Turn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus

The thing about smartphone displays is that they tend to use up and awful lot of juice, which makes them a bit impractical fore reading for long periods of time.  E-ink display, on the other hand, don’t use anywhere near as much, making them ideal for the very same thing. So why not have both? You can with Inkcase Plus. …

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Tom PritchardTurn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus
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Can you go swimming with your mobile phone? #SwimmingWeek

A few years ago the concept of anyone taking a dip with their mobile phone tucked in their budgie smugglers would seem ludicrous. But not any more. Both Samsung and Sony have made a huge deal out of their fact that their recent high-end smartphones are not only splashproof but will keep working when you take them for a dip. …

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Tom PritchardCan you go swimming with your mobile phone? #SwimmingWeek

Chinese iPhone 6 clones are already on sale

Why bother waiting for the iPhone 6 to launch, when you can just buy a cheap knock-off from China? The much anticipated handset hasn’t even been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell fake versions on Chinese retail websites like Taobao. How much are they? Around £18, so don’t expect a two-year warranty. The fakes look …

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Tom PritchardChinese iPhone 6 clones are already on sale
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Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Rumour has it that Samsung will be unveiling a new Galaxy smartphone in the coming weeks, one that will hit the market before Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 6. We don’t know much, but this is everything we do know about. The hardware Unsurprisingly for a phone that is more than likely meant to directly compete with the iPhone, and like …

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Tom PritchardEverything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

This iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

This is a new leaked photo of the iPhone 6, supposedly coming  straight from the Foxconn factory where they’re supposedly being made. We’ve seen dummy models, and mock-ups, and pictures of what is supposed to be the case, but this is the first picture we’ve seen claiming to be the finished device. The image was obtained by KitGuru, and as …

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Tom PritchardThis iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

What we know about the BlackBerry Passport

With a zero per cent market share in the UK and being totally overwhelmed by the competition can’t make things easy for BlackBerry, but they’re persevering through thick and thin to deliver their unique brand of smartphones. Announced last month, the Passport is the company’s latest offering — but what do we actually know about it? The hardware A brief attempt …

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Tom PritchardWhat we know about the BlackBerry Passport

10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast

Some people people out there might argue that Apple are in the business of innovation, and that everything it does is to advance new technology. Those people would be wrong. Regardless of the ideologies that people within Apple might have it is, first and foremost, a business, and like any business its actions are always in the pursuit of profit. It’s …

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Tom Pritchard10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast
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Is Apple having problems with its big screen iPhone 6?

From the sounds of things, the much rumoured 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 is causing Apple a whole host of problems, problems that might well see the phone released in very limited quantities or delayed until next year. The report comes from Ming-Ch-Kuo, an analyst from KGI Securities, who believes that if the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is realeased at …

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Tom PritchardIs Apple having problems with its big screen iPhone 6?
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The first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app

Ian Cable, a London taxi driver, has taken a revolutionary step of becoming the London taxi to be completely cashless. From today until Friday, he will not be accepting cash payments. Instead, Cable will encourage his passengers to pay via Barclays’ Pingit app as part of a trial to introduce mobile payments to taxis. Cable has been a taxi driver for 23 years, and said …

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Tom PritchardThe first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app
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Vodafone’s budget 4G smartphones – Smart 4 Power and Smart 4 Turbo

The business of budget 4G smartphones is really starting to take off, with Vodafone joining the likes of EE and Motorola by releasing not one, but two budget options in the form of the Smart 4 Turbo, and the Smart 4 Power. These are budget phones, so you’re not going to get similar specs to the likes of the iPhone 5S …

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Tom PritchardVodafone’s budget 4G smartphones – Smart 4 Power and Smart 4 Turbo
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PopJam Wants to be a Child-Friendly Version of Instagram

Let’s face it, social networks aren’t really designed around accommodating children, yet go to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you’ll find that there are large numbers of children under the age of 13 who have accounts that they use regularly. The problem, according to Michael Acton Smith, chief executive of Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, is that …

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Tom PritchardPopJam Wants to be a Child-Friendly Version of Instagram
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Attachable iPad Knobs Makes Tablet DJing Easier Than Ever

With the sheer amount of DJ related music apps available on the iPad, it’s no wonder that they’ve started becoming more popular with DJs, professional and amateur alike. The only problem is that as good as any touchscreen might be, it doesn’t have the same level of precision as a dial on a mixer. The solution? Stick some dials on the …

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Tom PritchardAttachable iPad Knobs Makes Tablet DJing Easier Than Ever
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This Much We Know: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 was released almost a year ago now, and the rumour mill has started throwing information about the next Galaxy Note device at us.  So what do we know about the Galaxy Note 4 so far? 1. Announcement and Release Image from Android Headlines There are a number of sources that claim Samsung is planning on announcing and releasing …

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Tom PritchardThis Much We Know: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Could this be the Apple iPhone 6′s Case?

Pictures and video of what might be the iPhone 6′s case have surfaced, giving us a very clear look at what the phone’s final design might be. The video comes courtesy of Feld & Volk, a Moscow based company that specialises in luxury versions of the iPhone and iPad, who also sent pictures to MacRumours. So what can we expect? Well …

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Tom PritchardCould this be the Apple iPhone 6′s Case?
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The Top Five Smartwatches – Pebble, Samsung, LG and more

If the rumours and leaks are to be believed, then Apple has been hard at work at creating its own smartwatch that will likely go on sale later this year. Unlike the iPhone, which arrived early on in the days of the transition towards smartphones, the iWatch seems to be a little bit late to the party. Smartwatches have been readily …

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Tom PritchardThe Top Five Smartwatches – Pebble, Samsung, LG and more
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The real Ford Focus ST beats a virtual one at Goodwood FoS

So which is faster – a real car, or a simulated version of one? Well now we know, kind of, for the former Stig, Ben Collins, managed to drive the new Ford Focus ST to victory against a computerised simulation of a Ford Focus ST at Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend. Just hours after making its global debut, …

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Hayley MinnThe real Ford Focus ST beats a virtual one at Goodwood FoS
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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini unveiled – UK launch summer


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Everyone knew it was in the pipeline and now it has landed. Samsung has today taken the wraps of the small (coughs) version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini. Except of course it isn’t really that mini is it! With a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display it is still bigger than the iPhone 5S. Samsung claims that the …

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Nokia debuts X2 – new Android phone. UK launch in July

Nokia, remember them? Yes the Finnish mobile phone maker, which once ruled the handset world but ended up being bought by Microsoft. Well the brand is certainly fighting back under its new owners and today it has unveiled a new mobile in the guise of the Nokia X2. Confusingly though, for a company that was expected to be majoring on …

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AshleyNokia debuts X2 – new Android phone. UK launch in July