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Smartphones – Killing conversation, stopping friendships.

You guys come here, hopefully, because you love your gadgets and smartphones. Even those who don’t have a vested interest in the latest technology probably still have a smartphone of some kind, and they’re probably more than capable of surfing the web, getting Facebook updates and plugging themselves …

Hangouts and Talk Messages being routed incorrectly

Techcrunch are currently reporting that messages sent to the new Google Hangouts are being routed incorrectly. Twitter users, Google forum members and Google Talk users have all been complaining that messages sent to one recipient have actually been arriving in other people’s inboxes. The site states that… One of …

New version of Hangouts on the way for Android

What was once known as “Google Talk” has slowly transformed into Google Hangouts and now it’s changing again. The update, which is rolling out now, will finally re-add a way for you to actually see who’s online and available to talk (which has been a personal annoyance of …

Google Babel launches as the new Hangouts

  Google finally took the wraps of Babel yesterday with the relaunch of Hangouts, a cross-platform unified messaging service to take on the likes of iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp. Users no longer have to contend with separate Google Talk, G+ Messenger, G+ Hangouts and Google Voice apps. …

It’s so funny, how we don’t talk anymore

It’s official, we’d rather not speak to each other. Head down, umbrella up, we’d rather use text and data than actually talk. The research, by Ofcom, reveals that 58% of people sent texts daily whilst 47% of people make a phone call every day. The average Brit sends …

Help me Robin !

This is Robin, a personal driving assistant which offers help and advice. It’s free and a rather porky 23MB download which is designed to come up with answers while you concentrate on driving. It’s in Beta, so the results might not be perfect just yet, but seemed to …

Are you on the right plan?

Let’s be honest. Look at your phone. Did you get a good deal? Many people choose their phone based on a monthly budget, and want the phone for nothing up-front. For many it’s typical to pay around £36 a month for two years, but you can find yourself …

Galaxy SIII S-Voice returns

The other day you may have grabbed the leaked Galaxy SIII S Voice APK file. Even if you did get it working, the fun stopped shortly after. Luckily a signed APK has now been “created” by the clever souls at XDA Developers and you can download below. Oh, …

Activate the Galaxy SII “Driving Mode” in a snap

No, the “Driving Mode” on the Galaxy SII will NOT magically steer your car to work whilst you have a doze in the back seat. What it can do is read out notifications and calls that arrive while you drive. Oh, I’m a poet and didn’t know it. …