The Bearded Hero iOS review

Lewis Curdie  4 hours ago

Supposedly beards are on their “way out” again, which means they’ll no longer be synonymous with fashion-conscious youths, and once again be the domain of the comic book-reading super-nerd. As it should be.

Here’s one guy who almost certainly won’t be shaving, lest he become simply Hero. I speak of The Bearded Hero, and you can play his debut app outing for £1.49 at the App Store.

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Google Play gets Material Design overhaul, rolling out now

Lewis Curdie  7 hours ago

Remember we were saying a few days ago that Google Play was due for an overhaul to bring it in line with the company’s new Material Design standard? Well, you’ll never guess what’s happening right now.

Nope, not the iPhone 6 launch; it’s the global rollout of Google Play’s Material Design makeover. For serious.

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Tesco Hudl refurb with 12-month warranty, 16GB, £59 delivered @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Tesco Hudl refurb with 12-month warranty, 16GB, £59 delivered @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Lewis Curdie  8 hours ago

Get this Tesco Hudl refurb deal @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Over on eBay, Tesco Outlet is offering the 16GB Tesco Hudl for £59, professionally refurbished and with a 12-month warranty.

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iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

Lewis Curdie  9 hours ago

First we had the Apple iPad mini, then came the iPad mini 2 (left) – or iPad mini Retina if you prefer.

With the iPhone 6 and iWatch hogging the rumour limelight of late as far as Apple is concerned, we haven’t said a great deal about the inevitable iPad mini 3, but fresh Chinese whispers suggest it’ll hit the market as the iPad mini Air, with a suitable reduction in size.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet: ‘ultimate gaming tablet’ made official

Lewis Curdie  10 hours ago

Mobile gaming is an increasingly interesting sector, and I reckon it’ll continue to grow as accessories like controllers become more prevalent.

Arguably ahead of the game (pun intended), NVIDIA has officially followed up the original Shield with – as rumoured – the Shield Tablet, hailed by NVIDIA as the “ultimate gaming tablet”. Sounds tasty.

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Xiaomi Mi 4: high specced iPhone lookalike unveiled in China at a low, low price

Xiaomi Mi 4: high specced iPhone lookalike unveiled in China at a low, low price

Martin James  11 hours ago

Xiaomi is probably best known for its crazy sales blitzes, the last of which saw it shift 10,000 Redmi Notes in a single second.

It'll be hoping to make more of a lasting impact with its newly announced Mi 4, however, after unveiling its new flagship smartphone at an event in Beijing yesterday.

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Is HTC working on THREE tablets?

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

HTC’s record in the tablet division is – how do I put this? – less than stellar, so it came as somewhat of a surprise to learn that the Taiwanese manufacturer is Google’s choice player for the upcoming Nexus 9 – or so rumour has it.

Even more surprisinger, we’re told that HTC has another two – yes, two – tablets in the proverbial production pipeline.

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Apple iPhone 6: 70-80 million units built by year-end?

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Incredibly, I’m currently staring at a headline that reads: “Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens”. THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Well, if you’ve been in a coma for the past six months.

They’ll measure 4.7in and 5.5in, blah blah blah… The more interesting part of the story, for our money, is the notion of Apple ordering more iPhones for launch than ever before.

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Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Of all the top smartphone manufacturers, Apple probably does the best job of keeping things under wraps until, like, the actual product launch, but that’s not to say there aren’t countless leaks beforehand – on an almost daily basis at the moment for the iPhone 6

With less than two months to go (maybe), I’ve complied all the pertinent stuff and put together – er, as the title reveals – Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6.

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Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.74 delivered with code @ GizzmoHeaven

Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.74 delivered with code @ GizzmoHeaven

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Get this Lexar microSD card deal @ GizzmoHeaven

Using code BASKET5, you can knock 5% off the price of this Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, bringing it down from £4.99 to £4.74. Cheaper than a Big Mac Meal with a Double Cheeseburger on the side.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Premium: metal case, flexible display, OIS?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Premium: metal case, flexible display, OIS?

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

With the ongoing farce surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium… no, wait; the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime… no, wait; the Samsung Galaxy F, you’ll forgive us for taking this story with a bucket of salt.

Word from out east suggests the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be accompanied by a Premium variant. Oh for fff…

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Blackwell 1: Legacy iOS review

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Hey, you know what’s fun? Point and click adventures, and they just so happen to work fantastically on ye olde touchscreen, as evidenced by… that one with the ginger FBI lady. Ah! Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. Good stuff.

Developer Wadjet Eye Games has released a bundle of excellent point and click adventures on the App Store, and the first one I’m checking out is Blackwell 1: Legacy. It’s real good, man. Real good.

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LG G3 Prime launching this week in Korea?

LG G3 Prime launching this week in Korea?

Martin James  2 days ago

LG disappointed a fair few high-end smartphone lovers when it revealed that the high-octane Snapdragon 805 version of its G3 flagship with 3GB of RAM wouldn't be coming to the UK.

Well, get ready for more disappointment as LG is set to announce the even more potent G3 Prime this very week, but it probably won't even make it out of South Korea.

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Motorola Moto G successor leaked: design refresh, almost identical specs?

Motorola Moto G successor leaked: design refresh, almost identical specs?

Martin James  2 days ago

The smartphone world loves its sequels, especially when it's rebooting a successful device, so we've been expecting to hear details about a successor to Motorola's popular Moto G for a while now.

And today's the day, thanks to Spanish site Mellando no Android, which has furnished us with both a pic of the alleged Moto G2 (as we'll refer to it for now) and some news on its specs.

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Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition is a real thing

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

If you were sitting twiddling your thumbs, wondering: ‘What could possibly make the Huawei Ascend P7 a more attractive prospect for a very particular group of people?’ Well, we’ve got the answer right here.

A splash of Arsenal-scented paint, that’s what. Yes, the Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition is officially – as of this morning – a thing.

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Gionee GN9005: new world’s thinnest smartphone?

Gionee GN9005: new world’s thinnest smartphone?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Time was, smartphone manufacturers were obsessed with making the next world’s thinnest smartphone, blissfully unaware that what consumers really wanted was a big fat battery – even if it meant a slightly thicker phone. But those days are long behind us now, right? RIGHT?

Ladies, gents; prepare to meet what will almost certainly be the next world’s thinnest smartphone, the stupdily thin Gionee GN9005.

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Google Nexus 7 2013, 32GB, £150 delivered @ O2

Google Nexus 7 2013, 32GB, £150 delivered @ O2

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Google Nexus 7 2013 deal @ O2

O2 has chopped £40 off the price of the Google Nexus 7 2013, bringing it down from £189.99 to – you guessed it, number fans – £149.99. Shaweet.

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