Author: Leigh Geary

Sky Sports and BT Sports – No sport, no refunds

Recently I’ve written about Sky subscription prices and leaving Sky. What has also popped up though is that fact that those paying for the rather expensive Sports packages aren’t getting the sport they were promised. The reason, as you may know, is the fact that lots of tournaments, …

Vodafone announce new coronavirus measures

If you’re at home and fighting over the broadband bandwidth, Vodafone have some options. The first is their short-term and mobile broadband packages. These can deliver solutions such as the Vodafone Gigacube, giving you fast broadband via the Vodafone masts. Secondly, Vodafone have also got in touch with …

Coronavirus – Online supermarket Ocado closes

If you’re looking to shop online right now, you can either put on some padding and go to the insane scrums at the local supermarket or try and get an online delivery slot. The latter is becoming an incredibly rare thing, and until the delivery capabilities are boosted, …

Home Active – Carpool Mixing and Raving

As part of our quest to keep everyone in a good mood during the coronavirus closures, we’re doing everything we can to keep you healthy, happy and sane. We’re calling it “Home Active” and, although we can’t pretend to fix everything, we’ll hopefully make the time pass a …

Carphone Warehouse close all standalone stores

Actually getting your hands on a phone – to touch it and check the dimensions of the thing – is going to get slightly more difficult now. In addition to the obvious coronavirus restrictions, Carphone Warehouse have announced that all standalone stores will close. This means that 2,900 …

Home Active – Sky delivering movies on the same day as the cinemas

With the coronavirus closing leisure activities, restaurants, pubs, coffee-shops and cinemas; we’re all spending a lot more time at home. So, with TV, radio and the internet our connection to the outside world, Sky have bit of good news for us. I actually decided to cancel Sky TV …

Everything is changing..

Just a few short days ago I doubt we knew quite how life-changing this situation would be. The coronavirus outbreak has become a massive health and economic emergency across the globe. Now, today, we’re coming to terms with the hard realisation that nothing will be the same for …

The Motorola e6s arrives

Available in “Peacock Blue” or “Sunrise Red”, this is going to be available shortly in selected parts of Latin America, Europe and Asia. Motorola have announced the new phone, which is powered by Android 9 (Pie). Inside there’s a MediaTek Helio P22 CPU running at 2.0GHz. The e6s …

Did Robert Downey Jr. just reveal the OnePlus 8 Pro?

Has Tony Stark just revealed the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro? If you’re following him on Instagram, you may have noticed a certain phone in his hand on this photo… Iron Man used to do promotional work for HTC back in the day, but has since signed a deal …

5G launches in 21 new towns and cities

The guys at EE have flicked the switch so that 21 more 5G destinations are now available. It brings the total EE 5G locations to 71, which is more than any other operator. Areas benefitting include Rugeley, which is just up the road from where I’m sat, plus …

Magic UI 3.0 arriving on Honor 20 Series and View 20

Check for updates if you’ve got one of these phones, because new enhancements are arriving right now. Honor tell us that there’s going to be a better UX design, a “Dark Mode”, enhanced visual elements and more Honor say that it’s part of their mission to create a …

RedMagic 5G – The next level in smartphone gaming.

No global pricing announced just yet but this, the new RedMagic 5G, is available in China and should be appearing elsewhere in April. With starting prices working out at around £429, this handset has a 6.65″ screen with a 144Hz refresh rate. The guys behind this (Nubia) call …

Learning card games on your phone

Look on the Android or iPhone app store and, if you want to give card games a try, there’s a stack of options. I started, as most kids do, with “Snap”. It’s an easy game and you can download this to your phone and re-live those times by …

Another 5G safety study published

Here in the UK we’ll be seeing 5G on “sub-6GHz frequencies”, with the main networks using between 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz. The higher the frequency, the greater the capacity and speed. Today the International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) found absolutely no evidence suggesting that these frequencies of …

OnePlus prep a full 5G line-up

With 5G deployment ploughing ahead here in the UK, the OnePlus crew are going all-in, and will be showing off a range of 5G phones with their upcoming launch. CEO Pete Lau tells us.. This is a milestone both for OnePlus and our users. We’re proud to be …

Shared rural mast network – a bit delayed, but back on.

Last year we covered the new shared rural network but things hit a bit of a wall when operators objected to the cost of using the EE equipment. The plan was to share masts and other infrastructure in areas which wouldn’t normally be considered as “beneficial” or cost-effective. …

Podcast 251 – Sky TV and Mobile World Congress

Yes, we’re back – the podcast has returned! We should have a big bumper news package after Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but, as you know, that went in the bin due to coronavirus outbreak. In this episode we cover that and the impact it’ll have on the …

Smartish – Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases galore

The lovely people at Smartish have sent us some Samsung Galaxy S20 cases. We don’t, however, have any Samsung Galaxy S20 handsets to put them on. We’ve opened up the box of cases they sent and we’re going to take an up-close look at them here. You’ll see …