Tag: mobile phone

Use the phone whilst driving. This could happen to you.

It could be you that causes an accident. It could be someone else who crashes into you. Just a quick check of the email. It can’t hurt. Perhaps I should just reply to that text message or check Facebook. Yes, it’s that video from the news, and this …

Yes, there was a time before smartphones

After all the years of writing this site I’ve realised that I’ve not really mentioned how I got into phones. Sure, I can tell you that the phone which kick-started this site was the original Orange SPV, but what was before that? Well, get set for some time-travelling …

The story of the mobile phone

Last night I stumbled across an old video from 1979 which showed something that was pretty amazing at the time. A truly portable phone. It started me on a bit of a journey into the history of mobile phones, so here’s what I’ve dug out of the archives. …

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 will …

Controlling Pandora’s box

I know I’ve mentioned it before, and yes, I’m guilty of repeating myself. However, it’s something I’d like to bang my drum about because, for the most part, people tend to switch off when the words “online safety” are mentioned. Still there? Good, because a recent survey of …

Welcome home, Brits get mobile service in the Channel Tunnel

Can it really be 20 years since the Channel Tunnel was completed? Already? Well, to celebrate, and better late than never, Eurotunnel have completed the installation of mobile services in the North tunnel. It’s similar to the service offered in the South Tunnel, which the French operators installed …

My Tariff offers a tariff you can alter as and when

Your mobile might be a fixed amount per month but, if you look at your bill, you might find yourself exceeding the limits and paying more. Sometimes it’s the other way and you might find yourself stuck on a plan which is costing too much and you might …

The Basic Big Friendly Phone Review

We’ve all got very modern and well-equipped smartphones. They can take pictures, locate you from space, navigate you home and let you browse the internet. With a smartphone you can achieve a great deal, but you’ve still got a fairly short battery life and, for some, it can …

We’re jamming, I hope you like jamming too

The internet can be a scary place at times. So scary, in fact, that we could do with some hastily cobbled together requirement for random cookie warnings on every site and a ham-fisted ISP-level website blocking system. Nah, that’d never work. When all else fails, we can at …

Huawei blow hundreds of people away

Huawei have decided that the best way to promote their latest 4G handset is to make Santa look like he’s already on his sleigh. If you’re looking for mobile phone deals then the Ascend P1 LTE is a handset we reviewed some time ago and it’s rather epic. …

Opinion: Apple v Samsung – After the Main Event

So the dust is beginning to settle after the so-called tech court case of the decade.  Apple has come out the victor and Samsung supposedly have been crushed – or at least their lawyers have.  So what’s next? For Apple it will be business as usual, there will …

White HTC Sensation XE ready to grab

Clove have just told us that the white version of the HTC Sensation XE will be available the week commencing 20th February. It’s priced at £408 with the VAT and you can order it here. If you’re interesting in this Beats-enabled device, it’s definitely worth reading our review. …

Nokia Lumia 900 Hitting the UK in June!

Carphone Warehouse have put the Nokia Lumia 900 on their Coming Soon section of the website with an estimated launch date of June 2012! The 900 was announced at CES in Las Vegas with AT&T exclusivity but now it seems that this hot new device will be coming …

Why 2012 may not be the year of the Windows Phone

Watch out now, because this is probably going to descend into a rant. Task – Windows Phone. Microsoft. Discuss. Most of my day is spent looking around the web to try and get a handle on the “vibe” and what’s going on in the mobile market. Now, I’ll …

Take part in a battery life survey

Battery life is always a touchy subject, and one that’s very hard to measure in real-world usage. Higher “mAh” figures don’t always mean a better battery life due to the way that people use their phones. As a rule of thumb, turning stuff off and lowering your screen …

Handtec add the Xperia S to their site, pre-orders are go

It’s there, proudly sitting on the Handtec website in pearly white or black. If you’ve got £467.99 (or £389.99 if you can claim the VAT back) you can get this all-new Sony handset unlocked, which comes complete with a 12 megapixel camera, 4.3″ screen, dual 1.5 GHz CPU, …

Review – Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker

I love gadgets. Any kind of gadget pretty much, and I’m interested. So imagine when I saw the blurb for this little box of tricks..  “Turn anything into a speaker!” It works too.. which is pretty crazy. The quality of the sound depends what you’ve “turned into” a …

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

Android is becoming an unstoppable force in the mobile industry. A wide range of manufacturers, each have their own spin on the OS, have cranked out device after device.  Google, however, has released the unbranded, vanilla version for a select few handsets which go under the brand ‘Nexus’. The Nexus …