Hotel Hideaway. Another home for online grooming.

Yes, it’s me again. Recently I wrote about the dangers of kids using smartphones. The truth is, if you let them have a smartphone, you’re opening them up to a host of dangers. There’s absolutely nothing you can do to protect them unless you sit next to them …

What is it that makes gambling such a lucrative business?

The rise and rise of gambling apps and gambling features in the Android Google Play of iPhone iTunes store got me thinking. There’s so many of them, and you have to ask yourself, “How are all these apps paying for themselves?” After all, there’s usually no in-app adverts …

Manchester becomes the UK’s first 5G-connected airport

If you’re heading to Manchester Airport soon, check out the new Vodafone 5G trial area. You can test the new lightning speeds by grabbing a film or TV box set using the 5G technology. Further locations are coming soon, but if you’re at the airport you can now …

OPPO UK Launch. RX17 Neo and RX17 Pro now available.

Just recently OPPO, a brand you may already be aware of, launched here in the UK. They’ve been around since 2001 and became the top smartphone manufacturer in China in 2016. Now, in terms of market share across the world, they are the 5th biggest and sit behind …

Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro – Comparison video

Just recently I added a story which compared the Mi 8 Pro with the Mi 8. The latter is now £459 on Mi.com (it was a bit cheaper earlier in the week), which compares to £499 for the Mi 8 Pro. Now, I should have included this video …

Curve adds purchase protection. Free £5 still available.

I’m a big fan of my Curve card. It looks like any other contactless card, but it operates in a super-cool way. First, you download the app. Then, you choose a card. The standard one is completely free but you can go for their new metal card to …

Samsung announce Tab S5e

Samsung have today announced the brand new Tab S5e which will go on sale in selected markets from March. Featuring a largr 10.5 inch AMOLED display, the thinner bezels and no home button give it an impressive 81.8% screen to body ratio, great for multimedia on the move. …

Block ads from sites and apps too. AdLock.

It’s fair to say that we rely on adverts. This site wouldn’t keep running without the revenue we get, but the money has gone down quite drastically since everyone moved to mobile handsets. Despite this, we’re determined to keep the balance between “advert annoyance” and required revenue right. …

Xiaomi Mi 8 vs the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. Face off!

OK, so if you’re looking to get the Mi 8 Pro, definitely dive into our Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review. The Mi 8 Pro is a flagship phone which costs just £499. It has an in-display fingerprint reader, a transparent back with the chips and NFC showing (ok, …

Downloading that YouTube tune to your phone – still possible.

This weekend I heard a tune which I really wanted to listen to properly. It was on the radio but it’s nowhere to be found on platforms like Spotify or Deezer. It wasn’t released, but it was all over places like Mixcloud and YouTube. That, then, is where …

Honor 8A announced. Octa-core CPU, 6″ HD+ screen – only £139.99

Arriving on the Honor website very soon is this, the Honor 8A. It’s billed as “an affordable smartphone with superior sound quality and a 6.09″ Dewdrop FullView Display”. First let’s look at the “superior sound quality” claim. This is because the speakers are actually combined with a dual-suspension …

Honor February deals announced

So, you know already that the Honor View20 is really rather good. It’s less than £500 and ticks a lot of the flagship smartphone boxes. However, Honor have sent us news of their discounts, so if you’re looking for another Honor smartphone and want to pay a bit …

PS4 financial figures impacted by smartphone gamers

It’s fair to say that my son loves his Playstation 4. Fortnite has been the main reason for this, and the fact that he can have a chat with his mates after school adds to the social element of it. However, he’s also a big fan of our …

SIM-only network, SMARTY, goes unlimited.

SMARTY is actually owned by the same people who own Three (Hutchison 3G) and you get the Three UK network coverage and data speeds on a SIM-only plan. We’ve covered them before and tested out their international roaming too. Now, though, they’ve got something new. A fixed-price, 30 …

Leaked. The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10E

A massive, hi-res screen. An in-display camera? A great camera? Well, it has to be the sub-£500 Honor View20 surely? Well no, it’s the new Samsung Galaxy S10, which is incoming very soon indeed. Interestingly, there’s going to be two handsets, one possibly cheaper because, y’know, the Samsung …

Huawei P Smart 2019 – Review

I have been using the Huawei P Smart 2019 for a few days now, and itis time for me to put pen to paper and give my opinions of the device. The first thing I want to get out of the way is that this phone shares a …