The Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in May, and while Samsung hasn't announced prices yet, it's likely to be positioned as an affordable alternative to the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and iPad Mini.

Find out more at TechRadar.

Skype comes to Outlook.com

Microsoft has announced that it has integrated Skype with its webmail Outlook.com - formerly known as Hotmail. Skype lets users make video and audio calls over a broadband connection, and the new integration with Outlook.com will allow users to do so directly from their inbox.

A 'preview version' of the service is set to launch in the UK today.

Read more at BBC News

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