iPhone 4S Increases Apple’s UK And US Market Share, Android Up In Europe

It looks like the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S has helped the company increase its smartphone market share in both the UK and the US, according to a recent report by Reuters.

Apple’s iPhone 4S rose to 36 percent in the US for the last quarter, this is up from 25 percent for the previous year, and Apple saw a similar increase in the UK up to 31 percent, the previous year it was at 21 percent.

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Xbox Live Error 801540B7 Acknowledged By Microsoft, Fix On Its Way

Xbox 360 Live Gamers that have been experiencing problems and issues over the last week and receiving the dreaded 801540B7 profile error message, thats stops you playing your purchased games. Will be pleased to know that Microsoft has now acknowledged the error and says it is working quickly to create a fix for the problems being experienced.

Gaming website Joystiq contacted Microsoft regards the problems being experienced by gamers and received the following reply:


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Dropbox 2.0 For Android Announced

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox has launched a new version of its mobile application for Google’s Android, DropBox 2.0 for Android, and it comes with a new design and a range of new features.

Dropbox 2.0 for Android now adds support for the latest version of Android, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus some other features and a range of bug fixes.

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Skyrim Spiderman PC Mod Is The Creepiest Yet (video)

We have featured a number of The Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim game mods here on Geeky Gadgets, since the game was launched. But the following Spiderman mod has to be one of the weirdest and creepiest to date with or with our a a phobia for spiders.

The Skyrim, Spiderman mod has been developed by FancyPantz, a funny mod from skyrimnexus which transforms spiders into spiderman. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Sony Unveils PS Vita Memory Card Prices

As well as its official PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup, Sony has also today unveiled the official memory card prices for its new PS Vita portable gaming console. Which had previously been advertised on the GameStop website, available to pre-order for ridiculously high prices: $30 for a 4GB card to $120 for the 32GB card.

Gamers looking to purchase the new Sony PS Vita when in arrives next year will be pleased to know that the official pricing is nowhere near as bad as thought.

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Sony PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup Announced

Today Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vita launch lineup and details for its North American launch. The new PS Vita will be available in the US and Europe on 22nd February 2012. The UK price for the Sony PlayStation Vita is £279.99 for the 3G model and £229.99 for the Wi-Fi version, and $299 in the US.

There will be 25 games available on the day of launch for early adopters to get stuck into, and more than 100 games in development, ranging from $9.99-$49.99.

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Game Of Thrones Official RPG Trailers Unveiled (videos)

Gamers who enjoy the Games of Thrones books or TV series, might be interest to know that a new trailers for the upcoming RPG game launching in 2012, has just been released by the games developer Cyanide.

The new Game of Thrones game is expected to have an open world to explore, allowing you to make your own adventures, similar to Skyrim’s gameplay style. watch the trailers after the jump four a first glimpse at what you can expect from the game once its released next year.

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Nest Smart Thermostat Teardown

We first featured the Nest Smart Thermostat back in October this year, when pre-orders started to be placed for the $249 thermostat equipped with a boat load of technology. Well now one of the first in line has received his shipment and immediately taken his screwdriver to it to reveal just whats inside.

The Nest Thermostat is equipped with a colour display has has been designed to keep your house warm or cool using its onboard “learning” system. Which is also fitted with a IR proximity, PIR movement, humidity, magneto scroll, and a mini USB connector to help it manage your home environment.

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Samsung Galaxy Y Duos And Galaxy Y Pro Duos Dual Sim Smartphones Announced

We recently heard a rumor that Samsung would be adding a dual SIM Android smartphone to their Galaxy range, it is now official, although Samsung has now announced two new dual SIM Galaxy smartphones,the Galaxy Y Duos and the Galaxy Y Pro Duos.

The Galaxy Y Duos features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.14 inch QVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, an 832MHz processor and a 3 megapixel camera.

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Nerf Big Bow Used For Painless Tooth Removal (video)

I always love gadgets which have a dual purpose, and one creative young boy has found a great way to use his Nerf Big Bow to help remove a wobbly tooth. Makes you wonder why no one else had thought of this before. Watch the Nerf Big Bow combined with a short length of string remove the youngsters tooth it style.

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