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Pronto – Smart Remote from Peel – Review

Many of the higher-end phones now have IR blasters. It’s not a new thing though, as IR ports were actually found in phones many years ago. Back then there wasn’t such a thing as “Bluetooth” and you’d never find WiFi in your handset, so data was transferred

LG G3 16GB now very cheap, but be quick

With all this talk of the new LG G4 it’s perhaps all too easy to forget about the G3. It’s still my daily driver and, despite me draining the battery surprisingly quickly, it takes great pictures and that 5.5″ screen really doesn’t feel like 5.5″. Yes, that

Discount code available for Rock Jaw audio

I’ve become a bit of a fan of the Rock Jaw headphones. They’re premium quality build, excellent sound and yet they don’t cost the earth. We’ve already reviewed their Hydra headphones, the Arcana ones and the Alfa Genius set. All of them received glowing reviews and they

LG G4 coming to Vodafone too

Just how do you pad out a story that really only has one nugget of information? Do you mention the specs and the general details about the phone in question? Do you chuck lots of images in to fill the void? Well, we’ll try both.  The LG

LG G4 Hands on. A quick video.

To look at, the LG G4 is similar to the G3. It’s only really when you turn it over and notice either the leather back or the new switch assembly. In a way it reminded me of the HTC One M9. It’s not all about redesigning from

Four user-friendly and free reading apps for Android

My wife loves reading books. She’s probably read more books in the last month than I have … err.. ever. Now, if you’ve got Android then you may have your favourite e-reader app already, but have you considered the others that are out there? There’s stacks of

An afternoon with the LG G4

I’ve been quite a fan of the LG G3 for a while now. Until I actually had one in my hand I’d perhaps not considered LG as an option and, to be honest, that’s a bit of a shame. The new LG G4, like the G3 before, is

LG G4 to be available on TalkTalk

If you’re planning on getting the all-new LG G4 on TalkTalk, good news. It’ll be arriving on the MVNO pretty soon. We’ve had confirmation today that the handset will be available to customers when it’s brought to the network, although there’s no news on dates or pricing

LG G4 Launch Event – Live feed

We’re here. We have nibbles, we have leaked specs and there’s even time for a coffee. Sit down and enjoy our live coverage of the LG G4 launch below..

Watch Sainsbury’s Movies and TV via your Chromecast

You knew that Sainsbury’s offered TV and Movie content over your smartphone, didn’t you? No, I’ll admit, neither did I, but I do now. If you use Sainsbury’s Entertainment and have their app, you can now output your favourite content to your TV via Chromecast. It’ll also

LG G4 Event – Tune in live, right here.

Afternoon all. If you’ve been following our coverage of the LG handsets and devices, then you may be aware that there’s a rather large launch happening this afternoon in London. Leaker Evan Blass, who’s know a freelance writer-for-hire, seems to have already confirmed the LG G4 specs,

Windows phones just aren’t making any money.

In a few days people will be going out to vote in the General Election. There’s going to be far, far less people walking the several hundred yards to the polling station than if it was a text-in vote on X-Factor. This time though, for the first

LG Watch Urbane – Get it today from Google Play

You’ve got £259.99, right? You don’t need that new TV. No, you need a watch my friend. A smartwatch. This is one we got the full sweaty hands-on with (or should that be ”wrist-on”?) In Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. It’s available in silver or gold (and

Dear HTC America. What the heck is this?

Now, I’m not going to attack American TV adverts here. They’re weird, yes, but have you seen some of the daytime TV adverts here in the UK? They’re utterly bonkers. If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to the USA and you’ve seen some of the TV

BLUBOO X550 – Another 4G, dual SIM, quad-core handset for not-very-much.

I’ll admit, I’ve never heard of the BLUBOO X550 either, but after you’ve got the “Looking-through-random-sites-for-cheap-phone-itis” disease that I have, you learn to ignore the names and wonder just how the things can even get built for £124.44 ($188.08). This on 4G phone has a 5.5″ IPS

Wait a minute. Someone just said “unlimited data”. Hello TalkTalk.

It’s always a dangerous phrase. Say “unlimited data” to potential customers and, love it or hate it, a number of them will really push that to the limit. That’s what MVNO TalkTalk are doing, in a giffgaff-esque 30-day SIM offering which offers unlimited everything for £12 per

Honor 4x – Video overview

I seem to be bumping into phone bloggers who are getting widely recognised by PR people, networks and manufacturers for adding a few YouTube videos and making a couple of posts on Facebook. No website. No slaving away for hours writing huge reviews. Just a quick video,

Apple are no longer taking the pee

Just a few hours ago Google were proudly showing this rather interesting shot of an Android robot relieving himself all over the Apple logo… Now it’s all cleaned up and the location is free of the image now, although some devices are still showing it. The “new