Tag: money

Trying to save for my next smartphone

Just recently we had the madness that was Black Friday. In truth, it’s no longer just one day. Instead we’re seeing offers last for a bit longer, and even the “Cyber Week” has grown to last until mid-December now. This year there were some great deals on smartphones …

Trying to save for a new phone

So, as you’ll know, I smashed my last phone in quite a spectacular way. It fell out of an open-sided bus and I’m still trying to find someone clever to actually repair the thing, or at least get the precious photos of it that I took (and sadly …

Making money with your smartphone

Although we all use our phones to pass the time and check out the latest social media trends, we can also use them to make a bit of cash, or save it. Sure, it might seem too good to be true but there are some clever ways of doing …

Mobile-Friendly Point of Sales Solutions: What you need to know

We’re now at a point where 27 per cent of all online purchases are made via a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet. As this continues to increase in size as well as influence, it is important that business owners keep pace and update their …

Crowdville – Earn in your spare time

I’m sure we’ve all heard about crowdsourcing. Many of you will have no doubt seen our coverage of Kickstarter projects, where your money is needed to get a product or idea off the ground. However, let me introduce you to something a bit different, and something where you …

5 Money saving apps to download in 2018

We all want to save money. Whether that cash gets used for a holiday, a new car, a sofa or perhaps even a microwave, the bottom line is that it is important to save. There are many apps that can help you save some considerable amount of money. …

Huawei P smart – Video overview

Right, sit down people. I need to talk to you. How many of you have a Samsung Galaxy? How many of you have a Galaxy S8? Well, if you break the screen on that, you’re facing a bill of over £240. Sometimes more. If you have the Galaxy …

It’s the start of the year, and we’re all a bit skint.

I spend a lot of my day on my smartphone. However, I perhaps use it very differently to many others. Instead of browsing Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, you’ll instead find me working. Using either a Notepad or the official WordPress app to write stories, or editing and sharing …

Turn your smartphone into a money-making machine

This is something we’ve written about before, but it’s definitely worth looking at again. Your phone, that thing in your pocket, could make you a bit of extra cash. No, it won’t do it magically and yes, you will have to do a bit of work to start …

Top five ways to store money on your phone

I drive my wife crazy on a weekly basis it seems. It tends to happen when she asks if I’ve got any loose change. I don’t. I very rarely do. At work, the vending machines and the staff restaurant – they’re all “tap to pay”. When I go …

Save money without even thinking – Chip

This one kinda raised some immediate red flags with me. Sure, the idea is great – it’s an app which will automatically put money into a special savings account based on your affordability. It’s a great idea, but when the developers told me that you had to “link …

Handling my finances on the move

Sure, I use my phone for playing games on. I use it to get the latest news too, but I don’t think I’m alone in using it for one very important task, and that’s keeping an eye on my finances. We’ve touched upon ways of making money with …

A little bit of cash on the side

Money. Nobody ever has enough. However, if you like apps (and who doesn’t) and you watch those little preview videos on Google Play, listen up because you can get paid for watching those. A new app called AppTrailers lets you earn cash just by watching a short clip. Your …

Apple Pay for Visa, Mastercard and Santander

Apple announced that Apple Pay will be coming to the UK next month, and so all the banks seem to be tripping over themselves to announce they will be supporting the service. We have had press releases from Visa, Mastercard and Santander saying they will be supporting the …

Send money through Gmail. Coming to the UK soon

Following its launch in the US, the “Send Money” feature in Gmail is finally on the way over here too. To be honest this does exactly what the name suggests and will let people to sign into their Gmail account and send money from right there in the …

Cooking like Bacon – EE’s interim results are starting to sizzle.

Today has seen EE (formerly Everything Everywhere who were formerly T-Mobile and Orange) release their interim 6 monthly results which takes them to the end of June 2013. Main story here, they ain’t half bad. With turnover of £3.2bn and pre tax earnings of £734 million, EE seem …

[Opinion] The art of the money grab

I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for a couple of years now, and overall I’ve been pretty happy with their service. Crucially, the plan has unlimited data with a ‘fair usage policy’ – which turned out to be 500MB. Naturally, being a blogger, I go over that limit within …

Android App Review – LatteScreen by AppDisco

I’m always up for making a few quid, given today’s economical climate, and all that.  So when Leigh told me of an app that makes you rich, I jumped at the chance to review it.  Wahey – who doesn’t like the sound of that?  Just unlock your phone, …

Apple makes 57% of all smartphone profits

When it comes to profits, there’s long been only one real winner in the smartphone industry: Apple. At least that’s what used to be the case, until Samsung joned the party. In Q4 of 2012 Apple and Samsung made 103% in the smartphone industry, with 72% of that …

Times are hard, how do you buy your next smartphone?

Money. It’s increasingly hard to come by. The recent Budget yet again showed that the country is really stretched. But, in the middle of it all, we’re still finding ways of affording phones that cost around £500. It is, if we’re honest, a lot of cash. If you …