Category: Android

Is this the Oneplus 5T?

OnePlus have already brought us some exciting new smartphones, and they do this without charging a huge premium. Their previous offerings were popular, and more so with the recent OnePlus 5 which featured a dual camera system, great battery and huge amounts of RAM. However… It seems like …

When a smartphone helps you with your backpacking

If you’re travelling light then, even if you’re going ultra-light like I’ve done on my various charity bike rides (which, of course, I don’t like to talk about), you’re going to be taking your smartphone with you. To be honest there’ not a great deal of places where …

Maintenance software goes mobile. What benefits can it offer?

Have you ever heard about CMMS? Well, I hadn’t either. Not until I recently moved jobs. It stands for “Computerized Maintenance Management System”, or sometimes “Computerized Maintenance Management Software” and is basically a way to replace the classic pen and paper documentation. Back in the “old days”, if …

Oreo being delivered to the Sony XZ Premium

I’ve been pretty impressed with the XZ Premium ever since I first saw the thing back in March. The build quality is the usual Sony finery and that 5.5″ screen resolution (2160×3840 pixels) is stunning. It also comes with the ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB …

Huawei P10 – SIM-free just £399.99

As you’ll know if you read my impressions of it, I loved the Huawei P10. I really, really didn’t want to give the thing back. With a lot of smartphones now becoming fairly similar with their specs, I’m always on the look-out for three key points… A good …

Bug bounty on offer as Google goes for a big clean-up

It’s pretty simple logic when you think about it. If there’s apps and manufacturers out there developing ways to disinfect and clean up your Android phone, then there’s obviously some apps out there that are misbehaving. Just this week, Google started pushing to get this fixed, with a …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Unboxing

Now that the madness of the launch event is over and all the tech world has crawled back into their respective offices, it is time to get down to the business of seeing what is beyond the shiny Huawei exterior. Before I get into the unboxing of the …

Quickly now! Join the Huawei Mate 9 Android Oreo beta

If you’ve got a Huawei Mate 9 then you may be looking on with envy after the Mate 10 announcement. Don’t worry though, because, if you’re super-quick, you can get in on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) action too. Head to the Huawei beta test area and you can …

Tesla on two wheels. The AppScooter

Last week I was reviewing a car and this week I’m getting a pitch from an electric scooter company. It’s certainly different to my years of reviewing phones. This one is an electric bike which can get you to nearly 28 mph in just 3.3 seconds. Depending how …

An interesting way to use your smartphone

Pretty much everybody reading this will be using their smartphone in exactly the same way. You’ll be scrolling down the screen with your finger or thumb. Standard. However, you can hook up a range of both wired and wireless (Bluetooth) kit to let you interact in an arguably …

A look at the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 Pro

In addition to the main event yesterday, we also saw two more phones being launched by Huawei. One of these is the Porsche Design version. This is the continuation of what Huawei did last year with the Mate 9. I was able to get a very brief hands-on …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Launch

Huawei has always had two mainstream phone lineups, the P series and the Mate Series. We have seen the P series for this year and we were pretty impressed by the offering. The Mate series traditionally launches later in the year and tends to be aimed at the …

Huawei Live Event – Today

Our man Garry is on his way to cover the Huawei Live event for us today, but in the meantime at 1 pm today there will be a live stream direct from the event.

Hands on with the Moto Z2 Play

The new Z2 Play is available with Vodafone. We’ve covered it before but now there’s one right here for you to have a good look at. The bright and vivid 5.5″ screen is a 1920 x 1080 pixel unit and the entire phone is just 5.99mm thick. This …

Distracted by your phone, but still need to use it? Try this.

If you constantly get distracted by your smartphone, there’s a simple fix. Just turn the thing off. Leave it in a cupboard. However, if you need to actually do work on your phone then… well, it’s easy to get distracted by Facebook messages and tweets appearing on the …

Cyngn takes a new road.. literally

Those of you that have ever dabbled in changing the OS on an Android phone will no doubt will have heard of Cyanogenmod. This group of enthusiasts built operating systems for a myriad of Android phones compiled from the base AOSP. At one time things were going well, …

Tomtop delivers 40% discount on LeEco Le 2 X520 Deal

Well, as you’ll know if you’ve seen our contract and SIM-only deals recently, we love to find a good deal. Here, from TOMTOP, is an offer on the Letv LeEco Le 2 X520. It’s a smartphone with an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (1.8GHz x 4 + 1.4GHz …

Motorola Moto Z2 Play now available on Vodafone

Just last week we told you that the new Motorola Z2 play was about to arrive on the Vodafone UK network. So, just like clockwork, here it is. If you want to be a bit different or try something that isn’t a Samsung or an iPhone, the modular …

Confused about VPN? Invisbox 2 makes it easy.

We all use the web, and we all see the horror stories associated with data and the privacy of it. Cybercrime is, unfortunately, a real thing these days and keeping you and your family safe online is very important. Here is a quote that sums it all up, …