iPhone 4S Review

iphone-4sIf the blogosphere was to be believed in the build up to Apple’s new iPhone, I should be sitting down to review an incredibly thin new device right now. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. From afar, the iPhone 4S is indistinguishable from the iPhone 4. In fact, it’s indistinguishable up close as well, except for a slightly altered antenna around the edge of the device.

That doesn’t mean to say that this upgrade is insignificant, though. Far from it, in fact. Shipping with the brand new iOS 5 and improved internals, the 4S makes for a solid upgrade to what many consider to be the world’s best smartphone. If you’re thinking of making the jump yourself, read on to see what I make of Apple’s latest and greatest. [Read more...]

iOS 5 For iPad Review

apple-ios-logoHaving already taken a look at iOS 5 for iPhone, you may be wondering why we’re taking a second look at Apple’s latest mobile operating system for the iPad. Although it is indeed the same operating system running on both devices, there are subtle differences between the iPad and iPhone versions of the software, and some features are more prominent on the big(ger) screen too.

With that said, if you’re an iPad owner wanting to upgrade to iOS 5 then take a look at what the new software has in store for you after the jump!

Note: For our full review of iOS for the iPhone, check out our original post. This review concentrates mainly on Newsstand, iMessage and notifications.

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iOS 5 For iPhone Review

apple-ios-logoTwo good things happened at Apple’s event earlier this month: firstly, we finally got to see the new iPhone which, although not as extravagant as the rumour mill would have had us believe, is a great jump from the previous iPhone thanks to the introduction of Siri in iOS 5. Secondly, we actually got a release date for iOS 5, and it will be landing on an iPhone near you today!

If you’re a little cautious about downloading new software before reading some reviews first, then worry not, because we’ve done all of the leg work for you!

Note: This review does not include ‘Siri’, the voice control software found on the new iPhone 4S. If you want to read about Siri, head over to our iPhone 4S review, and you will find all of our thoughts there.

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Huawei E586 MiFi For Three Review (Mobile Broadband Modem/Hotspot)

huawei-e586We took a look at the Huawei E367, a 3G broadband dongle on Three UK, a few months ago back in the summer, and despite a sleek looking exterior, it failed to impress when it came down to setting the unit up and running real life speed tests.

Fast forward a few months, and I’m sat here with the latest mobile wi-fi offering from Three: the Huawei E586 MiFi which is the lastest model of the Three Mobile MiFi that we also reviewed earlier in the year and really liked.

This MiFi unit has a number of fundamental differences from the traditional broadband dongle most mobile networks have on offer, the most obvious of which is that it doesn’t connect to a computer over USB. Instead, it broadcasts its own wireless signal so that you can connect more than one device at a time, and use devices that don’t support USB, such as the iPad. [Read more...]

Facebook iPad App Review

facebook-f-button-logoWe’ve known about its existence for months already, and we’ve even seen it accidentally bundled and leaked with the iPhone application, but we now, finally, have an official Facebook application in the iPad App Store.

Launched today, the app is a free download, and it’s available as a universal application which is compatible with both the Apple iPad and iPhone. [Read more...]

Apple Announces The iPhone 4S

iphone-4sThis is the big one! We’ve heard about iPods and saw a few more iOS 5 applications such as Cards and Find My Friends, but Apple has now unveiled the brand new – or not so brand new – iPhone as well.

There’s no doubt that this update to the iPhone is all about the software, with the hardware seeing no external changes whatsoever. This is exactly the same exterior as the iPhone 4, and you’d struggle to tell them apart. There have been a few changes made internally though… [Read more...]

iOS 5 To Be Released For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch On October 12th

apple-ios-logoIt seems like we’ve waited ages for iOS 5 to eventually reach the ‘golden master’ stage, when in fact it’s only been 4 months since it was originally announced back at WWDC in June.

Fortunately for any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch users out there, iOS 5 has reached that milestone today, and it now has a firm release date of October 12th. Need a refresher on the features that you can look forward to in the new OS? We’ve got you covered! [Read more...]

Apple Announces Cards App For iOS

cards-ios-logoWe already saw what iOS 5 will have to offer in June, but at their event today, Apple announced an additional application for the upcoming operating system: Cards.

Cards is, essentially, a service which is similar to UK offerings such as moonpig.com, through which you can create and customise your own cards from your browser and then send them to the person of your choice.

Using the app, which will be a separate download to iOS 5, users will be able to create and (snail) mail cards to recipients straight from their iPhone. All of the cards can be customised with custom pictures and text from your iPhone, and will be printed on high quality paper before being sent. [Read more...]

Apple Refreshes iPod Touch And iPod Nano

new-ipod-nano-splashWe knew that today’s event was going to focus on the new iPhone, but it’s also that time of year that Apple refreshes its line-up of iPods.

If you were expecting a lot of iPod news today after Apple’s traditional September event didn’t happen, you’ll be left fairly underwhelmed. The only models to get a refresh today were the iPod Nano and iPod Touch. The iPod Shuffle remains exactly the same as last year, and lossless lovers will be glad to know that rumours of the iPod Classic’s death were greatly exaggerated, as it’s also still available to buy from Apple’s online store. [Read more...]