Plex for Android, £1.27 @ Google Play

Plex for Android, £1.27 @ Google Play

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Plex for Android deal @ Google Play

What the heck is Plex? Check it out: “Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device,” and it’s currently less than half price at £1.27 on Google Play.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

What happened this week? The 0-10 Oakland Raiders beat the 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs; that was pretty weird. We won’t dwell too much on Scotland vs. England in the soccerball; that was just a friendly.

In mobile (that is, after all, why we’re here), Nokia surprised us with an Android Lollipop tablet, the N1, and Finnish startup Jolla secured over $1m in three days for its own take on the tablet thing.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 refurb, gold, £29.99 up front, effectively £270 delivered @ O2 Refresh

Samsung Galaxy S5 refurb, gold, £29.99 up front, effectively £270 delivered @ O2 Refresh

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Samsung Galaxy S5 refurb deal @ O2 Refresh

Bit of a strange one here, but bear with us. On O2 Refresh, you can grab a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 in gold for £29.99 up front. We don’t care about the Airtime Plan, because we’re going to cancel that immediately and pay off the monthly £10 Device Plan, so that’s £10 (Device Plan) x 24 (months) = £240 + £29.99 (up front) = £269.99 for a Samsung Galaxy S5.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Jolla Tablet secures over m funding in 72 hours

I’d admittedly grown to feel a little sorry for Jolla, a group of well-meaning individuals seemingly doomed to live in the shadow of the big money-grabbing mobile players.

But the Finns clearly don’t need any sympathy, as their Jolla Tablet has secured a ridiculous $1.1 MILLION funding in just three days.

 Click here to read more...

6 Comments

Three, SIM only, 200 mins, unlimited texts and 4G, £15PM 12M @ Three

Three, SIM only, 200 mins, unlimited texts and 4G, £15PM 12M @ Three

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Three SIM only deal @ Three

Not exactly a new deal, admittedly, but this is definitely your best bet if you’re on the lookout for unlimited 4G data. Specifically, this Three SIM only deal comes in at £15PM with a minimum 12-month agreement.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Google patents app for real-time conversations in two languages

Google patents app for real-time conversations in two languages

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Having spent a couple of decades growing up without all this newfangled mobile technology, I find it endlessly amusing that you no longer need to know anything; just “Google it”. In that sense, the internet’s almost like external storage for your brain.

Similarly, Google wants to make things easier for us unilingual idiots, with an app that enables a real-time, local, screen-based conversation with someone else in an entirely different language. Sacré bleu!

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Gorilla Glass 4: drop your phone from 1m and the screen (probably) won’t smash

Gorilla Glass 4: drop your phone from 1m and the screen (probably) won’t smash

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 is found in a multitude of phones, from the wallet-friendly Motorola Moto G, to high-end flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One M8.

The inevitable Gorilla Glass 4 has been officially announced, and needless to say it’s “dramatically improved” with the headline feature being its ability to laugh off 1m drops on rough surfaces. Er, most of the time.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Anker Astro Mini portable charger, gold or silver, £10 delivered with code @ Amazon

Anker Astro Mini portable charger, gold or silver, £10 delivered with code @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Anker Astro Mini portable charger deal @ Amazon

Using code ASTROMSG, you can knock £3.99 off this Anker Astro Mini – wait for it – “Ultra-Compact Lipstick-Sized Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology” (3,200mAh), so that’s £10 instead of £13.99. Neat!

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

How to create a freemium mobile game, by South Park

This ties in quite nicely with not only How to access US South Park Studios from your UK Android smartphone or tablet, but also No more ‘Free’ games on the App Store, but you can still ‘Get’ them. Nice work, me.

I speak of South Park’s tongue-in-cheek guide (though it is remarkably accurate) for building the perfect money-grabbing freemium mobile game.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

LG G3, SIM free, £299.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

LG G3, SIM free, £299.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this LG G3 deal @ Ebuyer

Even better than the recent £315 mobilephonesdirect deal, it's the LG G3, notable for being one of the first phones with a QHD display (2560 x 1440 = 3.7 MILLION pixels), now yours for £299.99 SIM free from Ebuyer.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

BlackBerry Rio: high-end, all-touch, launching 2015?

BlackBerry Rio: high-end, all-touch, launching 2015?

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

It’s amusing that every time a new high-end BlackBerry phone is rumoured, the collective blogosphere wonders: ‘Could this be BlackBerry’s saviour?’ Never say never, I guess.

The latest candidate for reversing the Canadian manufacturer’s ailing fortunes is something called the BlackBerry Rio, an all-touch flagship.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Motorola Moto X, 16GB, SIM free, £230 delivered @ Expansys

Motorola Moto X, 16GB, SIM free, £230 delivered @ Expansys

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Motorola Moto X deal @ Expansys

Floating around in the increasingly interesting no man’s land between Motorola Moto G-esque affordability and wallet-punching flagship territory, it’s the Moto X 2013 – SIM free, white and with 16GB storage – going for £229.99 at Expansys.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Huawei Honor 3C: 5in 720p, 8MP/5MP, quad-core, 2GB RAM, £110

Huawei Honor 3C: 5in 720p, 8MP/5MP, quad-core, 2GB RAM, £110

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Following on nicely from our Four of the best phones under £150 feature, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has today introduced the spanking new Honor 3C, with a wallet-friendly price tag of £109.99.

The Huawei Honor 3C certainly offers plenty of bang for your buck, following the grand Chinese tradition of decent-but-affordable phones, but the picture's not entirely rosy.

 Click here to read more...

2 Comments

Four of the best phones under £150

There’s an ever-growing army of phones - not just phones but smartphones - below the £150 mark, with at least three hands required to count recent sub-£150 mobile deals.

Here we’re focusing on the £100-150 range, with four very different phones from four very different manufacturers.

 Click here to read more...

6 Comments

John Lewis, free 3-year guarantee on Apple products @ John Lewis

John Lewis, free 3-year guarantee on Apple products @ John Lewis

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this 3-year Apple guarantee deal @ John Lewis

If you’re thinking of forking out significant buckage on a shiny new Apple product, head over to John Lewis, where you can take advantage of a free 3-year guarantee. That’ll save a few quid on AppleCare.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

No more ‘Free’ apps on the App Store, but you can still ‘Get’ them

The Google Play Store recently bowed to pressure from angry customers and the European Commission over the use of the word ‘Free’ in relation to gratis apps that offer – or sometimes demand – in-app purchases in order to unlock content, or perhaps to progress in a game. "Freemium" apps, for short.

In a similar move, App Store apps that are free to download are no longer listed as ‘Free’, with the button now labelled ‘Get’.

 Click here to read more...

2 Comments

Motorola Moto E, Vodafone PAYG, £45 delivered @ Vodafone

Motorola Moto E, Vodafone PAYG, £45 delivered @ Vodafone

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this Motorola Moto E deal @ Vodafone

Vodafone is currently selling the Motorola Moto E on PAYG for £45. Choose to “Keep your existing Vodafone SIM” to avoid having to buy a top-up. If the site hangs when you add the phone to your basket, delete the last portion of the URL, leaving just http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Google Nexus 6 UK release finally on the horizon

For our money, the rollout of the Google Nexus 6 has been nothing short of farcical, with US stock being replenished each Wednesday (seriously) and the phone initially being “unavailable” in the UK.

But at least there’s light at the end of the tunnel, with the Google Nexus 6 now “out of stock” on Google Play UK, and available to pre-order at Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse.

 Click here to read more...

9 Comments

Nokia Lumia 735, Three PAYG, £160 delivered with £10 credit @ Three

Nokia Lumia 735, Three PAYG, £160 delivered with £10 credit @ Three

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Get this Nokia Lumia 735 deal @ Three

Generally praised for its low-light performance and selfie-friendly 5MP front camera, the Nokia Lumia 735 is currently available for £149.99 at Three, with a £10 top-up taking you to £159.99. The off-contract price at Amazon, for comparison, is £196.70.

 Click here to read more...

5 Comments

Four things you (maybe) didn’t know about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge isn’t quite available to pre-order in the UK just yet, but evidence suggests (most recently a leaked internal Carphone Warehouse communication) that it’ll go on sale on November 28. Yep, that’s Friday next week.

It’s a strange beast, no doubt, but Samsung is looking to allay fears that this is strictly a niche device for freaky-phone lovers with more money than sense. Here we present four things you probably didn’t know about the Galaxy Note Edge.

 Click here to read more...

2 Comments