iOS Archive

NENX Review

Roulette and card games haven’t really ever been my forte if I’m honest. However, I do like the challenge of making an educated guess, so when the guys at NENX gave me some free cash and told me to simply guess which way the financial markets were

CarLock Review

Tracking your car is possible with just a smartphone. Various apps will let you do it, but it’s a matter of having a spare smartphone with a data plan and GPS, plus you have to leave it plugged into the 12v charger and that alone will probably

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profits of any company, ever

The figures posted by Apple just a few hours ago are either fantastic or vulgar depending on your view point. A company performing well, meeting customer needs and rightfully succeeding? Or a brand which has attained an air of exclusivity with handsets sold at huge markups just

Apple Watch going on sale April

Tim Cook has just announced during a conference call that the new Apple Watch will be going on sale this April. The new watch product, a first for the company, has gained a lot of attention from both Apple and non Apple fans around the world. It

Shifts is the Must Have Calendar for Shift Workers

Shifts is a brand new app by the folks at Built by Snowman, the makers behind Checkmark, Super Squares, and Circles. Their latest app is Shifts, a iOS calendar app for those who work shifts. Rather than focusing on a calendar that incorporates todos, emails, GTD, or

Apple Watch battery life (spoiler: not so good)

When the Apple Watch was announced last year many were left surprised that it was not going to be available immediately. One of the suspicions at the time had been that Apple was struggling with sustaining the battery life on it. Fast forward several months to January 2015 and

WhatsApp start to ban users of the third party “WhatsApp Plus” app

WhatsApp is a popular cross platform messaging app that allows users the share text, picture and video messages to either individuals or groups of friends over their internet connection. Many of their 700 Million active users will be using the official WhatsApp app, however some may be

WWE Network finally launches in the UK

Grappling fans rejoice, as finally after a false start the WWE network has launched in the UK. Offering On Demand access to a vast library of Wrestling footage, TV shows and Pay Per View events, British Wrestling fans have been eagerly waiting its launch. Access to the

Waytools Textblade the multitouch keyboard goes on sale

This popped into my mailbox yesterday evening and I was instantly intrigued by it, as surely a small keyboard could not actually be productive. So I dug a bit deeper and then discovered that this board will use multi-touch in its 8 keys. Yep you read that

Apple Clarifies its EU Returns Policy

Following the announcement of Apple’s updated return policy in the EU, as we reported there was speculation that it was potentially open to abuse, possibly allowing users to claim refunds on purchased apps with the app being removed. However Apple have clarified their stance on their returns

Apple Watch expected this March

When Apple first introduced The Watch (not sure where the capitals are needed; did Apple invite the watch?) last year it struck many commentators as odd as there was no release date announced. One thing that Apple have always excelled at compared to most other manufacturers is

20% off iTunes gift cards at Tesco

Everyone loves a bargain, particularly in the cold bleak post-Christmas days of January. To brighten our mood, Tesco is currently offering 20% off iTunes gift cards. The deal is certainly available online but there’s no information about whether it is also available in-store.  If any readers find

Manything can do more than just watch your pets

Morning my lovely people, hope you’re well. You may remember, some time back, I decided to setup a CCTV system with an old smartphone. Since then we’ve looked at the BT Smart Home Cam and the Pan and tilt camera from SwannCloud. They’re better than a smartphone

Big Name iOS Games Available in Festive Sales

It’s that time of the year where a large number Apps have their price reduced. This year is proving no exception and there are far too many reductions to list here but there are a number of high profile big name games that have had their prices

Getting some grub, quick – Just Eat Mobile App Review

At this time of year we’re probably all thinking of a nice home-cooked meal. Brussel sprouts, turkey, roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Problem is though, this is all a lot of work. So give yourself, your mother or whoever a break and get yourself a takeaway

Google Maps now introduces 3D Cardboard-friendly Street View

Remember my Cardboard Review? This low-cost VR headset is easy to construct and a proper fun gadget. Just drop your phone in the front, run the Google Cardboard app and off your go. You’re in a world of virtual reality and it’s not massively expensive, plus if

iOS apps potentially to increase in the New Year

Some good news to cheer you up on these pre-Christmas days. As a recent adopter of iOS I’m surprised by how many ‘free’ apps there are, only to discover the numerous in-app purchases.  For those apps that you have to purchase from the outset, from 1 January

Google maps getting two slick updates

We gotta hand it to them Mountain View folk, and the way both the ecosystem and the apps keep evolving. Google Maps never used to be my go-to application for turn-by-turn directions (telmap M8 was my personal favourite), but the way they have been iterating has been