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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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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 →
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Samsung Tease Galaxy S5 Announcement?

With the impending beginning of this years Mobile World Congress, Samsung have offered an exciting insight into the kind of announcement they could be about to make at the event in the form of a ‘teaser’ video which could well indicate that Samsung are ready to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile handset. As with any teaser video, Samsung don’t just come right out and say “this is what we are going to announce” but the content of the video seems pretty ... Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Case Mate slim folio review

Last week I received Case-Mate’s “Slim Folio” case for Samsung’s latest phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Cases to my liking have been hard to come by for the Note 3 so far. After using the Momax case on the Note 2 and then the Belkin Snap Folio case, I wanted something that protected both the front and back of the phone without having a popper on the front of the case which meant pressing on the screen to close the case. I also quite enjoyed being able to use the case as ... Continue Reading →
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Android Kit Kat out now for Nexus 7 and 10

 Today Google have begun pushing out the latest Android update for their Nexus devices.Android 4.4 came preloaded on the Nexus 5 which was released November 1st but, the latest updates is now making its way on to other Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The update is for both the 2012 and this year’s Nexus 7. Owners of the Nexus 4 and cellular Nexus tablets will have to wait a little bit longer though but,  Google have said the update is coming soon. Continue Reading →
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Google announce Nexus 5

Google have announced their latest Android phone in the Nexus range which comes in the form of the Nexus 5. As expected, the Nexus 5 will run Google’s latest version of Android which is Android 4.4, aka Kit Kat (other Nexus devices will receive this update in a few weeks). Feature wise, the Nexus 5 features a 4.95 inch display which offers up a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, giving the phone an impressive PPI of 445. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz Quad Core processor ... Continue Reading →
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 unboxing

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note phablet has gone on sale in the UK and we take a little look at the 5.7 inch display handset. The Note 3 follows in the steps of the popular Note 2. The Note 3 features a slightly larger display, measuring 5.7″ over the Note 2’s 5.5″ display but, the chassis is for the most part smaller than the Note 2, only the height is increased by a mere 0.2mm. Overall I’m very impressed with the Note 3 so far. The Note 3 uses a microsim and the microSD ... Continue Reading →