As far as gadget-hacks go, it probably doesn’t get any better than this: turning your old Android into a TV remote. The fact is, universal remotes are great.
But: universal remotes are also very expensive. What better way to circumvent the niggly issue of forking out bags full of money for a television remote than to up-cycle an existing device to do the same job?
So, if you own an Android device with an Infrared (IR) blaster, we’ll show you how to navigate your television set without having to spend an additional dime on the project. Continue reading “How To Turn Your Old Android Into A TV Remote”
Some say it’s a glorified reboot, others say its Apple’s biggest gamble to date that just happened to pay off. It has, after all, been released without iPhone’s signature home button, to mention but one of its many new tweaks.
Talk about a dodgy toss of the coin. Talk about a drastic change of direction. Talk about, in our opinion; the closest Apple has ever come to creating the perfect smartphone.
For years we’ve been buying into the same old and exhausted ideas because, quite frankly, it was Apple and we wanted a new iPhone. Now, for the first time since the new iPhone’s original release back in 2007, we’ll be paying for something completely new. Continue reading “Taking A Look At The New iPhone X”
As we come towards the end of the year, a lot of people are looking back on what we saw in 2017 and are thinking about what we can expect for 2018.
Forrester Research, an American-based company that specialises in the impact of technology, released a report in October on the top technology trends for 2018 – 2020.
They broke their predictions into 3 phases: Dawning, Awareness and Acceptance. If we use those to look at what Forrester and other experts are anticipating for the year ahead, it’s easier to see how far along the most exciting emerging technologies are. Continue reading “Tech Trends to Watch in 2018”
In an age where even the cheapest smart phones can do things that were once only part of cheesy science fiction, it’s easy to take for granted just how powerful these little devices are. Smart phones have come a long way in the last 10 years, and while many of us thought that the first iPhone was truly the future, even that device is starting to look a little prehistoric in the fact of some of the devices on the market today.
These are devices that are on par with some of today’s more advanced laptops, and can run just about any type of media you can think of, ranging from high definition streaming to the latest 3D games. Continue reading “The Best of The Best Smartphones in 2017”
Since the introduction of the 2nd Gen Kindle Oasis, all the major eBook suppliers are now offering fully waterproof e-readers. It was only a matter of time before e-readers made the technological H20 leap, following in the footsteps of the smartphone.
In some senses, the need for a waterproof e-reader is more useful than a phone. After all, reading or using betting apps at the beach or in the bath is a common occurrence and has often lead to the demise of many a device. Continue reading “Waterproof E-Readers: A Comparison”
Worth the Wait: 2018 Mobile Phone Releases
While a new mobile phone will most likely be at the top of many Christmas wish list’s this year, it might be worthwhile to wait a few more months to get your hands one of these new mobile devices releasing during 2018. While there probably aren’t many people super giddy to get their hands on the new Nokia 9, we suspect that there are many excited buyers for the new Samsung Galaxy S9, the Huawei P11, and the LG G7! Which will you choose? Continue reading “Worth the Wait: 2018 Mobile Phone Releases”
The Smartwatch – Still Hot Or Not?
We all know the smartwatch, that little piece of tech that people scrambled to get their hands on when it first hit the markets. No wrist was complete without it, and old style analogue watches receives sneers and smirks from those who were technologically advanced.
But how popular is it now? Has it really taken off or will it go the way that Google predicted most wearable tech will, which is by the wayside? Continue reading “Have smartwatches really taken off”
Technology moves along at an astonishing rate. So fast, in fact, that it has become near impossible to predict what technology will be like in a few years, never mind a few decades.
Who, after all, could have predicted the ridiculous levels of mobile phone advancement today, back in the 80s, when mobile phones did not even exist? The very notion that mobile phones have come as far as they have, in a single lifetime, is outrageous. Continue reading “Tech Trends Of The Future”
Today, we take many of our luxuries for granted. Whether it’s our modern, home desktop computers or our smart cars, many of the technologies we have at present were once no more than the stuff of dreams to older generations. These technologies have become such an integral part of our lives that we sometimes completely forget that they all started somewhere, and few other devices have a history as rich as the mobile phone. Continue reading “The History Of The Mobile Phones”
It’s never a good feeling when you are on dinner duty and you know the family are expecting little more than blackened lumps that may have once been food, and a whole lot of smoke. Thankfully, as with much of life, mobile tech has come to the rescue.
Think about it. Smartphones and tablets are small and easy enough to use in a space that can get as cluttered as a kitchen can. They are a great way of creating a link between the pantry and the butcher, grocer, or supermarket, and, if you are really careful, you won’t drop them into the batter to serve them up in a Victoria sponge at tea that afternoon. Continue reading “Apps Make Life Easy in the Kitchen”