Category: Software (Android)

Using your smartphone to stay organised

So let’s face it, we all have busy lives and tend to lose track of time in one way or another. Whether you’re reading this during a lunch break or on the way to catch a bus, now is the time to get in shape. Smartphones are in …

5 Android apps you probably never knew about

As Dylan once said, the times they are a-changin’. And with each passing day, our lives are made a little more convenient with the help of gadgets. Almost everyone owns a smartphone and out of those more than 80% phones run on Android. Perhaps one of the biggest …

A simple hack to watch FIFA 2018 from anywhere

It’s probably not escaped your knowledge that the Word Cup is currently taking place. Here in the UK we’ve all gone a little crazy, with these massive FIFA 2018 football matches appearing for free on BBC and ITV instead of the usual subscription channels which tend to cost …

Need emotional support ? Tell a Buddy

I’m one of those people who just didn’t have a phone at school. Even at college, the mobile phones were basic and therefore less distracting than the phones of today. Trouble is, the phones of today can let a lot of the world into your life. With social …

How to choose a Kanban app

Have you heard about a Kanban? In Japanese it translates to a “billboard”. Kanban boards come into play to optimise and streamline workflows. I’ve used one of these in the day job so I’ve been interested to find out more about them. Working remotely isn’t uncommon now, and …

Fortnite for Android. Don’t be fooled.

A number of weeks ago we tweeted about the Android version of Fortnite. The game, for the uninitiated, is proving a massive hit with gamers and the console version has seen some huge numbers. Not only that, but the “free” game is also earning a very decent amount …

Snoozle – A social alarm clock

I set my alarm clock last night and this morning I was greeted by some white noise thanks to the terrible FM reception of my bedside alarm clock. A lot of people tend to use their phone instead, and they’ll get a tune waking them up. If, however, …

Best smartphone for gaming 2018

The year 2018 is a year of surprises to consumers who are expecting to be amazed with the happenings in the tech industry. While this year may have had somehow lived up to the expectation with the recent release of the latest Samsung smartphone flagship, there are still …

Do we still need travel agents?

A few years ago you’d walk into a travel agents, grab some super-slippy brochure and you’d have to decide – based on just a few professional photographs – where you’d like to go on holiday. The orange-faced travel agent would perhaps tell you how she’d been to that …

Hitman Sniper now free on Google Play

Right, quick one this because I’ve not had a cup of tea yet and I’m not really firing on all cylinders. If you’re looking for an 18-rated shooting game that’s free, try Hitman Sniper. It was 79p (which wasn’t really a lot in the first place), but it …

How to use mobile apps to improve fitness

Right you, I’m going to speak right down the camera to you. This weekend I got chatting to my mates’ wife. She’s started running and, because I do the odd bit of cycling, we started discussing Strava. The app, as you’ll know if you’re a runner or cyclist, …

Get our podcast on one of these 5 Android podcast apps

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past few years, you may be aware of our podcast. We cover the recent news and gossip plus, if I’m honest, there’s more of an irreverent look at the launches and the latest gadgets for our smartphones. We’ve recorded and …

Gambling alternatives outside the casino

A few years ago I used to go to a casino. I’d have to travel there and I could often spend quite some time at the roulette tables. Sometimes I’d come out in the early hours. Now though, you don’t need to actually be in a casino to …

Ringtones! Lots and lots of ringtones!

Way back when this site first started, we had a monstrous downloads section where you could grab MP3 files to plonk onto your phone. In the early 2000’s (yes, we’ve been around a while), it was fairly unusual to have a phone which could get free ringtones. Most …

Binary Trading – Now web only

Google Play is the go-to place for apps if you’ve got an Android handset. It’s monitored and controlled by Google but, if you’re into your binary trading, you may have noticed that a new ban on apps allowing Binary Options trading has just kicked in. The news appeared …

Fortnite. Not for everyone just yet.

My son is into “Fortnite” at the moment. It’s his first “shooting” game but the characters are a little more “cartoon-like” and there’s no real gore that I can see. In all honesty, I’ve not really got “into” the PS4 a great deal. I know it’s very powerful, …

Pal – A new way to make and find friends around you

So, we’ve got Facebook for keeping in touch with people that you rarely see. We’ve got LinkedIn for telling people how good we are at work and we’ve got various other apps for dating / picture sharing and messaging. However, Pal is a fresh new idea which lets …

Are you in the pursuit of root?

Some of you, and I suspect there may be quite a few, won’t have heard of “rooting”. On Android it’s not quite the same as “jailbreaking” is with iPhone devices, but it does mean that apps can have more control over your phone. Rooting your phone will give …

5 Money saving apps to download in 2018

We all want to save money. Whether that cash gets used for a holiday, a new car, a sofa or perhaps even a microwave, the bottom line is that it is important to save. There are many apps that can help you save some considerable amount of money. …