Category: General

Primordial Radio join an elite group at Vodafone

Vodafone customers lend me your ears! Recently, we mentioned an independent radio station called Primordial which specialises in  rock and metal music but what makes this group special is their use of mobile phone technology and their ability to broadcast from wherever they want. The online service is …

Are you one of the millions of people paying too much for your phone?

Now Citizens Advice have waded into the age-old problem of contract customers paying far too much. It happens if you’ve chosen a deal which bundles your minutes, texts and data in with the cost of the phone. Whilst paying one bundled monthly fee may seem simple, many don’t …

giffgaff iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing

So, you’ve seen our coverage and you want to know more about where to get the new iPhone handsets. We’ve already looked at offer from EE but now giffgaff have thrown their hat into the ring with pricing on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. I …

Where’s the place you don’t get a signal ?

Ok everyone. I’m going to ask you a question. Name me one place where you regularly have signal problems. Not a geographic spot, but a place. Yes, it’s a train. Trains are a pain in the backside. On journeys to London it’s fairly usual to hear someone say, …

Groov-e Air Buds – Review

Specs  Up to 3 hours music playback and up to an additional 7 hours using the changing case Music controls and answer/reject calls Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSPSPP Wireless range up to 10m Standby time 20 hours Charging Case: Box recharge capacity: 350mA Charging time for case …

OnePlus 6T to abandon the headphone jack

I have had every OnePlus device, since the very beginning was the OnePlus One, and like with many others I was eagerly awaiting the latest “Flagship Killer”. We’re talking about the OnePlus 6T which rumoured to be heading our way in October. Well, it is with a heavy …

EE announce iPhone XS Pricing

Just in case you had not heard…we have new iPhones to order today, and EE have sent over some information. Both the XS and XS Max can now be pre-ordered for delivery next Friday in three different colours. Anyone after the XR will have to wait until October, …

giffgaff deliver freebies with P20 purchases

Whenever I write “giffgaff” on my phone it seems to change it to “guffguff”. Personally I think they’re missing a trick there. Anyhow, Network of the Year for three consecutive years (according to uSwitch) has some great deals on if you’re looking to bag the excellent P20 or …

OnePlus announce new Bullets headset… no 3.5mm in sight.

New headphones from OnePlus? Sure, I’ll have a look at that email. They’re an updated version of the acclaimed Bullets V2, but wait a minute, these USB-C headphones are being launched to coincide with their next phone. Which can only mean that their new phone won’t have a …

Booq Daypack – Review

Backpacks are an essential part of my daily kit. They allow me to transport my gear around with ease and minimal discomfort. I have used various cheap bags over the years, but recently was offered the chance to test on from Booq. This was slightly different from any …

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Wireless Smart Soundbar – Review

I am not an audiophile by any means – I don’t have a finely tuned ear, and I couldn’t tell you what a chord was if it slapped me in the face! However, I do like to listen to music, and anything that makes that easier and better is appealing …

EE switches off more 3G as 4G takes over

The 2100MHz 3G frequency has been in use by all the UK operators for a long time. Now EE are refarming the spectrum so that it’ll power 4G instead. This effectively means that EE will have five “carriers” of the 4G signal – more than any other UK …

A scary new world of holographic companions. It’s here now.

Before I say anything, watch this video. Soak it in. Look at the grin on the face of the guy.. It’s more than a little creepy, however this virtual lady seems to be proving quite popular. They call it / her, the “Gatebox” in the PR email. “She’ll …

Add walkie-talkie capability to your iPhone

This one hasn’t even gone fully live on Indigogo as yet but, from what I can see, this is a case, an extra battery for your iPhone and a walkie-talkie, all in one. Cheap data, better coverage and apps like WhatsApp, which has an inbuilt audio recording / …

So many network operators! How do I choose?

There’s still a sizeable majority of people out there that, by default, tend to choose one of the “big four” UK operators. Sure, there’s reasons for looking just at EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. You’ll get added benefits like WiFi calling and, because they’re big companies and you’re …

Caller ID now free

Not too long ago, if you wanted the phone number of the caller to be displayed on your home phone, you’d have to pay some mad fee. It was, when you think about it, a little unfair. Mobile networks have been providing the caller’s number since, ever, but …

Breaking – I’ve killed another phone

I was already having a bad enough few months. Remember my busted Galaxy S7 ? I smashed the back on that. Then there was the Honor 9 which, although it still works fine to this day, has a small crack across the camera lens and means that all …

4G Mobile broadband plans arrive from BT

Morning all. Good news ! That rash has cleared up! Ah no, wait. BT have got some news for us. They’ve just announced 4G mobile broadband plans for the first time. Not only that, but they’ve also got their first range of 12 month 4G SIM-only plans. BT, …