Author: Leigh Geary

Got a fiver? Grab a SIM-only 1GB plan here.

OK, I’ve got to be quick with this one as iD Mobile have, after pushing out lots of bonkers adverts, gone a bit nuts with this one particular deal and I’m going to make the most of it. If you’re looking for a low-cost SIM-only plan for a …

Quickly now! Join the Huawei Mate 9 Android Oreo beta

If you’ve got a Huawei Mate 9 then you may be looking on with envy after the Mate 10 announcement. Don’t worry though, because, if you’re super-quick, you can get in on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) action too. Head to the Huawei beta test area and you can …

Tesla on two wheels. The AppScooter

Last week I was reviewing a car and this week I’m getting a pitch from an electric scooter company. It’s certainly different to my years of reviewing phones. This one is an electric bike which can get you to nearly 28 mph in just 3.3 seconds. Depending how …

An interesting way to use your smartphone

Pretty much everybody reading this will be using their smartphone in exactly the same way. You’ll be scrolling down the screen with your finger or thumb. Standard. However, you can hook up a range of both wired and wireless (Bluetooth) kit to let you interact in an arguably …

Why you should invest in a dash cam

Because I’m a tight-wad, I paid a mere £8.46 for a dash cam. The resulting product, unsurprisingly, is a piece of crap. The low-light performance is appalling, the build quality is flaky, the rear LCD panel doesn’t always illuminate and despite the “HD” promise, the 640×480 video reproduction …

Get yourself something that looks a bit like a Nintendo Classic Mini

Back in the day we’d all either owned or played on a NES. Now, if you want to relive those times there’s a miniature version.. Yes, you can travel back to mid-80’s, when the Nintendo Entertainment System first appeared on our shores, and play games like Super Mario …

Hands on with the Moto Z2 Play

The new Z2 Play is available with Vodafone. We’ve covered it before but now there’s one right here for you to have a good look at. The bright and vivid 5.5″ screen is a 1920 x 1080 pixel unit and the entire phone is just 5.99mm thick. This …

Distracted by your phone, but still need to use it? Try this.

If you constantly get distracted by your smartphone, there’s a simple fix. Just turn the thing off. Leave it in a cupboard. However, if you need to actually do work on your phone then… well, it’s easy to get distracted by Facebook messages and tweets appearing on the …

Tomtop delivers 40% discount on LeEco Le 2 X520 Deal

Well, as you’ll know if you’ve seen our contract and SIM-only deals recently, we love to find a good deal. Here, from TOMTOP, is an offer on the Letv LeEco Le 2 X520. It’s a smartphone with an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (1.8GHz x 4 + 1.4GHz …

Citroën C3 – Review

As someone who has Bluetooth speakers, portable chargers and cables thrown across the desk to review, this came as a bit of a surprise. “Would you like to review our car”, came the email. Ermm.. well.. OK then. The video You’ll need to get comfortable for this one. …

The Tamagotchi returns!

Every once in a while there seems to be a game, gadget or accessory that captures the imagination with kids and becomes a “fad”. Fidget spinners, remember them? Well, many, many years prior to those there was something called a Tamagotchi. It was basically a small digital pet …

EE sticks a mast in the sky to cover biking event

Yesterday things weren’t going so well for EE. They had problems routing calls to other networks all day and it seemed to be causing quite a bit of grief for their customers. They can, however, boast about their coverage. They’re aiming for 95% 4G coverage by 2020, and …

Motorola Moto Z2 Play now available on Vodafone

Just last week we told you that the new Motorola Z2 play was about to arrive on the Vodafone UK network. So, just like clockwork, here it is. If you want to be a bit different or try something that isn’t a Samsung or an iPhone, the modular …

On EE? Having problems today? You’re not the only one

We first heard of EE voice call problems this morning, but problems still seem to exist late into the afternoon, with customers unable to make our receive calls to other networks. EE have told us that.. Some of our customers are reporting problems when trying to make calls …

Online abuse. People think they’re in another world.

I’m always writing about the need to protect kids from their own mobile phones. In the house, when they’re in front of you, you can keep an eye on them. However, when they’re away from you – even in the other room – you could assume that “someone” …

Windows 10 Mobile – It’s definitely dead now.

Some 18 months ago, I wrote about the death of Windows on a phone. I’d been there. I saw how Microsoft chief executive, Steve Ballmer, laughed off the iPhone. I saw how many loyal fans were kicked away by Microsoft as continual reboots of the platform killed upgrade …

Fancy a hotel room with gaming PCs inside?

The Autumnal air is here and yes, the Christmas decorations are already in the shops. Wait a minute, weren’t we on holiday just a few minute ago? Weren’t we sitting on a foreign beach, enjoying the sunshine? Well yes, we were. If, however, you still fancy a break …

Hello Nest Hello

If you’ve bought into the Nest gadgets, this next big gadget from Google is definitely going to be on your shopping list. This is a doorbell, and like all doorbells it’ll sit right alongside your knockers to alert you to visitors. Called the “Hello”, it is a bit …

ROMOSS 10000mAh Aluminum power bank – Review

Portable chargers. Yes, there’s lots of them on the market. This one is from ROMOSS and they’ve designed it so that it’s got plenty of capacity whilst still fitting in your trouser pocket. That’s a good thing. There’s 2 output ports and a 10,000mAh capacity. You can charge …