Author: Simon Allum

EE by gum, more cities switched on to EE 4G

With over 1 million 4G subscribers EE are currently the clear market leader in superfast mobile internet. In order to help fulfil the promise of 99% coverage by the end of 2014 EE are about to switch on another 29 towns and cities. Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Darlington, …

4G from 3 goes live

The only mobile operator in the UK to not add an extra charge for its 4G services has started to switch on its next generation network. There has been no official announcement however based on Three’s twitter account  “a few thousand customers” in Manchester, Birmingham and London have had …

Hill Climb Racing now available on Windows Phone

Hill Climb Racing, the rather popular Android game that has seen over 50 million installs from Google Play has found its way onto Windows Phone. The game which is published by Fingersoft sees you take control of Newton Bill in order to get your vehicle as far along …

Samsung 4.4 rollout details leaked

The news that Samsung are working on updates to their latest devices in order to bring them into line with the newest Android version will come as a surprise to no one. What is a slight surprise is how quickly the updates are actually scheduled for release.   …

Moves App for Android adds accounts and Connectivity

The Moves app for Android has seen an update which has seen the addition of user accounts and the ability to connect to other apps. The accounts option will mean that data can be transferred between devices without being lost whilst the connected apps option means that data …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Play Edition has a KitKat

The whole point of the Google Play edition handsets is the promise of timely updates. The HTC One GPe lived up to that promise with the news that the Android 4.4 Kitkat release is rolling out and now comes the news that the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe is …

Swiftkey gets an update

The perennial Android favourite Swiftkey has today seen an update to version 4.3.1 The update brings various fixes and changes, the most notable being the ability to change the location of the numeric keypad from left to right or right to left.  Also fixed is the missing $ …

HTC One Play Edition gets an update

Following on from the recent announcement of the latest incantation of Android, version 4.4 Kitkat, the Google Play Edition of HTC’s flagship handset is receiving it’s OTA update. Multiple sources have said that the update is rolling out now and weighs in at over 300mb so if you …

Samsung Announce Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung have today announced the Galaxy Grand 2. The new device is a follow up to the original Samsung Galaxy Grand and boasts a 5.25″ 1280×720 TFT display.  1.5GB RAM is accompanied by 8GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot.  The Grand 2 launches with Android 4.3 …

Eric Schmidt’s guide to switching to Android from iOS

Eric Schmidt doesn’t usually hold back when he has something to say, however when it comes to posting on Google+ things it seems to happen less often. This means that when a post happens people tend to notice.  People notice even more when the post relates to switching …

Goodbye Google Currents, magazines….Hello Google Play Newsstand

Read all about it, read all about it. Google Play Magazine is no more.  Google Currents is no longer current. The information gathering behemoth that is Google has replaced both apps with one that has been rumoured for some time.  Enter Google Play Newsstand. The app takes all …

Samsung’s proposed “Kill Switch” killed

Theft of mobile phones is on the increase both here in the UK and across the water in the US.  Those tiny little computers that most of us carry around with us on a daily basis, mostly carrying them in our hands and unprotected are worth a fortune …

Nexus 4 OTA Update rolling out now

Motorola yesterday started rolling out the Android 4.4 Kitkat update to Verizon customers in the US. Whilst this is quite big news in terms of the speed that Motorola have actually implemented the update what is causing more of a stir, particularly amongst the more vociferous Nexus fans, …

Garmin Head Up Display – Accessory Review

Traditional Satellite navigation systems were once upon a time a must have for anyone that regularly undertook long journeys to far away places. With the launch of Google maps, Apple maps and the vast array of other mapping solutions available for mobile phones the demand for Sat-Navs has …

Hill Climb Racing – Android and iOS recommended app

Time wasting.  There are plenty of apps that can be classed as time wasters, games that you can dip in and out of, a quick read of social network feeds whilst waiting for the kettle to boil and so on. One such game that can firmly be put …

Samsung Galaxy S3 receiving update to Android 4.3

The global rollout of Android 4.3 Jellybean to Samsungs previous flagship handset the Galaxy S3 has begun. According to Samsung dedicated site Sammobile the rollout began with unlocked UK devices and has not started to be seen on devices in South Korea. The list of changes and new features …

Flying high with mobile in flight

It has recently been announced that flyers in the US can now use their gadgets on all parts of the flight, all the way from take off to landing. Now, Europe is coming in to line with this ruling after the European Aviation safety Agency (EASA) issued guidelines to …

Motorola Announce Moto G

In an event held in Sao Paulo, Brazil today Motorola announced the new Motorola Moto G. Curved back, edge to edge display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Waterproof nano coating. 4.5″ 329ppi 720p display 1GB RAM 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm processor 1500mAh Battery Android 4.3 Jellybean – definite upgrade …

Sony Z1S Pictures Leak

Sony are trying their hardest to make something of a comeback within the smartphone market and their attempts have so far been rather well received.  The newest offering looks like it will follow the trend of offering a miniature version of the current flagship which in this case …

Vine officially available on Windows Phone

Vine, the six second video service that originally launched on iOS followed by Android is finally available for Windows Phone. Windows Blog made the announcement early yesterday saying “The popularity of Vine, a mobile service for shooting and sharing six-second looping videos, is nothing short of astonishing: In barely a …