Varidesk Exec 40 Review – Don’t sit whilst working!

Right now I’m sitting on my backside. Some years ago, when I was at school, I somehow chose a profession which would involve me sitting down for many hours on end. It’s not healthy. It’s not good for you. My fitness band keeps telling me off. It gives …

Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotate and rise camera in action

Getting an uninterrupted screen seems to be the “in thing” at the moment. To achieve this, you’ve got to put the front-facing camera somewhere else. The OnePlus 7 Pro solves this problem with a pop-up camera, as does the NOA F Series. Meanwhile, the Reno by Oppo has …

How to create better videos on your smartphone

As you might have seen from our YouTube channel, I tend to film quite a few hands-on videos. Professional kit isn’t used, but with a bit of cleverness,, you can get a professional-looking video. Some of the “tricks” I’ve used in recent years have been stored in my …

Hatch now free for Vodafone customers

Somehow I didn’t mention that the new cloud gaming service, Hatch, is now available for FREE to Vodafone customers. Currently only available on Android, you get a 3 month trial – hether you’ve got 4G or 5G. It’s the full Hatch Premium, with on-demand mobile gaming giving access …

Review – Crash Bandicoot XL Smartphone and gadget holder

We recently had a look at the Cable Guys Spiderman smartphone holder. This one is similar, but far taller and look – it’s Crash Bandicoot! Available from Amazon for £24.99, there’s free delivery in the UK. This is 32cm hig and weighs in at 1.1 KG. It’s a …

Don’t just renew your contract. Go SIM only.

You’ll see me writing about SIM only deals quite a bit here. My journey with SIM only started a few years ago, when I reached the end of my contract. I was, like many, fairly comfortable with renewing my contract after 24 months and getting a new phone. …

Protect your smartphone from intruders

We live in a world where most of the services and applications we use on our phones are free. We rarely pay, but at the same time we rarely worry about why all this stuff is free! Usually it’s because your personal information is being shared. Facebook and …

Vodafone 5G network – growing already.

I spent 16 long years of my life working in Stoke-on-Trent. It was definitely an experience. They love their tea and say things like, “I’m goin’ shop Duck” or “You wanna brew Duck?” Then there’s oatcakes.. oh my days, I could tell you about the oatcakes. You have …

How popular is repairing your own phone?

Let me tell you a story. Right now I have a poorly Honor View20. It’s a fantastic phone and I wanted to enjoy the rather cool rear panel. It reflects and bends the light as it hits, displaying a “V-shaped” shimmer which looks incredibly cool. To enjoy this …

Deal – Cheap Chromecast

OK, you know how these things work. Buy one, stick it in the back of your TV and, after a fairly painless setup you can beam YouTube, iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Netflix, My5 and yes Amazon Prime Video too! Oh, and you can also beam your dodgy …

Google Pixel 3a goes unlimited with Vodafone

Fancy getting yourself the Google Pixel, but don’t want to spend quite so much cash? Get yourself the Pixel 3a. We covered it here and it’s now available on Vodafone UK for £36 per month with no upfront cost. Powered by Android 9, it’s got a Qualcomm Snapdragon …

DOOGEE upgrades its rugged S90 to Pro Edition

DOOGEE Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd has been around for a while developing smartphones for those how need their phones to take hard knocks. DOOGEE is taking pre-orders for the upgrade to their S90, which offers the new Android 9.0 Pie which means that the phone uses AI (Artificial …

Microsoft xCloud to add to the smartphone gaming transition

You’ll no doubt already know how mobile gaming is turning the traditional world of consoles on its head. We’ve seen phones become more and more powerful, able to run graphically-intensive games locally and produce a gameplay experience that isn’t too far removed from the likes of PS4 and …

It’s that time of year again folks..

Each year, me and a group of other idiots do a “big ride” for charity. It’s also used as a yearly goal to stop us all getting fat. This time it’s the “Way Of The Roses” route on July 27th. This is a 170 mile journey with 8,085 …

Vodafone UK launches the 5G GigaCube

Imagine if you found a home broadband provider who could offer you super-fast internet speeds for £30. Sounds good? For that you get 100GB of data to use and there’s no line rental or TV and calls package. No engineer, no waiting. This, then, is what Vodafone have …

Note 10 prices leaked

It’s not too long now until the latest device in Samsung’s Note series, the Note 10 will be announced at an Unpacked Event on 7th August. I for one am eagerly awaiting to see this new device, with a view to upgrading my current Note 9. The internet …

Vodafone 5G – I feel the need, the need for speed.

Imagine you’re the marketing boss of a major network and you want someone to represent your company. Imagine that your network is about to launch a super-speedy new 5G technology which will fire data into phones faster than a bullet. Who would you choose? Usain Bolt? Well yes, …

Lanmodo Night Vision System now getting even better

This is the LANMODO Night Vision camera. It’s been available for a while now and sits rather nicely on your dashboard, offering up a wide-angle video of your surroundings. Ideal for driving safety but especially good for those instances where there’s poor visibility or darkness. The 8.2″ IPS …

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

Fancy grabbing some Snatch action? Now you can thanks to a radical new AR free-to-play mobile game. This one has you engaging with your favourite brands and you get the chance to win some exclusive prizes! To get involved, you download “Snatch” from the App Store or Google …

Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN

OK, let’s talk about VPNs. This is usually the point at which most people lose interest though, because an acronym alone is enough to make people switch off. Put simply, a VPN will secure your smartphone connection and encrypt the traffic going over the web. So why do …