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New Year – New Buttons!

Microsoft have announced that they will be changing their computer keyboard layout for the first time in nearly 3 decades. They will be starting to add a new button to their PCs and Laptops that when pressed will launch their AI, Copilot. According to a teaser video, it looks like the key will live in…

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#World Typing Day – 8th January

World Typing Day: Celebrating the Power of Keyboard Skills Each year on January 8th, the world unites to celebrate World Typing Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the importance of typing skills and encouraging people to improve their speed and accuracy. This global event, also known as Typing Day or International Typing Day, highlights the…

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Foldable Smartphones

We have come full circle, the folding clamshell phone was popular in the late nineties and early noughties, then fizzled out as smartphones with touchscreens became the thing and you couldn’t fold one of them…. until now! There are a fair few to chose from, and here are the latest offerings available in the UK…

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#NationalComputerSecurityDay

30th November is National Computer Security Day and is designed to raise awareness about cyber security issues and help individuals and businesses maintain online security. Here are our top-tips to keep all your data and devices secure. Peculiar Passwords! Using a third party password manager, or one on your browser, can help you remember all…

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Tough new security rules for broadband and mobile companies will come into force in October.

New telecoms security regulations will come into force in October to ensure broadband and mobile companies provide tougher protections for the UK from cyber-attacks which could cause data theft and network failure. In November 2021 the Telecommunications (Security) Act became law and gives the government powers to boost the security standards of the UK’s mobile…

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CS takes a hike!

On the 6th October, a sunny autumnal Wednesday, 14 Cellular Solutions employees set off on a 20KM hike across the Sussex countryside! Across muddy terrain, up hills and down dales, they hiked on in the name of charity. Robyn, one of the event organisers, said “We had two tricky parts that tested the guys but…

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O2 and Virgin unite

It’s Official! Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021. They are the corporate brand of the 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and are one of the UK’s largest businesses combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely-available broadband speeds. Representing the…

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Mobile UK issue new information packs that highlight 5G benefits and provide insight on health concerns.

Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. As part of Mobile UK’s #5GCheckTheFacts campaign there is now a plethora of materials available to local authorities that provide insight into the benefits of 5G, and help dispel the misinformation about the technology’s impact on health.…

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5G ready phones

With the all the great news around at the moment about the marvels of 5G and how it’s already going live in some cities across the UK, we thought we’d provide a list of 5g ready handsets you can already get your hands on in preparation for when your town gets 5g switched on!

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What to be wary of with the increasing BYOD trend!

You may know it as BYOD, or you may know it by its full name – Bring Your Own Device – either way it’s becoming an increasing trend as employees prefer to use their latest gadget packed toy for work, and employers believe this is a cheaper option. Whilst it can be a perfectly manageable option for some businesses, there are some pretty big things you need to consider before deciding if it’s suitable for yours.

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All the 8’s

Following the release of the Samsung S8 in April this year, and the release of the Nokia 8 today, and the rumours of the iPhone 8 all over the internet, we thought we’d write a piece on all of the 8’s and what we know about them.

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Roam Like at Home

From June the 15th ‘Roam like at home’ in the EU comes into effect for EU mobile phone users. This means that you can use your mobile tariff’s calls and texts allowances like you would in your home country. This is the final step in a process that started over 10 years ago.

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Cellular Staff get on their bikes for charity!

Starting on 3rd June, eleven colleagues from cellular solutions will embark upon the most ambitious leg of the charity bike ride to the south of France yet attempted. Covering a staggering 260km in three days (which is almost the same as three back to back London to Brighton’s) they start in Orleans Thursday, facing a gruelling 70mile first day they finish eventually on Saturday in Poitiers.

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On Your Marks… Get Set… BAKE!

Cellular Solutions very own baking challenge raises £176.46 for charity.
Only one baker could rise to be the winner in the Cellular Solutions bake off and competition was hot! Eight budding bakers competed, not only for bragging rights as Cellular Solutions’ bake off winner 2015, but to raise money for Kevin’s Brain Cancer Treatment Fund.

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After celebrating 30 years since the first phone call, Vodafone review mobiles in business.

When the first mobile phone call was made on New Year’s day 1985 the ‘mobile’ required its own battery pack and corded handset that weighed 5kg and cost the equivalent of £5,000, which was enough to start up a new business at the time! Now however, flexible working means many people are able to run their businesses from smartphones thinner than a pen and costing a fraction of the former price.

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Government funding is available for installation or upgrade fees for businesses to gain super fast broadband lines and join the SuperConnected Cities scheme

Allowing businesses to upgrade their internet connectivity, for example you could; upgrade your ADSL line to Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and benefit from 80mbps download speeds and 20mbps upload speeds, or upgrade from FTTC you could install a company dedicated internet lease line with up to 1 gigabit download speeds.

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