General election 2019 – Liars continue to lie, but make sure you vote

You may remember how I detailed just how much fake news we’re now reading. Printed newspapers are dying and, with smaller budgets, resort to padding out 5-line tweets. Pinch a tweet, add a few random paragraphs, don’t bother with any fact-checking and watch the click-bait money coming in. …

5 Common blogging mistakes

If you’re old enough, you’ll have seen me writing on this site for some 17 years now. Back then there was no social media, no iPhones and no Android phones either. A lot has happened in that time and blogging has become more mainstream.  I sometimes get asked …

OnePlus 7T Review – Day 2

In our first part of this review the weather was pretty terrible, so I unboxed the OnePlus 7T in the car. During that video I mentioned the camera, so today it’s a deeper look into this. It’s quite a clever setup actually. The main camera that you’ll be …

Best tablet for writers. Is it right under your nose?

I stumbled across a gadget that I’d almost forgotten about recently. It was an iPad Mini. Wow. Remember this? When we used to use tablets for things? Strangely though, I’ve found a new a new use for it as our existing “radio phone” has failed in the kitchen. …

How about sticking a floppy drive in your smartphone?

Over the years I’ve put some interesting things into my Android phone. Wow, that’s an opening line isn’t it? It all started when I stuck a mouse into the USB port, just to prove that Android does indeed support a number of peripherals. Things moved on with the …

Huawei Freebuds 3 earphones – Review

I have always been a bit of a luddite when it comes.to earphones staying true to using the classic Apple EarPods since way back when I had the OG iPhone. I even used to solder the Earpods onto the headphone cable that came with my new phone to …

2019’s most entertaining online games

Mobile gaming is now more popular than ever. In fact, almost half of all revenue in the global gaming industry was earned through mobile games last year. Game developers used to only release games for PC and consoles, but now they’re investing and becoming more involved in the …

Deal – 100GB SIM-only on SMARTY

This is on the Three network, which SMARTY use, and it’s just a 30-day rolling plan, so no long contracts to worry about. You get a massive 100GB of monthly data for a mere £17 per month as part of the Black Friday craziness. Head here for the …

OnePlus 7T Review – Day 1

I liked this particular phone the minute I saw it at the launch. Sure, there’s a “Pro” model, but I was more impressed with the design of this one. I’m not saying that the other one is bad, because it isn’t – this one was just my preference. …

Driving the evolution of mobile phones

As we approach 5G, an entirely new realm of speed and efficiency is opening up to us. As much as this leap promises to offer, however, it also illustrates more of an expansion of what already exists than a complete reshaping of how our mobile lives operate. Despite …

Deal time – £10 for 10GB with Virgin Mobile

Black Friday isn’t until next week, but it looks like the boys from Virgin Media are already starting. The network runs (currently) on EE masts but will be switching across to Vodafone ones soon enough. They’ve got an offer on SIM only plans which looks pretty hot. Sure, …

Honor 9X now available in the UK

This phone is another one from the Huawei stable that has been announced already in China. Like the Huawei Nova 5T that we covered last week, this nips under the radar – just before the outright ban that Donald Tump imposed on Huawei and it’s subsidiaries. This ban …

The new Motorola RAZR. Take my money.

Well, this one was a bit of surprise when it appeared in our inbox. After many very similar-looking slate handsets, out of nowhere, comes this… I know, right? At last, a phone with a refreshingly old-but-new form factor. Not just a big screen, but a big screen that’s …

Mujjo Double-insulated Touchscreen Gloves – Review

A few days ago I mentioned the improved Mujjo touchscreen gloves. Pricey they might be (these ones here are €59.90 from the Mujjo website but they really are top-notch quality. These gloves have been a bestseller for Mujjo for quite a while, but they’ve recently improved these gloves …

Vodafone – Loadsa new customers

The Vodafone crew have added a lot more customers in the last quarter. In the three months ending September 2019, they saw nearly double the number of mobile contract customers joining compared with the previous quarter. It seems to be a pretty positive time for the network, who …

Cowboy introduces connected e-Bikes to the UK

We’re still looking around for an eBike company who wants to show us their bike outside of London, but until then, here’s UK launch of Cowboy. They’re introducing their urban commuter bike for £1,790. A lot of money yes, but they tell me that this combines intelligent technology, …

Get the new X2 Pro right now!

We were at the launch of this, the X2 Pro and the X2 some weeks back and now the Pro is about to hit the streets. This morning it went on sale, and you can now buy the phone at realme.com in either white or blue for… 6GB+64GB …

The DOOGEE S68 Pro – Rugged with a triple rear camera

Want a smartphone with some muscle? DOOGEE have just launched this, the S68 Pro. It’s their latest device in the S range and has a Sony AI triple camera setup plus a super long-lasting 6300mAh battery. This is on sale today for $199.99 (approx £156) via the DOOGEE …

Tesco Mobile Black Friday Deals

It’s that shopping madness weekend soon, when we all spend far too much in the hope that we’re getting a deal. Tesco Mobile have, like many others, lengthened their deals to last for far longer than a day. In their second week of November Black Friday deals, they’re …

Microsoft’s anti-trust case was the reason it lost the OS race.

According to Bill Gates that is…. The Microsoft founder today stated he believed Microsoft’s antitrust issues in the early 2000s was the reason for Windows Mobile not being the OS that people use today. When asked about the impact of the Justice Department’s antitrust case. He came out …