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  • BlackBerry Passport – Review

    28 May 2015, 6:45 am by: Jp_hero

    The idea that a keyboard makes you more productive has been an underlying ethos for BlackBerry devices for a while now. The thought being that you spend most of the day bashing buttons on a laptop or desktop keyboard so why not do it on your phone. Previous…
  • Playboy app now available

    28 May 2015, 4:30 am by: Mike

    Playboy, that great and venerable publishing powerhouse, have collected some interesting statistics about its readers.  Apparently there are 19 million visitors to its website per month – that’s only marginally more than Coolsmartphone gets.  Of those,…
  • Screen Protector to give iPhone 6 and 6 Plus a back button

    28 May 2015, 3:29 am by: Mike

    I moved to iOS last December and one of the great things about it, particularly compared to Windows Phone, is the wild and wacky world of accessories that are available.  Nowhere is this more obvious than in the varied world of Kickstarter projects.  A new…
  • Crash an iPhone with a text message

    27 May 2015, 11:52 am by: Leigh Geary

    Fancy totally upsetting your iPhone friends? Well, send them a text. It seems that if that text has a certain Arabic character sequence in it then it’ll totally ruin their day. Good huh? Well maybe. Something like this… لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً…
  • LG G4 Black leather option now exclusive to CarphoneWarehouse.

    27 May 2015, 10:38 am by: Ian Furlong

    Independent UK mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it has started sales of the latest LG flagship device the G4, and the retailer has the black leather clad device as an exclusive, while also stocking the brown leather option as well as…
  • IDC publishes another load of analyst prediction guff

    27 May 2015, 7:40 am by: Leigh Geary

    Here is the smartphone market share according to IDC. Have a look at that purple line. That’s Windows Phone. As you can see, for 3 years, it’s not really moved a great deal. I’m not going to say anything more about that. I wish Windows Phone was more…
  • What on earth are Google going to call the next Nexus?

    27 May 2015, 6:15 am by: Jp_hero

    Naming conventions are a great thing. Sony have the right idea, they have a few product ranges differentiated by a letter, ie E, M or Z. Then add a number on the end, ie M4, Z2 or E4 and that’s you sorted for the next 99 years along with the potential for 26…
  • Xperia Z3+ announced

    27 May 2015, 3:40 am by: Ian Furlong

    Today Sony announced an edition to its Xperia Z3 range, imaginatively titled the  Xperia Z3+ The newly announced device is both slimmer (6.9mm) and lighter (144g) than the Xperia Z3, and is available in four colour options to meet your individual taste and…
  • Huawei Watch priced up. You got £300 spare?

    27 May 2015, 2:55 am by: Leigh Geary

    We had a play with some of the Huawei smartwatches at Mobile World Congress and they’re looked really rather good. What was of concern though, was the possible price of their new Huawei Watch. MobileFun appear to have slid it into their website for a cool…
  • Learning to print the perfect picture

    26 May 2015, 7:03 am by: Leigh Geary

    My main concerns, when snapping photos on my phone, is whether the photo is going to be backed up and just where it’ll be backed up to. Usually I store everything on an ever-filling storage card as I snap pictures randomly through the day. Those pictures,…
  • Archos Oxygen 101 – Review

    26 May 2015, 6:47 am by: Jp_hero

    The modern day tablet is used for a whole lot of things, be it multimedia, playing games, browsing the web, catching up on emails, writing blog posts, online shopping or just good old social media. Picking the right tablet for you and your needs however is a…
  • O2 having signal problems

    25 May 2015, 5:48 pm by: Iain McLaren

    It appears O2 is having a rough time this evening. The network says it is having intermittent problems affecting some of its customers in various parts of the country including London and Birmingham. You can see from their with their own status checker that…
  • Galaxy S6 touring Madrid

    25 May 2015, 6:18 am by: Dan

    There are many new phones on sale now with fantastic cameras built in, but are these modern smartphones good enough to replace a standalone camera when going on holiday? The gap has got smaller and smaller as each manufacturer brings out their latest and…
  • KitSound Tilt Bluetooth Portable Speaker – Review

    25 May 2015, 4:15 am by: John M

    My smartphone forms a central part of my life. It helps manage and organise my time, it helps me communicate and is my main entertainment hub. This is why for me smartphones and music are synonymous. Whether you store your music on your device or choose to…
  • Microsoft Band – Review

    25 May 2015, 2:29 am by: Garry Clark

    A few weeks ago you may remember that I was able to get hold of the Microsoft Band briefly at its launch event. I have now had some time with the device and thought I would share my thoughts with you. I am not the fittest guy in the world and I really hate the…
  • Octa-core for less than £100

    23 May 2015, 6:05 am by: Leigh Geary

    Here in Merry olde England it’s a Bank Holiday weekend. This, by law, means that everyone must either… a) Buy lots of items for the garden (perhaps even a barbeque even though it’s not warm enough). b) Go to the pub “for a quick half”, only to emerge…
  • I’ve tested out the Adblock Browser, and I don’t like what I see

    22 May 2015, 10:08 am by: Leigh Geary

    When you get “into” running a website and it gets a bit of traffic, you start hitting a problem. Paying for some web space isn’t enough. You need a virtual server, perhaps two or three, then when things get busier you’ll be looking at a full dedicated…
  • Look, I’ve gone slightly insane and installed Windows XP on my watch

    22 May 2015, 7:02 am by: Leigh Geary

    I’m not totally sure who this guy is, but he’s done something a bit mad. The video below is all you need to watch really, and I’m merely here to pad out this article in the vein hope that it’ll get 0.001% of the Google Juice that those typical “click…
  • Broadcast Yourself with

    22 May 2015, 6:21 am by: John M

    Periscope has been been finding quite a following recently. It’s all over Twitter and it’s made by… Twitter. The app allows iPhone users to broadcast a live video stream around the world from their phone. However, despite being released by Twitter…
  • HTC One M9 – Production slowing?

    22 May 2015, 5:26 am by: Leigh Geary

    There’s a possibility, according to Digitimes, that HTC are about to cut their orders for components used in the new HTC One M9. Orders are being reduced by up to 30% “due to lower-than-expected sales for the model”, but HTC have not confirmed this.…

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