For many, it was a weekend of shopping madness, starting with Black Friday and culminating in Cyber Monday. If you managed to pick up a technological bargain then now is the time to recycle old gadgets and electronic devices that are out of date or you have replaced. Whether it is a new cell phone you got your hands on, a tablet, iPad or an iPod, if you recycle your old gadgets you could get hundreds of dollars back to spend over the festive holidays. And we know that money would definitely come in handy! Continue reading
Another week, another update from Apple, this time it’s the iOS 7.0.4 update that is now available. The iOS 7.0.4 update seems to be a very minor one and we noticed no real changes at all, but it says a lot that since the launch of iOS7 a few months ago, this is the 4th version update to be launched, hopefully they get it right this time. Continue reading
Google have unveiled their Nexus wireless charger across the USA and Canada and it is now available from the Google Play Store. This is big news for those of you with the awesome Nexus tablet or a Nexus smartphone and the Nexus wireless charger will undoubtedly sell well over the holiday period. At a very reasonable $49.99 it is sure to be a big hit as a stocking filler for those of you who already own a Nexus or are looking to receive one this Christmas. Continue reading
Technollo are one of the most established recyclers in America and their prices are always amongst the highest in the industry. If you are looking to earn some extra cash to put towards Christmas presents over the festive period then recycling your old cell phones and gadgets with them could help put dollars in your pocket.
We know it’s a bit early for many of you to be thinking about Christmas but it is only just over 5 weeks away and will soon be upon us. Now is the time to dig out those old phones that you may have lying around gather in dust or hidden away in drawers, those old devices could be earning you money! Continue reading
The Kindle Fire HDX that we tested was the 8.9inch version which began shipping a few days ago, there is also a 7 inch version available. Back in the day, the first few versions of the Amazon Kindle were solely designed for reading eBooks and the technical specs and screen resolution reflected this. Battery life was immense but they were limiting themselves in those days. Now though, the Kindle is a fully functioning tablet in every sense of the word, from screen, processor and usability aspects. Continue reading
According to IDC, smartphone sales figures hit a worldwide record in the third quarter of the year and topped the 250 million mark for the first time ever. Figures across the globe show that 258.4 million smartphones were shipped which is a 38% increase on the same period in 2012.
The smartphone sales figures increase can be attributed to a surge in devices running Google’s Android operating system combined with lower smartphone prices and technology that seems to become more advanced every month. Continue reading
As I told you earlier in the week, the iOS7.0.3 download to fix all of our bugs and issues is now available to all iPhone and iPad users. The iOS7.0.3 download also includes some new features along with the bug fixes that we are waiting for to solve issues such as iMessage failures.
The update includes new iCloud Keychain and Password Generator support. iCloud Keychain keeps track of all of your account names, passwords and also credit card numbers, these are then accessible across all of your devices and the info is encrypted so cannot be read by Apple. Password Generator allows the Safari browser to suggest hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts to increase your security. Wikipedia and web search have also been added back in to the spotlight search. Continue reading
Apple yesterday (October 22nd) unveiled new iPad models at their launch event in San Francisco with a brand new 5th generation iPad and updated iPad Mini the focal points. The new iPad Air price will be $499 for the entry level 16GB WiFi only model. The iPad Air price is the same as entry level models of all previous incarnations of the iPad but this one, although similar in looks, sets a new standard within the tablet market and carries the catchline “The power of lightness”. Continue reading
As I predicted yesterday, one of the highlights was the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet. I must say, the technical specs for this new light yet supersized handset are very impressive. Despite being slim (8.3mm) and light it sports a 6 inch 1080p HD display, 20 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This makes it the first quad-core handset Nokia have ever produced. It also comes with an impressive 32GB of onboard memory which is also expandable. Continue reading
It looks like Apples much anticipated iOS 7.0.3 update will be rolled out this week. Rumor has it that iOS 7.0.3 is currently being put through its final tests by employees and Apple partners before being released. Let all of us Apple users hope that this round of testing is far more thorough than the tests that iOS7, iOS 7.0.1 and iOS 7.0.2 were put through before being released riddled with bugs. Continue reading