Author: Leigh Geary

Children, tablet and phones. Here’s my advice.

A lot has been said in recent days about children and mobile phone use. A number of recommendations have come out, ranging from banning mobile phone use in schools, limiting screen time and banning phones at the table. In all honesty, it can be tricky. Parents secretly like …

The Micro Drone 4.0 – Now fully funded

Carrying a drone around is a bit of a faff, however – if its small then you can slip it in your pocket and it makes it a much easier proposition. The guys behind Micro Drone have now had Micro Drone V4.0 fully funded on Indiegogo but wait… …

Cryptocurrencies explained

I get emailed about cryptocurrencies on a weekly basis. There’s now hundreds of apps for those using Bitcoin or other major cryptocurrencies. You can get a wallet to show your Bitcoin amount, you can convert into different currencies, use address books and – of course – send and …

Unlimited data on the 4G Home Router from Three

Remember the £20 per month deal on Three that we mentioned just recently? Well, if you’re in an area that struggles to get traditional fixed-line broadband, you might want to check out the Three 4G home router. Right now, this deal is on and, I have to say, …

Honor View20 – Desktop Mode Demo

If you’re a regular, you may well remember the Huawei Desktop Mode Feature we did. This was a close look at the rather cool feature on the Mate 10 which gave you a desktop output through the USB-C connector. You need a little box to make this work …

Meizu to launch a phone with no orifices!

I must admit, I’ve never been that averse to holes. Quite like them. However, Meizu are determined to “push the boundaries of future flagship smartphones” by bringing us a handset that doesn’t have any of them… Meizu launches the world’s first holeless mobile phone, a true holeless design combined …

The Daily Mail dislikes company which tells the truth about The Daily Mail

This particular newspaper seems to have perfected something that many want to emulate. Newspapers are struggling. The traditional printing presses are getting quieter and newspaper circulation figures are falling through the floor. Recent figures show some double-digit declines in the actual physical newspaper sales figures. The Sun is …

So, you want something different?

How about a folding phone then eh? Yep. Interested aren’t you? Me too! The ability to extend the display ad-hoc is definitely something I’d like to try out, although a piece of me thinks that there must be some sort of creasing on those edges after you’ve folded and …

Honor View20 – Review

I’ll be honest, Huawei and Honor seem to be cranking up the handset launches to a rate where I’m losing track slightly. Honor, let’s not forget, is a sub-brand of Huawei. You get the same quality, the same Huawei processor and the same user interface, albeit with a …

Honor View20 Announced. Spot the difference?

We’re here live in Paris and, just now, the Honor View20 has been announced. Known also as the V20 (you’ll see the letter “V” on the back too, it’s got a few things going for it. For a start, there’s a selfie camera, but it’s actually in the screen. It …

Live from Paris. See The Unseen with Honor.

Well, the lid kinda got blown off this one already, but no matter – we’re here in Paris to see the hot new flagship from Honor for real. As is usual, we’ll be bringing you live coverage via our Twitter account, which we’ve handily embedded here for you. …

Keep it locked. Complete Honor View20 coverage. Live.

Later today we’ll be at a phone launch. Nothing really different about that, it’s something we’ve done for years. However, this is the launch event for the Honor View20, and this phone has a bit of a cool trick up it’s sleeve. Actually, I should tell you that …

Windows Mobile – Yep, still dead.

Back in 2016 I stated that Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile, or whatever you wanted to call it, was dead. The article caused a bit of a stir, but hey – it was true. Still is. The short version was that, whilst the GUI and the experience was …

Make a successful home business with this 2019 idea list

If you’re looking for a secondary job or you want to do something part time, it’s now perhaps easier than ever. The guy that fixes and services my bike for example. He has a van. He has a mobile phone and a load of tools. That, and a …

Here’s a Kickstarter campaign that will totally fail

Well, I say it’ll fail, but I laughed when Donald Trump ran for President. So, perhaps I could be wrong. At the moment though, it’s looking like this particular idea isn’t getting a huge amount of cash. As I type, only 10 people have pledged and there’s nearly …

Wait, what exactly is a VPN and why do I need it?

Keeping yourself safe online. It’s something that you know you should do, but you either rely on someone else to protect you or you haven’t had the time. Just a few years ago, mention a “VPN” and literally nobody would know what you were talking about. They were …

Charge your phone with an avocado!

OK, so it’s not a real avocado, but mis-leading click-bait headlines is how journalism works, isn’t it? This thing isn’t going to fully recharge your phone – it’s more of a top-up device as there’s only a 2200mAh battery in it. You charge it off the mains and …

Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to Three

OK, so this isn’t a gym but – instead of sweating your bits off in front of strangers, you get an app with professional personal trainers. They offer thousands of workouts and programmes, which have been specially created and guided by world-class certified trainers. You also get some …

Is Google Maps making us drive more sensibly?

Yesterday I made a slight error. It’s something I’ve done before, when I strangely only allocated myself 2 hours to drive from Heathrow Airport to Stoke. I did it again, but this time I was driving back from Reading. I knew I wouldn’t get back in time. I’d …