Author: Leigh Geary

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Save money without even thinking – Chip

This one kinda raised some immediate red flags with me. Sure, the idea is great – it’s an app which will automatically put money into a special savings account based on your affordability. It’s a great idea, but when the developers told me that you had to “link …

Euro Data Pass ditched, Travel Data Pass appears instead

Using your phone abroad is still something we have to think about ahead of our flight. Operators like Three have their Feel At Home service and other networks have packages and bolt-ons or a certain amount of roaming minutes and data included. EE have today unveiled the Travel …

Explore a Marriott hotel, before you get there

Traditional shops have a bit of a problem, and it was brought into sharp focus during the Black Friday sales. People are, unfortunately, a bit lazy and a bit time poor. Shopping online, via a smartphone, is an easy solution. There’s cash-back deals and vouchers which help to …

Try makeup on without the hassle

If you’ve ever gone into Boots or another store selling makeup and beauty products, you’ll no doubt have seen the orange-faced girls who are more than keep to plaster your moosh with lipstick and eyeliner. The result may or may not be what you’re looking for, but orange-faced …

Cyanogen. No more?

The Wileyfox Spark X we reviewed recently ran an OS based on Android called “CyanogenMod”. Think of it as an Android OS with extra goodness. We tested out the theming support and the privacy guard in our review but there’s also FLAC audio support, CPU overclocking, an unlockable …

Clarkson, Hammond and May guide you on your way

After watching two weeks of “The Grand Tour”, I’ve realised that both me and my son are calling it “New Top Gear”. It’s totally blown away any BBC attempt at the show, with the crazy antics turned up to 11 and the 4K footage beautifully filmed, it’s proving …

The mobile entertainment and gaming box, now less than £90

The GEM Box we mentioned earlier is now appearing in stores and you can go and buy your family a festive gift which will benefit everyone in the household. At less than £100, it’ll give you instant access to YouTube, Netflix and you can mirror your Android screen …

Black Friday done? Not yet, giffgaff is still going!

The uSwitch Mobile Network of the year is doing a 7-day sale this year, and you can still get the offers below until 23:59 on Wednesday November 30th. Head to www.giffgaff.com/mobile-phones/black-friday for all the deals, which include as much as £100 off an unlocked top quality smartphones. Here’s …

Vodafone Black Friday Deals

Right, this is wearing me out now. Can we stop this Black Friday madness yet? No? Ohh OK then. Vodafone have a number of offers on both Pay monthly and Pay as you go smartphones. You can get thse from now until Monday, November 28th and some accessories …

Queues form – not for Black Friday – for the new OnePlus 3T!

A short while ago we used to smile at the crazy weird people who queued up to get the latest iPhone. Now, we’re seeing some different people queueing up. They’re cool people. They’re not Apple fans and we like them lots. Wait… Have I stirred up the fanboys …

This is worth 10 minutes of your time

OK I’ll fess up. Sometimes I do get distracted by my phone when I’m in the car. It’s all too easy to take a quick glance at the traffic lights and some of us think we can compose complicated messages while we’re driving. You can’t. You just can’t. …

Black Friday … Flippin’ ‘eck

Right. We’ve just about to explode with the amount of Black Friday deals that have been dropped into our mailbox. Black Friday apparently lasts for well over a week now, but as we actually get close to the actual day we’re seeing some of the best ones. First …

Yeah, thanks for that Microsoft. Solitaire on my phone. Whoop.

Years ago, before flat screen monitors, we had big chunky PC’s with big chunky CRT monitors. Laptops weighed half a tonne and smartphones were just a dream. The internet? You’re joking son. If you were at work in these times (which, granted, seems like something from the prehistoric …

Yet more Black Friday Deals – Nest joins in the fun

Thinking of getting a smart home? The clever learning thermostat, Nest, and the indoor camera, Nest Cam Indoor, have both been reduced in price this weekend. From today until 8AM on Monday both items have been reduced by £30. That brings the thermostat, which we reviewed here, down …

Sainsbury’s Black Friday Deals – Revealed

OK, now we’ve got Sainsbury’s contacting us. They’ve never done that before, but now supermarkets want to talk to us. Nothing from Waitrose just yet, but I doubt I’ll ever mix in those social circles. Anyhoo, Sainsbury’s tell us that they’ve got some electrical kit in their Friday …

Archeer Solar Charger – Review

Doing a review of a solar charging system at this time of year isn’t perhaps my wisest decision, especially not here in the UK on a cold and wet November day. It’s going to be dark by 4PM, but I’ve got a solar charging device from Archeer. This …

Argos Deals – GO!

Right. Yadda, yadda, yadda, Black Friday. Deals. Bargains. Offers. Spend lots of money. Take many years to pay it back. Stress about it, but bury your head in the sand and look at the shiny, shiny. Yay. Today it’s Argos, and a load of Black Friday deals have, …