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Samsung S7 Upgrade to Android 7 available – ish

Our friends over the water are getting their Samsung S7 handsets upgraded to Nougat 7 finally but only if you are on T-Mobile in the US. Sadly, we still have to wait in the UK due to no longer having T-Mobile as an operator in the UK. Since …

ARCHOS to launch KODAK tablets into Europe

The KODAK Ektra is already a strong first handset from the company, but now ARCHOS will be helping to push the brand further into the European market by licensing the KODAK name. ARCHOS CEO, Loïc Poirier, tells us the following… We are very proud to become one of …

Blue Google Pixel coming to UK via EE

The Pixel was the first ‘Made by Google’ smartphone by the tech giant. It brought customers new features such as a new Google Assistant, and unlimited photo storage free of charge. EE were the exclusive partner here in the U.K. Both the White and Black models have been …

Google Assistant “Can I Help You?” – Apparently Not

For less than 24 hours, the new shiny Google Assistant was available on non-Pixel handsets running Android Nougat or 7.0 in old money. If you don’t know what the new Google Assistant is, well it is the new version of the service we have got used to on …

LG at MWC 2017 – Like a G6, Like a G6

If LG don’t use this song as part of their G6 launch I will be properly upset. The phone will be introduced Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on February 26th. It’s not long to wait, but you can at least have a look at their new …

The Nokia 3310. Will we see Snake heading to Spain?

Want a proper old-school phone? Back in the day, when the internet was in its infancy and phones weren’t touch screen, the Nokia 3310 was quite advanced. For a start, let me tell you, it had no external antenna. A lot of phones at the time had a …

I accidentally bought another Chromebook

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Microsoft Windows and I have had an argument. After many years together we’ve now gone our separate ways. Quite some time ago, when I first started messing around with PC’s, Windows 95, Windows 98 – they were the operating systems you’d …

Fancy more than just another Android keyboard? Try Redraw Keyboard

If you’ve got an Android device, then you’ll probably know just how easily you can swap keyboards. The latest Google keyboard comes with a raft of Emoji icons, so that you can convey your emotions in a text, a WhatsApp message, or a Facebook update. However, there’s only …

More LG G6 details emerge – focus on audio

We already know that one of the big announcements that will be made at MWC in a few weeks’ time will be the LG G6.  The G5, launched a year ago, was initially lauded for its novel module design, but that praise was short-lived and the phone sold …

On Tinder? Swipe right on Honor…

Honor are a brand known to be “For the Brave” and to deliver great value devices to the “Digital Natives”. Feeling brave and/or very millenial? Well, if you’re Italian (and in Italy) there’s a fun Honor event happening… on Tinder! Yes that’s right, you can now swipe right …

MWC – Vernee rolls out the mighty Apollo 2 plus much more besides

OK, OK. I’ll mention these guys. They’ve emailed us quite a bit over the last few months and it’s safe to say that these emails are a little … umm… “strange”. They keep emailing us with “leaks” from upcoming phones, but it’s their own press team who are …

Lenovo Yoga Book – Review

Intro I love tablets. I love the idea of carrying something thin and light around that has enough computing power in it to keep me up to speed with all my musings on this very site. I also love being able to just pull out something from my …

Help us get to Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress is right round the corner now and we’ve got pretty much everything nailed down in terms of meeting the relevant people and seeing the latest gadgets. Our plan, as usual, is to grab the latest and most interesting gadgets – putting them live on the …

Strava Launching Standalone Smartwatch App

I would consider myself a pretty fit person, in fact fitness tracking is my number one reason to have a smartwatch strapped to my arm. Although no one has managed to get all of the features completely phone free yet, and running with a phone strapped to your …

Honor 6X Launches on Three UK

How does £16 per month sound for your next smartphone? The Honor 6X has now arrived on Three UK and, if you’ve already seen our first impressions, you’ll know what it looks like. It comes with a dual 12+2 megapixel rear camera for wide aperture range, an 8 …

Win yourself a MEEM cable!

Unbelievably it’s been more than a year since we reviewed the MEEM cable. As you’ll have seen in the review, MEEM is a revolutionary product that anyone with a smartphone or tablet NEEDS in their life. What’s worse than losing your phone? Yep, losing all those pictures, contacts, …

Android distro numbers: Nougat more than 1%

The Android distribution numbers for February are out! Some of us get excited by these numbers, and the accompanying green graphs. Key takeaway this month? Nougat is now more than 1% of devices that connected tot the Google Play Store in the seven days to February 6th 2017. …

Lenovo Yoga A12 announced officially.

Those of you who have been following my Yoga Book reviews may be interested in learning that it’s a product line that Lenovo are continuing to work on. This was confirmed with the announcement of the new Lenovo Yoga A12. This is essentially an entry level Yoga Book …

Artificial Intelligence is becoming cleverer than you

With intelligent digital assistants invading the home, it’s becoming fairly normal to have a conversation with an Amazon Echo, Siri or Google Now. Believe it or not, they’re becoming more intelligent too. You might not think it, especially when you’re in the middle of an argument with your …