Author Archives: Nigel

Full Name: Nigel Powell Website:
Info: Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don't we all?
Bookmark This! August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool

It can be pretty annoying if you want to visit a website and you can’t access it for some reason, especially when it’s hard to know whether it’s just your fault, or whether the site is down for everyone out there. That’s why there’s a few services available which offer to help you find out the truth behind the problem, but now there’s a rather cool newcomer on the scene.

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Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool
general August 18, 2014 posted by Nigel

Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]

If there’s one thing the advent of the Internet has brought to the world, it’s the ability to easily gather data from people, and this new app from a group of young Americans is the latest example of the power of this information crowdsourcing. Five-0 Police Rating App is a free smartphone app which lets people log their encounters with law enforcement and rate the experience for future reference.

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Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]
general August 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]

I remember back in the day watching the Fifth Element movie, and there’s one ultra cool bit in it where Leeloo puts a device up to her face, presses a button and a full set of makeup is instantly applied without her having to touch a thing. Cool sci-fi at its best. Well we’re not there yet, but we may be on the way if this new freeware app is anything to go by.

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YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]
Reviews August 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]

There’s no doubt the market is heating up for low end budget Android smartphones. Whereas before it was hard to find anything at a low end price which didn’t run like a dog and look like one too, nowadays the budgets have all – mostly – grown up, which is good news for the buyer, even if there’s not so much profit for the retailers. We take a look at one of the newest budget smartphones on the market, and…

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InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]
GIVEAWAYS! August 11, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Summer Giveaway 3 – win a superb Sony Bravia W65 Smart TV [UK Giveaway]

We just can’t stop ourselves, it’s a simply massive give-tastic summer, and what better way to prepare for the cooler days ahead than by trying to win this superb Sony Bravia W65 Smart TV? Thanks to the kind efforts of our sponsor the mighty Argos electrical chain, we’re delighted to offer up this full featured television to a lucky winner this month. JUST CLICK ON YOUR SELECTION OF ENTRY MODES BELOW TO ENTER (you can choose as many as you…

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Red Ferret Summer Giveaway 3 – win a superb Sony Bravia W65 Smart TV [UK Giveaway]
Click Here to Win a Fabulous Sony Bravia Smart Television