Category: Android

Xiaomi announces MIUI 12

Just now Xiaomi have launched their latest iteration of MIUI 12 – their Android-based OS. The rollout will begin in the next few weeks and you’ll see the Redmi Note 9, Mi 10, Mi Note 10 and POCO F2 Pro getting the update… but not, it seems, the …

Nokia 1.3 – Cheap entry-level Go-phone at Argos

Announced earlier in the year, the Nokia 1.3 is now available to buy for just £79.99 from Argos. Although available in three colours (Cyan, Sand and Charcoal), Argos are only selling the Charcoal one by the looks of it. It’s obviously SIM-free, but is dual-SIM capable and will …

Samsung A21s heading to giffgaff

The cheap Samsung A21s we covered a few days back will be arriving on giffgaff shortly, and for a mere £179. If you want to pay monthly, their RateSetter monthly charge is a mere £7.65 per month over two years with a £25 upfront charge. You then stick …

OnePlus 8 Pro X-Ray vision? The truth…

There’s been a whole load of click-bait articles out there stating that the “Photochrom” setting on the OnePlus 8 Pro gives some sort of magical X-ray vision which lets you see through clothes and other obstacles. The reality is somewhat less amazing, and I’ll show you some examples …

Samsung Galaxy A21s Revealed

I’ll be honest, we used to ignore the Galaxy A-range phones quite a bit. Our attention was taken by the Samsung Galaxy S models, but the “A range” are actually very impressive. Samsung have just added another phone to their line-up. This time it’s the Galaxy A21s smartphone, …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G – Super-cheap on O2 with discount code

Head to the O2 Shop right now and you can get yourself the crackin’ 5G – Mi MIX 3. The upfront cost on O2 is normally a whacking £350, but if you purchase the phone on an O2 Refresh tariff online and put the code… XIAOMI115OFF ..into the …

The all-new Xiaomi handheld you won’t see anywhere else

After getting my 8 thousandth email from TomTop.com today I thought I’d spotted a new Xiaomi phone. Sadly no, it’s a nail clipper. Not just any nail clipper though, oh no. This is an “anti-splash defence spatter nauil knife 420”. Yowser. For just £5.75 you can this anti-rust …

Hello POCO. The F2 Pro launched, and the price wars are ON!

Expected to be arriving on mi.com/uk later this summer, this is the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. UK pricing isn’t known at this stage, but we do know that the base model (6GB RAM and 128GB storage) is just €499. The next model up (8GB RAM and 256GB storage) …

WhatsApp to get vanishing messages and Twitter — Tweets

The news is out: soon, both Twitter and WhatsApp will be getting an upgrade. It will involve giving their users the option of sending out self-destructing messages. Not too long ago, Gmail started offering the same to its user-base, and other services picked up the practice. But how …

The easy guide to switching networks

I’ve written about this in the past but still get emails about it so, as we’re all on lockdown right now, I thought it’d be a great time to go through the steps of switching networks. Yes, actually switching. It can see like a frightening thing for some, …

Oppo Find X2 Pro. Still looking really rather smashing.

We’re really liking the looks of the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Sadly their PR team have gone all quiet on us, but we can tell you that you can register your interest in buying the phone over at Carphone Warehouse. The specs are already out there and we’ve …

Motorola Razr – Now in Blush Gold

If youve got a fairly substantial amount of money then you can now go ahead and get the folding Motorola Razr in Blush Gold for a mere £1,499.99 – the same price as the black one. The people at Motorola PR have sent us some lovely words about …

How the mobile-first world has been handled by iGaming

As with most web-based industries, the iGaming sector has been massively impacted by the sea change in web browsing behaviour. For a couple of years now, the majority of punters use their mobile phones to gamble. And it’s pretty much the same for bingo and online casinos. Of …

Realme 6 Pro to launch in days

It only seems like 5 minutes since we took a look at the Realme 5 Pro (which is available for a mere £209 on the UK Realme site) but wait, there’s a Realme 6 Pro around the corner and we’ll be seeing it for real this coming Tuesday. …

Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Coming to the UK!

OK, listen friends. The smartphone world is changing quite a bit. Although “Xiaomi” may not be a household name, they are pushing hard and have just announced yet more phones. Although the big press launch saw the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 and the Mi …

Train Guy – The app!

Back in 1990 I used to watch a very random Channel 4 show called “Vic Reeves Big Night Out”. It featured a guy called Vic (real name Jim Moir) and a friend he’d plucked out of the audience some years before – solicitor Bob Mortimer. Since then, the …

Huawei takes on Spotify

Six short months ago, everyone thought that 2020 would be the year that Huawei quietly disappeared from the European and American markets. Castigated in the USA for their supposed privacy and data protection breaches, named personally by President Donald Trump as being spies for the Chinese government, and …

Sony Xperia L4 available on giffgaff

We mentioned the all-new Sony Xperia L4 just a few short days ago. This entry-level smartphone gets all the Sony goodness with a tiny £169 price-tag if you buy direct from the Sony website. She’s got a 21:9 6.2″ 720 x 1680 pixel screen, Mediatek 2GHz CPU, 3GB …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Where to get them

Right, so just a reminder then. We covered the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in detail here. We also had a look at the Warp Charge 30 charger and did a camera comparison between the two handsets plus a video unboxing. If you want one, perhaps …

Gamers! Listen up! The RedMagic 5G is here!

Got yourself £539 and want to buy yourself a true gaming phone without breaking the bank? This is the RedMagic 5G, available right now from the RedMagic online store. There’s a couple of versions and so prices are as follows.. 8GB+128GB for $579 / €579 / £539 12GB+256GB …

How apps are bringing dating into the 21st Century

Source: Pexels When it comes to matters of love, people didn’t use to think of technology as the first place to turn to for help; but a number of apps have not only appeared in recent years to do just that, they have prospered. Gone are the days …

HMD Global rolling out Android 10 to Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2

These two phones were sold with Android 9.0 on-board. However, the boys at HMD Global are doing a great job upgrading their Nokia phones to Android 10. Today they’re announcing that the Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2 will both be getting Android 10, so that brings the …

Free Samsung Galaxy Watch Active with selected giffgaff phones

If you go and buy yourself a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G or S20 Ultra 5G from giffgaff between now and May 26th, you can also claim a free Galaxy Watch Active. Once you’ve bought the phone you simply need to head to the Samsung website and redeem your …

Samsung Galaxy M31 heading to the UK

Whenever anybody mentions a Samsung Galaxy handset, they usually think of the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, as we’ve covered before, the other Samsung Galaxy phones are really very good. Today we learn that the “M Series” is to expand here in the UK, …

Motorola G8 Power now available on Vodafone

Back in February we took a look at the all-new Motorola G8 Power. Now you can go and get yourself one a Vodafone. You can get the phone plus 6GB of monthly data for just £30 per month with a £9 upfront cost or grab one of Vodafone’s …

Motorola edge and edge+ in the house

Remember these guys? They’ve been kicking around for a while now. Motorola are back, and they’ve launched their “fastest, loudest and boldest” flagship phones ever – the Motorola edge and edge+, all in lower-case letters too. Moto have gone with the “5G first” mantra (similar to OnePlus with …

Honor deals for the upcoming Bank Holiday

Apparently there’s another Bank Holiday coming up. In all honesty, I’m having enough problems keeping track of the days on lockdown, so chucking a Bank Holiday into the mix really isn’t going to make much of a difference. Anyhoo, Honor are offering up some deals on their smartphones, …

Sony Xperia L4 Now available in the UK

Available here for a mere £169 this is the new Sony Xperia L4. It’s got a 21:9 6.2″ 720 x 1680 pixel screen and is powered by a Mediatek MT6762 Helio octa-core 2GHz CPU. There’s also 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and a microSD card slot. Camera-wise there’s a …

Is retail dying? Increasing retail sales through omni-channel retailing

Recent innovations in retail POS systems now allow For a seamless shopping experience Now more than ever, brick-and-mortar retailers are wondering how to increase their sales. Retailers lacking e-commerce stores are moving to rectify that omission as quickly as possible. However, the trick to maximizing sales lies in …

What makes TikTok such a big social media phenomenon?

Whilst we’re all locked inside there’ll be many of you who have no doubt seen a TikTok video. It could be within the app or via a Facebook post, a Twitter update or sent over WhatsApp. What, though, is TikTok and why are a growing section of society …

DOOGEE introduces the ultra-affordable X95 smartphone.

In today’s world of £1200, £1300, and even £2000 flagship phones, its nice to hear that phones at the other end of the scale are still being produced with some surprisingly good specifications. Today Chinese phone manufacturer DOOGEE has announced the launch of its latest phone, the DOOGEE …

Fortnite finally available on Google Play

Well over a year ago we finally got to use the mobile version of Fortnite. However, the install was definitely very unusual, and involved you side-loading an installer outside of the usual trusted store that you have on your phone. The developers behind Fortnite did it this way …

The SpaceX Starlink satellites – from my garden

Last night I spoke about ways of seeing the Starlink satellites. They’re really easy to see right now and, as the weather is gorgeous and we’re all locked in our houses, what else are you going to do? I’ve had a few emails about this already and a …

Wanna see the Starlink satellites? Try these apps.

Right, I’ll keep this brief as I need a cup of tea. Elon Musk is launching thousands of satellites into space. There’s quite an interesting story behind this Space X programme. Called “Starlink”, there’s 320 of them up there right now but the intention is to have 12,000 …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G now at Vodafone

If you’ve got a whole mess of money then you can grab yourself either the Galaxy Z Flip or the Fold 5G from Vodafone. They’re available on unlimited data plans and you can add Amazon Prime Video, Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW TV Entertainment …

OnePlus 8 Series – Watch the live launch

I’d normally start these launch events by telling you all about our experience. I’ll be talking about the food, the atmosphere and there’d be lots of photos from the show floor. Trouble is, we’re all in the middle of a global crisis right now, so everything is being …

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Leaked all over the shop.

Crickey. Here comes another massive OnePlus leak! The boys at John Lewis have just added … – A Glacial Green OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for £899 – An Onyx Black OnePlus 8 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage for £799 – …

Help to fight COVID-19 while you sleep

Morning all, remember the Vodafone DreamLab app? It’s been around for a while and has helped to fight cancer for many years. It does this by running on your phone while you’re sleeping – using the processor on your phone to help with big research projects. The app …