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.

Latest Posts

The Times, they are a-chargin'

The Times and Sunday Times have joined the likes of the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Newsday in charging readers to access news, as of today.Front page news is displayed as normal but clicking any article headline will take you to a pay wall requesting £1 per day or £2 for weekly access.

July 2, 2010 by Ben Woods


Dell Streak now available SIM-free

The Dell Streak is now available SIM-free directly from Dell, priced at £449.The device had previously been subject to an exclusivity agreement with O2 meaning that the Telefonica-owned operator was the only place to purchase one but Dell has revoked this in favour of selling the handset directly.

June 29, 2010 by Ben Woods


Does my little green man need protecting?

With news of more than 10-billion internet capable non-PC devices already online and suggestions that this number could double by 2014 my thoughts wandered to the security of my new best friend; my HTC Desire.According to the report published on ZDNet Asia, our TVs, digital photo frames, Blu-ray players and PVRs are now all potentially at risk, defenceless without the anti-virus protection afforded to PC users worldwide.

June 28, 2010 by Ben Woods