Category: iOS

Apple removes Group Facetime from iOS12 launch

When apple announced iOS12 earlier in the year, one of the major features was Group FaceTime. However it now seems that this feature is to be delayed until later in the year according to the latest Beta update. Apple have removed the feature on the latest Beta of …

How your smartphone can help with your assignments

Struggle with getting your assignments written on time? Don’t know how to organise your daily routine? Can’t finish a research paper before the deadline? Actually, your smartphone can help a lot.  Gone are the days of hiding away in the school library, when all the students were hunting …

Nokia Steel HR – Unboxing

Smartwatches are dime a dozen these days. Almost every manufacturer is dipping their toe into the market. We have seen some come and go (aka Pebble) and we have seen some stay the course. However, it is the lesser known brands for this area who sometimes prove to …

Six things you couldn’t do on the original iPhone

It seems like iPhones have been around forever and, considering that we spend half of our lives glued to their screens, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually been over a decade since the release of the initial model. Yet it’s true. On 29th June 2007, the very …

One of the best photographs of Birmingham, taken on an iPhone

I’ve been kicking around this planet for a while now and, as I live in Staffordshire, I’ve visited Birmingham quite a bit. Nowadays you’ll find me doing the Birmingham Velo whilst my wife goes shopping in Selfridges. In parts the city still has problems and the issues that …

Discord – Whats it about?

Discord is software primarily used for people to talk while playing games. So you may think well why is this relevant to me? Well Discord is something I use everyday and it is growing to be a social network of sorts to. There is an iOS, macOS, PC …

Apple adds addiction protection section

One thing you may not have noticed in the recent Apple developer conference is the introduction of “addiction controls” which will be added to iOS 12. Tech addiction has popped up in the news recently with games such as Fortnite grabbing the attention of many gamers around the …

How to screen record on iPad and iPhone in iOS11

Late last year Apple added an excellent new screen record feature to iOS11 which, for many, may have gone unnoticed. Instead of taking a dull screenshot and drawing on it with digital ink, you can now record and describe what’s happening on you iPhone or iPad screen. A …

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, …

WWDC – 2018 – iOS 12 & macOS Mojave

As predicated WWDC focused less on massive new features to iOS and more on performance. But particular towards older devices, also there has been a shift in retiring older devices. So your iPhone 5s & 5c are safe for another year or maybe more. “For iOS 12, we …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Battery – 1%. Stressed much?

Does this sight make you nervous? I came across some interesting information when I was out in Paris the other day. Apparently one of the things that we smartphone users stress about most is our battery life.  Now, I am no behavioural therapist, but I decided to do …