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Yearly Archives: 2011

HTC’s Flyer and BlackBerry’s Playbook Reduced To Under £200

You may have been hoping for a brand new tablet on Christmas Day but didn’t seem to get one? Well if you live in the UK you may just be in luck, as certain British retailers will be reducing the prices of tablets that are struggling to sell, the first tablet is the HTC FLyer which has been reduced to £199.99, along with the BlackBerry Playbook which has also been reduced to £169. The HTC Flyer is a very good looking 7-inch tablet, but was first released with Android’s Gingerbread OS instead of the most recent Honeycomb OS, alongside it’s $479.99 price tag, making it £80′s more expensive than Apple’s iPad 2. With Currys, Dixons and PC World now selling...

Got A New Smartphone For Christmas But Can’t Set It Up?

Have you just got a shiny new smartphone for Christmas, but don’t have a clue how to set it up? Well the TechNutty team are here to help, with this handy set up guide were we will try to help with setting up your new phone from when you the it out the box. The first you should do regardless of what your parents may have told you in the past is to have a good a=old play with it, according to almost all manufacturers the best thing to do with your phone is to drain the battery first, this will help the phone recharge more efficiently in the future. First Time Set-Up The first thing you will see when you turn...

Use Anyone’s Profile Picture As An Emoticon

  Have you ever wondered what Facebook works on in their spare time? Well its great things like what they released today which allows you to use anyone’s profile picture as an Emotion, no longer will you have to use the boring smiley faces. If you wanna try it, first you need to visit any profile, page or event that you want to use the profile picture for, after which you need to copy the profile ID at the end of the URL, for example if you where looking at our page: http://facebook.com/TechNuty you will copy “TechNutty”. After you’ve copied that paste it into a chat window with bracelets wrapped around it, like [[TechNutty]]. You can send these emotions from both a phone and the web, but if you...

Apple Suing Samsung Over Smart Case Designs

The patent war between Samsung and Apple seems to be ever-growing, with the two companies filing a large amount of lawsuits against each others design and patent infringement, which so far has only effect their tablet and smartphone products. But now Apple has decided to sue Samsung for its cases as well as its devices, claiming Samsung’s case for the 10.1 tabler infringe its patents and registered design, earlier this year Samsung did release their own case that exactly resembled Apple’s Smart Cover, even down to its name, ‘Smart Case’. After Samsung realised they did issue a blog post explaining that the product was not approved by them, and that they have pulled it before it could start selling, More...

OS X 10.7.3 Beta Reveals Apple Are Working On Macs With Retina Screens

For a while now the tech blogging community has all thought that someday Apple will bring the retina technology they deployed into heir iPhones into their Mac range. Well we may have just been proved right as some evidence with developer builds of OS X 10.7.3 shows Apple’s continued work with ‘HiDPI modes’. Alongside this there has been recent claims that Apple is going to release a new MacBook Pro which will offer a resolution of 2880 x 1800 by next year, within the developer builds a few eagle-eyed viewers spotted a new option in the ‘Get Info’ window for applications which allows you to ‘Open in HiDPI mode’. What do you think? Will Apple release their next generation of...

Are Apple Exchanging Faulty iPod Nanos For New 6 Gen Devices?

You may remember that last month Apple launched a new global program set out to replace some 1st generation iPod units which has a faulty battery, which allowed customers whom had purchased the device between 2005 and 2006 to exchange their device for a new replacement unit. In order to do this you had to type your serial number into a special page which had been set up by Apple specifically for the  iPod Nano replacements, all of which Apple will do free of charge as long as your number matches their database. But the interesting part of this article is a report that originated from MacRumors, Apple may be replacing these faulty units with brand new sixth generation devices, this is apparently due to...

Xbox Dashboard Update Brings 8 New Channels

  Recently Microsoft brought a complete overhaul to their Xbox 360 Dashboard, bringing a lot of features pleasing a lot of people, even more recently today Microsoft updated their new dashboard to bring eight new video channels to those in Australia, Canada, Europe and the US. If you haven’t updated your xbox to the new dashboard you should defiantly go and do it now, with all the features it comes with it has made the Xbox 360 a home entertainment must have, carrying on with the eight new channels, here they are: 4 on Demand (4oD) [UK] ABC iView [Australia] Dailymotion [34 countries] Demand 5 [UK] M6 [France] MSN Video [France] UFC  [US & Canada] VUDU [US] As well as these eight new ones they...

TechNutty Christmas Giveaway!! Free Amazon Voucher.

Celebrate TechNutty’s first Christmas by entering our very own giveaway! We are going to give you the opportunity to chose between not one but two different gifts and all you have to do is head on over to our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/technutty and hit that like button! Once you have done that you will also need to head on over to our TechNutty’s Christmas Giveaway tab and fill in the form, selecting which present you would like from the TechNutty Santa this year, it’s that simple! I hear you all screaming, what gifts can I get exactly? Well we have decided to give you the opportunity to choose between either a £20 Amazon gift card, or your very own iPhone case, (Worth around £20)...

Nokia Confirms February 2012 Belle Rollout

Today Nokia confirmed that they will be rolling out a new Symbian Belle update to a number of their newer Symbian handsets from February 2012, the update was announced today in Nokia’s official blog, alongside the announcement that they will be moving away from the Symbian name, now referring to the software as ‘Nokia Belle’. In the post Nokia confirmed that the Nokia N8/6/7, X7, c6-01/7 and the Oro will be the first of their Symbian handsets to be updated in February, with the Nokia 700, 701 and 603 to be launched earlier in the year. When the update is released users will be able to download the update to their phones over–the-air, and will incorporate additional homescreens, new widgets alongside other UI improvements. What do you think? Are you looking...

Apple Removes 180 Day Deadline For ‘Complete My Album’

If you kept up with the news yesterday you may have noticed that Apple launched their new ‘Complete My Season’ feature, which allows you complete a season of previously purchased TV shows that you have not got the whole series to. Today Apple followed up the release and posted a support document for the service which shows you FAQs for the service, alongside explaining what content will and won’t be eligible for the program, alongside this they also posted an updated version of the “Complete My Album” support document, which includes a very nice change. If you have ever used the service before then you might know you only have a window of 180 days from when you first purchase a track within...
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