Category: iOS

What are the best ways to kill time on your phone?

If there’s one thing you’ll always notice in a bus stop, queue or waiting area – it’s that people will be messing around with their phones.  Over the years they’ve become the default “time killer”, occupying those brief moments when there’s nothing else to do apart from perhaps …

Epic Games forced into Fortnite mobile corner

Epic Games has long disliked the revenue cut taken by smartphone stores. Indeed, Epic tried to dodge the 30% Apple tax recently during an in-game event for Fortnite. Apple then blocked Fortnite from the App Store, with iOS users prevented from downloading future updates. In addition, Android players …

Get the latest iPhone each year without an upgrade fee

If you’re into your iPhone’s and you want to upgrade regularly without the big cost, the new new Apple deal from Vodafone could be just the thing. A new annual upgrade promise gets you the latest iPhone after 12 months. Just buy an iPhone 11 (on any plan) …

Trump demands a cut of TikTok deal

In a Mafia-like response, Donald Trump has hit a new low today by suggesting that the US Treasury should get a cut of any TikTok sale after he “facilitated” it. As you remember, businessman Trump has threatened to ban Chinese-owned TikTok in the USA and wants an American …

Microsoft talks to Trump about TikTok sale

After a presumably intelligent conversation with Donald Trump, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has confirmed that discussions to purchase TikTok will continue. A date of September 15th has been given for completion of the sale discussions. A Microsoft blog post states.. Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella …

Trump TicTok Termination

Orange-faced narcissist, Donald Trump, has told reporters that he has plans to kill off TikTok in the USA. Speaking to reporters, he suggested that an executive order could be signed quickly .. As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States. It comes as …

Best coding games to improve your skills in programming

The field of programming is among the top-rated careers globally. The demand for programmers in IT tech-related companies keeps growing every other day. Since technology keeps on advancing, the need for professional developers to keep increasing as well. This implies that the competition is stiff, and for any …

The best random video chats of 2020

For most people, the social circle is limited to friends, work colleagues, and relatives. Indeed, right now your social circle could be even more limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although this is enough for some people, others are looking for ways to meet new and interesting people. …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

Best Twitter video downloading apps

Despite the sometimes questionable tweets, I do enjoy using Twitter. You get to see breaking and first-hand news, plus the varying points of view from around the world. I’ve been on Twitter for years now, and it’s sometimes been my “safe zone” from the Facebook madness. Not only …

Why buy new? gifgaff dishing out some great refurbished phones

Last year I bought my son a reconditioned iPhone. I’ve got him on a SIM-only Virgin Media deal and, because I paid cheap for a second-hand iPhone, it’s a low monthly outgoing. If you’re looking to do something similar, just get yourself a refurbished “like new” phone, find …

Extra prize bundles up for grabs on VeryMe

If you’ve got a Vodafone plan, download the My Vodafone app. You can manage your bills, your account and you can get some freebies via the “VeryMe” Rewards feature. Right now they’ve added a load of prize draws. You just need to open the app and push a …

Test your skills. Park it!

I passed my driving test many years ago, but the Bill Plant Driving School still sticks in my memory and I see their cars going round on a regular basis. Available only on iOS right now, they’ve launched “Parkathon”, an app where you need to navigate various obstacles …

How to play casino games on your smartphone

There was a time when casino and gambling apps were not allowed in the various app stores. However, three years ago things started changing. Google Play announced that they would start accepting gambling apps in July 2017. Before that, gaming sites were only ever able to offer a …

Subscription now at the centre of Strava

How it happened, I really don’t know, but pretty much everyone I know has ended up using Strava as their fitness tracker. There’s plenty of competition, but Strava seems to be the one we’ve all ended up using. We don’t pay of course. No, that would be mental. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

iPhone SE (2020) Pricing released by Sky Mobile

Having recently voted by as Network of the Year, Sky Mobile have today announced pricing iPhone SE. It’s available to pre-order from 1pm today. Oh, and interestingly, they’re also still selling the iPhone 8 if you want the exact same phone but with a slower CPU. Prices on that …

2020 throws another curveball. The new iPhone SE. Just £419.

What is going on with this year? A pandemic, stores and offices closing, key workers earning far too little for keeping us all alive and now… a brand new iPhone undercutting every single phone OnePlus has released this year in price. Madness. Welcome in, the new iPhone SE, …

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 …

Board games that have moved online

Keeping the kids entertained right now is of key importance during this extended period of lockdown. The latest PS4 or Xbox games are great and YouTube, Netflix and so on will definitely keep everyone amused for a while but after that you’ll be looking for more. The classic …

New iPad Pro available from Vodafone

If you get the iPad Pro from Apple you’ll be looking to pay around £769. However, if you want to pay in monthly installments, Vodafone are now offering it with 6GB of data from £53 per month and a £60 upfront cost. In addition, you can get it …

Dell Mobile Connect adds further features

Since the launch of this particular system back in January 2018, over one million people have exchanged 150 million phone calls and text messages using Dell Mobile Connect. Today they’re announcing new features, including the ability to fo file transfer on iOS devices. In addition you can do …

Apple closes all stores outside mainland China

A full closure of all Apple shops and stores outside of China will now kick in for two weeks. This is happening immediately, and they not reopen until March 27th. It comes as the spread of coronavirus continues, with countries closing borders, stopping flights and going onto lock-down …

Learning card games on your phone

Look on the Android or iPhone app store and, if you want to give card games a try, there’s a stack of options. I started, as most kids do, with “Snap”. It’s an easy game and you can download this to your phone and re-live those times by …

How to make a traffic jam without a car

Google Maps, without doubt, is fantastic. After the company bought Waze for a huge amount of money seven years ago, it’s integrated a lot of the Waze crowdsourced driving features into Google Maps. The result is definitely beneficial for Google Maps users and we’re now used to seeing …

How mobile gaming is taking over

It’s 2020 and today our mobile modern  technology plays a massive part in our day to day lives. However, what many don’t realise is that there’s been a huge amount of attention in this area. Not just the hardware, not just the operating system or the networks, but …

Getting a career in games 

Like gaming ? Well yes, so do I. But how do you fancy earning some money out of it? If you want to learn more, there’s a set of interactive workshops and sessions coming up on February 1st. The industry is looking to recruit more women in, as …

Planning your summer holiday? Try these companion apps

With Christmas and the entire festive season just a dim and distant memory now, people are planning to escape the dark, cold and wet winter nights by booking a summer holiday. After getting the right deal, you’ve got to consider saving the money to pay for it all …

USB-C finally coming to your next iPhone?

A few years ago the EU tried to get all phone charging cables the same. It was pretty successful, and the USB-C format is now widespread. The USB-C format works well because you don’t need to worry about which way up it’s inserted (let’s ignore the other end) …

Board games without the boredom

Well, Christmas is over now but, it there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that board games are making a big come-back. In our house at least. Monopoly seems to be a favourite right now, and we’ve ended up with three different Monopoly boards which are themed around different …

Getting your mobile app design right

What I loved most about the old BBC iPlayer Radio app was the GUI. The design of the interface was straightforward, easy-to-understand and worked well. Whether you were sat still or going for a jog – you had a natural and simple interface that did exactly what you …