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Free Software April 30, 2015 posted by

MarkO Smart Reminders – finally, a task reminder app which works like it should [Freeware]

Hands up if you’ve ever returned home from shopping only to realize that you’ve forgotten to get something while you were out. Annoying isn’t it? Or how about those times when you wake up thinking you really ought to get a gift or flowers for someone when you get a moment, only to forget instantly and miss the due date. Embarrassing. Well listen up, because there’s now an Android app made especially for you.


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MarkO Smart Reminders – finally, a task reminder app which works like it should [Freeware]
Awesome March 27, 2015 posted by

Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th March 2015, at 8.30pm local time wherever you are, the lights will be switched off all over the world for a symbolic 60 minutes, to mark Earth Hour. Described as a ‘worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet‘, and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, it basically gives everyone a chance to demonstrate their concern for the state of our planet in whatever small way they can.


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Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…
Gadgets February 20, 2015 posted by

Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]

The smartphone market is heading for a huge shock, as the traditional brands find themselves under increasing pressure from some very slick Chinese products which are making their way westwards. The big names like HTC and Samsung are already suffering from slower sales and declining profits, and this trend is going to continue, as lower priced Chinese manufacturers pulverize the established brands on price and features. This new superphone from Honor is a classic example of what we mean.


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Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]
Awesome February 16, 2015 posted by

Easy Backup & Restore – this brilliant free Android backup app is the best, no question [Freeware Review]

When it comes down to it, backing up our smartphones is more than just sensible, it’s probably essential. Especially with the risks of loss, breakage or theft, and even upgrading a phone goes so much smoother if you can take your familiar running data with you. And the backup built into Android sucks. So how nice to report on a superb new app which we’ve been using recently to make this process totally painless.


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Easy Backup & Restore – this brilliant free Android backup app is the best, no question [Freeware Review]
Awesome January 27, 2015 posted by

Tronsmart Draco AW80 – awesome OctaCore TV Box sets a new level in amazing [Review]

Let’s just get one thing out of the right now, shall we? All those clever folk sneering at the wave of¬†Android TV boxes flooding the market right now need to wipe the smirk off their faces, because these things are here to stay, and they’re getting awesome. For those who’ve just arrived from Mars, these small boxes hook up to your TV via the HDMI socket and deliver games, Internet, and TV entertainment using the WiFi network in your home….


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Tronsmart Draco AW80 – awesome OctaCore TV Box sets a new level in amazing [Review]
Awesome December 3, 2014 posted by

Yotaphone 2 – wow, this amazing new phone makes other phones look so outdated [Review]

When the Yotaphone people introduced the first Yotaphone back at the beginning of this year the general view was ‘nice idea, shame about the implementation’. Boy how much can change in 9 months. The new Yotaphone 2 , released today is a real stunner, and it’s probably going to change the way we look at and use smartphones for ever.


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Yotaphone 2 – wow, this amazing new phone makes other phones look so outdated [Review]
Gadgets October 21, 2014 posted by

HooToo TripMate Elite – a very cool tool for travelers to Internet hostile hotels [Review]

OK, seriously, what is the matter with hotels? Why on earth do they insist on making you jump through hoops and pay for Internet connections, don’t they realise it’s more important than clean towels most of the time. Well almost. Anyway, if you’re a traveler, we’ve found a product which should hopefully make your life a lot easier all round.


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HooToo TripMate Elite – a very cool tool for travelers to Internet hostile hotels [Review]
Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]

Every so often we get hit in the face with a corker of a product, and we know within seconds this is something we’re going to use a lot from now on. It’s hard to explain what makes those products so compelling, but if we had to dissect it, we would put it down to a) a clearly great implementation of a core function and b) the ability to get it to do what you want instantly, without having to…


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Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]
Awesome September 23, 2014 posted by

Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]

We’ve got a small confession to make, we don’t really like home security and automation devices. The ones we’ve looked at in the past have promised much, and in the end delivered more disappointment than anything else. The big problem with most of them is they’re just too darned hard to install, and when you do finally manage to get it all working, there’s typically something which doesn’t do what it’s supposed to, which is very annoying. But now there’s…


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Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]
Awesome September 15, 2014 posted by

Spark Security Browser – is this the fastest, safest web browser on the planet right now? [Freeware]

Regular readers will know that while we loves us our Firefox browser, we’re always on the lookout for an ultra fast, and functional alternative for those times when we just want to get on there and look something up quickly. Over the years we’ve moved between Chrome, Maxthon and other, but now we’ve found ourselves a new champion. And it’s a doozy.


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Spark Security Browser – is this the fastest, safest web browser on the planet right now? [Freeware]
Awesome September 12, 2014 posted by

4 Superb Android Apps Which Make Your Phone So Much Easier To Use [Freeware +]

One of the most awesomest things about owning and using an Android smartphone is the fact that you can customize it to the way you want it – listening iPhone 6 users? – often just by adding a cool few apps. Over time I’ve identified a quartet of apps (all free except for one) which are essential tools to install, and which make things so easy I wonder why Android doesn’t have these features embedded as standard?


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4 Superb Android Apps Which Make Your Phone So Much Easier To Use [Freeware +]
cool tech September 5, 2014 posted by

QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]

OK, let’s get this straight, there are barcode scanners and then there are barcode scanners, know what we mean? For the longest time QR codes and the like have been hovering on the outskirts of mass adoption, but now we reckon they’re just about to become mainstream, and the reason is the tools are getting really good. Not just the scanners, but also the barcode creator tools. And we think we’ve found the best of breed of both types right…


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QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]
Awesome September 3, 2014 posted by

Pushbullet – the essential no-cable, no Bluetooth connector for all your devices [Freeware]

Way back in January of last year we reported on a brand new tool which allowed you to connect your PC web browser and Android smartphone together easily, so you could send files and notes between the two. At the time we said “all in all this is one of those apps which creeps up on you…” Boy were we right. The developer has been very busy over the past 19 months, and has turned a nice utility into a…


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Pushbullet – the essential no-cable, no Bluetooth connector for all your devices [Freeware]
Gadgets August 26, 2014 posted by

Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box – powerful, fast and beautifully put together… the coolest thing you can attach to your television [Review]

The Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box is a brand new entrant to the standalone computers which turn your humble television into a smart and Internet connected beast of a multimedia machine. And it’s one of the best we’ve found so far. This, dear reader, is a box so powerful it makes your smartphone look like a Fisher Price toy. Gone are the days when you had to suffer weak WiFi connections, poor screen resolution and an anemic processor, this…


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Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box – powerful, fast and beautifully put together… the coolest thing you can attach to your television [Review]