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Lee Child - Make Me Another Jack Reacher book from +Lee Child​ hitting shelves on 10th of September and Google Play on the 20th.

Looking forward to it. Still have a few to get through though......
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will be getting this for sure
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O2 rebrand their stores for the Rugby World Cup Move over football (soccer), it's time for a real sport to take the spotlight.

To get things going +O2 in the UK​​ have rebranded their 377 high Street stores to show support for the +England Rugby​​ team.

O2 have also travelled the country with their O2 Touch camapign and given away an incredible 50,000/official England tops.

The mobile network has been an O2 has been an England Rugby sponsor since 1995 but as they are not associated with that Works Cup they won't be allowed to have any visual sponsorship on any tournament merchandising or around the stadiums.

The World Cup kicks off on September 18th with England taking on Fiji. England will also face Wales, Australia in their group so we've got some great games to look forward to.

The US and Japan are in Scotland's group and the mighty Ireland will prove a formidable force with among others Canada having the pleasure of taking them on.

You can download the Rugby World Cup app from Google Play here https://goo.gl/jurjrs - or keep up with all the news from the website via this link - http://goo.gl/x2KDll

Source - Campaign Live - http://goo.gl/oh9Jxt

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Selfie stick sales up despite many places banning them

Who owns a selfie stick? I can see them being very useful in some circumstances but having had to dodge a few now and again I don't want one for fear of clonking someone with it.

Many places have banned them but even so sales have increased by top attractions such as Disney and Wimbledon.

According to figures below 2 million of the things are sold everyday here in the UK. Places that allow you to use them include Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Chesington World of Adventures but the O2 Arena, Old Trafford and more giving them the thumbs down.

If you want one Carphone Warehouse sell them on their website here - http://goo.gl/xF5TN3 and below is the press release:

SELFIE STICK SALES UP BY THOUSANDS DESPITE BANS

·         300% increase after Disney announced ban

·         160% increase after Wimbledon announced ban

·         More than 2 million selfie stick pics taken in the UK per day

 

28 August 2015, LONDON: Selfie sticks hit the headlines this summer following several high profile bans – yet UK shoppers can’t get enough and ‘arm extenders’ have been flying off the shelves more than ever before.

 

Carphone Warehouse has revealed that sales of selfie sticks spiked sharply during the first May Bank Holiday, when sales rose 160% on the previous week, and have remained high ever since.

 

A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson says: “Customers don’t seem to have been put off by any of the selfie stick bans. In fact, we’ve sold thousands over the course of the last two months alone. The biggest week for us was at the end of June - the same week that Disney announced a ban across all parks – when sales rose by nearly 300% compared to the beginning of summer.”

 

A recent survey by the retailer found that 14.5 million selfies are now taken every day in the UK and, perhaps unsurprisingly, selfie sticks are used to capture one in seven of them – that’s more than 2 million selfie stick snaps each day.

 

Selfie lovers in London, the South Coast and Northern Ireland bought the highest number of selfie sticks this year; while people from Yorkshire, Merseyside and the South West bought the least.

 

With selfie stick vendors now commonplace at busy tourist sights - including Tower Bridge and Stonehenge, on beaches and even in bars in popular holiday destinations - it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing.

 

To help avoid getting your beloved selfie stick confiscated, Carphone Warehouse has identified the top ten attractions that still allow them and those have banned them:

 

Top ten attractions you can use your selfie stick in the UK

1.      Buckingham Palace

2.      Chessington World of Adventures

3.      Stonehenge

4.      Tower Bridge

5.      London Eye

6.      London Dungeons

7.      Kew Gardens

8.      Hampton Court Palace

9.      Lord’s Cricket Ground

10.  Madame Tussauds

 

Top ten attractions you can’t use your selfie stick in the UK

1.      Emirates Stadium

2.      Hammersmith Apollo

3.      St. Paul’s Cathedral

4.      02 Arena

5.      Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon

6.      Old Trafford

7.      Anfield Stadium

8.      White Hart Lane Stadium

9.      The Roundhouse London

10.  The National Gallery
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i refuse to do selfies in general... accept in very rare special occasions like saying hi to the boy from a hospital bed this morning.

i saw one being used by a samsung owner using one in a harvester the other day... over the head of a friend that could have easily take the picture with the rear, far superior camera!
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Paper Gods by Duran Duran Of you're looking forward to the new album from Duran Duran you can pre-order it now on Google Play. This will be their 14th studio album and will no doubt be very popular.

There are two albums to choose from. One album comes in at £9.99 and the Deluxe album is a couple of pounds more at £11.99. What you get for the extra will I guess be a few more tracks.

The album will be available on September 11.

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Hope it's as good as their last album, but I'll be listening to it on Google Play Music all access
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Swish results when searching for apps Head over to Google or Chrome and search for food app, bus app or any other type of app and you'll be presented with a page full of apps.

Keep scrolling down because there are more and more apps to search through. When you've found the app you're after tap it and you'll be taken straight over to Google Play.

It be rolling out now so give it a whirl.

Via - Android Police http://goo.gl/Zk1OoT
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Samsung Pay in beta Only to those in the US and by invite only at the moment and as it's in beta it could well be a while yet before it goes public and moves to Samsung owners outside of the US.


Even if you are in the US you must:


Own a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 with service from one of the carriers listed below

Have an active Samsung Account

Have a qualifying card* from Bank of America MasterCard and Visa, or U.S. Bank Visa

Qualifying Cards include:Bank of America consumer credit, debit cards, small business debit cards (owner card only),Merrill Lynch consumer credit cards, U.S. Trust consumer credit, debit cards

U.S. Bank consumer or small business Visa credit and debit cards, Elan Financial consumer or small business Visa credit card

US Samsung customers need to visit the Samsung US website here - http://goo.gl/hxahIJ

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another fail from samsung, trying to pull an apple on an open eco system.

if they put this much effort into aosp i cant help but think that they and the rest of android would be better off?
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Moto X Play £249 plus 3 Months of Google Play Music for free A great deal on the Moto X Play from +Carphone Warehouse​ . Not only is at an amazing price but you also get free delivery which makes it an incredibly super priced device ready to stick any SIM card in.

At a glance the Moto X Play comes with a 3,630mAh battery, Android Lollipop 5.1.1, 21MP camera and dual flash, 5MP camera at the front, Octa core processor and 2 GB of RAM. 

If any of you US people want one from the UK let me know and I'll get one and ship it on over or are you going to wait for the Droid branded version?

Those in the UK can pick it up from Carphone Warehouse via this link - http://goo.gl/clATR8 - but be warned, the deal is only running until September 10th.

#Android  #MotoXPlay
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+Christopher Spackman​ Good luck. Hopefully won't be long now. Heading into a busy time of year so fingers crossed that helps.
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Good deals and good causes +The People's Operator (TPO)​ have some very nice offers available for both SIM only and PAYG users.

Check out their website here - https://goo.gl/q7kTfw - where you can learn more about what they do and how they do it.

I wonder if they have any jobs going.........
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I'm on this network and they use EE but only 3g available not 4g.
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The Huawei Watch Doing a quick conversion sees the cheapest watch come in at £324.99 which might just be a little bit on the expensive side for some.

With the most expensive sitting at £521 based on current exchange rates you'd either have saved some money up or have plans to make one of your staff members redundant.

Cost aside it does look very nice and should be available on September 2nd. Couldn't see it on Amazon UK but when announced back at Mobile World Congress Huawei did say availability would spread across 40 countries.

Take a look over on Amazon here. - http://goo.gl/FovNbo

Source - @tmoore4075

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Wow, looks fantastic! I like the black/black and the Steel/black the most. Wonder when it'll be available over here.
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Yellow Buses app One of our local bus companies has released a very nice app for all you bus travelers in Bournemouth.

Buy tickets and show your device and off you go. Hopefully they'll add a timetable to the app and Android Wear would be pretty cool.

A super looking app. Well done Yellow Buses.


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nice... but cycling is quicker, healthier and generally more pleasant!
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Honor 7 These lesser known handsets are starting to become real competitors in the massive world of smartphones.

Price is always key though and even with Motorola handsets the honor range do offer great value for money.
 
Check out the new Honor 7 coming to +Three UK​ live in all stores. https://youtu.be/6LRDM2Pm7NE One of the best fingerprint sensors I have used!
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You've saved...... That's quite a saving for roaming charges. I'd dread to think what using Google Maps would have cost in Australia everyday.

Marks £175 saving is a tiny bit of that £1.3b but a good saving nonetheless.

 
In one month I've saved £175 on roaming charges. Thanks +Three UK​​.
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