Pokémon Go takes the world by storm

Pokemon Go mobile game

The 90s seem to be making a comeback with choker necklaces, mom jeans, yin yang symbols and overalls cropping up all over the place. And now a new Pokémon game has gone viral. What’s next, Tamagotchi? Oh wait, there’s already an app for that. Pokémon Go is free-to-play augmented reality* mobile game from Niantic, the same people who created Ingress. You can now capture, battle, train and trade virtual Pokémon who appear in real world locations. Players physically travel to places within their area to … Continue reading

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Apple’s special March event shows smaller can be better

Apple March 2016 Event iPhone SE Collage

Ever since Apple’s iconic 1984 event to announce the Macintosh computer, the tech company has become well-known for creating great hype around their product launches. Their March 2016 event may not have been as wild as prior years but the interest was still very much there – thanks to the many rumours and supposed leaks. Here’s what Apple showcased at their event on 21 March this year: iPhone SE Over the last few years the trend in smartphones has appeared to be that “bigger is … Continue reading

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An insight into YouTube Red, a new subscription-based direction

YouTube Music and YouTube Red

Ever since YouTube’s first video was uploaded in 2005, the mammoth website has become dominant in the video-sharing sphere. In 2006 Google purchased YouTube for almost $2 billion and the site has been expanding wide and far. Currently, YouTube is trying to get in on the subscription service action (like Spotify and Netflix) and, make YouTube more exclusive and specialized. Here is everything you need to know about the new YouTube Red subscription service as well as its free counterpart, YouTube Music. YouTube Red On … Continue reading

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Weird apps that’ll amuse almost anyone

Unusual apps for your smartphone

With so many people now able to have easy access to advanced technology, strange and sometimes useless apps are bound to pop up on app stores. Here are just a few examples of these unusual apps— download if you dare! Cat Paint Cost: $0.99 Available on iOS only Are you crazy about cats? Now you can add images of cats to any photo. The cats will ‘meow’ as you place them on an image and you can even give them laser eyes. Its popularity may … Continue reading

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iOS 9 update brings welcome new features

iOS 9 update - September 2015

Updates to Apple’s operating system, iOS, have been coming swiftly during 2015. March and April saw the release of two separate updates (iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3) and on 16 September 2015 iOS 9 made its appearance. It may not be the biggest update in Apple’s history but plenty of small, very helpful, changes have been made. Battery With the new update you get more control of your battery usage: In Settings > Battery a Low Power Mode has been added. This reduces the phone’s … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: An overview

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5

Samsung’s latest releases, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, are cleverly targeted at Apple users. The company is providing a 30-day trial to iPhone users which includes a free activated SIM card as well as a cable for migrating data. Let’s take a look at what these new phones have to offer: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 As the first phablet (a blend of a phone and a tablet) to become commercially successful, the high-end Galaxy Note series was designed with the power-user … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Apple Music

Apple Music Beats 1 iTunes

Apple Music has arrived! On 1 July Apple’s first music-streaming service was released, alongside the iOS 8.4 update made available to all Apple devices. Apple will now be competing will longstanding streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Google Play and Tidal. Membership to Apple Music costs $9.99 per month. There is also a family plan available, where multiple users can use the same account, costing $14.99 per month. There is a free trial period of three months available so that users can decide whether they … Continue reading

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How to increase the battery life of your iPhone or Android smartphone

Increase smartphone battery life

The longevity of smartphone batteries seems to be the one thing that manufacturers just can’t get right, no matter how advanced technology becomes. The battery of a new phone may be great for the first few weeks after you get it, but then it starts to decline. While we may accept the fact that smartphone batteries are just not meant to be awesome (yet), there are some tricks you can try to get more juice from your iPhone and Android smartphone batteries. For iPhone* Signal … Continue reading

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