Monthly Archives: January 2017

Expand your iPhone/iPad storage up to 128GB

Expand your iPhone/iPad storage up to 128GB

SanDisk’s iXpand Flash Drive delivers a fast and easy way to free up space on your iPhone or iPad, without having to adjust your settings or delete your memories. Better yet, the iXpand will automatically back up your camera roll and allow you to watch popular-format videos straight from the drive, so you could choose to plug in and watch your favourite film straight from your iPad via the app – although it may be best to skip the high definition.SanDisk 2

iXpand MOBILE APP

Available from the iTunes store, the iXpand Drive app offers the simplest way to transfer your photos, videos and files between your iPhone or iPad and computers – without the cloud, cables or internet connections. You’ll also be able to manage your photos and videos and use the app to watch videos directly from the drive.

SanDisk iXpand Drive

The drive itself features both a Lightning connector that works with most cases, and a USB 3.0 connector for you to plug into your Computer, PC or Mac. The iXpand Flash Drive also includes encryption software that lets you password-protect files, so you can share your content while keeping sensitive files secure across your devices.

How to use:

1) Plug your iXpand drive into your iPhone or iPad

2) Follow instructions to download the iXpand Drive app

3) Fill your iXpand drive with photos and videos

Compatibility:

iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina display, iPod 5th Generation and newer; iXpand Drive app and iOS 8.2 required.

Mac OS X v10.8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

We offer iXpand Flash Drives in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, offering the following:

SanDisk

If you would like to purchase the iXpand Flash Drive or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch: sales@callmastermobile.co.uk or phone 01252 854352.

Apple AirPods now released

Apple AirPods now released

Last September, Apple released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus without the traditional headphone jack. Instead, they made a rather controversial move and included Apple EarPods that are designed to connect via the Lightning port using an adaptor.

Apple AirPods now released

Not only did this mean Apple fans could no longer listen to music via their headphones and charge their iPhone at the same time, but it also resulted in the hassle of carrying around another cable.

Until now.

Apple has finally released the solution – AirPods – the wireless version of Apple’s Earpods that connect via Bluetooth.

Each of the AirPods have a touch sensitive back, so you can activate Siri and answer calls using the built-in microphone by simply tapping on one of the earbuds twice. Making for a truly hands-free experience, you can use Siri to change your playlist, ask for directions or turn up the volume.


The wireless AirPods may be questionable in the fashion department but they do remove the issue of tangled wires and you’ll be able to stand up from your desk without worrying about unplugging.

Apple AirPods now released

The AirPods include a case that doubles as a storage case and a charging unit. The case offers 5 hours of listening time on one charge and a pretty impressive 3 hours of listening from just 15 minutes of charging. In total, the charging case offers more than 24 hours of battery life.

The AirPods are priced at £159 – although a rather hefty price tag, the technology and convenience gained by the AirPods offers brilliant value for money, and a solution for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users.

Currently, Apple has a 6 week lead time, however as a CMM customer you can pre-order your AirPods and we’ll notify you as soon as they are available. To do so, please contact your account manager on 01252 854352 or email sales@callmastermobile.co.uk.

ASUS launches the ZenFone AR

ASUS launches the ZenFone AR

ASUS unveils the first augmented and virtual reality-ready phone 

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Design

Asus has launched the ZenFone AR, the first to deliver augmented reality (Google Tango) and virtual reality experiences (Google Daydream). VR is of course best on a large, high-resolution display. And Asus has gone above and beyond with a 5.7″ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 – offering a pixel density of 515-pixels-per-inch. The combination of Quad HD and Super AMOLED is one of the best duos you can get in a smartphone display, giving you extremely rich and saturated colours that pop out of the screen. Considering the software the ZenFone AR carries, it still remains a sleek device and weighs just 170g, 18g less than the iPhone 7 Plus.

What is Google Tango and Google Daydream?

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“Our phones already assist us in our day-to-day lives, but we believe they can do even more. We’re excited to see Tango technology incorporated into ZenFone AR, making its capabilities available to more people.” – Johnny Lee, Tango Director of Engineering.

Google Tango:

Tango is a Augmented reality Computing platform, developed by Google. It uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using GPS or other external signals. This means you could watch virtual objects and see information appear on top of your surroundings. For example, head to your local museum and navigate with directions overlaid onto your surroundings. Take a home re-design to a whole new level with virtual furniture or entertain the kids by bringing virtual toys into their world.
Google Tango Collage

Google Daydream:

Daydream on the other hand, is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for Android Nougat, the seventh major and currently most recent version of the Android mobile operating system. VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. Daydream-ready phones such as the ZenFone AR are built for VR with high-resolution displays, ultra smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking.
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Specs

The ZenFone AR specs are high-end with a whopping 23 megapixel rear camera – on par with Sony’s Xperia X and nearly double the MP of the Samsung Galaxy 7 camera. The ZenFone AR runs on the latest version of Android – 7.0 Nougat and offers a huge 8GB of RAM. With a 3,300mAh battery, you can rest assured the AR and VR won’t hog up the battery life. The ZenFone AR also has up to 256GB of built-in storage and a MicroSD slot for adding up to 2TB more. Finally, it’s also equipped with USB-C charging, a standard headphone socket and a physical home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor – as if it could get any better?

Free Gear Fit2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Free Gear Fit2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Gear up for the New Year

Had your eye on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? There’s no better time to buy than now. From the 12th January – 28th February, anyone who purchases a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will be eligible to claim a Gear Fit2, worth £149.99. This offer is available for PAYM, PAYG and Sim Free customers.

Samsung Gear Fit2

  • Cycle up a storm or work up a sweat in style
  • Track your route, distance and speed with built-in GPS and auto activity tracker
  • Check your stats mid-stride or squat with it’s large, super AMOLED display
  • All of this, whilst your phone stays at home

For more information or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch via sales@callmastermobile.co.uk or phone 01252 854352. We look forward to hearing from you!

Snow showers ahead – is your business prepared for disaster recovery?

Snow showers ahead – is your business prepared for disaster recovery?

Top tools for flexible working:

With snow showers due, the last thing a business needs this New Year is the chaos that the frozen forecast entails. At Callmaster Mobile, we’ve invested in technology that allows us to work wherever and whenever we want to – even when faced with a snowfall.

Our tools of choice

Vodafone One Net

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, Vodafone One Net Business is a cloud-based service that seamlessly integrates your landlines, mobiles, desktop and tablet connectivity, into a single system. This means you can connect with customers, prospects and colleagues at any moment, through any device.

Even though landlines and mobiles are combined, just one number will appear to customers. Ensuring you can take or make calls from any phone – irrelevant or whether you’re snowed in at home, off-site or made it to the office.

One Net also offers the ability to share a single voicemail box for all your numbers, ensuring any messages can be retrieved and acted on by anyone in your company, so a customer call is never truly missed.

With built-in disaster recovery, we highly recommend One Net as both a reliable and intelligent solution for your business. To find out more about One Net please visit: https://business-onenet.co.uk/ or take advantage of our free in-house One Net demonstrations.

VoIP

Thanks to bigger and better data capabilities, businesses can take advantage of VoIP aka the “Voice Over Internet Protocol”. This flexible phone system allows you to make calls over your internet connection.

Incoming phone calls are routed to your VOIP phone where-ever you plug it into the network so you can unplug your desk-phone from the office, plug it in at home and work as normal – providing complete flexibility.

Better yet if the snow strikes, you can record a message remotely to inform customers that although the office may be closed, business is still open as usual.

For more information on VoIP please click here.

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the cost-effective smart solution to cloud computing. Office 365 ensures emails, calendar and contacts are automatically updated across your PC’s and Smartphones so you can access customer details and schedule that prospect meeting whether at home or in the office.

Better yet, Office 365 Web Apps are companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote so vital business applications and documents can be accessed, viewed and/or edited directly from a web browser.

Office 365

If the snow hits, you can hold your sales and support meetings via Skye (the conferencing and instant messaging part of Office 365), and share your sales forecast in Excel on everyone’s device of choice at the same time and any member of your team can edit it accordingly.

For more information on Office 365 please click here. For more information on how to stay productive throughout all weathers, please get in touch on 01252 854352, we are always more than happy to help.

Samsung wearables now connect to iOS devices

Samsung wearables now connect to iOS devices

Samsung has announced iOS compatibility with it’s wearables including the Gear S3, S2 and Gear Fit2. iPhone users will be able to connect after a simple over-the-air update.

Apple users with an iPhone 5 and above running iOS 9.0 or later can download the Samsung Gear S or Gear Fit app from the iTunes store to sync to their Samsung wearable.

Samsung wearables now connect to iOS devices

Apple users will have the ability to customise notifications, download free apps from the Samsung app store, pull in calendar appointments and access fitness and activity tracking features through Samsung S Health.

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The Gear S2 is available from £229, the Gear S3 from £349 and the Gear Fit2 from £179, while the Samsung Gear App can be downloaded via this link: https://goo.gl/48VvwN