Tag: smartphone

Three launch new #PhonesAreGood campaign

Three have done it yet again with a fantastic new advertising campaign talking about why phones have actually improved our lives. The video shows how mobile devices could have helped moments in history by sharing or using modern features that we nowall take for granted. The video takes …

A week with the Honor 8X – Day 2. The camera.

Today I’ve been taking photos. I left the AI mode on for a lot of the images you’re about to see and, as it’s a dark and windy Autumnal day, there wasn’t a great deal of light to help. That AI system will magically take a look down …

A week with the Honor 8X – Day 1. A tour.

Only 5 days ago Honor revealed the 8X. We’ve already given you all the details about it but what’s it like to actually use on a daily basis? Well, to get that sort of information, I’d need one in my pocket every day. I’d need to be using …

Getting smarter with your own tech

As you’ll know, I’ve basically failed spectacularly in keeping my own smartphone in one piece. Putting it back together doesn’t seem to be an option, so I’m now on the hunt for a new contract. However, it’s not just the cost of the phone or the cost of …

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 …

So, what do I used my phone for exactly?

I got chatting to someone the other day and there was quite a few questions about how I use my phone. They’re good questions because I do tend to be a bit different. I use WordPress quite a bit to update the site. I also use it to …

VOXI offers smartphones with 0% interest

Paying for a phone can be done in a few different ways. You either pay it all in one go, start a contract or you sign up to a finance agreement. The last two are pretty similar, but traditionally people have just walked into a store and signed …

Smartphone penetration continues to grow

A new survey, published today by Deloitte, has revealed that smartphone penetration has grown even further during 2018. After questioning some 4,000 smartphone users, they’ve found that there’s growth across all age groups, with the 55-75 category seeing the most growth. This age range has increased from 40% …

Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

Psychologists believe that smartphones have become the “third wheel” in a relationship, distracting partners from each other. Surveys have found that many people in long-term relationships feel that phones are getting in the way of their private lives.  Others complain that their partners have fiddled with their phones …

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 available for £246.19

Head over to a site called Toby Deals and you’ll find the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB/64GB version for £252.19. Whack the code “WELCOME6″ in and the price will drop down to £246.19. If you need a bit more storage internally (this has a microSD card slot / dual …

Nokia 7 Plus – Review

Introduction When Nokia reached out and offered me the chance to review their 7 Plus handset, I snapped up the chance. This was their first phone with the new larger aspect ratio display as well as being the only Nokia device taking part in the Android P Beta, …

Huawei explain Twilight importance

Huawei really stood out in terms of design, especially with their latest P20 Pro flagship phone. Now, to celebrate their new Twilight colour, they’re highlighting the work of twilight workers around the UK with a study into those working outside of normal office hours. These workers – some …

A totally solar-powered server. The conclusion.

I’ll be straight with you. I’ve had a long career in IT. I’ve done some proper geeky things in my time, including having an old server in my garage running VMware. That means that I can run a stack of machines, test things out and generally be a …

Random strange shed project. Day 4

OK, a quick update on this geeky shed insanity then. Basically, I grabbed an old solar charger and wanted to know if there was enough daylight coming through my shed window to keep an Android phone alive constantly. I’ve detailed the various stages in Day 1, Day 2 …

Random strange shed project. Day 2

I didn’t have a great deal of time last night so here’s a very quick update on the weird solar-powered shed / phone project. If you read the first post then you’ll know that I basically want to create some sort of home server which isn’t powered by …

Mobile phones. We’re becoming addicts without morals.

Earlier in the year I posted this feature about how we’re effectively living our lives through and behind a mobile screen now. It’s something that I saw on holiday too and, if I still had the photos (and hadn’t smashed my phone to bits), I’d show you some …

Random strange shed project. Day 1

Publishing this in the middle of IFA is just insane really. If I was one of those click-bait websites, I’d add this to the site at some point in the next couple of weeks, but.. Nah, can’t be bothered. So, off the back of my rather epic ultra-cheap …

Look at my twanger!

Ever wanted to try archery? Now, with the help of £31.95 virtual archer, you can do it anywhere. OK, so it’s not carved out of walnut, but the plastic device adds a smartphone holder which, when paired with Bluetooth and used with the relevant app, gives you a …