Tag: ipad

How to add extra storage to your iPhone using the iStick – Review

Update – If you are having problems with your iStick on iOS9 please check out this article  It doesn’t seem to matter how much storage you have in your smartphone, it never seems to be quite enough. Some smartphones allow you to use memory cards to increase storage, but as …

Lynktec 360 degree Tablet Kickstand – Review

This thing is pretty straightforward really. It sticks onto the back of any tablet and gives you a kickstand. Not only that, but it’ll rotate around by 360 degrees so you can set it up just how you want. It sticks on using special microsuction technology. Sure, it …

iPad Pro details revealed in iOS 9 code

Ever since the demise of Steve Jobs, Apple has become something of a leaky sieve.  One of Jobs’ great triumphs was to keep the tech industry guessing as to what he would reveal on the stage. Rumours were rife of course, but the eventual announcement was always something …

Could an iPad replace a laptop?

In a time when every news site and blogger wants to be first out the door with news, having the right equipment is more important than ever. As a mobile blogger myself and someone who likes to share news,  I normally take a mobile phone for tethering use …

OfficeSuite Free review

Getting Office documents working on your mobile device can be a hit and miss affair. Sometimes you’ll find an app that opens certain documents but won’t let you edit them. Sometimes you can edit some document types but not others, and you can find that the document will …

Can a smartphone or tablet REALLY replace my TV?

For Christmas my son managed to upgrade his old Nintendo Wii to a new Nintendo Wii U. Thanks Santa, very good of you. He’s been enjoying the new higher-resolution games and is a big Mario fan. Somehow I’ve lost quite a few races against him on Mario Kart …

Mount your iPad or tablet on your fridge

We’ve seen many iPad mounts over the years but having one that sticks onto your fridge? That’s a new one on us. This is the FridgePad 2 and will convert your fridge (or, I guess, washing machine, tumble dryer or dish-washer) into a “smart appliance” by magically holding …

Mail Pilot 2 for iOS Review

Mail Pilot started out in 2012 as a web app. Then it became available natively on iOS in 2013, and on Mac early last year. Its founders call it “the email client reimagined from the ground up.” What sets Mail Pilot apart is the focus on tasks. Emails …

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profits of any company, ever

The figures posted by Apple just a few hours ago are either fantastic or vulgar depending on your view point. A company performing well, meeting customer needs and rightfully succeeding? Or a brand which has attained an air of exclusivity with handsets sold at huge markups just to …

Xenta 360 Degree iPad Stand review

Got an iPad? You do? What happens when you get a Facetime call? Do you prop it up somewhere only to have it slide down? Yeah. Me too. You can get a clever cover with an in-built stand, but if you want your iPad held securely and firmly …

Why I moved to a Surface Pro 3

I have been dabbling in tablets for a while now. It all started when the first gen iPad hit the shelves in the UK. Now, whilst all these tablets are great and they all performed admirably during the time I had them, my needs have quite simply evolved …

Fix that busted phone or tablet. iMend Review

OK, I’m going to talk about it. In London recently I sat at Euston and generally watched the world go by. What was pretty amazing was the amount of people using broken phones. I saw three people with broken iPhones, and they were all cracks or busted glass …

Inateck TPB-IM iPad mini Sleeve Case Review

Do you use your iPad naked (ooooo missus, the iPad, not you) or do hide all of the Apple design inside a case ? I recently took my iPad mini out of its case and instantly remembered how thin and light the device was. I decided that’s how …

Interactive Books – The magical next step in bed time story telling

Everyone loves a good book, especially when shared with a young one. Colourful, gripping, imagination building, educational, magical, there are many words that can be used to describe a wonderful bed time story. The basic principle behind a story book hasn’t changed that much since their conception, a …

Apple SIM allows network switching

Amidst all the madness of the new iPad announcements (and the network availability from Three and EE) you may have missed one small titbit – the new Apple SIM. No, this isn’t Apple changing the size again, it is a standard nano SIM but one with a little extra …

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 coming to Three too

If you fancy picking up one of the new iPad devices on a contract then we’ve already mentioned that EE will be offering them. Now Three have added their name to the list too. Again, no prices or exact dates, but Three are keen to point out that …

EE confirm that they’ll be carrying the new iPads

Shortly after the all-new iPads. Both the super-slim new iPad Air 2 (which is just 6.1mm) and the new iPad Mini 3 will be arriving on EE. Both devices will be the WiFi and cellular versions and will be arriving on the superfast 4G network. No prices or …

Apple Leaks “iPad Air 2” and “iPad Mini 3” in iPad User Guide

Screenshots in Apple’s own iPad iOS 8 User Guide appear to have officially leaked the “iPad Air 2” and “iPad Mini 3”. Both devices share the same design as their previous generations, with the inclusion of Touch ID. It also describes that iPad Air 2 will be receiving the …

Why Skylanders Trap Team is an Important Gaming Breakthrough

Skylanders is one of those videogames that transcends the small screen, based around highly detailed toy figures, the Skylanders brand has captured the imagination. The concept behind Skylanders is simple, you purchase a starter pack for your gaming platform of choice which includes the game, a portal of …

O2 to start offering the iPad next week

The Apple iPad Air and Mini with retina display have proved to be another hit for the Cupertino company, with most networks offering them as bundled deals with a SIM card with included data. Now O2 have announced they are going to be joining the club announcing they …

Apple hook up with IBM to get further into your business

I remember laughing when business people started buying iPads. “Pah. They’ve got it all wrong”, I thought, “that’s not a business tool”. Even though a lot of tasks were still perhaps better done on a Windows laptop at the time, the iPad and iPhones took over and they …

Apple WWDC 2014 Run Down

Well it’s been another eventful evening from the Apple Camp…  They have launched a steady stream of new apps, services and SDK’s for developers over at WWDC today.  Here’s a quick rundown of the most exciting new features for iOS8 for consumers and developers: Interactive Notifications – Heading more …

Tipping Point for iOS – is there a point?

Tipping Point is a game show on ITV. This app is the game of the show, released on both Android and iOS, though this review refers specifically to the iOS version, priced at £1.49.   The object of the game is really rather simple – contestants have to …

iGuy iPad Mini case review

Do you have a young child? Does you heart jump into your mouth when those grubby little hands reach out and grab you iPad? If the answer to either question is yes then you need to keep reading. The iGuy case from Speck comes in iPad mini and …

Goodbye iPad 2

Apple have announced today that they are finally putting the iPad 2 out of its misery. The three year old A5 powered tablet is being replaced by the (much much much better) iPad 4. For the same £329 you now get a retina display, double the RAM an …

iOS 7.1 Released

After what seems like forever in testing, iOS 7 was today pushed to iPhones, iPods and iPads around the world. I’ve posted a full changelog as a GitHub Gist here, but here are some of the key changes. iOS 7.1 integrates CarPlay, the AirPlay equivalent for motorists that …

Take a stroll around Leicester as it was in 210 AD

I’m getting to know you quite well dear reader. I’m thinking that you’re the sort of person who’d love to take a 3D interactive journey through a virtual reconstruction of Roman Leicester. I’m right aren’t I? Oh yes. Well, your luck is in my friend. De Montfort University …

Do something for me. Just search for this one word.

Yesterday there were headlines about the fact that an app had been removed from both the Apple and Google app stores. The app in question was called “Plastic Surgery for Barbie” and was shown as being suitable for children. The issue many had was the fact that the …

iPhone App Review – Blockapp

If you’re into your Tetris-style games, Blockapp might be worth to try, even though some of the translations are a bit iffy. It’s an iOS app available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is completely free. It turns the Tetris world upside-down, as blocks glide from the …

Apple releases 7.1 Beta 3 to Developers

The update draws nearer. Apple today sent out their latest iteration of iOS 7.1 beta. This iteration contains some bug fixes as well as a few UI tweaks. The bug fixes aren’t as visual as the other changes, but they are most definitely there. We can show you …

The Stratus – A wireless gaming controller to get your thumbs twerking

So, we’ve got really good mobile games and we’ve got the odd Android-powered console that plugs into your TV. The latter hasn’t quite taken off as yet, but how about a wireless controller for your iPhone? One that’ll give you the classic gaming experience? This is the Stratus, …

Review – My iStory

If you’ve read my review of the HTC One or HTC One mini then you’ll know how much I love the “video montage” feature. It bundles together photos you’ve taken into a fun movie that will help you remember all those little moments from your day. If you’ve …

Fisher-Price go insane. Strange iPad baby contraption now available

Spending time with your new-born baby. What more could anyone ask for eh? Those precious moments when your child smiles for the first time, or looks at you with those innocent eyes. Ahhhh… ..well, if you’d like to strap your baby into a seat and distance yourself totally …

Twitter on iOS makes it to version 6

Twitter for iOS got an update today. Coming in at version 6 you now get added “enhancements”. The focus of this update seems to be on direct messaging. A refreshed look and feel makes it easier to access your direct messages. Not only that, direct messages can now …

Are we failing the next generation?

Many months ago I watched this YouTube video showing a baby using an iPad. The baby seems to have grasped the iPad interface pretty well, but is then presented with a magazine. Expecting it to work the same, they tried to swipe the pictures around the magazine. Sure, …

A few more Black Friday deals

The UK is now getting a slice of “Black Friday”, the Friday following the American Thanksgiving Day. Although most of the world doesn’t celebrate it, there’s the chance to snap up the odd bargain, so here’s a quick look at some of the other deals we’ve not covered …

Three confirm retina iPad Mini pricing

With the retina iPad Mini now on sale, Three have come out and announced their pricing on both monthly rolling and 24 month contracts. The new retina version of the iPad Mini features the same 7.9 inch display but with a much higher resolution plus the A7 chip and 64-bit version of iOS7 …

EE iPad Air pricing announced

We’ve already seen both Three and Vodafone announce their pricing. Now it’s time for the network with all the 4G masts – EE. They’ve announced that the new iPad Air with WiFi + Cellular will be available from today and you can get it for £36 per month …

Vodafone announce iPad Air pricing and availability

Voda have stepped up with their pricing for the newly-announced iPad Air. Here in the UK the “iPad Air with WiFi + Cellular” will be on offer from £28 a month, with a £129 upfront cost. Although the iPad Air is available now, you’ll have to wait a …