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Huawei launch the Honor 7 smartphone

Huawei launch the Honor 7 smartphone

Honor has introduced the European version of its flagship honor 7 smartphone. The fully metallic device, which is aimed at digital natives, is built for single-handed use and offers innovative and smart functions including multimedia capabilities operated through its dedicated smart button and gesture-enabled fingerprint reader. Speaking at the product launch event in London this […]

By August 28, 2015 Read More →
Amazon goes Underground

Amazon goes Underground

The bad news regarding Amazon’s Free App of the Day promotion has been terminated. There will be no more Free Apps of the Day. The good news is that it is being replaced with Amazon Underground, which is a new application full of free apps and games. The way it works is that even though […]

By August 27, 2015 Read More →
Caseit look after your gadgets

Caseit look after your gadgets

Caseit has recently launched a range of screen protectors and straps for the Apple watch. Alongside an ever growing list of protection solutions Caseit are successfully combining high value with quality across their range. The Apple Watch Screen Protector Anti – Glare has a special anti-glare process applied to it, avoiding the glare from the […]

By August 27, 2015 Read More →
Archos announce the Diamond S

Archos announce the Diamond S

Today, the French brand ARCHOS is excited to announce its newest addition to the ARCHOS Diamond line: the ARCHOS Diamond S! “There is an enormous demand for superlative smartphones like the ARCHOS Diamond S at prices that the average person can afford,” explains Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “We’re happy to be releasing this product […]

By August 26, 2015 Read More →

Reviews

Olixar Pocketsize Selfie Stick with mirror Unboxing

Olixar Pocketsize Selfie Stick with mirror Unboxing

Our third selfie stick is again from Olixar, this time devised for the pocket with a simple mirror to assist in using the larger rear camera on your phone. Recently we have seen manufacturers increase the optics on the front facing camera to help create more tolerable pictures. Olixar have taken a very simple step […]

By August 16, 2015 Read More →
Olixar Ninja Katana Selfie Stick Review

Olixar Ninja Katana Selfie Stick Review

Our second look at a selfie stick again comes from Olixar. This time around they have gone a more novel approach with a Ninja look and feel. Driving the craze into a more preposterous form and with all the right intentions. Can the Olixar Selfie Katana Stick help assist my quest to the perfect selfie […]

By August 11, 2015 Read More →
Inateck IPX8 Waterproof Case Unboxing

Inateck IPX8 Waterproof Case Unboxing

Inateck have sent over a waterproof case to fit most devices. Here we have a look at this no frills approach to device care and a handy accessory if you are heading away to a beach somewhere or just to lounge by the pool. For £10.99 the Inateck Waterproof case does a lot however it won’t […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Polaroid iE826 Unboxing

Polaroid iE826 Unboxing

Picking a compact camera on a budget should be a simple task if there wasn’t such a huge number on the market. No matter your budget there is always a model for you however there is a slightly nicer feature included for a couple of pounds extra on a different model. Limiting yourself to a […]

By July 24, 2015 Read More →

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YouTube Gaming gets an app

downloadYouTube Gaming has finally shifted to live, directly competing against Amazon’s Twitch. Sure enough the platform has now become completely accessible as well as launching an official application for YouTube Gaming is now available for download.

For those of you not familiar with YouTube Gaming, this is Google’s take on the live game streaming industry. While the focus is primarily on live streaming of gameplay, recorded content will also be available which includes past broadcasts, recorded gameplay, and Video on Demand. In fact all gaming related content  currently on YouTube will also available from within YouTube Gaming.

The idea is to make it as easy  as possible to stream gameplay on YouTube Gaming, so that anyone who wants to do it can easily pick it up and go for it. For content creators, and most YouTube accounts, the button to Go Live should be up in the top right when signed into your account. The layout for the application is pretty much identical to the YouTube Gaming portal in browsers as well. Flipping between the two should be pretty easy once you’ve learned where everything is.

One step Youtube Gaming may have over Twitch is that anyone with access to the streaming dashboard and monetize their stream, allowing the gamer to earn some money from their gaming experience. Twitch requires a certain amount of viewership before you can be partnered with Twitch, once down ads are used to generate revenue. With YouTune Gaming, as long as you can access the streaming dashboard, you can monetize your stream as well as enable Fan Funding cards.

| August 27, 2015 | Read More →

Do you want Android or Windows on your Archos?

50The French brand ARCHOS is excited to release two 5” smartphones both featuring great specs and an even better price: £99 each! The ARCHOS 50 Cesium runs Windows 10 right out of the box, and the ARCHOS 50e Helium runs Android 5.1 Lollipop; with a choice of operating system, these models can suit any need.

 “By providing a choice between two almost identical hardware models, we allow the customer to focus on what they like on the inside: the user interface. Android and Windows are both fantastic and provide varied software experiences,” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. 

Great hardware the ARCHOS Way

The ARCHOS 50 Cesium and 50e Helium smartphones are nearly identically fantastic in terms of hardware specifications. They both feature 5” HD IPS screens for top-notch viewing quality. The display renders bright, realistic colors and allows wide viewing angles.

The processing and storage of the ARCHOS 50 Cesium and ARCHOS 50e Helium support many varied uses ranging from light messaging and phone calls to CPU-heavy gaming applications. Both feature Qualcomm Quad-Core processors which run at 1.1 GHz.

Both devices feature 4G/LTE connectivity for the fastest possible download speeds and lightning-fast internet, email, and messaging. This internal power is complemented by a sleek outer design with rounded edges and a metal frame.

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Great software your way

As the ARCHOS 50 Cesium runs Windows 10, and the ARCHOS 50e Helium runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, customers can choose the operating system they love the most without needing to worry about other technical nuances that differentiate smartphones. Since ARCHOS is offering a great base product, having only to choose between two operating systems is liberating and simple.

Windows 10 is the latest Windows release and features Cortana, the Windows personal assistant, Microsoft Office apps, a more intuitive email inbox, and more. Android 5.1 Lollipop is the latest version of the famed Android software and offers better battery management, a dynamic notification system, and an aesthetically pleasing flat design. 

The ARCHOS 50 Cesium and ARCHOS 50e Helium will be available in November 2015 for the incredible price of £99. 

Specs:

Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 – 4×1,1GHz Cortex A7
RAM – 1GB
Storage – 8GB + MicroSD
Size - 147 x 72.5 x 8.5 mm 
Display - 5 inches, 1280×720 pixels (HD,) IPS (294 ppi)
Operating System - ANDROID™ 5.1 Lollipop or Windows 110
Camera - 2 MP front and 8MP Rear with LED Flash
Battery - 2100mAh

| August 25, 2015 | Read More →

Leaking the Huawei Nexus 6

QQ_20150824155811Some images have appeared online today of what could possibly be the Huawei Nexus 6 refresh. A few days ahead of the Huawei launch of their new flagship phone these images may be something other than the new Nexus. The claims are coming from a Google+ user, Tiessen Fu insisting the device was given to him by a friend working on the Nexus successor.

For a design this radically different to the current Nexus 6 Google may be making some insane marketing choices. However, there is a lot to be said about breaking the mould and going with something different. It would be a hard sell to ask a company to keep some of the design influences from the previous model built by an entirely different manufacturer. Certainly companies do this however with a Nexus there is no need to imitate as the name and brand are already established.

I hope this is the new Nexus 6, whilst many are suggesting that it is a ugly ducking I find it refreshing to see something a little different.

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| August 24, 2015 | Read More →

ASUS Zenfone 2 crams in 256GB storage

enhanced-15664-1440341113-8There was never a storage war. Manufacturers seemed to be content to bring 8, 16 and 32gb variants with only the hardware daring to go further. Why both we the customer can go out a purchase a an SD card to expand as little to no expense for the manufacturer. Few grumbled with only those looking a cheap phone with 4 or 8gbs becoming infuriated. Recently, we have seen manufacturers becoming creative when it comes to including the SD card in a combined storage solution and others hoping that the cloud to solve the storage starved.

On of the less popular flagships out there, the Zenfone 2, is about to be produced in a Deluxe Special Edition versions with specs identical to the high-end version of the original Zenfone 2, 4GB of RAM and a faster Atom Z3580 processor, with the a mch greater storage capacity. A 256GB version will be available in two colors, one with a diamond-pattern back and another with black and grey diagonal stripes. Both get orange trim around the front screen and navigation panel and around the volume buttons on the rear. The device also includes a mircoSD card slot that supports up to 128gb cards.

The diamond rear is very reminiscent of the old HTC Touch Diamond from years gone by, a few with many merits however I seem to remember the back design not being one as the phone was prone to rocking when used on a flat surface. At any rate this is an exciting addition to the Zenfone line and I hope to have a look at this in the near future.

| August 24, 2015 | Read More →

Sneak peak at the Blackberry Android slider

here_is_a_short_glimpse_at_a_blackberry_venice_promo_video-news-13619.phpTop leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks, has posted a beautiful video of one of the most exciting announcements we are hoping for in Berlin in two weeks at IFA. The high-end Blackberry smartphone that will run Android, might debut as early as next month during IFA with sliding QWERTY keyboard. The pictures were called out as fakes almost immediately due to differing keyboard layouts however as there is nothing concrete right now we are going with exciting rumour and we hope what we see here is what we are getting. This could the be most exciting combination phone this year and a relaunch of the physical keyboard.

 

 

 

| August 20, 2015 | Read More →

The new Samsung Gear S2

1440001479-bce21be9aaca4607e2e05b5159e1140b-1038x576The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 will be unveiled during a major press conference on the 3rd of September at IFA in Berlin. A video has popped up showing a rather sexy device that bears little resemblance to it’s predecessor. The new interface really looks to be the middle ground between Apple’s Watch and Android Wear. More than likely running Tizen the Gear S2 should really be the most mature smartwatch out there as no other company has tested the water more than Samsung in the last couple of years. 

We hope to be reporting live from the Press conference and will post a little hands on  experience with the wearable in a fortnight.

| August 20, 2015 | Read More →

Xiaomi Mi5 specs look interesting

18-1439896230-letvimage3A new set of leaked specs show that the all new Xiaomi Mi5 will come with the Snapdragon 820 under the hood. We have seen a leaked Antutu benchmark screenshot allegedly showed the Mi5 scoring an impressive score of 73,075. Now, more leaks are slipping out detailing the specs of the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone.

The alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 is hopefully going to sport a 5.3-inch QHD 2560 x 1440 display hitting around 554ppi. As already mentioned the all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC octa-core CPU will operate the heart of the device alongside and the Adreno 530 GPU.  4GB of RAM and 16GB/64GB storage variants options round out the major specs. Unfortunately Xiaomi are going the Samsung route as there will be no option for memory expansion though. The optics is handled by the 16MP camera with a dual LED flash on the back. Flavours of the month, a fingerprint scanner will be added along with a USB-Type C port. Powering it all is a 3030mAh battery the same as the previous generation.

The Xiaomi Mi5 will run Android 5.1.1 with the MIUI 7 enhancements running on top. The device to priced should retail for around £239 - £289 depending on the variant. The Mi5 will come with a slim profile at just 5.3mm. 

| August 19, 2015 | Read More →

Ever had an affair on Ashley Madison?

mzl.bjttmrvoSome months back we heard that Ashley Madison has been hacked and nearly 10-gigabytes of stolen data had been stolen. The dating site for cheaters admitted member email addresses, credit card transactions, and even profiles had been compromised. 

The data has now been released, as the demands of the hackers were not met, and can be found on the dark web. Those who have downloaded are reporting there is a lot of interesting material. One analysis of the data stolen found it contains almost 15,000 military or government email addresses. The hackers demand to take down the site fell on deaf ears and there is now a real possibility that some families could be destroyed.

Calling themselves the Impact Team, the hackers said:

We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data … Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters. …

Too bad for those men, they’re cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion. Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn’t deliver.…

Controversial outcome, they carried it through, true to their word and elements of people’s privacy will be exposed. Some might say for the greater good. Here’s a screenshot of the full statement included with the release:

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| August 19, 2015 | Read More →

Will there be a 5 inch iPhone 6C?

iphone-6s-5-inchA refresh is on the way for the iPhone and as usual there js little in the way of official details. Expected are two variants with 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays. However there are reports of an iPhone 6c being in the works, and more recently a suggested rumour emerged that the 6c will be built by Foxconn with a 4-inch display.

However, a more recent rumours of a 5-inch model being manufactured by Foxconn are making the rounds. According to the Foxconn insider the 5-incher will apparently rock an 8 MP camera, a dual-LED flash and powered by an A9 processor. A sketch depicting the alleged 5-inch iPhone 6s model has popped up from the Foxconn insider who was not able to provide a photo of the device due to Apples security measures.

Could Apple be planning four devices?

 

| August 18, 2015 | Read More →
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