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How to make your family car sound like a V8

You may remember my indestructible Audi A4. She’s an old girl now and has been on the road for a decade. I bought a Bluetooth OBD gadget to plug into it just so that I could find out what all those error lights on the dashboard are. Yes, …

Galaxy S8 hits record sales.

Well, it very much appears that Samsung is rising  like the phoenix from of the ashes of the Note 7. (Did you see what I did there?) The Note 7 disaster now seems to be far from customers minds, with virtually no impact on customer confidence with the …

Galaxy S8 manufacturing costs revealed.

Someone who is far braver than I am over at IHS Markit decided to get hold of the latest flagship from Samsung the Galaxy S8 and take it apart to have a look-see what’s inside. While ferking around, they have decided to do a quick cost breakdown of …

Honor 8 Pro now available to pre-order

Our very own Matteo had some hands-on time with the Honor 8 Pro and he was so impressed that he ended up ordering one for himself. That’s saying something. So now, following all the specs and details plus our bulging gallery of Honor 8 Pro pictures, we’ve got …

Get the LG G6 with giffgaff a week before release

Look at me. I’ve got me an LG G6. Aren’t I all big and clever? I get phones first. I’m so amazing. Wait though… it’s not like that at all. In fact, I get phones on loan for a few days or a couple of weeks, then I …

OPPO F3 to feature dual front camera setup

We’ve started to see more and more smartphones coming out with three cameras instead of two. You’ll have two on the rear for wide-angle or clever RGB / monochrome detection and there’s usually one up front for selfie shots. However, Oppo want to turn that setup around with …

HTC U launch confirmed for May 16th

Just yesterday we covered news of the HTC U. Today we’re getting details on a launch on May 16th for this particular handset, and a tagline suggesting that it’ll be “squeezable”. Leaked details suggest that the frame will be touch-sensitive so you can gently squeeze it to perform …

Details of HTC U emerge

HTC have already released two top-end handsets this year – HTC U Play and U Ultra (see the MWC hands-on here) – but neither were exactly a replacement for last year’s HTC 10.  Rumours of this year’s iteration of their flagship have long abounded under the codename ‘Ocean’. …

Huawei P10 rugged cases available from Urban Armor Gear

If you’ve got yourself an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S7 you’ll find it relatively easy to find a case for it. However, if you’ve got a phone made by another manufacturer then it can sometimes be a little tricky to get hold of one. Take, as an …

AVG on your mobile – it does a lot more than you’d think

Let’s be honest. If you’re buying an Android phone then, if you’re careful and don’t install much, you’re probably not going to be bothered by viruses or other nasties. However, looking at my son’s phone, he’s definitely not careful, and when I’m rushing to find an app to …

LG G6 arriving soon on Sky Mobile and Three

Two networks have just got in touch with us about the LG G6, the first is Three and the second is Sky Mobile, who operate using the O2 masts up and down the country. Three is has today started pre-orders and they have a contract with a £129 …

Nokia 3310 coming to Vodafone soon

Say what you will about the Nokia 3310, it achieved one major goal in focusing interest back to the Nokia brand. Those memories of solid, durable, reliable Nokia handsets came flooding back and we all remembered a simpler time, when we didn’t feel the need to check our …

Alcatel POP 4 6″ – Review

Immediately out of the box that screen hits both sides of the frame, and it makes the phone 160.9 x 81.5 x 7.95 mm. The screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels at 367 ppi and, although large, it doesn’t feel overly cumbersome even with that 6″ screen. When …

Solitaire – Get a more polished version

You may remember my trip down memory lane when Microsoft launched their classic Solitaire app for both iPhone and Android devices. It was true to the original Windows desktop version, and Microsoft took great pride in promoting the “classic” feel of it, with the same graphics and te …

Wileyfox chews out a Nougat upgrade

Well, this is a nice surprise to see from the London-based company: they’re on track with the big guns to update their existing handsets to Nougat. Not only that, but they’re going to be the first company outside of Google to update to Android 7.1.1. Even though my …

Huawei P10 Plus now available on Vodafone

So, you’ve had a look at our Huawei P10 First Impressions article. You like the phone, but you want a slightly bigger screen? Well, your luck is in. The P10 has a 5.1″ panel, but the P10 Plus has a 5.5″, and Vodafone have just made it live …

How mobile gaming has impacted the casino industry

I’m a big gamer. Absolutely love it. There was a time when, if you wanted a “proper” game, you’d have to wait until you got home. An expensive console was needed. Some expensive games. It was a costly business. Still is. Now, though, if you have a look …

Curved glass ? Big replacement cost.

I’m going to start this piece by saying that I’ve never been greatly bothered by phone insurance. It’s not something I’ve considered getting because I’m generally pretty careful. However, thanks to our bank (and a regular monthly fee) we have a few “perks” which includes travel and mobile …