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Nintendo partners with O2 for national wi-fi access

O2 is to offer free wi-fi access to 3DS and DS owners across the UK. Owners of the handhelds will now see their machines automatically connect to internet hotspots that use O2’s service. These include McDonalds, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, House of Fraser, Toby Carvery, Bluewater and large parts …

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iOS 6 users complain of data usage spike

Another day, another alleged problem with iPhone 5. Although to be fair, this one is more of an issue with iOS 6, which is the latest operating system that can run on a range of Apple devices. The Guardian reports that a number of users have been complaining about a …

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BT is GAME’s free store Wi-Fi partner

GAME’s 341 UK stores will offer free Wi-Fi access for their customers in time for Christmas. Telcoms company BT has today been named as the official provider for the service. Customers will be encouraged to access digital information via the free GAME app and in-store QR codes. The introduction of …

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Free Skype app hitting Vita tomorrow

Sony announced that a free Skype app will be released for the PlayStation Vita tomorrow. It will be available on PSN via the ‘Media & Apps Social’ category at some point tomorrow morning (April 25th). Once installed it will enable owners to make video and audio calls over a Wi-Fi …

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Wi-Fi Vita claims 79% of sales

The Wi-Fi version of the PlayStation Vita accounted for 79 per cent of the machine’s launch week sales, Chart-Track has revealed. That left the higher priced 3G SKU with 21 per cent of Vita’s week one sales. MCV is unable to publish hardware sales numbers or allude to how they …

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Nintendo strikes free European 3DS Wi-Fi deal

3DS owners can now access free Wi-Fi at over 5,000 hotspots across Europe thanks to a deal with free-hotspot.com. Providing the correct settings are in place, the handhelds will automatically connect when within range of a compatible hotspot. free-hotspot.com has partnerships with companies such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Subway, …

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The Tube to get Wi-Fi before London Olympics

The London Underground will gain Wi-Fi access in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, according to Transport for London. 120 stations will be decked out with underground web access with TfL’s strategy and service boss Gareth Powell saying that the organisation was in the final stages of a tender process …

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John Lewis offers free wi-fi to all UK customers

Multi-channel retailer John Lewis has announced intentions to offer free in-store wi-fi courtesy of BT Openzone in all of its UK stores. Saying that 60 per cent of its customers research a product online before heading to a store to make a purchase. Now John Lewis wants to encourage such …

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UK PlayStation Vita prices confirmed

Sony has confirmed the UK price for the PlayStation Vita, which last night was given a European and American release date of February 22nd. The entry-level wi-fi only model will retail for 229.99. The higher-spec 3G SKU will cost 279.99. There are no details yet of what deals will be …

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Free Wi-Fi for 3DS owners

Nintendo has announced that a fresh agreement with Wi-Fi provider The Cloud will grant free access to 3DS owners. Similar to the deal brokered for DS owners, users of the machine will be able to access the internet and online functions for free from any of the network’s 5,000 hotspots. …

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