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Android 5.0 Lollipop – The Best Bits

Android 5.0 Lollipop – The Best Bits

The latest version of the Android operating system brings some new and improved features, security and design to smartphones, tablets and wearable tech. The best bits: Animated Design – The icons navigation bars and interfaces have a newer, cleaner, bolder and simpler look but are enhanced with animations which adds a bit of fun to the user experience. Improved Security – like your laptop the oper... »

Is it a 6? Is it a 7? Is it neither!?

Is it a 6? Is it a 7? Is it neither!?

Whatever it ends up being called, the updated version of the iPhone 6 should be out in under a year. It seems odd to be talking about an upgrade only a few months after the original launch, but Apple have been pretty consistent over the last few years in launching a new generation model, followed by an upgrade a year later.   Since the 3GS version, the upgrade has carried the S addition and t... »

Xmas Apps: Thoughtful Gift Finder

Xmas Apps: Thoughtful Gift Finder

Finding a unique, and let’s face it, meaningful, Christmas present can be quite tricky, especially if it’s for the one person that you’ve bought presents for over many years, or when you’re looking for a gift for the person that already has everything. So, imagine our surprise and delight when the CallmeSavvy elf’s found the following offering from notonthehighstreet.com, a thoughtful gift finder ... »

Ever considered an Emergency Burner Phone?

Ever considered an Emergency Burner Phone?

Here’s why you should: There was a time when we didn’t have mobiles. There was even a time when we didn’t have smartphones. And when you consider either scenario, it’s hard to image how we’d survive in that pre-always-on-world. Therefore, if you’re smartphone isn’t there to direct, record, message or even, I don’t know, make a call, here’s four scenario’s where having a burner phone could save you... »

Starbucks to offer App Based Orders

Starbucks to offer App Based Orders

Starbucks announced this week that it is to offer orders via a new app – for now just in Portland, Oregon and later the rest of the U.S. in 2015. As you’d expect, it’s fairly straight-forward – you choose your drink in the App menu, send the order (and pay via your phone) and the current claim is that you can collect your drinks within 5 minutes of sending the order. It seems a logical step in m-c... »

Was the future of our cars predicted by Knight Rider’s creator?

Was the future of our cars predicted by Knight Rider’s creator?

The ultimate honour for sci -fi writers has to be when the worlds they create seem to come true. For Knight Rider’s creator Glen Larson, who has died aged 77, he will have seen some of his imaginations turn into reality. The show’s tagline declares the show “a shadowy flight into the dangerous planet of a man who does not exist”. Like David Hasselhoff’s Michael Knight chara... »

Six tricks on how to customize Firefox

Six tricks on how to customize Firefox

Firefox is an excellent browser for a lot of reasons, but one of the most significant factors is how it can be customized. Mozilla has worked hard to ensure the newest versions deliver options and features that you wouldn’t have in other browsers without add-ons. As these are available by default, all users can have the same access without the hassle of installing extensions that can bring about c... »

How to clean up your YouTube suggestions.

How to clean up your YouTube suggestions.

If your YouTube home web page is filled with suggested channels or suggested videos that don’t interest you, then Addictive Tips will give you an easy solution to help clean them up so you only get the recommendations you want to see. When you are signed into YouTube, it logs anything you watch and then tries to give you a whole load of suggestions. Most people will end up watching something stupi... »

How to use Wi-Fi in the safest way?

How to use Wi-Fi in the safest way?

Public Wi-Fi networks, like the ones you can use in coffee shops or hotels, are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if you need to introduce a password, you’re sharing a network with lots of other people, which means your personal data can be at risk. Just because most wireless routers have a firewall to protect you from the internet doesn’t mean you’re protected from others co... »

The “Mini Power”, a vitamin for your Smartphone

The “Mini Power”, a vitamin for your Smartphone

It is sometimes quite hard to keep your smartphone charged all through the day. You’ve got to check it’s 100 % loaded when you leave home, and depending on how fast it runs out, you’ve got to have your charger on you and be close to a power socket. Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a solution, namely the Mini Power. It is a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsul... »

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