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Huawei 5G – It can’t be ripped out easily

Until now, the UK government have decided to allow Huawei to play a role in the 5G deployment here in the UK. Despite US concerns, the UK allowed Huawei to be used in “non-core” kit. However, GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre has delivered new findings into Huawei and …

Podcast 254 – Blimey! Remember these?

“Sporadic” seems to be the word for these podcasts. If you’ve listened to some of them then you might be aware that they’re usually recorded in the car as it’s the only free time I have. However, these are not normal times. These are very strange times and …

Motorola G 5G Plus appears. Hello again Moto.

You want 5G but you don’t want to be shelling out a load of cash. This, then, is where the Moto G 5G Plus comes in. It’s jut popped up here on the Motorola website. Running Android 10 you get either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either …

Old Skool FM and AM to continue for another decade at least in the UK

Despite the growth of DAB and the increasing choice of radio stations, the government here in the UK has reversed plans to close down analogue stations by extending licenses for another 10 years. It means that older car radio equipment will still receive signals until at least 2032. …

How smartphones are changing the way we buy

With a number of challenges for high-street retailers right now, taking money from customers really shouldn’t be one of them. Let’s face it, with coronavirus concerns and high rent, you don’t want to be spending cash on extra staff to keep your stock in check and then accepting …

OnePlus 8 Pro wins Best Smartphone

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are amazing phones. The Pro is £52 per month with a £29 upfront cost on Three with 4GB of monthly data or you can get the 128GB storage version for £795.66 from Amazon if you want to buy outright. For that …

Mobile gaming has made online casinos more popular

There was a time, not too far in the distant past, when the world of online gambling was dominated by players accessing games using their chunky PC’s and Macs. The internet wasn’t very quick and apps had to be downloaded and installed locally – taking up valuable space …

OnePlus Lite on the way?

OnePlus have recently given us two absolutely gorgeous phones in the shape of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but not everyone wants to spend several hundred pounds on a phone. With technology advancing, a sub £250 phone can now give a very respectable performance and it’ll …

Poco F2 Pro, goes live in the UK – sells out immediately

We’ve mentioned this phone a couple of times now. We’ve dubbed it the “flagship killer” due to the excellent specs and low cost. The UK version 8GB RAM, 256GB storage version and a rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU. There’s LiquidCool Technology (2.0) with a vapour chamber, multi-layered …

Getting a proper web presence for your business – now easier than ever

Have you spent the lockdown thinking about starting your own business? You’ll have several ways of doing it. For many, you can start easily and sell on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Gumtree, or Shpock. That’s simple enough, and, during the lockdown, that’s what our local cake shop has been …

Tricks for staying safe when using dating apps

A quarter of people in the UK use dating apps to find someone to connect with. They may be looking for love, for companionship, for a serious relationship, or just a bit of fun. No matter what your reasons for using dating apps, it is important that you use them with …

Carphone Warehouse and Currys take on the Find X2 Range

Yes, another post about the Oppo Find X2 family. This time it’s Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse who want us to tell you that they’re now available to buy. The Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Find X2 Neo and Oppo Find X2 Lite are all available. Prices …

Seedbox vs. VPN: Which one is the better option?

Do you ever worry about your privacy when you’re online? If you’re not concerned, you should be. Did you know that Binance Exchange, one of the largest companies dealing with crypto-currencies and Bitcoin, lost $41 million in just a single hack? If you’re just browsing the internet then …

What does the future hold for Huawei and 5G now?

A lot has been said about the new 5G technology. Fears and conspiracy theories have spread across Facebook despite UK 5G being at a lower frequency than a lot of home WiFi networks. There is, though, more immediate problems for 5G if you’re Huawei. The US has effectively …

The 5GBioShield. How to make money easily.

You’ll have probably seen this one in the news recently. Today we’ve decided to dig deeper and find out how much money was being made from this. Recommended in a report prepared for Glastonbury Town Council, and mentioned heavily in the 5G conspiracy forums / Facebook groups, 5GBioShield …

Happy Birthday UK 5G – One today!

5G has been available here in the UK for a whole year! EE now have 80 large cities and towns across bathed in 5G, with the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks. YouTube is the most popular app for their customers – 5G users are …

How to sabotage your own business with bad data protection

Data breaches can happen to everyone, including small businesses. In fact, attackers often target small businesses because they are the most vulnerable. As companies (and individuals) rely more on technology like cloud computing, the risk of a data breach becomes even more serious. There are more cyberattacks, and …

Motorola G8 Pro appears

Sitting in the “affordable handset” category, this is the new G8 Pro. It can be found on the Motorola Enterprise website and packs a 6.4″ 1080 x 2300 Full HD+ 19:9 screen. Running the Android One version of Android 10, this uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SD665 CPU …

We’ve been awarded a thing. Yay.

It’s one of those awards again, and they want us to include a link to their site – definitely not for SEO ranking. Oh no. This one comes from Vuelio, who describe Coolsmartphone as follows… Both cool and also very smart is Leigh Geary’s blog Coolsmartphone, which has …

More on the POCO F2 Pro flagship killer

We’re liking the look of the (Xiaomi) POCO F2 Pro. It’s available on Gearbest for £449.28 or you can have a look at Tecobuy to get it for £405.99 (and, if you hang around their site, they’ll give you £6 off, bringing it down to £399.99). For less …

OPPO phones arriving on Virgin Media

MVNO Virgin Media, currenrtly operating on EE masts, has announced that they will be ranging OPPO handsets. The manufacturer, covered here will be available in a matter of days on the Virgin Media website. Virgin tell us that a “wide range of OPPO 5G” will be ready for …

New website, new products. Honor pushes on.

With their smartphone business currently impacted by the Trump Trade Termination, Honor are slightly changing direction. Everything we’ve looked at recently has been highly rated. The Honor MagicWatch 2 was top class (and I wanted to keep it), and the Magic EarBuds are shockingly good. Today, more devices …

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 …

HONOR Magic EarBuds – Review

After having my perception of all non-Apple AirPods ruined by some shady £10 in-ear replicas, I didn’t hold out too much hope for these Magic Earbuds from HONOR. They’re available in the UK now and you can find them on the new HONOR website here. That new website – …

Boost your digital skills with the giffgaff Academy

While we’re mostly still stuck indoors, it’s important to make use of this extra time we have. Mobile network giffgaff have launched their new giffgaff Academy. It’s the place to go if you want to increase you digital skills. You don’t have to be a giffgaff customer – …

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) …

Vodafone launch an IOT Thermal Camera

Those who have been with us for a while may remember the Seek Thermal Camera. I looked at it a few years ago and you can buy it right here and it just plugs into your phone so that you can see heat and cold. For those who …

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 …

Why Cloud Gaming Services are the future of the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry has seen a huge surge over the last 10 years as more and more of us log on to play some of our favourite games. But as technology changes and the industry shifts to mobile and online gaming, could cloud-based gaming services be the future …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Everything you need to know

Here’s two smartphones from a company that has been around for almost seven years now. During that time OnePlus have achieved a cult following but, with handsets like the OnePlus 7T (reviewed here, here and here) they’re now gaining more mainstream traction. Today marks the launch of two …

Podcast 253 – MoDaCo and Coolsmartphone lock it down

This one is a bit special and if you want to see the video version just head here. Paul O’Brien gave me a nudge and suggested we just have a relaxed chat and a discussion about the current coronavirus situation plus our favourite gadgets at the moment. The …

Doro 8050 Senior Smartphone now on sale

Keeping in touch right now is more important than ever. Now Doro, the leading supplier of telecom solutions for seniors, has added the Doro 8050. This isn’t all about specs – the connectivity, the “In Case of Emergency” button and the £200 price-tag are more important here. That …

Masts on fire as insane 5G coronavirus conspiracies continue

We spoke about the wild rumours connecting 5G to coronavirus cases over a month ago and, well, we got some “interesting” emails after that (mainly threats). Over the weekend, in the midst of a global pandemic and a lockdown here in the UK, some people have taken it …

Podcast 252 – Coronavirus Lockdown Biscuit Special

Normally I record these podcasts whilst driving to and from work. However, the world has turned upside down of late and I’m instead sitting at home eating far too many biscuits. It’s all a bit weird isn’t it? The coronavirus has changed things so much, and despite the …

Carphone Warehouse close all standalone stores

Actually getting your hands on a phone – to touch it and check the dimensions of the thing – is going to get slightly more difficult now. In addition to the obvious coronavirus restrictions, Carphone Warehouse have announced that all standalone stores will close. This means that 2,900 …

Podcast 251 – Sky TV and Mobile World Congress

Yes, we’re back – the podcast has returned! We should have a big bumper news package after Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but, as you know, that went in the bin due to coronavirus outbreak. In this episode we cover that and the impact it’ll have on the …

How easy is working from home if you don’t have an IT guy?

With a growing emphasis on working from home at the moment, there’s an obvious concern that many just simply can’t do that. As an example, if you work in a supermarket, a coffee shop or a pub; working from home just isn’t really possible. For big IT firms, …

Tesco Mobile launches 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile have just announced that they will be launching 5G. Things start with 24 cities across the UK, including Coventry, Glasgow, Leeds and London. The Tesco Mobile SIM-only 5G plans start at just £15 per month and pay monthly contracts begin at …