iPhone Archive

Crash an iPhone with a text message

Fancy totally upsetting your iPhone friends? Well, send them a text. It seems that if that text has a certain Arabic character sequence in it then it’ll totally ruin their day. Good huh? Well maybe. Something like this… لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 ..will totally crash

Broken phone? No insurance? No time? Try this..

Last year we took a look at a company called iMend who repair tablets and phones. We gave them a rather poorly iPad to look at which had a broken button surround and cracked screen. However, they don’t just do iPads. They do iPhones, Samsung and other

EE switches on Wifi Calling

We knew it was about to happen. Apple announced EE would be a partner for WiFi calling back in Sept 2014 and with the announcement of support for Wifi Calling on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from the 10th April, it was only a matter of

iPhone Task Managers Mega Review

Update #1: Added GoodTask, Gneo, Zippy on 07/04/15 First published on 08/11/14 Unlike most app reviews, this one is going to encapsulate several task managers for iPhone. Instead of reviewing every single one under the sun, I will pick apps that I feel are worthy of being on

Apple – The unstoppable force

People say I’m an Apple “hater”. I’m not. I’m really not. I prefer to use an Android device as my daily driver but I do have an iPad, even though my wife tends to use it more than me. Even though I’d prefer to use another phone,

Google Launch Google Calendar for iOS

Google recently launched an updated Calendar app for Android to much praise. Featuring a streamlined interface with attractive visuals, the Google Calendar app has become the standard app for many Android users and now it’s available for iOS. Google have gained a reputation for delivering high quality

Apple may be waterproofing the next iPhone

We’ve heard these rumours before about waterproofing but this time they come with a little weight. Apple have applied for a new patent that allows the coating of components with a silicone based substance something called “hydrophobic coating.” From what I understand, it’s basically a way to coat

iPhone 6 Plus – UAG Outland or Otterbox Symmetry?

My phones get some abuse. Especially when the kids get hold of them. At the moment I have an iPhone 6 Plus the additional size and weight compared to previous models gives it a little more crunch when it hits the floor. I needed a case capable

Did you get an iPhone 6+

Did you get an iPhone 6+ recently or are you considering one for your next phone? If so then you might want you keep on reading. Test’s have been performed about the amount of data being used by iPhones over the years. Now I am not saying

Snowman Releases Alto’s Adventure Trailer

In a blog post today, Snowman, the makers of Shifts (our review here), Checkmark, and others, released a trailer for their new game Alto’s Adventure. The latest game by the Toronto-based company will be available on the iOS App Store February 19th. After over 2 years, hundreds

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

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

Fix that busted phone or tablet. iMend Review

OK, I’m going to talk about it. In London recently I sat at Euston and generally watched the world go by. What was pretty amazing was the amount of people using broken phones. I saw three people with broken iPhones, and they were all cracks or busted

Hey, what’s your thoughts on the new Android ads?

You’ve seen the iPhone and iPod adverts. They’ve been copied quite heavily by other manufacturers. You’ve seen the Windows Phone ads too, which are currently pushing Cortana quite heavily and showing how it performs up against Siri.. But, at the moment for me at least, the raft

Microsoft announce the Microsoft Band

The rumours surrounding Microsoft making a wearable of some sort have been floating around the web for a while now. Last night Microsoft finally announced it, the Microsoft Band which is a fitness and sleep tracker for Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 7 or 8 and Android 4.3

Selfy cases announced

First there was the selfie, then there was the selfie stick, then the super selfie phones (from Huawei, Nokia and Sony), now there is the Selfy case.   The cases combine a simple remote shutter button and with a holder that also serves to protect your phone

Google Creates Local News and Weather App for iOS

In the midst of updates to all their apps, Google today published one that combines local news for your area with the weather and other headlines in one sleek new app. Available for iPhone and iPad, Google says the app is aimed at giving you a personalised view

The iPhone. Let’s try and make it a bit less expensive.

There’s something about the new iPhone 6 that is both a positive and a negative at the same time. Fans and owners will tell you that the device is “reassuringly expensive”. This is a good thing for some, but at the same time it means that most

Has Apple just reached crisis point ?

It’s not often that I jump into tabloid style headlines but as our podcast listeners will learn in this weeks show, when I started to write this article I had just had my iPhone trashed by a ‘safe’ iOS update. With that in mind – Has Apple

Further evidence that some people are mental

Let’s just bring you up to speed with the whole iPhone business shall we? In shock news to the intellectually challenged, it turns out that if you don’t take care of things, they can break. iPhone 6 Plus owners were surprised that, after jamming their thin, expensive