Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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Be Unlimited MD steps down

Broadband internet provider Be Unlimited has announced that Tom Williams will be stepping down from the role of managing director.In a post on the company's blog on Friday, Williams explained that he is leaving the company but failed to explain the decision behind the move, simply saying that he was moving on to new challenges.

September 27, 2010 by Ben Woods


A closer look at HP's ePrint spam controls

This week I spent a couple of days in Istanbul being introduced to HP's new web-connected printer range and ePrint centre, and I took the opportunity of checking out the anti-spam measures of the service.The ePrint service itself isn't new, but a few of the devices on show were.

September 25, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Web pages missing from HP's ePrinting plan

I've just gotten back from spending a couple of days in Istanbul with HP talking about its new cloud print services and what it means for its consumer and business users.The EMEA launch was preceded by announcements on 20 September made in New York, largely touting the company's new line-up of web-enabled printers, designed to connect to its ePrint platform.

September 24, 2010 by Ben Woods


Orange launches £99 San Francisco Android handset

Orange has announced the launch of an own-branded, ZTE-manufactured, Google Android handset targeted directly at the low-to-mid range.The San Francisco, priced at £99 on pay-as-you-go, is aimed at potential customers wanting to get in on the Android action, but without the need to sign up to a monthly commitment.

September 21, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Mobile operators meeting to discuss joint OS

A meeting initiated by France Telecom-Orange chief Stephane Richard to discuss the possibility of a joint operating system is set to take place next month with representatives from a number of other mobile operators, according to French-language newspaper Le Figaro.

September 16, 2010 by Ben Woods


Berners-Lee: 80 percent of the world isn't on the web

After a brief welcome Mark Selby, vice president of industry collaborations for Nokia introduced Sir Tim Berners-Lee — inventor of the Web — for the Nokia World second day opening keynote.Berners-Lee wasted no time in getting down to business and touched on a number of key hot topics.

September 15, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Parallels Desktop 6 available for Macs on 14 September

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac will be available on general release from 14 September, the company said in a statement sent out on 9 September.The software — which allows the Mac OS X platform to run Windows within a virtual environment — has been available to existing customers since its announcement last week, attracting an upgrade cost of £34.

September 13, 2010 by Ben Woods


Qualcomm places emphasis on Android developments

Qualcomm on Wednesday hosted an event in London to showcase its upcoming chip developments. The technology on show will impact upcoming devices and connectivity, as well as services and app development, according to the company.

September 8, 2010 by Ben Woods


SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler launched

Data analytics and BI software specialist SAS has announced the launch of a new set of tools that promises to bridge the gap between statisticians and business managers at its annual analytics conference in Copenhagen on Thursday.The toolset, known as Rapid Predictive Modeler (RPM), has been available to customers since 17 August but the company wanted to launch it with a bang at its yearly analytics event.

September 4, 2010 by Ben Woods