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  • Explore feature added to Google Maps

    24 July 2014, 6:40 am by: Ian Furlong

    Google is rolling out a new feature in Google Maps with “Explore”. Once updated you’ll notice a small location pin button in the bottom right next to the location button — tap it, and you’ll be taken into the new Explore interface with information…
  • The HTC One (M8) Launches in Red and Pink

    24 July 2014, 5:35 am by: John M

    The HTC One (M8) is one of the most popular flagship Android devices that has been launched this year, and today HTC have announced that the device will be released shortly in 2 new colours Red & Pink. Both new colour variants retain the brushed metal, curved…
  • Images of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha leak out

    24 July 2014, 3:36 am by: James Pearce

    Rumours, leaks and people’s imagination are what fill the gaps between new phones being announced these days. Not a week goes by without speculation about a forthcoming Samsung device. The rumours surrounding the metallic Galaxy F or Galaxy Alpha have been…
  • Vodafone Smart 4 Power now available to buy

    23 July 2014, 7:05 am by: Leigh Geary

    This is a device that we talked about only recently and runs Android KitKat. It’s 4G ready and you can now actually go out and buy the thing too – it’s priced up at £175 on Vodafone Pay as you go, or from free on a £26.50 Vodafone 4G Starter plan. The…
  • UK Moto G getting KitKat 4.4.4 with added features

    23 July 2014, 4:50 am by: Ian Furlong

    Are you the owner of the universally liked Moto G handset ? If so it looks like this your lucky day. The latest update to the Android OS – KitKat 4.4.4 – is rolling out to devices. The KitKat update has mainly been patches and bug fixes, but when it comes…
  • Microsoft announce the Lumia 530

    23 July 2014, 4:45 am by: James Pearce

    The Lumia range is stretches right across a wide price range, with many budget entry level devices being available. The Lumia 520 was the most successful Windows Phone ever and Microsoft/Nokia will be hoping the latest addition to their portfolio will share a…
  • Can a smartphone really make you fitter? A look at My Fitness Pal

    23 July 2014, 4:00 am by: John M

    Smartphones are becoming an integral part of our life, and the phrase companion is frequently used to to describe how we interact with them. The barrier between what a phone can and can’t do is reducing all the time as apps and technology becomes more…
  • LG release a game to be played through their QuickCircle case

    23 July 2014, 3:43 am by: James Pearce

    Do you own an LG G3 and the QuickCircle case as well? Do you like playing puppy based games? Can you never be bothered to open the case up? If you answered yes to all of those questions then you are in for a treat later today. LG are going to release a game…
  • Nakamichi Launch their NBS 10 Spherical Portable Speakers in the UK

    22 July 2014, 10:30 am by: John M

    Nakamichi have today announced the launch of their new portable and wireless NBS 10 Bluetooth speakers. Featuring a spherical design each of the 2W speakers that form the NBS 10 can fit into the palm of the hand, and can provide a 3D effect by splitting your…
  • Vodafone launch notspot squashing campaign

    22 July 2014, 7:33 am by: Leigh Geary

    Hey. Are you living in the middle of no-where? Have you got a choppy signal or, even worse, no signal at all? Vodafone want to talk to you. They’re looking for mobile “notspots” and are giving the opportunity for 100 rural communities to get piped up to…
  • OnePlus One – First Impressions

    22 July 2014, 4:06 am by: Aran Isom

    OnePlus – the newbie Android manufacturer with the ‘Never Settle’ motto, the incomprehensible marketing  strategy and the very hard to get hold of smartphone The One. The black ‘Sandstone’ 64gb version  was delivered just five minutes before I left…
  • O2 launch a data new roaming offer

    21 July 2014, 12:07 pm by: Leigh Geary

    It looks like O2 are about to join other networks in launching a roaming plan to help cut down your holiday horrors. Pay monthly customers will soon be able to get as much data as they need whilst abroad in Europe for a mere £1.99 per day. If you’re a Pay…
  • My Kronoz smartwatch – A cheaper alternative

    21 July 2014, 10:44 am by: Leigh Geary

    It’s not quite the full-on Android Wear watch you’d expect, but it is somewhere quite close. This, the Kronz watch, will let you take and reject calls from your smartphone and it’ll also alert you when your phone is out of range so that you don’t…
  • Fields of Battle – Paintball without the Pain

    21 July 2014, 8:35 am by: John M

    Fields of Battle is a FPS with a slight twist, rather then being a simulation of modern warfare of a historic battlefield it’s a simulation of everyone’s favourite ‘knee deep in mud’ pass time activity – Paintball. Paintball has always enjoyed…
  • Microsoft’s WP8.1 Lock Screen on its way

    21 July 2014, 7:47 am by: Mike

    When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1 back in May one of the most anticipated features was the new lock screen app. To the dismay of many, when WP8.1 was released this feature was noticeably absent. Several months on Joe Belfiore, the head of…
  • Nokia McLaren hits the scrapheap

    21 July 2014, 7:26 am by: Mike

    Windows Phone currently suffers from two intractable problems. The first is the oft cited ‘apps gap’. The second, I would argue, is far more important: it is the limited range of handsets available.  For those wanting a top spec phone, choices are…
  • Cortana coming to the UK soon…

    21 July 2014, 6:13 am by: Mike

    One of the great new features of Windows Phone 8.1 was Cortana, the voice activated assistant. A grammatical mistake I hear you cry!  One of the great new features of Windows Phone 8.1 will be Cortana, the voice activated assistant. Of course, for those in…
  • Want to upgrade to Lumia Cyan? Downgrade first…

    21 July 2014, 5:08 am by: Mike

    Now that the Nokia Lumia Cyan software has started to roll out there has been a general torrent of people reporting problems. Millions of us signed up for Microsoft’s Preview for Developers, a simple and foolproof means of getting early releases of Windows…
  • Is this the thinnest smartphone ever ?

    21 July 2014, 4:48 am by: Ian Furlong

    Remember the Gionee Elife S5.5? (Me neither!) Well that device was a ridiculously thin handset at just 5.5 mm thick. Now China has certified an upcoming Android handset from the same company, codenamed the GN9005,. It reportedly measures only 5mm (0.2in)…
  • Quick, buy these before I do

    21 July 2014, 4:03 am by: Leigh Geary

    eBay seem to be having one of their sales, and there’s a selection of electronic gadgets listed here that you might like. I’ve already spotted a number of Android tablets for less than £100, and there’s more to choose from if you’ve got a bit more…

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