Category: Software (Android)

Bored whilst travelling? Your phone can do much more

I went to Reading recently. Reading. It wasn’t that thrilling. The Holiday Inn is nice enough, but apart from the local Aldi and a business park, there wasn’t really anything to do. So there I was, in a hotel room, watching the free TV channels and getting bored …

Being productive with your smartphone

It’s no secret that people are becoming more hooked to smartphones—and there are numbers to prove it. As of 2018, there are already 2.53 billion smartphone users around the world and it is projected to grow to 2.87 billion by 2020. China leads the smartphone industry with a …

The Christmas gaming charts

Let’s face it, the PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch are hugely popular. The likes of Fortnite, Fallout 4, Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and the like. Go into a gaming store over this last Christmas shopping weekend and you’ll find it rammed with people buying games and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Must-have Cryptocurrency apps for Day Traders

If you’re reading this, chances are that you do a lot of your trading on your mobile phone.software, This is especially true if you’re into cryptocurrencies where it’s crucial that you keep an eye on the market and the prices at all times. The only issue is the …

How do you create a custom ringtone for your phone?

Gone are the days when mobile phones were only able to cope with monophonic or polyphonic ringtones. Now you can grab and use pretty much any music that you want to as a ringtone – provided it is in the right form. The trouble, though, is that you …

3 Signs to look for if you think your phone is being hacked

Is your phone running a bit “funny” then listen up, because just recently I helped out a friend who had an iPhone that was acting up, and we quickly found that it’s not just Android handsets that can be infected. Hacking has been a problem for long from …

Samsung unveils the 8nm Exynos 9820 Chipset.

Following on from Huawei’s release of its latest 7nm Kirin 980 processor, Samsung has announced its own flagship chipset for 2019, the 8um Exynos 9820, with the Galaxy s10 being the first device to have this new chipset. The Exynos 9820 has a dedicated neural processing unit or …

Wait, you’re still using the standard SMS app? Time to change!

Most people, if they haven’t already switched to something like WhatsApp, will still be using the standard text messaging app on their Android phone. This is a bit pants for a number of reasons. First, if you want to send picture messages (MMS) then it’ll cost you a …

New “Hey Duggee” Spooky Badge released in time for Halloween

Got kids? You’ll probably be aware of the CBeebies show – Hey Duggee. Whether you’ve got kids or not, you’ll have probably seen this clip, which is all you’ll ever need to know about the app.. The show is available in over 150 territories, and there’s been over …

AV Android apps are more than just virus blockers

There was a time where there was an air of annoyance if a smartphone entered our office with an anti-virus solution on it. “Oh, that’s pointless. Who’s going to install something outside of Google Play?” Traditionally your Android phone would be infected it you went off and side-loaded …

Why every business needs to go all-in on smartphones

We’ve mentioned it before, and it’s something that hit me even more strongly whilst watching a recent TV show. They were discussing how businesses now get more complaints than they ever did before smartphones. The reason? We now have instant access. In years past, if you had a …