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Free Software April 20, 2015 posted by

Fossdroid – ditch Google apps and go fully open source on your phone [Freeware]

There are lots – and we mean lots – of free apps out there for your Android smartphone. However most of them are just free to push ads onto your phone, or they’re cut down versions which nag you to upgrade to get the ‘full’ version. Which is why this online catalog of open source apps for Android really makes a refreshing change.


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Fossdroid – ditch Google apps and go fully open source on your phone [Freeware]
Mobile Tech April 13, 2015 posted by

Honor Holly – budget Android smartphone comes with some pedigree style [Review]

Judging different budget smartphones can get to be a tricky proposition if all you do is look at the specifications. Ticking the boxes rarely gives you a true answer as to value, so it’s important to try and judge a whole package rather than just a set of numbers. The new Honor Holly budget phone is a case in point.


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Honor Holly – budget Android smartphone comes with some pedigree style [Review]
Gadgets April 10, 2015 posted by

Dimple IO – the NFC sticker that adds two or four buttons to your smartphone

The whole NFC tech may be taking a while to take off properly, but there’s no doubt that it has some really useful functionality. If you’ve ever used it to instantly pair with a Bluetooth accessory or to trigger some action on an app and tool, then you’ll know what we mean.


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Dimple IO – the NFC sticker that adds two or four buttons to your smartphone
Gadgets April 10, 2015 posted by

iPhone 6 Ultra Thin Keyboard – turn your new phone into a micro sized computer

So you’ve just invested in a top class smartphone of the fruity kind and it has all the lovelies you need. But surely there’s something missing? Something you can’t – literally – put your finger on? That’s right, you need a nice keyboard for typing out all those parole reports.


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iPhone 6 Ultra Thin Keyboard – turn your new phone into a micro sized computer
Mobile Tech April 2, 2015 posted by

Hannspree SN 50 Smartphone – nice looking budget Android does a nice dual SIM job [Review]

Well here we are at that time of year again, when men are men and budget phones are… well cheaper than ever. One of the interesting things about the current boom in Android smartphones is the fact that everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, even brands you wouldn’t expect. For instance Hannspree, the Taiwanese company best known for televisions and other consumer products.


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Hannspree SN 50 Smartphone – nice looking budget Android does a nice dual SIM job [Review]
Gadgets March 27, 2015 posted by

Lifetrons Multi-Tool Lighting Adapter USB Sync – a charger for every occasion

So you’re an Android user but your best mate is an Apple fanatic. You’re on a long car trip and suddenly, a wild low battery appears. Your buddy has forgotten his charger, what do you do? Usually he would just be out of luck but the Lifetrons Multi-Tool Lighting Adapter USB Sync, you always have the right charger on hand.


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Lifetrons Multi-Tool Lighting Adapter USB Sync – a charger for every occasion
Gadgets March 9, 2015 posted by

SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]

We have a feeling that 2015 will come to be recognized as the start of the era of the Chinese budget phone, which means it’s also likely to be the beginning of a surge in online handset buying. What this means for the main street phone retailers is anyone’s guess, but the signs are that things are going to get pretty precarious, pretty quickly.


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SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]
Gadgets March 9, 2015 posted by

Jump Cable With Lighting Charger – an emergency battery that fits in your pocket

Having a charger with you has become a way of life in the smartphone age. The downside is that you can’t do much with just a cord. Luckily, there are many portable batteries and charger solutions. The Jump Cable with Lighting Connector is an emergency charger for iPhones.


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Jump Cable With Lighting Charger – an emergency battery that fits in your pocket
Gadgets March 5, 2015 posted by

Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]

There’s no question that 3D is a bit of a joke nowadays. The problem is the industry thought we’d love it enough to pay lots of money for the TVs, the movie tickets and all the other bits and pieces. But we didn’t. Our bad. But now there’s a new genre of fun budget 3D products which might just bring it back to life, and we’ve got our grubby mits on one example to test out.


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Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]
Gadgets February 27, 2015 posted by

iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case

Wireless, contactless, touchless, whatever you want to call it, the new convenience tech is starting to take off in a big way. In London, contactless cards now account for around 100,000 transactions a day on London transport services, and they’re starting to really take off in stores with most stores now featuring ‘tap & pay’ terminals of one sort or another. But with the convenience, as with everything else, comes risk.


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iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case
Free Software February 26, 2015 posted by

Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]

We’ve talked about the very cool IFTTT (if this, then that) service before, with its cool mix of automated recipes which you can use to automate parts of your life. The idea is you can set up a recipe to, say, send an alert to your phone if snow is coming, based on a reading of the weather reports, and once the recipe is set up, it just runs automatically every day for you. Neat. Now the company is offering…


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Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]
Gadgets February 24, 2015 posted by

THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]

There’s a brand new budget Android smartphone coming along at the beginning of next month, and it’s pretty fancy. Not only does it have full 4G/LTE built in, as well as dual SIM, dual Standby, but it’s one of the first of its type to feature fingerprint security as standard, which is something usually reserved for much more expensive handsets. And did we mention the price?


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THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]
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]
Gadgets February 17, 2015 posted by

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – meaty wireless headphones look cool, sound great and run for ever [Review]

You can’t turn a corner nowadays without stumbling over yet another set of wireless headphones. Thanks to the recent improvements in Bluetooth 4.0, it really does look like the days of the cable tied models are slowly coming to an end. Which will please lots of people, from gamers to runners and beyond. We’ve just tested out one of the newest entrants to market, and found a worthy contender for the ‘Best of…’ title.


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Plantronics BackBeat Pro – meaty wireless headphones look cool, sound great and run for ever [Review]
Gadgets February 10, 2015 posted by

Blackview Ultra A6 – Lost Your iPhone 6? This Cool $100 Android Clone Is The Perfect Temp Replacement [Review]

Every 3.5 seconds someone in the US loses their cell phone. That’s 30 billion dollars worth a year. Which is a lot of popcorn. Of course it’s not just losing, but dropping, mugging and more which adds even more to the tally. And what do you do when your precious iPhone is gone? Dig out that rank old handset from 2 years ago and wait for your plan to renew? Well now there’s a rather cool alternative of sorts.


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Blackview Ultra A6 – Lost Your iPhone 6? This Cool $100 Android Clone Is The Perfect Temp Replacement [Review]