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New iPhone 14 is a SIM free phone eSIM

New I Phone 14 is a SIM free phone eSIM

In the United States, the new iPhone14 won’t be despatched with a physical SIM card slot. Instead, Apple is changing entirely to eSIM technology. While some iPhone users may have already made the transition to eSIM, most have not. Now that the iPhone 14 is arriving to buyers, here are some details on eSIM support from Apple.

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Tesla hiring activity hints Thailand could be next

Tesla hiring activity hints Thailand could be favourable for a foray as India plans face roadblocks, according to  GlobalData a  data and analytics company.

Tesla electric vehicle (EV) and a clean energy company now views Thailand as its next destination

Interest in EVs is increasing as a result of the rising need for more sustainable and cost-efficient alternatives. In a first, the company posted a ‘Senior Recruiter’ job in Bangkok to partner with business leaders and hiring managers to assess the talent requirements and advise on the best hiring strategy.

 

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Toshiba Client Solutions Europe Rebrands As DYNABOOK EUROPE

New brand identity chosen in recognition of Toshiba’s computing heritage

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Today, Toshiba Client Solutions Europe GmbH (TCSE) announces it is embarking on a company rebrand effective immediately and will be known as Dynabook Europe GmbH. Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. (TCS), having joined Sharp Group on the company name was to become Dynabook Inc. 

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Good news for in Huawei !!

Good news for in Huawei !!

They say any publicity is good publicity. So now every man and his dog has heard of Huawei. Pronounced “WaarWay” Last month the USA decided that Huawei was a Cyber security risk as a Chinese telecom giant, with the ability to spy on the West for the Chinese Government. This was quickly followed by many Governments deciding that they should not be offering 5G equipment from Huawei.

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IDC’s Report on Slate Tablets Shows a Decline While Detachable Tablets Climb to New Highs

IDC’s Latest Report on Slate Tablets Shows a Decline While Detachable Tablets Climb to New Highs

Despite the Christmas holiday sales, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter, with 65.9 million units shipped, down -13.7% year over year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

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Apple Wants Your Damaged iPhones to trade in for a new iPhone 6s.

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Report suggests Apple is planning on expanding its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program to include damaged handsets. Following the fall in profits by Apple it is now rumoured that they want a piece of that aftercare action, the move is intended to encourage iPhone users to buy a new handset from Apple, rather than spending on third party repairs.

Apple has always wanted to control its market place, now we can see the after care market to be squeezed, will this lead to the control of supply of genuine parts. If you iPhone has a broken display, dodgy cameras and non responsive buttons, these ailments will probably not qualify under the reasonable clause, which sounds like a get-out clause, if ever we thought of one.

Lets hope the credit offered discount of an upgrade is worth while.

The EMEA server market in Q2 continued to show strength

The latest EMEA Server Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that in the second quarter the EMEA server market saw an end to the continued growth of the last four quarters, with vendor revenue at $3.1 billion US Dolllar and 525,059 units shipped — a year-on-year decline of 2.5% and 4.5% respectively.


For the first half of the year, vendor revenue was $6.2 billion and 1 million server units were shipped, showing marginal growth on the first half of last year at 2.3% and 0.7% respectively.
The EMEA server market in Q2 continued to show strength on the revenue side in the face of a challenging economic situation. This stability has been a balancing act, with price inelasticity toward richer server configurations and increased average selling prices (ASPs) implemented by large x86 server vendors in local currency (euro or other) as a means of maintaining dollar profitability. IDC predicts that these ASP increases could start to affect value propositions and demand toward the end of the year if vendors can't justify the increased prices with additional functionality and performance.

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Toshiba Launches Portégé Z20t for SMB market with Buy and Try

Toshiba Europe have announced a new European initiative to coincide with the launch of its Portégé Z20t 2-in-1 laptop and tablet. Targeted primarily at the channel and small, medium businesses (SMBs).

Buy and Try

Toshiba’s new Buy and Try Satisfaction Guarantee, enables customers to test the offerings from Toshiba, with a money back gaurentee.

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The Toshiba Buy and Try Satisfaction Guarantee  offers businesses the opportunity to purchase the Portégé Z20t with a money-back guarantee if the product is not to their complete satisfaction or does not meet their requirements. To qualify, customers must purchase a Portégé Z20t between 1st June and  August and register for a standard warranty within 14 days. If the customer changes their mind during the first 30 days, they then have the option to return the product – along with complete packaging and all supplied accessories – to receive a full refund.

European Reseller feels this is a fantastic offer and will watch avidly. The Portégé Z20t sounds like a very useful tool for the SMB market. The campaign will run across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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Worldwide Tablet Growth slows in the Years Ahead

After the first year-over-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has scaled back its five year forecast for the product category. Worldwide shipments are expected to reach 234.5 million units, a modest year-over-year increase of 2.1% from five years ago. Although the outlook has been tempered, IDC still expects low but positive growth for the market in the years to come as demand in the commercial sector increases, and as Microsoft slowly gains a foothold.

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Internet of things Tesco Virtual supermarket

Online shopping is nothing new, but this is a little different, launched in South Korea, one company says it's going further, It's testing out a virtual supermarket in a public place.

This virtual supermarket is primarily designed for commuters at Seolleung underground station in Seoul, there's a row of brightly lit billboards along the platform, with hundreds of pictures of food and drink - everything from meat, fruit, milk, eggs to instant noodles and pet food.

All set up by Homeplus, the South Korean affiliate of the United Kingdoms  supermarket chain Tesco.Wideview-virtual-store-WEB62

Standing on the platform, a man in his 60s who gives his name as Mr Bae, says it looks to him like an advertisement for a convenience store. But when I explain it's a virtual supermarket that you access with your smartphone, he doesn't seem impressed. He says he doesn't have a smartphone, so it's not for him. But he says, it's a good idea for younger Koreans.

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A major South Korean retailer has opened what it appears to be the world's first virtual store geared to smartphone users, with shoppers scanning barcodes of products displayed in a Seoul subway station. Homeplus, the nation’s second largest discount chain, is offering 500 items including food, electronics, office supplies and toiletries at its "store" at Seolleung station in the south of the city of 10 million.

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Seven pillars and six platform screen doors have been plastered with images of life-size store shelves filled with goods -- such as bananas, steak, apples, a bag of rice or school  equipment, pens paper -- each item has a small barcode. Shoppers download an App on their smartphone and make purchases by taking photos of the barcodes.

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"You place an order when you go to work in the morning and can see the items delivered at home when you come home at night," said a spokeswoman for Homeplus.

It gets better this is a version of the IoT ( Internet of things), consumers don’t have to be anywhere near the virtual store. For example, if you want to order replacements of a bottle of water at your office or in your home or even sitting on the train, you don’t have to visit the subway station. You simply scan the bottle’s barcode with the Homeplus app. The products are delivered later to home or office.

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IT and enterprise themes will dominate at MWC

Mobile World Congress  Analyst Mark Newman gives his Opinion

For the first 30 years of its life, mobile communications felt like a standalone industry with its own technology, services, vendors, and service providers. A select group of telecoms vendors created the technology road-map and vision; a relatively small number of investors and operators captured the most lucrative licenses to build and operate mobile networks; and a few European, US, and Asian vendors controlled the mobile phone sector.

The Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona next week, will highlight just how quickly the technology and services landscape is starting to change. It will mark a further shift in the evolution of mobile communications from a sector in its own right to a service and a capability which other companies in other sectors – banking, enterprise technology and software, and digital media to name just a few – can use to deliver improved services to their own customers.

The hot topics at MWC will come mostly from the world of IT. Cloud, data analytics, and SDN will all feature prominently on the exhibition floor. Enterprise services and applications become a dominant theme. And most of the “future-gazing” on display will be around the Internet of Things.   

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Top 10 themes for MWC 

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