Apple’s 2021 iPhone could bring Touch ID back

FaceID was working pretty well on Apple’s iPhones and despite the notch on the front of the handsets, many had come to prefer the unlocking technology over the older Touch ID method. 2020 threw a spanner in the works though. Covid-19 came along and facemasks became mandatory in many countries to prevent the spread. Apple released an update to the software whereby if the front-facing camera detected you were wearing a mask it would ask for your passcode immediately. For many though this was ... Continue Reading →

Deal of the Day: Sony NW-A55L down to £125

While many of us have ditched stand-alone music players in favour of our smartphones and popular music streaming services, there are also many who prefer the higher quality sound of a dedicated music player. Not to mention a stand-alone music player means your phone’s battery won’t be drained from playing music all day. One of the stand out dedicated music players comes from Sony. A company who has seen great success with its Walkman range of devices. The Sony NW-A55L was awarded the ... Continue Reading →

Sony Xperia 1 III rumours surface

Earlier this week we heard that Sony is likely to revive it’s smaller Xperia Compact handset for those who prefer a smaller form factor. We now have word that Sony is prepping the Xperia 1 II successor in the form of the Xperia 1 III. Size-wise the Xperia 1 III will measure 161.6mm x 67.3mm x 9.6mm. The thickness tops 9.6mm with its camera bump, whereas the rest of the handset will have a thickness of 8.4mm. Within the camera bump, it will sport a triple lens set up, with a telephoto lens ... Continue Reading →

Rumours suggest Macbooks could be redesigned and reintroduce old feature

There have been rumours circulating for a little while that when Apple reveal 2021 MacBooks that we could see a redesign. The company have recently unveiled new 13″ MacBook Pro and MacBook Air machines which have ditched the Intel processors and instead have switched over to their own Silicone M1 processor chipset. Externally however the devices kept the same classic design. That could be set to change this year. We could see Apple ditch the Touch Bar featured on their MacBook Pro line. In ... Continue Reading →

Sony introduce Xperia Pro handset with a difference

Following on from yesterday’s news that Sony could reintroduce a Compact Xperia handset, Sony is also looking out for professionals. Introducing the Sony Xperia Pro with a hefty price tag of $2500 it is certainly aimed at professional users rather than the average smartphone owner. Essentially the Sony Xperia Pro is a slightly beefed up Xperia 1 II. It features the same older Snapdragon 865 processor found in the February 2020 Xperia 1 II. Specs also include 12GB RAM, 512GB storage and three ... Continue Reading →

Sony could bring Xperia Compact phones back

Over the years mobile phones have gotten bigger and bigger. While options for those who prefer a smaller phone have gotten, well smaller and smaller. Apple has combated this by releasing the iPhone SE2 and more recently releasing the iPhone 12 in four variants including the iPhone 12 Mini. For those who prefer the Android OS however options are limited. Sony last released a compact handset in 2018 in the form of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact which offered flagship specs in a small form factor. Rumours ... Continue Reading →

Blood Oxygen monitor could be coming to Xiaomi Mi Band 6

We’ve recently learned that Apple’s latest Apple Watch could help detect whether the wearer has Covid-19 thanks to its Blood Oxygen monitor. This is a new feature that Apple added to it’s Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatches. It’s not the only smartwatch that has this feature, several of the Garmin fitness watches include this feature, as well as the Fitbit Sense among others. However, it may soon be coming to one of the cheapest smartwatches available. It is rumoured that Xiaomi ... Continue Reading →

Apple issue warning over iPhone 12 and pacemakers

With Apple’s latest iPhone 12 handsets came new technology and accessories. You can fit your iPhone out with Magsafe accessories which as the name suggests include the use of magnets. As such Apple has recently updated a support document which warns against keeping the iPhone itself and any Magsafe accessories away from pacemakers, defibrillators and other implants. Pacemakers and other implants can be affected by magnets and radios but, Apple wants to make it explicitly clear that the iPhone ... Continue Reading →

Logitech to rebrand to simply “Logi”

Logitech has been around for many years (since 1981 in fact) and is a pretty recognisable brand. One which makes some of the best mice and keyboards around. Personally speaking when I do need (or want) to buy another mouse for my laptop, Logitech is the only brand that I look at. The company is updating it’s brand though and will begin releasing products with their new brand name of just “Logi”. The reason behind the change is because “Tech is everywhere” according ... Continue Reading →

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 →