Author: Leigh Geary

Go refurb with giffgaff. Save up to £100

Ask any of my mates if I’m “tight” and they’ll tell you “yes”. I’m always the guy who needs to tie his shoelaces just before going into a pub. So, when I need to buy an iPhone I get myself a reconditioned one, and it’s something you can …

Yowser. We created a bit of rage!

Following our look at the various coronavirus conspiracy theories, we’ve received a number of quite angry emails. Angry emails aren’t new to us, believe me. We’ve been online since 2002 and, in that time, we’ve had swearing, takedown notices and all manner of threats and criticism. The internet …

Ditching Sky and .. rejoining Sky

This was meant to be a feature about how I cancelled Sky TV and instead switched to Freesat. Why? Well, the truth is that even the “slightly hidden” Freesat from Sky website states that there’s over 240 channels available for free. Yes, 240+ channels for nothing. So why …

Tesco Mobile launches 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile have just announced that they will be launching 5G. Things start with 24 cities across the UK, including Coventry, Glasgow, Leeds and London. The Tesco Mobile SIM-only 5G plans start at just £15 per month and pay monthly contracts begin at …

Coronavirus – Will tech will save us?!

With the UK just moments away from crazed panic-buying and a full lock-down thanks to endless click-bait hype-tastic news stories, there’s no shortage of “opportunities” for those wanting to make a swift profit from it. This week we’ve had online stores doing Flash Deals on face masks (which …

Home Office / Gaming Room Project – Part 6. The Finale!

The task seemed simple. Sort the box room out and make it into a place where my son could do his gaming and his homework. The requirements seemed easy enough, but doing it “without any cables showing” and a minimalistic finish? Well, that was a bit of a …

When speedy charging gets a massive turbo

Good morning all! Hope Monday is treating you well. Now, at the weekend I stumbled over this tweet from Abdul Q. He’s been looking at 60W wired charging (and let’s not forget, 60W is what “old school lightbulbs” use). Now, though, there’s wireless 60W chargers too. If your …

HONOR View 30 Pro – Launch details

Let’s jump right in with this one – it’s got a massive 6.57″ 1080×2400 pixel 20:9 ratio screen (~400 ppi density) and there’s a rapid HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor. This is octa-core and runs up to 2.86GHz. So, very bloody quick. It measures 162.7 x 75.8 x …

Wait, what? 5G caused the coronavirus?

On Monday Ofcom published the results of 5G testing which proved that radiation levels in the UK were at “tiny fractions” of safe limits. However, this testing comes against a backdrop of conspiracy theories, critical stories on click-driven newspaper websites and totally unsubstantiated claims on Facebook. The latter is …

HONOR 9X Pro announced

Announced in China last year, the 9X Global edition was launched in Barcelona last night. It’s the first Honor smartphone which is pre-installed with the Huawei AppGallery we discussed last month. It is, according to Honor “the start of an intelligent, mobile and interconnected ecosystem” away from Google …

SIM-only deal. Smarty have gone nuts.

Sitting on the Three network, the boys from Smarty seem to be having a “moment”. They’ve put a £10 SIM-only deal online which will get you a stonking 30GB of data. There’s no speed restrictions, you get unlimited everything else and… woah, that’s a deal. I’ve personally got …

MWC – Live from Barcelona, the Honor launch

Right now, right at this minute, we should be in Barcelona. We should, as in years past, be soaking up at least 5 minutes of sunshine as we queue to enter the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Sadly, it all got cancelled and we’re instead stood in the …

Use a Google app or product? Brexit could change your GDPR rights

OK, the letters “GDPR” will probably spark confusion here. If you’ve had any involvement in it at work, you’ll probably have a cold sweat right now. However, for everyone else it’s a really good thing. Set out by the EU, it stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and …

This weekend I’ve been fixing stuff

It’s been one of those weekends when lots of things decided to break. It started on Friday evening, when I noticed a rusty damp patch in the kitchen ceiling whilst eating dinner. This only meant one thing – a leak. I took a spotlight out of the ceiling …

TCA Sportswear – From the streets of East London

As you may know, I’m trying to sweat it out at the gym right now. It’s a constant battle to just get up. A nice warm bed at 6AM, or a freezing cold gym with the music cranked up? Anyways, TCA approached me and said, “Hey can you …

Find your local mobile mast – 2020 Edition

Update – We’ve recently posted an additional update to this story here. Many years ago, mobile networks gave the location of their masts to Ofcom. That was back in 2011 though, and after a bit they ditched it. Mobile companies didn’t have to map the location of masts, …

Sudio Regent II Wireless Headphones – Review

These are classed as over-ear headphones but do sit more on your ears. They are, let me tell you, rather classy in appearance. Price-wise they’re classy too, at £79 in either black or white, but do check our exclusive coupon code later on in this review to get …

Grab £100 cash-back with giffgaff Samsung kit

If you’re looking at getting any of the following phones, it’s definitely worth looking at these giffgaff deals. Right now they’re giving up to £100 cashback, which is available online until March 31st. You can pay either by one up-front payment or pay monthly via RateSetter. Upfront payments …

Want a SIM-only deal for no more than £5 ? Check this out.

Head over to our friends at TotalPhoneDeals and you’ll find a number of SIM-only plans for less than £10. However, if you’re wanting to spend no more than £5, we’ve got a plan which could be just the thing. It comes from Lebara. They’re a virtual network operator …

Fancy getting to work in a drone?

We all know that drones are becoming more useful. The police are using them now and they’re continuing to grow in popularity, even with the increase in regulation. But, what about building one big enough to sit in? You could get to work in that in no time. …

Honor MagicWatch 2 – Deal!

I spotted this Honor tweet yesterday which actually showed the Honor MagicWatch 2 down to £125.44. However, it’s since changed now. Either way, when I click on the Amazon link it took me to the 46mm version at £159.99.. A 14-day battery life, 24/7 heart rate monitor and …

Vodafone delivers 5G to all Pay As You Go customers

It’s raining, everywhere is flooded and the summer holidays seem too far away. However, if you’re on Pay As You Go with Vodafone there is a bit of good news for you. The network has today launched unlimited data and 5G for all of you guys, meaning a …

Did someone try and find you last night?

This morning my wife jabbed me as I lay snoring. “Someone has tried to find my location. Someone knows where I am!” It had happened about 6AM and I just assumed that her Samsung or Google account had been hacked, with someone activating the “Find my phone” feature. …

Two-way translation – Pocketalk S

Yes, you can use the Google Translate app or, if you’re heading around Europe and you have yourself £259, you can get the Pocketalk S. It’s got a built-in SIM, a text-to-translate camera, a bigger touch screen, noise-cancelling microphones and two high-quality speakers plus a useful conversion feature. …

realme prep the X50 Pro 5G

With Mobile World Congress now being cancelled, it’s left a lot of companies choosing to do “online launches” instead. On Monday the new boys on the block, realme, will be launching their first 5G flagship from Barcelona. The realme X50 Pro 5G. The theme of the launch is …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – Is that flexible glass really glass?

The people at JerryRigEverything have been taking an up-close look at the Galaxy Z Flip and they’ve come up with some very interesting results. Of course, let’s get over the immediate problem that here in the UK we call it the “Zed Flip” whilst in the USA it’s …

Fancy a Huawei P30? Couple of great deals here

We’ve got loads of content on the Huawei P30. If you’re looking to get yourself one, there’s some great deals available right now. First, on the O2 Shop, you can get this “like new” model for £24.25 per month with a £20 up-front payment on a 6GB plan. …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Get yourself a bespoke micro bag!

The Galaxy Z Flip is, without doubt, a stunning handset. We took an up-close look at it on the launch day but we’ve not exactly been bombarded by case manufacturers selling covers for it. Step forward designer Ashley Williams, who’s launched an exclusive new Galaxy Z Flip accessory …

SIM-only Vodafone deal. £12 per month for 10GB

Afternoon all. Quick one this as we don’t know how long the code will work, but if you’re looking for a Vodafone SIM-only deal, head to their website where you can get 10GB of monthly data for £15 per month. However…. Vodafone are currently running a 20% off …

MWC2020 Exhibitors – GET IN TOUCH!

Unless you’re a huge and well-financed company, getting your product, service or software in front of the assembled eyeballs at Mobile World Congress is a massive investment. The exhibition packages for the Barcelona event – even if you’re right at the back of the event in Hall 8.0 …

Mobile World Congress 2020 – CANCELLED.

The yearly Barcelona bash usually sees over 100,000 well-connected mobile minds getting together to launch services and devices, plus it’s a fantastic opportunity for businesses to collaborate, meet and demonstrate their products. We’ve attended each and every year since the Mobile World Congress landed in Spain, and it’s …

MWC2020 – GSMA tries to cancel their own event

With local newspapers stating that the event might be cancelled any day now, rumours are circling that the GSMA (the organiser of Mobile World Congress) is indeed trying to call off the event and is lobbying the Spanish government to declare a health emergency following the Coronavirus outbreak. …

MWC 2020 – HMD Global now exits show

We’ve just updated our rolling Mobile World Congress update with yet another drop-out. This time it’s HMD Global. They’re the guys behind the current Nokia phones and they tell us that .. Our key focus has been to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and other stakeholders. …

Ofcom to try and manage the internet

You’ll have probably seen us mention Ofcom quite a bit here. They are the communications regulator in the UK and currently cover TV, radio, video, telecoms, mobiles and postal services to name just a few. Today the government here will add social media to that list, as they’re …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. All you need to know.

Let’s jump straight in. There’s three of these puppies. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra. You get some pretty astonishing filming (8K) and photography credentials here. Indeed, the entire Unpacked event was filmed and broadcast using Galaxy S20 Series handsets. There’s something called “8K Video Snap” …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. All you need to know.

Fitted with a 6.7″ Full HD (2636×1080) 425ppi 21.9:9 Dynamic AMOLED screen, there’s also a 1.1″ Super AMOLED external display to show you information like incoming calls – that’s 303ppi and 300×112 pixels. Here’s a look.. That inner folding screen has some neat tricks, one of which is …