Author: Leigh Geary

Home Active – Improve your IT skills

Pluralsight, which is a great online IT learning platform, is now offering all their courses for free during April. It’s a great opportunity to learn some additional skills during the lockdown. Head to this page and you’ll get a whole month of their IT videos and training. There’s …

Podcast 252 – Coronavirus Lockdown Biscuit Special

Normally I record these podcasts whilst driving to and from work. However, the world has turned upside down of late and I’m instead sitting at home eating far too many biscuits. It’s all a bit weird isn’t it? The coronavirus has changed things so much, and despite the …

Vodafone offering 30 days of unlimited data to NHS staff

NHS staff are having to suffer quite a bit at the moment. There’s concern over a lack of protective equipment, COVID-19 testing, and their own already-long hours and stress. This has led Vodafone to launch an unlimited data initiative for NHS staff. Their existing 30 day unlimited data …

Huawei P40 Series – All you need to know

Interested in the upcoming Huawei P40? Well, we know that Google Play won’t be on there due to the Trump Trade Termination, but you do get the Huawei AppGallery instead. What we also know is that all phone launches, right now, are happening in a very uncertain world. …

No more O2 deals with Carphone Warehouse

Although physical stores are closed right now, you can still get a phone or a SIM-only deal online. Networks available with Carphone include Vodafone, Voxi (sitting on Vodafone), Virgin Mobile (on EE masts), their own iD Mobile network (using Three infrastructure), EE and, until yesterday, O2. Carphone Warehouse …

Daily Joe Wicks PE Lessons – All ad-revenue heading to the NHS

We recently mentioned the Joe Wicks daily workouts which are keeping us all active. With schools mostly shut down and kids stuck in the house, his daily PE lessons have been part of the morning routine for many. His YouTube channel, as you can see from the numbers, …

BT Sport – Now you can pause your subscription…for a bit.

We earlier stated that BT Sport and Sky Sports wouldn’t let you pause your subscription despite the distinct lack of sports right now. The reason, of course, is the coronavirus pandemic, which has stopped our lives in many ways. Sky Sports, just a day after we ran that …

OnePlus 8 Series launch. No more delays – event due April 14th

With the obvious coronavirus concerns putting a lot of events off, some are also delaying or cancelling web events too. OnePlus was one such company and, as you can see from the tweets coming from Pete Lau (Founder & CEO of OnePlus) they’ve delayed their OnePlus 8 launch …

Cool little timer – Ticktime

Asking Alexa to set a timer is one thing, but what if you had a gadget that took less time to set and went with you everywhere? This is Ticktime. The makers tell me that it’s “more than just a timer” and they’ve reinvented how timer looks and …

New iPad Pro available from Vodafone

If you get the iPad Pro from Apple you’ll be looking to pay around £769. However, if you want to pay in monthly installments, Vodafone are now offering it with 6GB of data from £53 per month and a £60 upfront cost. In addition, you can get it …

Dell Mobile Connect adds further features

Since the launch of this particular system back in January 2018, over one million people have exchanged 150 million phone calls and text messages using Dell Mobile Connect. Today they’re announcing new features, including the ability to fo file transfer on iOS devices. In addition you can do …

Disney+ now live in the UK, with an extra treat

Here in the UK, as we all sit in a lockdown situation, we’ve now got Disney+. Yay. Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and The Mandalorian. However, although it’s £5.99 a month (or £59.99 per year), they’re now offering a 7-day free trial, so you can dip your toe …

Home Active – Carol Vorderman offers her services for free

The Maths Factor was set up by Carol Vorderman a decade ago, and – for about £2 per week – you get a website which will help unlock every child’s confidence in maths. The maths tutoring site is for 4-11 year olds. It follows a 5-step philosophy – …

Home Active – Free audio books for kids

I’m properly annoyed with the amount of companies profiteering out of the coronavirus crisis. I’d like to see far more companies doing their bit. Audible has stepped forward with a good gift for the kids – free streamed audio books. Their website states that.. For as long as …

New Nokia handsets announced, including the Nokia 8.3 5G

We should be attending a number of launch events at the moment, but the world has changed quite significantly lately. Last week it was a supposed to be a big London launch for a range of new Nokia devices from HMD Global, but instead we got a web-delivered …

Coronavirus – Emergency government texts being sent

If you’re in the US, you’ll probably be familiar with emergency broadcast messages. However, here in the UK it’s rather unusual to receive a text with an emergency update. These, though, are not “usual” times. Today all mobile networks will be sending out emergency messages to keep everyone …