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Seasoned tech blogger. Host of the Tech Addicts podcast.

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By October 1, 2016 Read More →

Projector Room Episode 2: Close To The Edge

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Download Projector Room #2 (“Gareth Myles”,29/09/2016) manually (Size: 33MB, 46 minutes duration).

Projector Room

Show Notes – Show 2

Ted Salmon and Steve Litchfield with Gareth Myles

The Cutting Room Floor

Projector Room Google+ Community

Ted’s Top Ton – Ted’s 100 Favourite films, in no particular order!

Rob Anderson posted his Top 10 Films

John Campion posted his Top 10 Films

Which Remakes are better than Originals Discussion

Magic in the Moonlight, Ted’s Written Review

Community Members Suggest

The Shallows
– on Amazon UK

The Thing (1982) – on Amazon UK

Sully

Starring Role

Getting to know…Gareth Myles

Worth Watching

Reservoir Dogs – on Amazon UK

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – on Amazon UK

Amadeus – on Amazon UK

Curb Your Enthusiasm – on Amazon UK

Fargo (Film) – on Amazon UKFargo (TV)

Hugo – on Amazon UK

Dial M for Murder  – on Amazon UK

Argo on Amazon UK

To Live and Die in L.A. – on Amazon UK

Sorcerer – on Amazon UK

Film Picks

The Edge – on Amazon UK

A Simple Plan – on Amazon UK

The Magnificent Seven – on Amazon UK

Links of Interest

PodHubUKChewing Gum for the EarsPhones Show ChatWhatever WorksAAWP

By September 28, 2016 Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 28th September 2016 – Pixel, Oppo and Bluedio

Podcast logoGareth Myles, Jay Garrett and Gavin Fabiani-Laymond

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Show Notes

What have you been playing with?

Gareth:

Gavin:

Jay:

Discussion: Pixel and Pixel XL

Discussion: Amazon Echo finally reaches UK

Discussion: Non-explosive Note 7 coming to UK

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By September 26, 2016 Read More →

Box Surge Smart Unboxing

image22Three plugs, four USBs, neatly presented with some stylish aluminium around the outside. That’s the Box Smart Surge in a nutshell. Milled on a CNC machine out of a single billet of 6061 aluminum. Four intelligent USB ports to the side of the Surge Unit to allow for simultaneous device charging.

Power often fluctuates during the day; this could be caused by high drain devices (washing machines, fridge freezers) turning on and off. I.T equipment contains sensitive microprocessors that can be damaged over time by these fluctuations in power. The MOV procession built into the Surge Smart protects devices from damage through both minor changes in power and catastrophic events like lightning strikes.

http://www.box-products.com/website/portfolio/aluminum-surge-protector-with-usb/

By September 23, 2016 Read More →

Box Car Smart USB Charger Unboxing

image20New in from Box is this rather swish looking Car adapter for charge your tech on the dashboard.

Four powered USB ports can simultaneously charge devices a single car socket. Delivering 9.6A, the Car Smart is capable of providing power simultaneously to 4 tablets (or any combination of USB powered devices).
The Car Smart features an intelligent charge circuit that automatically provides your device with the power it needs to safely and efficiently charge.

By September 22, 2016 Read More →

Rebel Tech Kit Unboxing

image17Sugru have sent me a sample of their mouldable glue. This friendly stuff is designed to make life a little more tolerable by providing a remedy for a few of life’s woes.

Sugru sticks permanently to lots of stuff like ceramics, glass, metal, wood, and most plastics and fabrics. Just push it onto something, then it’s time to build, seal, fix, create and stick things together. You’ll have 30 minutes to get the job done.

Give it 24 hours, and Sugru turns into a durable, flexible silicone rubber that stays stuck (unless you remove it).

Find out for here: https://sugru.com/

By September 20, 2016 Read More →

BOX 6000 mAh Portable Tablet Charger Unboxing

image16A little something from Box, this portable charger packs enough charge to handle a tablet on the go, were many lack the capacity to. In addition, a second USB allows for another device to be hooked up and a combined output of 2.4A.
Internally, an IC (Intelligent Charge Circuit) chip has been built in to automatically detect the correct charge level of the device.

  • 6000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Dual USB Charge Ports
  • Shake to identify power level
  • Provides power to smartphones and tablets
  • includes micro USB charge cable

By September 18, 2016 Read More →

The Phones Show Chat (audio podcast)

downloadDownload Phones Show Chat episode 360 (“Loud and in Stereo!”,18/09/2016) manually (Size: 57MB, 80 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 360 – Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Gareth Myles

Errata & Feedback
Michael Warner with iPhone 7 Surveys – One, two, three
Tim Evans has first impressions of iPhone 7/Plus
Android Pay comes to a new group of UK Banks
CCleaner for Android
Allen Cross on Android Beta and RMS Explained

Device Week
Nexus 6P
Moto Z & JBL SoundBoostTed’s Unboxing
(YT: Moto Z & JBL SoundBoost Unboxing)
JBL SoundBoost vs. Marshall London
(YT: Moto Z & JBL SOUNDBOOST v Marshall London Speaker Test)
iPhone 7Steve’s Camera Zoom Shootout
Wileyfox Spark X

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week! And this week’s winner is…John Wright. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club – It could be you!stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 288 (Moto G4 & HP Elite X3) – 289 coming very soon!

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Up in the Air by Marius Olar using a Motorola Moto G

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By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Alcatel idol 4 offers vr for £189

img1_4ALCATEL is proud to announce its premium IDOL 4 and VR is available from John Lewis for £189. Building on the success of its trend-setting IDOL 3, the uniquely designed IDOL 4 smartphone takes everything up a notch with an innovative Boom Key, a first step into Virtual Reality and a sophisticated multimedia experience.

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BOOM ME UP! The Boom Key Delivers Augmented Experience

Boom my camera: Instantly takes photos on standby mode; pressing and holding the button puts the camera into burst mode to take photos in quick succession.

Boom my gallery: Artistically shuffles the photos in the gallery as a photo collage or a short slideshow for instant sharing.

Boom my videos: Generates immediate, surprising effects in existing videos, such as replaying the previous one second of the video three times, or changing the playback speed. When a user is recording a video, pressing the Boom Key immediately broadcasts the video live.

Boom my music: Enhances the bass, volume and clarity of the sound. When watching movies in speaker mode, users are treated to an immersive experience with surround sound.

Boom my game: Asphalt fans will love how the Boom Key amps up their play by releasing the Nitro and boosting the car speed. It also boosts the audio experience by increasing the volume and adding spatial sound reproduction.

Boom my view: Creates a more intense 3D effect (parallax UI effect) for the launcher and a stunning live weather display as part of the homescreen.

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Discover Virtual Reality

The IDOL 4’s innovative packaging design transforms into a pair of virtual reality goggles which, when combined with the smartphone, becomes the portal for users to enter the world of immersive 360-degree viewing and gaming. Virtual reality content such as videos and games can be downloaded onto the device from the Onetouch VR Hub, a built-in app to easily access saved virtual reality content, or apps like Littlstar.

By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Cygnett Debuts iPhone 7 Cases and Accessories

Cygnett, a leading technology brand that provides beautifully crafted tech solutions, today announce their newest cases and screen protectors for the iPhone 7/7 Plus. With more than a decade of experience in the case and accessories industry, Cygnett’s latest ranges showcase their refined and improved design while still providing the protection that consumers expect.

“We’ve created a line of cases that perfectly compliment Apples latest products in design and versatility while still providing the highest quality products we are known for,” says Tim Swann, Founder. “Our variety ensures that every consumer will find a style that fits their lifestyle while still protecting their valuable iPhone. The new case launch is a great opportunity for us to reveal our new branding design to give consumers a little insight as to what they can expect with our future products.”

The new line is available at uk.cygnett.com and in store at Dixons travel, Argos & KRCS & Solutions Inc. Details below:

  • WorkMate Pro Case for iPhone 7 (Available October £19.95) –The WorkMate Pro offers rugged protection against drops and scratches, while a raised edge around the screen provides lay flat protection, without adding bulk.

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  • UrbanShield Case for iPhone 7/Plus (£19.95-£24.95) –Combining great design with a premium finish, the UrbanShield case wraps around your iPhone to provide extra protection in a slim and stylish case.

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  • AeroShield Case for iPhone 7/Plus (£14.95) – A sleek low profile hard polycarbonate shell gives maximum protection against drops and scratches with a shock proof polyurethane frame ensuring total piece of mind.

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  • UrbanWallet Flip Case for iPhone 7/Plus (£29.95) – Premium leather wallet case with a convertible magnetic design that holds your most important cards as a wallet, then converts in an instant to a slim case which can be used in car mounts.

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  • RealCurve 3D curved 9H Tempered Glass Screen Protectors (£19.95) –  Offering edge-to-edge protection, the RealCurve features clear hardened glass, designed to perfectly match the curve of your iPhone screen. The six-layer construction provides maximum protection and ensures a quick, bubble-free application.

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For more information about Cygnett’s latest products or to view their entire product line, please visit uk.cygnett.com

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By September 16, 2016 Read More →

iTrip Clip converts any pair of wired headphones to wireless headphones

gc42924_bluetooth-headphone-adapter_01346889Griffin Technology, creator of award-winning and thoughtfully designed mobile accessories, is launching a simple yet powerful solution to wirelessly connect headphones, car stereos or home audio systems to any smartphone.

With their new iTrip Clip Bluetooth Audio Adapter, users will now be able to connect to any device, even the Moto Z, which was the first major smartphone recently released without a headphone jack.

“iTrip Clip ensures users can continue using their favorite 3.5mm headphones, with no worries about if their new smartphone eliminated the headphone jack,” said Andrew Biddle, Category Manager of Power at Griffin. “Not only can our iTrip Clip make any pair of headphones wireless, it also puts the convenience of a Bluetooth sound system into any car.”

iTrip Clip connects wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth 4.1. Connecting any headphones, earphones or AUX cables to the compact, self-powered adapter lets users listen to music and video, or make calls, without cables. iTrip Clip offers several features that make controlling your sound easier than ever, such as handy play, volume and track controls, as well as an integrated microphone to receive calls and easily access Siri, Google Now, and other voice recognition apps. iTrip Clip allows users to continue to use their device hands-free and hassle-free.

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In addition to features like a control pad and built-in mic, iTrip Clip also has a set-and-forget configuration which allows it to reconnect to paired devices automatically once it is in wireless range (approx. 30 feet or 10 metres). What’s more, is the adapter has a rechargeable Li-ion battery which boasts 6 hours play/talk time and 180 hours on standby. iTrip Clip also connects to car stereos with an AUX to listen to any smartphone wirelessly if the vehicle does not already offer Bluetooth connectivity.

iTrip Clip works with both iOS and Android and makes it possible to use your favourite headphones, regardless of whether your smartphone has a headphone jack or not.

Griffin’s new iTrip Clip will be available in the UK from late September, priced at £19 from griffintechnology.com.