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4G TV interference unlikely to be a major problem

Despite warnings that 4G mobile broadband services may cause interference to Freeview TV, a series of tests have revealed that the problem may not be as widespread as some have suggested. at800 - the organisation set up to deal with the problem - has tested 20,000 homes around the West Midlands and London, and found just 15 cases of interference.

Read more at BBC News

Nokia launches Lumia 925

Nokia has revealed its latest Windows Phone 8 handset to hit the UK - the Lumia 925.

The new device is around the same size as its predecessor - the Nokia Lumia 920, but is thinner and quite a bit lighter, thanks to its new aluminium frame. It sports a 4.5in screen, and contains a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage.

Photography is a big focus for Nokia's new device. The Lumia 925 features a new 'Smart Camera' mode, which takes 10 images and allows the user to manipulate or remove objects in the background of pictures.

The Lumia 925 will go on sale next month, costing around £400.

For more details, check out The Daily Telegraph

West Sussex County Council finalises broadband plans

West Sussex County Council is the latest local authority to close a deal with BT to deploy superfast broadband. The deal, which is part-funded by government money put aside to make superfast broadband available across the country, aims to make fibre optic connections available to 90% of premises in West Sussex by April 2015.

More details can be found at ISPreview

BlackBerry Messenger comes to iOS and Android

BlackBerry has revealed plans to make its instant messaging service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available to iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone and tablet users.

The app, which lets users send messages to each other over the internet, will be availbe as a free download later this summer. It will be compatible with Apple devices using iOS 6 and above, and Android devices using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.

BBM is a popular instant messaging service, but it faces stiff competition on other Android and Apple platforms from similar services such as WhatsApp.

Find out more at The Verge

One in six use mobiles at funerals

A new study by Co-operative Funeralcare has found that one in six of us have used our mobile phone to take a call, send a text or check social media during a funeral. That's despite funerals being considered the most inappropriate time to use a phone.

What's more, two in five say they are unwilling to turn their handset off while at a funeral. Of those people, three in ten would set it to silent, while one in ten would refuse to turn the sound down at all.

Read more at the Guardian

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