Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in CREDIT CARDS, MONEY, Offers 1 | 0 comments

LLOYDS TSB Credit Cards.

A Lloyds TSB Credit Card is a simple, flexible way to spread your everyday spending and can be paid off quickly. And it’s convenient – you can use it to buy goods and services in shops, by telephone and securely on the Internet.

Important information

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1. The issue of a credit card depends on an assessment of your circumstances. You must be 18 or over and a UK resident to apply.

2. Balance transfer fee applies and interest is charged on this fee.

Advance MasterCard® Card and Platinum MasterCard® Card

3. After promotional period purchases will be charged at your standard rate.


Airmiles Duo Credit Cards

4. Collect 1 mile for almost every* £10 spent on the Lloyds TSB Airmiles Duo American Express Card®, giving you accelerated earnings. Your Lloyds TSB Airmiles Duo MasterCard® Card is accepted in 29.9 million places world wide and you will collect 1 mile for almost every* £50 spent.


Airmiles Duo Premier Credit Cards

5. Collect 1.25 miles for almost every* £10 spent on the Lloyds TSB Airmiles Duo American Express Card®, giving you accelerated earnings. Your Lloyds TSB Airmiles Duo MasterCard® Card is accepted in 29.9 million places world wide and you will collect 1.25 miles for almost every* £50 spent.


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Increased Tariff In Xbox Live Gold Membership in US, UK, Canada and Mexico

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Gaming | 0 comments

You would have heard the Buzz with increase in Gold membership tariff of Xbox Live game. Recently Microsoft announced in its report that it would be increasing the subscription rate for the famous online gaming service, Xbox live. This increase in subscription rate would be in action from November1. Previously the rate of gold membership was $50 and now, it has been increased to $60. The main countries that will be facing this increase would be US and Canada along with two more countries.

Xbox live Subscription

When Xbox live game was in to market in 2002, there had been much changes and entertainment experience that has been provided by this game to all audiences and viewers. It was since then that the price was constant. But the entertainment methods and game experiences were being developed to make it audience’s favourite online game. Still, after being increase in Xbox live gold membership rate, there would be same backing and patting from audiences about the game. Although you have complete free access to Xbox live game but this online gaming requires you Xbox live subscription, if you want to enjoy it fully. This has become costlier but then when you look at the kind of entertainment provided to you; this is still going to be a hit.

If you are within three-month Xbox live subscription then you may have to pay $20 or $25 for those time but later on as you turn to have X Box live gold membership then surely you will have increase in Xbox live gold prices. Many players who want to get involved in to online multi player game, they have already taken Xbox live gold membership. You can look at the completely new tariff plan that has been announced by Microsoft for increasing membership charges.


Xbox Live game continuous updated method of entertainment

Not much reactions has been seen when Microsoft decided to increase the Xbox live gold membership tariff. One of the reasons is because they continuously come up with latest and updated methods of entertainment. You can see the new Xbox live 360 controllers have been reported with improved D Pad. Sometimes, they also provide discounted Xbox live subscription etc. So all these are means by, which Xbox live game is in touch with viewer’s choice. It is expected that after the increase in Xbox gold prices too, they will be having the best value in market.

Xbox Live game reputation

Although the Xbox live gold price has gone up, still it is assumed that this game will maintain its reputation. The main reason being that this is the first time after 2002 that it has increased its tariff. Secondly, its entertainment means are updated frequent and that makes all audiences to be in touch with this game. Nobody gets bored with it soon. It is going to be still the favourite game of viewers. So, if you are getting a small hike in the gaming age of 8 years then that is fair enough and not much.

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Need for Speed: Shift – Shifting to a new level

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Gaming | 0 comments

‘NFS: Shift’, the latest instalment in the long running racing videogame franchise ‘Need for speed’ has been released. Initially announced in January 2009, it is published by Electronic Arts like all of the recent games in this series. The main and unique feature that separates NFS: Shift from previous titles such as ‘NFS: Undercover’ and ‘NFS: ProStreet’ is that it focuses more towards simulation racing to enhance the driver experience and realistic drifting compared to the arcade racing style of the older titles. Hence, it is competing directly against successful titles such as Gran-Turismo series and Race Driver GRID.

Released on 15th, 17th and 18th in USA, Europe and the UK respectively and is available on Microsoft Windows, Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft X-Box 360, it features the in-car view (unique for every car) which hasn’t been seen in any of NFS titles for a long time, in-fact since NFS: Porsche Unleashed, which was released back in 2000. This feature has been welcomed and due to the improvements made over the previous titles, most of the reviews on this game have been positive, for example IGN awarded it an outstanding score of 9/10, 8/10 was awarded by VideoGamer.com whereas GameSpot gave it a critic score of 7/10, which is respectable.

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Nokia Windows Phones To Hit Europe This Year

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Mobile Phones | 0 comments



Nokia is very aware of its plummeting smartphone market share, but the only thing it can do at this point — after abandoning Symbian and MeeGo and switching to Windows Phone 7 as its main smartphone platform — is try to speed up its roadmap.

Originally, the first Windows Phone 7 devices manufactured by Nokia were slated to hit the market in 2012, but now Nokia has pushed the pace a bit.

Speaking at the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference, Vice President of Nokia Europe Victor Saeijs said that the first Nokia WP7 devices will hit the market in 2011 — and he even said he had one in his pocket, but he chose not to share it with the audience as it was an early pre-production prototype.

Nokia plans to launch the first Windows Phone 7 devices in six European countries: The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Interestingly, Finland — the country Nokia is based in — is absent from the list.

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Microsoft Expands Zune Service Internationally to Spain, UK, France, and Italy

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Microsoft | 0 comments

Microsoft has finally announced that their Zune service will be expanding internationally, most likely to get ready for the Windows Phone 7 launch. Version 4.7 of the Zune software will allow you to sync via your desktop with your Windows Phone 4 devices and will be available to users in over 20 counties. However, the pricing and details of the service will vary from country to country as Microsoft makes region specific deals for the service.

The Zune Pass subscription will come to Spain, Italy, France, and the UK with pricing slated at  £8.99 / €9.99 per month for unlimited streaming and the ability to keep 10 songs per month.

Outright music purchases will come in the form of unencumbered MP3 format to Germany, Spain, France, and the UK, while video purchases will be available in Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, France, and New Zealand with playback support on Windows Phone 7, PC, and Xbox Live.

There will also be video rentals that can be viewed on Windows Phone 7 devices, PC, and Xbox Live coming to Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.

[via Engadget]

Full press release from Microsoft below, if you’re interested:

Zune to Expand Multiscreen Entertainment Services Into International Markets

Major entertainment companies provide music and movie catalog to the U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

REDMOND, Wash. – Sep. 20, 2010 – Microsoft Corp. today announced the further international expansion of Zune, its digital entertainment service. This fall, Zune will expand its music and video footprint and bring the free Zune software, Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass1 music subscription service and enhanced features on Zune.net to new markets, providing a comprehensive entertainment experience on Windows-based PCs, on the go with Windows Phone 7 and in your living room through Xbox LIVE.

“The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” said Craig Eisler, corporate vice president, Interactive Entertainment Business Group at Microsoft. “Zune enables users to access the entertainment they want, wherever they want it – and now, more people than ever will be able to enjoy the freedom and flexibility that the Zune service offers.”

Zune software has been upgraded with new features and functionality and will serve as the Windows Phone 7 synchronization client. The new software (version 4.7) will be available to download for free in more than 20 countries, including the U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain, to easily manage your personal collection of movies, music, podcasts and pictures. Zune software continues to set the standard for entertainment software, providing best-in-class experiences to organize, discover and enjoy digital media with a variety of exclusive features. For example, the Quickplay menu enables immediate access to recently played content and personal favorites, and Smart DJ 3 automatically creates playlists from your personal music collection and takes the extra step of mixing in suggested music from the Zune Marketplace. The updated Zune software will also enable instant streaming of high-definition movies, allowing you to watch some Zune Marketplace movies in HD, with no download time, directly on a Windows PC.

Zune Marketplace online store is accessible from within the Zune software and offers the ability to purchase millions of individual songs or albums from its catalog, all in MP3 format. Here, consumers can also subscribe to Zune Pass,4 which provides unlimited downloads and music streaming capabilities from the Zune music library, including content from major music labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music and Warner Music Group, as well as thousands of independent labels. Zune Marketplace also has a large library of videos from major studios such as Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution for purchase or rental. Video purchases will be accessible through Xbox LIVE and Windows-based PCs, and can also be added to a Windows Phone 7. Simply buy your favorite video from Zune Marketplace and watch it on the screen of your choice.

Zune.net is the perfect resource for consumers as it allows them to download the software and set up a Zune account with a new or existing Windows Live ID.5 Zune.net will also provide Web access to Zune Marketplace so you can purchase music or use a Zune Pass to stream music directly through an Internet browser,6 as well as purchase video content.

Zune Expansion to New Markets
As Zune expands internationally, its music and video service will be tailored for each market. Genre experts will custom program Zune Marketplace and feature the top songs, videos, movies and unique promotions for each country.
The fall 2010 international expansion of the Zune music and video service includes the following:

• Zune Marketplace will extend services to several markets in Europe and beyond.
– Zune Pass (U.K., France, Italy and Spain). The monthly music subscription service will be available for 9.99 euros /8.99 pounds per month for unlimited download and streaming access to the Zune music catalog and will be accessible on Windows-based PCs, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE. The offer in the U.S. will remain at $14.99 per month for unlimited downloads and streaming access, with the ability to keep 10 MP3s per month.8
– Music purchase (U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Germany). Expansion to these markets will enable consumers to purchase MP3s and listen on their Windows-based PC, Windows Phone 7 or any other device that supports MP3 format. Users will also be able to purchase music videos to enjoy on Windows-based PC, Windows Phone 7 and Zune on Xbox LIVE.
– Video purchase (U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). Consumers will now be able to purchase movies to download and watch anywhere – on the big screen in the living room with Xbox LIVE or their Windows-based PC as well as sync it to their Windows Phone 7 to enjoy on the go.9
– Movie rental (U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). In addition to Zune video on Xbox LIVE, consumers in these countries will now be able to rent movies for viewing on their Windows-based PC or choose to sync the rental to their Windows Phone 7.

The global expansion of the service is the latest step in a series of milestones for Zune, including powering Bing music search results, the added ability to purchase music and video on Zune.net, and the forthcoming integration with Xbox LIVE and Kinect for Xbox 360. By continuing to integrate Zune across the most important screens to consumers, Zune provides an all-in-one music and video service for users to discover, enjoy and experience their entertainment wherever they want.

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iPhone 5 Rumours & Release Date

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Mobile Phones | 0 comments

Everyone is going crazy to know a word about the iPhone 5 release date. From months, this non-existent device has already gained a lot of popularity through a large number of news, updates, and rumors about its release date. Although there’s still no official confirmation from the side of Apple, many are expecting to see iPhone 5 later this year.

iphone 5 tentech

According to a latest rumor, the release date of iPhone 5 has now been moved from September 2011 to November 2011. Earlier, the device was expected to release in July, which doesn’t seem like a reality since July is just around the corner. Later, it was said that iPhone 5 will be sent for production in July and be released in September 2011. Now, a UK based retailer declares that the final release date has been changed to November 2011.

iPhone 5 Rumours & Release Date

iPhone 5 has become really popular for its expected features like 64GB storage capacity, up to 14 hrs talk-time, A5 dual core processor, built-in GPS, stronger signals, face recognition capability, scratch resistant screen and a lot of other surprising stuff. Although, how many of these features are actually going to be there, is still not confirmed.

Talking about rumors, there’s no end to the discussion regarding iPhone 5, its features, specs, and of course release date. But the sad part is that there’s not even a slightest hint about this most-hyped device from its makers. Apple should clear all these vague updates and rumors by making some official statement, so that the concerned customers can expect the right thing at the right time.


In September or November, no matter when iPhone 5 hits the market, we really hope it exceeds all the expectations of people around the world. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be anything but just a waste of time reviewing the device for so long.

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