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AMNews: O2 Trials 4G in London, Xbox Live Cloud Storage, Intel Developing Tablet & Smartphone Chips?

O2 has started trialling its superfast 4G wireless network which will offer speeds of up to 150 Mbps. According to the company, it is the largest public trial of the fourth generation wireless technology in the UK, taking place across 15 square miles in Canary Wharf, Soho, Westminster, South Bank and Kings Cross in the capital city, as reported by tech website, T3.

The Xbox Live cloud storage feature unveiled by Microsoft during the E3 gaming conference will soon become a reality for users. The company plans to release the Metro dashboard update for the Xbox 360 console which, apart from a Windows Phone 7 user interface, will bring a host of new features including Beacon, which will help users mark online games they want to play with their friends.

Smartphone owners will soon be able to order any book on Amazon by simply tapping their phone to the Ultrabook. This is the next ground breaking vision of Intel along with MasterCard. The two companies recently revealed they are working together to provide the customers with a way to make payments while online shopping by "tapping special MasterCard-powered PayPass cards" or simply tapping smartphones on their computer.

Rumours surrounding Intel speculate that the company is redrawing it's road map to accommodate a tablet and chip range for smartphones. These rumours started when Digitimes claimed that Intel was starting to develop chips for tablets to reclaim its place in the tablet and smartphone marketplace.

IBM has developed a new solution that will help organisations ensure secure access to corporate data via mobile devices. With the explosion of smartphones, many employees bring their personal devices to work and are increasing accessing corporate data from these devices, putting the data at risk.

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