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App of the Day: Goalist Daily Planner and Goals

Like most people, I want to get the most productivity out of my time and have tried many “To Do” apps in the past and goal settings apps. Most of which I decide aren’t for me and don’t work for me. So I’ve gone back to the old fashion way of doing things, with pen and paper. Listing down essential tasks and what time I need to do them, how long they’ll take and plan around the things I need to do. After doing this for a couple of weeks I still wanted to try and ... Continue Reading →
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Spotify announce Android Wear app

Owners of smart watches can already control music play back from their arm. The playback controls allow users to skip songs or to go back to the previous track as well as play/pause and change volume. Despite Spotify not being a compatible Android Wear app, play back can still be controlled via a smart watch anyway. Spotify however, have announced that they will be beginning to roll out an app for your smart watch. The new features will allow you to browse music and play music directly from your ... Continue Reading →
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Xiaomi takes second place for world’s largest wearable company

Xiaomi has impressed a lot of people over the past few months, they have released a few smartphones and are making gains in the amount of sales and are catching up with smartphone world giants Apple and Samsung. This is seen as a great feat considering the majority of Xiaomi’s releases are only available in Asia, versus globally like Samsung and Apple. Xiaomi have faired pretty well in the smart tech wearable category as well. Despite the company offering their wearable tech for a very low ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix will not be showing third party ads

Yesterday we reported that Netflix were testing ads on their video streaming service. As stated yesterday the ads are more like trailers as they are only promoting Netflix’s own shows. It did however lead many to wonder if this meant that Netflix could introduce ads from third parties. This fortunately won’t be the case. A spokesman for Netflix, Cliff Edwards, has denied that third party ads will arrive on the platform. Edwards went on to explain that they were not planning to test, let ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix begins testing ads

You would think that a subscription based service such as Netflix would be ad free but, much like some blu-rays and DVDs and video tapes past, Netflix is looking at introducing ads – or rather trailers for their own series of exclusive programs. The ads are being displayed before a stream starts and at the end. As it stands at the moment, Netflix are only promoting their own content, eg Orange is The New Black and House of Cards, rather than third party adverts. Fortunately for now, the test ... Continue Reading →
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Microsoft unveil Windows 10 release date

Microsoft have announced that the latest iteration of Microsoft Windows, will be released come July 29th. Consumers with Windows 7 or Windows 8 already installed on their PCs and laptops will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for a limited time. The free upgrade offer will be available for a year from Windows 10 release. Those who are running Windows 7 or Windows 8 should receive a small Windows icon on the task bar in the coming days to reserve their free upgrade of Windows 10 and those ... Continue Reading →
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Google Fit support comes to the Xiaomi Mi Band

The Xiaomi Mi fitness band has proved to be very popular. The band is essentially just the the FitBit or Jawbone Up fitness bands but, at a fraction of the cost. Branded fitness bands cost upwards of £60 for the basic models, where as the Xiaomi Mi band is generally available for around £16 from third party sellers such as Amazon and it’s proved so popular that Xiaomi have now opened sales up for the UK, US and France instead of just India. The Xiaomi Fit has proven to be popular not only ... Continue Reading →
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Android Wear 5.1.1 update rolls out, adds new features

Google recently announced that Smart Watches powered by Android Wear would be shortly be receiving an update, which will bring in several new features. The most prominent feature being Wi-Fi for the smartwatches, if the device supports it anyway. Currently the only compatible devices are the Moto 360, Sony Smart Watch 3, Samsung Gear Live and the LG Watch Urbane, which came with this feature out the box already. This feature will allow you to continue using your smartwatch on the internet, even if ... Continue Reading →
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Vodafone UK temporarily slash price of HTC One M8

It’s not unusual for companies to discount the price of some of their products over holiday periods and Halloween is no different. Vodafone have reduced the cost of several of their Pay As You Go phones. Of their up to 40% off Halloween offer, the most shocking offer comes in the form of the HTC One M8 handset. The Vodafone Halloween offer sees the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini reduced from £100 to £79 and the Nokia Lumia 530 reduced down to £49 from £70. The HTC One M8 however is ... Continue Reading →
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Tesco working on Android smartphone and Hudl successor

Last year we saw the UK grocery superstore make their mark in the Android world of tablets in the form of the Hudl. The Hudl is a budget Android tablet and has been received well in the market. Released in September 2013, Tesco have already sold half a million devices. With the success of the Hudl, Tesco are now looking to make their way into the smartphone arena with their very own Android powered smartphone. While the Hudl is a low end tablet, Tesco’s smartphone will compete with handsets ... Continue Reading →