David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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Virgin Media serves up all-you-can-eat mobile data

Virgin Media has launched a tariff that features all-you-can-eat data, offering it at a discount to existing customers of the company's TV and broadband services.The new Premiere tariff costs £26 per month and includes unlimited texts and data, 2,500 monthly voice minutes, bundled phone insurance and a pre-installed Mobile Rescue remote security app.

June 25, 2012 by David Meyer

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Sony set to bring Google TV to UK 'next month'

Google TV is finally coming to the UK, with people being able to pre-order the Android-based set-top boxes now.Google has announced plans to bring its Android-based set-top box Google TV to the UK in July.

June 25, 2012 by David Meyer

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NatWest 'cautiously optimistic' over balance bug clear-up

NatWest hopes to have most of its customers' account balances rectified on Monday, the bank said on Sunday as the effects of a massive technical failure entered their sixth day.The IT problem began late last Tuesday, making it impossible for many customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to access their accounts online or through ATMs, and stopping direct debits and standing orders from processing.

June 25, 2012 by David Meyer

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Microsoft Surface tablet to launch with Wi-Fi only, say reports

Microsoft's Surface tablets will initially reject mobile broadband connectivity for a Wi-Fi-only approach, according to reports.Sources quoted by Bloomberg on Friday said the first models of Microsoft iPad rival would come without the option of 3G or '4G' LTE, both of which are options in Apple's tablet.

June 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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iOS tool lets iPhone users take their content to Android for free

Samsung has pushed to poach iPhone users in the UK by offering them a free iOS-to-Android content-transfer tool.The Korean manufacturer said on Friday that it would be offering anyone buying a Galaxy device in the country a copy of Easy Phone Sync, through an exclusive licensing deal with developer Media Mushroom.

June 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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Microsoft kills off Office Starter 2010 for new PCs

Microsoft has stopped giving PC manufacturers a stripped-down version of the Office 2010 productivity suite to bundle with their computers.This week Microsoft stopped including Office Starter 2010 in the preinstallation kits it supplies to manufacturers.

June 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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NatWest branches open early as balance bug persists

Around 1,000 NatWest branches opened early on Friday morning, to serve customers affected by a continued glitch in the bank's systems.The fault manifested itself late on Wednesday, stopping customers' balances from updating properly and holding up direct debits.

June 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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Google Maps turns field service manager with Coordinate

Google has turned Google Maps into a field service management tool with the introduction of an enterprise feature called Coordinate.Google Maps Coordinate, introduced on Thursday, includes web and Android apps that let mobile workers disclose their co-ordinates to their colleagues and employers, and that give dispatchers a way to create teams and manage jobs.

June 22, 2012 by David Meyer

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