Nokia Lumia 800 Review

nokia-lumia-800-groupAfter a much hyped launch, many Windows Phone 7 devices saw underwhelming sales figures in their first year on the market. With the inability to apply custom skins and unique features to devices, manufacturers such as HTC have so far failed to turn Microsoft’s new mobile operating system into the storming success as they have done with Android, but that hasn’t stopped Nokia from going all in with Windows Phone.

Following a lacklustre performance from Symbian devices up against competitors such as the iPhone, Nokia certainly needs to side with the right software provider for their latest generation of smartphones, and Microsoft seemed like the only logical choice outside of Google’s Android, which the Finnish company seems reluctant to consider.

The first flagship Windows Phone 7 device to come out of Nokia is the Lumia 800, which is available on Three here in the UK. With Nokia’s hardware and Microsoft’s software this phone should blow the competition away, but does it live up to expectations or fall flat on its face? Let’s take a closer look… [Read more…]

Sky Sports News iPad App Review (2012)

sky-sports-news-ipad-app-logoWith the current football season well under way and an exciting FA Cup weekend fast approaching, BSkyB has launched a brand new Sky Sports app for the iPad, which takes a lot of cues from the existing Sky News app that was released on the iPad in the Spring of last year.

Curiously, the old Sky Sports News app which is compatible with both the iPhone and iPad has remained on the App Store, with this new version simply being called “Sky Sports News for iPad” in the App Store. Not to bother, we’ve gotten around that particular confusion and installed the app so that you can see all the good and bad things that it has to offer! [Read more…]

TruLink 3-Play Component Video / Digital Audio Selector Review

With so many high definition gadgets and devices surrounding our TVs nowadays, it’s no surprise that people are starting to run out of ports at the back of their units.

If you’re in that situation with your component video and digital audio devices, then this TruLink splitter may provide you with some relief. It consists of three inputs leading to one output, allowing you to choose between the three inputs each time you want to use a peripheral with your TV. [Read more…]

Are You Running Out Of Hard Disk Storage Space? Check Your Cache Files!

CleanMyPC-LogoDigital storage space has become less of an issue in the past few years. You can pick up a 2TB hard drive for next to nothing and add it to existing collections of storage, with the potential of a RAID array consisting of enough space to hold an entire Blu-ray movie collection.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for solid state drives. Although these new storage drives are coming down in price compared to what they cost at this point a couple of years ago, they aren’t cheap enough for you to be truly frivolous with your data. [Read more…]

Postbox 3 For Mac and Windows Review

postbox-mac-iconAround this time last year, we took a look at an email client for Mac and Windows called Postbox. Expectations were set rather high with the application costing £25, which is unusually steep for an email client. Despite this, we were won over by some advanced features, such as image and attachment searching, that can’t be found in other free clients.

This time around, we’re looking at the new Postbox 3, which has been given an overhaul to compete with the new Mail 5 found in Lion. [Read more…]

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review

You’d be forgiven for not noticing the arrival of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc S in the smartphone market when it was launched a few months ago. After all, it’s becoming harder to differentiate between the phones that carry the “Xperia” name as the branding is used on more models every quarter.

The last time we took a look at a Sony Ericsson device was back in September 2011 when we reviewed the Xperia Neo and although it felt like an Xperia Play without the ‘Play’, it definitely hit the mark for its price point. [Read more…]

What Not To Buy Your Geek This Christmas

sad-santaYou don’t want to be “that guy” this Christmas who gets someone a gift that they really don’t want. Technology is a minefield when it comes to giving gifts, purely because every product has its own unique selling point and everyone has their own preferences.

Hopefully, I’m about to give you a quick list of things that may not be appreciated this Christmas, to give you a better idea of what to avoid.

If you want to check out our list of things that you should be buying this Christmas, head over to here! [Read more…]

What’s The Most Wanted Gadgets For Christmas 2011?…Well It’s Good News For Apple, Again!

Apple_iPad_2Although unseasonably warm weather continues to hamper high-street Christmas sales, and another recession still looms ominously in the background, people are already well into the mindset of deciding what they would like and it seems that ‘all they want for Christmas’ is a gadget. And preferably one with a small silver Apple on it.

Yes it’s that time of year already when the consumer gloves come off and the annual hotly contested competition for the highest Christmas sales begins. Last year we saw Apple leading the way with the iPad being the most desired gadget followed closely by the iPhone 4 with the Kindle, TomTom Sat Nav and the Sony Playstation Move bringing up the rear. Now have surveyed the same number (3,000) of people again and the results show a very interesting trend.
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5 Things To Buy Your Geek This Christmas (At Various Price Ranges)

happy-santaYes, it’s that time of the year again. The cold nights are here, advent calendars are being opened all across the country and Christmas shopping is on everybody’s mind. If you’re struggling to buy gifts for the geek in your life, then carry on reading for a few pointers on what they would appreciate this holiday season! [Read more…]

PowerMonkey Chargers Use Solar And Mains Power To Keep Your Gadgets Running

PowerMonkey-ChargersIf you want a sleek, portable device to take with you as a backup power supply in case your phone dies when you’re in the middle of nowhere, you may want to check out PowerMonkey.

Awesome name aside, PowerMonkey chargers come in two varieties and can keep your gadgets running when there isn’t a mains plug in site!

The eXplorer version, available in blue and grey, uses solar panels to keep whatever you attach to it running. You may not want to be in the UK relying on solar power, but if you’re in a remotely sunny place you should be good until you reach a plug! You can also charge the eXplorer version via AC or USB if you want to make sure you have enough power before you leave. [Read more…]