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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]
Recommended August 25, 2014 posted by

Bluetooth Auto Connect – an awesome cure if you’re fed up with your Bluetooth gadgets not connecting properly [Freeware]

Anyone who’s ever struggled to get their Bluetooth accessory to connect to a phone or tablet will know exactly how frustrating this clever but flawed technology can be. Sure it’s the lynchpin behind almost all fitness, health, music and ion-car gadgets, but boy is it annoying when it fails to connect, or forgets the pairing. But now there’s a very cool free app which could change all that and make our lives infinitely easier.


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Bluetooth Auto Connect – an awesome cure if you’re fed up with your Bluetooth gadgets not connecting properly [Freeware]
Awesome August 19, 2014 posted by

THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone.


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THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]
Hacks & How to August 7, 2014 posted by

Android Primer #2: SyncDroid – the easiest free way to back up and move your stuff from an old Android phone to a new one [Freeware]

Transferring or upgrading from one phone to another can be a real nightmare, especially if you’ve collected a lot of personal files and data on the old phone, which you would like to transfer easily across to the new model. It’s easy to transfer your Google account information, just make sure you do a Backup and Restore function from the phone Settings first, but for things like SMS messages, contacts, photos and your call history etc, it’s really difficult.


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Android Primer #2: SyncDroid – the easiest free way to back up and move your stuff from an old Android phone to a new one [Freeware]
Mobile Tech July 30, 2014 posted by

Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]

It’s always great to be surprised by nice things, especially when you’re actually expecting something pretty ordinary. So it was with this new phone from popular Spanish manufacturer Energy Sistem, one of the top Spanish consumer electronics makers. The Energy Phone Pro is the company’s first ever Android smartphone, and instead of coming out with something boring and me-too, they’ve managed to produce a product that is really top notch in a lot of ways.


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Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]
Gadgets July 28, 2014 posted by

Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]

Lumsing is not a name we’d heard before in terms of gadget accessories, but it’s one which we’ll probably remember from now on. The company supplies a range of products, including Bluetooth keyboards, speakers, and portable power bank chargers for phones and tablet computers. We took a look at one of the latter recently, and came away very impressed.


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Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]
Awesome July 22, 2014 posted by

Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes

Making websites has definitely become more of a science than an art nowadays, what with the popularity of things like WordPress, Weebly and other site makers. But even with these systems there’s still a ton of work needed to actually make a site look good, as anyone who’s struggled with a WordPress theme will tell you. If you’re not a designer, the results can quickly and easily become horrible.


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Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes
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