Category: iOS

Hotel Hideaway. Another home for online grooming.

Yes, it’s me again. Recently I wrote about the dangers of kids using smartphones. The truth is, if you let them have a smartphone, you’re opening them up to a host of dangers. There’s absolutely nothing you can do to protect them unless you sit next to them …

What is it that makes gambling such a lucrative business?

The rise and rise of gambling apps and gambling features in the Android Google Play of iPhone iTunes store got me thinking. There’s so many of them, and you have to ask yourself, “How are all these apps paying for themselves?” After all, there’s usually no in-app adverts …

EasyJet launch hand luggage augmented reality app

Ensuring that your luggage meets the varying requirements of airlines can be a bit of a gamble. There’s different weights and dimensions to consider before you even set off, and there’s always the possible embarrassment of having to unpack your stuff at the check-in desk when it all …

Passing IT Certification exams in less time with Prepaway

I work in IT. You may have guessed :) One thing you always have to do in IT is learn. You can never sit still. The industry is continually growing, with new technologies appearing on a regular basis which you have to understand. If you don’t look at …

Cryptocurrencies explained

I get emailed about cryptocurrencies on a weekly basis. There’s now hundreds of apps for those using Bitcoin or other major cryptocurrencies. You can get a wallet to show your Bitcoin amount, you can convert into different currencies, use address books and – of course – send and …

Make a successful home business with this 2019 idea list

If you’re looking for a secondary job or you want to do something part time, it’s now perhaps easier than ever. The guy that fixes and services my bike for example. He has a van. He has a mobile phone and a load of tools. That, and a …

Apple releases new battery cases for the XR, XS an XS Max

Apple news is often few and far between so the release of several new battery cases is moderately noteworthy!  Older iPhones already have these, but Apple has now released battery cases for its latest handsets, the XR, XS and XS Max.  Each case comes with wireless charging built-in …

Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to Three

OK, so this isn’t a gym but – instead of sweating your bits off in front of strangers, you get an app with professional personal trainers. They offer thousands of workouts and programmes, which have been specially created and guided by world-class certified trainers. You also get some …

Top 10 apps based on TV shows

When I was growing up (which seems a long time ago now), I was a big fan of Knight Rider. I checked the Google Play store recently and it was great to see so many apps dedicated to it. There’s a Knight Rider Watch simulator, a car creator, …

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 …

Your phone is filthy, Let PhoneSoap clean it – Review

We all use our phones as fundamental tools in our day to day lives, and most of us will clean them from time to time. However, cleaning the visible dirt is only half the battle as there is also the microbial “dirt” that is always present on our phones. …

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 …

Unlocked pre-owned iPhone 7 – £219

When I start seeing “last minute gifts”, it’s usually a sign that I should maybe start my shopping. I’m looking around for a cheap iPhone at the moment (I know, don’t ask) and this reconditioned iPhone 7 pinged my radar. It’s £219 on giffgaff and you get a …

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 …