Tag: update

Xiaomi drop Android 11 onto the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Want one of these phones? You can grab the Mi 10 in the 8GB+128GB variant for £699 on Amazon UK or get the 8GB+256GB version on mi.com/UK for £799. It’s also available on Three UK for a one-off cost of £799 or on contract. Sadly the Mi 10 Pro isn’t available in …

Site / server update

We’ve now been online for over 18 years and, it’s fair to say, we’ve seen quite a few things during that time. In the last few months we’ve seen our traffic increase dramatically – properly off-the-chart and like nothing we’ve ever seen before. This has led us to …

Dell Mobile Connect adds further features

Since the launch of this particular system back in January 2018, over one million people have exchanged 150 million phone calls and text messages using Dell Mobile Connect. Today they’re announcing new features, including the ability to fo file transfer on iOS devices. In addition you can do …

Apple closes all stores outside mainland China

A full closure of all Apple shops and stores outside of China will now kick in for two weeks. This is happening immediately, and they not reopen until March 27th. It comes as the spread of coronavirus continues, with countries closing borders, stopping flights and going onto lock-down …

Magic UI 3.0 arriving on Honor 20 Series and View 20

Check for updates if you’ve got one of these phones, because new enhancements are arriving right now. Honor tell us that there’s going to be a better UX design, a “Dark Mode”, enhanced visual elements and more Honor say that it’s part of their mission to create a …

Mobile World Congress 2020 – CANCELLED.

The yearly Barcelona bash usually sees over 100,000 well-connected mobile minds getting together to launch services and devices, plus it’s a fantastic opportunity for businesses to collaborate, meet and demonstrate their products. We’ve attended each and every year since the Mobile World Congress landed in Spain, and it’s …

Got the original ASUS ROG Phone? You’ll be getting some lovely Pie soon.

The people at ASUS have just got in touch to confirm that their ROG Phone (the ZS600KL) will be receiving the Android Pie update very soon indeed. New features such as advanced user experience, fully customised themes, a redesigned on-screen navigation bar and adaptive battery power management are …

Fingerprint unlock finally coming to WhatsApp.

Back In February this year, WhatsApp had rolled out the authentication feature for iOS beta users, making it possible to use Touch ID to unlock the app. Now finally after more than six months, the feature has finally been made available for Android beta users today. The Fingerprint …

Now Honor seek to reassure customers

Let’s be honest, Honor and Huawei haven’t had the best time of late. The Trump Trade Termination, as we’re calling it, has caused the likes of Google, ARM and other suppliers to stop dealing with the firms. Honor, for the unaware, are a Huawei brand, and have been …

Apple App Store policies change again

The Apple App Store policies have received another refresh recently, and it could cause problems for gambling and gaming apps. The rules, which have just come into the public domain, say that certain categories of apps (and only some categories) cannot use HTML5 code. This rule seems to …

EMUI 9.1 coming to stacks of older Honor and Huawei kit

Based on Android Pie, EMUI 9.1 is the latest iteration of the Huawei / Honor skin. The newest version brings the incoming call videos we mentioned just the other day, plus improvements to GPU Turbo mode, voice assistants triggering via the power button and much more. The latest …

Blogging for 16 years, and counting..

Over the weekend I got chatting with an old friend. The subject of my “strange hobby” came up they asked if I was still doing “that website thing”. Well, yes. Yes I am. The conversation went on for a while and it made me realise just how long …

EE announce PAYG Flex Plans

EE have today announced a new range of PAYG plans which take the stress out of topping up, whilst still being free of any contract. This means that customers get the best of both worlds. Flex Plans start at £10 a month and then go to £15, £25 …

Apple adds addiction protection section

One thing you may not have noticed in the recent Apple developer conference is the introduction of “addiction controls” which will be added to iOS 12. Tech addiction has popped up in the news recently with games such as Fortnite grabbing the attention of many gamers around the …

Honor 7X Receives Face Unlock and EMUI 8.0 Update

Got yourself an Honor 7X? We got our hands on the thing late last year but now it’s just received the updated EMUI 8.0 user interface. This delivers the face unlock functionality too. Honor din’t just go ahead and deploy this – they’ve actually got hold of 561 …

TomTom, remember them? Now they’re killing off lifetime updates.

Every. Single. Time someone asks me what TomTom to get, I say, “Why? Use Google Maps”. Across Europe, you get inclusive data, so you can use Google Maps there and benefit from live traffic and routing information. Meanwhile, if you want to go further, you can download offline …

Oreo being delivered to the Sony XZ Premium

I’ve been pretty impressed with the XZ Premium ever since I first saw the thing back in March. The build quality is the usual Sony finery and that 5.5″ screen resolution (2160×3840 pixels) is stunning. It also comes with the ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB …

Quickly now! Join the Huawei Mate 9 Android Oreo beta

If you’ve got a Huawei Mate 9 then you may be looking on with envy after the Mate 10 announcement. Don’t worry though, because, if you’re super-quick, you can get in on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) action too. Head to the Huawei beta test area and you can …

LG G6+ Launched, plus goodies for existing G6 users

Like the LG G6 yeah? Heard about the new version? Well, it’s just been announced.There’s 128GB in this version and it comes with premium B&O PLAY headphones for the on-board 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. They’ve also chucked in wireless charging in some countries. It’ll be called the LG G6+ and …

In praise of older devices

I am a mobile technology geek. Along with my Huawei P9 and my Lumia 640 phones, I carry round a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet and an iPad 3. I don’t have specific use cases for each of these devices, but just like to have a range of …

Samsung S7 Upgrade to Android 7 available – ish

Our friends over the water are getting their Samsung S7 handsets upgraded to Nougat 7 finally but only if you are on T-Mobile in the US. Sadly, we still have to wait in the UK due to no longer having T-Mobile as an operator in the UK. Since …

What? You’ve still got a Galaxy Note7? Here’s a software update

If there’s anyone out there who hasn’t returned their Note7, you can at least enjoy a new software update that is rolling out on Monday. Unfortunately, the software update is designed to help stop your phone going boom banga-band. It’ll limit the maximum battery charge to 60%. The …

OnePlus tease Android 7 Nougat for the OnePlus 3

If you are a regular reader of this site, you will know that I’m a real OnePlus fanboy. I’ve owned every device that the company have released, and upon seeing the price of the new Google Pixel phones I’ll definitely be staying in the OnePlus stable. To be …

Turrah Lumia. Nice seein’ ya.

Get yourself a drink Lumia fans. Turn the lights down. This is the end, my only friend, the end… News from WinBeta and elsewhere seems to confirm it. The Lumia range is dead. An anonymous employee states that Microsoft is about to “end sales” of the range by …

Upgrade your iPhone 6s to an iPhone 7 for a LOT LESS

The iPhone 7 pricing is quite high. We all know that. Some have tried to blame Brexit for the £599 price-tag (that’s the 32GB one, the 128GB version is £699 and the 256GB handset is £799). So how can you upgrade for a lot less? Well, my friends, …

Urgent iPhone update

Hello iPhone users. Hope your phones are safe!! News is that there has been a botched attempt to hack into an iPhone recently. Apple have promptly responded with a global update and has marked it as “URGENT”.  The story is that the break in was attempted by an …

HTC to roll out Nougat in Q4

Got yourself a HTC phone? Want to get the very latest Android 7.0 OS, AKA Nougat, on there? Good news, friend. It’s coming later this year. HTC have given us a statement to share on this which reads as follows… We’re excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 …

Remix arrives for Pixel C and Nexus 9

Yeah. We asked the question back in December. Was that Pixel C meant to have a Chrome OS? In my mind it’d certainly work better than Android, especially in that form factor. Now though, you can add one of our favourite alternatives (there’s been a FEW articles about …

Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

The Amazon Fire tablet range is being updated to Fire OS 5.3.1. This release of Amazon’s Android based distribution adds some new features to the Fire tablets and adds the On Deck feature to older fourth generation Fire tablets. There is now an option for encryption of your …

HTC app update kills HTC One M8 and M9 camera

On June 27th HTC updated this app. It’s called the “HTC Service PNS”, and is basically their push client supporting HTC services and apps. Since this got updated HTC M8 and HTC M9 owners have started having problems with their camera app. HTC 10 owners seem unaffected so …

FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

My trusty Amazon Fire tablet updated over the air this week and the new version number of FireOS is 5.1.4. FireOS is Amazon’s operating system, based on Android, which is built to run on the range of Amazon Fire tablets. It definitely has a different look and feel …

A “More Playful” interface for your LG G5

I don’t know about you, but the one thing I want more than anything is a playful interface. I mean, an interface alone is great, but let’s make it a playful one eh? Let’s make it fun. Let’s make it lively, cheerful, impish and a little bit frisky …

Argos app receives an honest update

Well, if nothing else, they’re up front about their mistakes. We like that. The developers behind the Argos Android app were refreshingly frank about their latest update…  Remember that Easter Egg we put in where it looks like you can tap on the search term but you can’t? …

Android N Developer Preview 2 Is Out

Today those with compatible Nexus devices are being treated to the option to upgrade to the Android N Developer Preview 2. I’ve already upgraded my Nexus 6P and will do the same with my Nexus 9 this evening. This is an incremental update to the Android N Developer …

OnePlus Marshmallow Update

Yo OnePlus owners waiting for your Marshmallow update still…. It’s coming… it’s on its way… it’s nearly there!! I know this has been said before and has been due from earlier this year. But listen, the word from the company’s co-founder Carl Pei is that the update is in …

EE TV. Are you having problems with the app?

On March 30th EE announced something rather cool for their EE TV customers. A new update to EE TV boxes lets users transfer any Freeview content to a mobile device as soon as it airs. That sounded remarkably cool, and effectively means that you can carry recorded content …

Older Kindle eReader? Update it to stay online

Recently I received an e-mail from Amazon (nothing new there) which read.. Dear Kindle owner blah blah blah .. as with the majority of the others I filed it under bin without reading it. Well, it appears I should have. If you’re the owner of a pre-2013 Kindle …