Category: Android

Boxing Day Sport ahead! Grab your phone

Gambling has evolved over the years. Technology has improved mobile sports betting to make it more accessible, more understandable and more obtainable. Now, thousands of sportsbooks such as Betway cover a variety of sports events. The number of punters who place mobile bets has soared of late but, …

Sending money securely overseas

In the financial world of today, money can be sent overseas in many different ways. Gone are the days of having to go to the bank and fill in complex forms. Now there’s instant online banking and an array of applications on your smartphone to help you achieve …

Updates ahoy for Asus owners

If you’ve got the ZenFone 6 or the ROG Phone 2, get checking for updates. A new over-the-air update should be rolling out today which will update your OS from 17.1810.1910.73_M3.18.40.6_20191119 to 17.1810.1911.110_M3.18.40.10_20191216 It includes an updated security patch, updated APN settings, new boot animation, additional languages and …

Unboxing the Asus ROG Phone 2

So I have been doing this for a while now and in that time I have seen some very cool and very powerful phone’s come across my desk. However, today is a big day as this is the day that I get the chance to unbox one of …

A smarter way to send money online

As money transfer service providers look for ways to efficiently and safely send money online, Ria has taken the game to a whole new level. Realising the struggles customers were going through in accessing international money transfer services through websites and physical agents, Ria Money Transfer developed the …

Turkey for Christmas, but it won’t be getting any Google Apps

So, very much like “the Huawei problem” and the Trump Trade block which is preventing Google Apps from appearing on upcoming Huawei phones – Turkey will soon have the same issue. Google started having a few issues in Turkey after Russian internet company Yandex decided to file an …

emporia – User-friendly smartphones for all

Back in 2013 we had a chat with a nice guy called Chris from Doro whilst touring the stands at Mobile World Congress. We met him again in 2015 as Doro continued to grow, offering accessible smartphones for the elderly, hard-of-hearing or those with sight problems and so …

National Lottery celebrates 25 years, and people still queue!

Unbelievably, despite me being just 3 years old (cough), I remember buying a National Lottery ticket on the first ever draw. In 1994 I paid a whole one pound to have a go, and everyone I knew just assumed they’d win. They didn’t, I didn’t. The 45-million to …

More selfies than ever!

The nice people at Honor have gone and commissioned a London-based street photographer to capture images on their new Honor 9X. Shane Vincent has grabbed snaps on the phone as research reveals that 85% of Brits admit they’re posting more selfies than ever before – and men are …

Fairphone 3 now available on Vodafone

The eco-friendly and easy-to-repair Fairphone 3 is now available on the Vodafone network. You can bag it from just £32 per month with a £49 upfront cost but, if you choose an Unlimited or Unlimited Max plan, you can add Amazon Prime Video, Spotify Premium and more for …

Want to secure your privacy on your Android smartphone?

As you’ll no doubt be aware by now – if you want something free, you’re usually going to be giving up some of your privacy instead. Most apps that are free, especially on Android, will be wanting some additional permissions on your phone. They might want to read …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to …

Get Christmas Gadgets for less

I love not spending stacks of cash on Christmas gifts. In our regular “Features” section I’ve previously covered ways to get shiny, and normally quite expensive, gifts for less. There’s lots of ways to do it – trading in old phones, getting cashback and using discount codes if …

Top browser extensions for 2019

On your “regular PC” (or laptop), you’ll no doubt have a range of your favourite extensions in Chrome. Regardless of whether you’re an easygoing or avid user of the Internet, there are some must-have browser extensions that you’ll be using on a daily basis. However, when you’re on …

Motorola one hyper incoming

Available for $399.99 in the US, this is the new addition to the Motorola one family. It’s called the “hyper” (yes, in lower-case) and will be ready to buy here in the UK soon too. The phone has no in-display selfie shooter and instead opts for a pop-up …

Black Friday – Realme 5 Pro for less than £162

Good deal this one. We’ve already been up close and personal with the Realme 5 Pro and now, at the Black Friday discounted price of €189 (£161.30), it gets even better. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE running at 2.3GHz and it’s got a 6.3″ 2340×1080 …

Snapping your wedding photos on a Huawei P30 Pro

This one is similar to our wedding day in a way. We had a professional photographer but we found that a lot of the ad-hoc shots taken on other cameras were actually more interesting and more natural. Perhaps it’s the fact that there’s no tripod, it’s less obvious …

Best tablet for writers. Is it right under your nose?

I stumbled across a gadget that I’d almost forgotten about recently. It was an iPad Mini. Wow. Remember this? When we used to use tablets for things? Strangely though, I’ve found a new a new use for it as our existing “radio phone” has failed in the kitchen. …