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British retailers pushing Samsung phones rather than recommending the iPhone

British retailers are recommending the Samsung Galaxy S3 more times than any other device according to a mystery shopper survey. The survey showed some retailers offering the iPhone 5 while other manufacturers like Motorola and RIM had little to know presence at all. The survey was carried out by Informa Telecoms and Media who spoke with eight of the top UK retailers.

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Barclays Bank set to roll out 8,500 iPads to improve customer service experience

UK based bank, Barclay’s has ordered a whopping 8,500 iPads to roll out across its branches in the UK. The order is believed to signify one of the largest roll outs of iPads in the UK finance sector according to The Channel.

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Ofcom sets UK 4G auction timeline, should see multi-carrier rollout by June 2013

Ofcom has made good on its plans to push forward the auction for the UK’s 4G mobile spectrum auction. Applications will start in December this year and the roll out to consumers is expected to be no later than May / June 2013. Everything Everywhere already has its 4G LTE network rolling out across the UK so this will be a huge relief to the other UK networks.

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Apple paying less than 2% tax on overseas profits in the billions

Apple is paying less than 2% tax on its profits from overseas sales which are thought to be in the region of 37 billion dollars. The details were revealed in Apple’s 10K filing which was presented to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The news comes for UK newspaper The Guardian

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Apple rewrites its apology to Samsung, now appearing in UK newspapers

Apple has rewritten its apology to Samsung following its previous version which was labeled as “non-compliant” by the court that made the initial ruling. Apple was told by Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob that it had to change the wording of the statement and that it should be carried on its home page with at least an 11-point font. The new statement is now appearing in UK newspapers but has not yet appeared on Apple.com.

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EE launches the UK's first LTE network

Today, EE (Everything Everywhere) has officially launched the UK's very first LTE network. The service will initially roll out across eleven UK cities with that coverage increasing by 2000 sq miles every month.

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Multi-carrier UK LTE rollout now set for Spring 2013, EE exclusive won't last that long after all...

The UK government has announced that the mobile networks in the UK have buried their differences and agreed a new timetable for the roll out of LTE. The agreements were made at a meeting yesterday involving Ofcom and the rival mobile networks. It was agreed that all of their differences would be settled and the one aim would be to get the roll out of LTE expedited with a target now of Spring 2013

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Hands on with the iPhone 5 on the new EE 4G LTE network in the UK

I was lucky enough to get invited to a little get-together this week to test out EE's -- formerly Everything Everywhere, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile -- LTE 4G speeds on a selection of devices, including the iPhone 5.

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Everything Everywhere branding goes live in the UK, still waiting on iPhone 5....

The last couple of weeks have been noteworthy for EE (Everything Everywhere) in the UK. Combining Orange and T-Mobile, the company first announced its new EE branding at the launch of its 4G LTE network, and shortly thereafter it was plastered up on the big iPhone 5 event map for the whole world to see. And now it's going up on local shops as well.

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Best iPhone 5 PAYG nano-SIM options for traveling to the UK

If you’re visiting the United Kingdom with a GSM unlocked iPhone 5, your main options for Pay As You Go SIMs are limited to two of the five major networks. At the time of writing, only Three, T-Mobile and O2 offer nano-SIMs on Pay As You Go (pre-paid) deals.

Read on for a breakdown of what you can expect, as well as a few other options you may want to consider.

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