Category: Android

Xiaomi complaints result in Advertising Standards response

We were down in London last month for the UK Xiaomi launch. Their kit is absolutely top notch and they’re causing waves by creating flagship phones without the insane price-tag. At the launch, which we covered here, there was a lot of promotional activity going on. The launch …

Card games on your smartphone

When I was a kid, we didn’t go on holiday to exotic sunkist destinations. No evenings walking on the beach or playing in an outside fairground. Oh no, it we were in a VW camper van in Wales, freezing our bits off. I loved it though. I loved …

A busy Boxing Day for new smartphone owners

This year is another bumper few days for sports fans. Boxing Day, the 26th of December, will see a huge fixture list, and Premier League fans get to see Wolves, Burnley, Everton, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in action. It’s a …

Vodafone donate to Leicester Counselling Centre

Vodafone have awarded £1000 to Leicester Counseling Centre to help locals who are in need of counselling for various situations. The company have helped over 170 local communities so far with generous donations thanks to their Community Connection Award scheme. Othet donations and feedback from recipients include Hyndburn …

Gionee to restructure as they struggle on

I used to work at the biggest online gambling company in the world. I’ve seen at first hand the speed that systems have to respond and how mobile phones are now pushing the industry to huge new heights. If you’re ready for online casino fun, find more casino …

Reviewing a whole bunch of Anker chargers

I am on the constant search for power in the form of transferring electrons from one device to another. This has now got the point where I am actually running my car on electrons (that is for another day!). I am also now following a new mantra for my …

Fancy a quick game of Pachinko?

Wait, what is pachinko ? Yeah, not many people outside of Japan have heard about it. However, you probably will have heard about pinball, and this is a vertical version. In Japan there’s traditionally been mechanical and noisy machines which use balls which are smaller than Western pinball …

The mobile wallet. Just as safe as your bank.

We went to London last week. It was part of our annual trip to the city to see the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. However, whilst my mates nipped to the nearest cashpoint, I decided to chance it and not use any cash at all. Now, going to …

Palm – A hands on overview

Getting hold of one of these, right now, today, in the UK… is… tricky. But we have one, and it’s in my car, so you know what that means. CAR VIDEO! The Palm Smartphone is available right here on Vodafone. As we mentioned just this morning it’s available …

Great brew. No queue.

At my previous employers they had free Costa Coffee on tap all day long. Truth be told, I’m kinda detoxing now and only have one every now and then. However, if you’re a Costa lover, you live or work in London and you have the Costa Coffee Club …

Get the Palm today

We told you about the upcoming Palm companion which appeared on the “Coming Soon” bit of Vodafone recently. It’s credit card sized and is great for slotting onto your bike, taking on trips, going to the gym or on nights out. Now available, you can get this one …

EE first in the world to range a 5G OnePlus phone

Read our EE 5G news recently? Well, it’s certainly coming thick and fast, with EE whacking up 9 sites already and a big push to cover all the busy areas with the new technology. In addition, 5G will enable mobile networks to compete with fixed line broadband providers. …

Pixel 3 – Review

I thought that I would always need a large screen phone, but this has changed my mind. Good Points: Great haptic feedback (really does feel like buttons are being pressed) Amazing camera Feels great in the hand Excellent front-facing dual stereo speakers Gorgeous screen Just runs so well …

OnePlus team up with McLaren

If you’re going to imprint the feeling of speed into the minds of customers, it’s probably not going to hurt if you partner with an F1 racing team, right? That’s exactly what OnePlus have just done. They’re going to host a “Salute to Speed” event on December 11th, …

iOS vs. Android Battle: Which is better for gaming?

Many moons ago I had an Amiga A500. It was, at the time, the best piece of technology I could ever dream of. It was pitted against the Atari ST, and for quite some time we’d have a fierce rivalry between the two. In recent years we’ve had …

Strava problems on Xiaomi phones?

Remember the problem with Strava and Honor / Huawei devices? Well, just a few days ago I went on quite a long ride. I hopped on my bike and did about 2 hours, but Strava had been shut down, presumably by the HiSilicon CPU, at some point during …

Vodafone – Black Friday offers

The cool thing about running this site is that I get to see all the deals before they go live. This time it’s Vodafone and these deals are only on until November 26th, so you’ve got to hit them this weekend really. Again, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has …

Xiaomi Black Friday deals announced

So, we are getting buried in Black Friday deals. Following the UK launch and the opening of their first store in Westfield this week, Xiaomi have let us know about their Black Friday offerings. The Westfield store has the entire range of smartphones, including the flagship Mi 8 …

The top 6 mobile gambling apps reviewed

Not only are mobile apps the future when it comes to personal communication, but they are also the present. In fact, more people are now surfing the Internet through mobile devices than from a desktop. As such, it only makes sense for a lot of online casinos to …