You get a new phone and you want to protect it so you wack a case on it. I get it because I used to be like that too many years ago. It’s only in the last few years where I realised that I’m not keen on cases at all. Here’s why. Manufacturers work hard …

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I’ve been a tech blogger for giffgaff for 3 and a half years now and I absolutely love it. I write all sorts of tech content; from smartphone reviews, to comparisons, to tips and tech news. I sometimes make videos too but my forte, over at giffgaff, is writing tech content. I’m currently writing twice …

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Gravitris Mobile App for iOS and Android - a spin-off the classic Tetris game

You’ve all played Tetris, right? Well, today I’m going to be reviewing Gravitris, a game that’s a spin-off of Tetris but it’s way better and much more difficult. So if you loved the classic game and love a challenge then you’re going to love this game. I came across it via Instagram on estefanniegg’s page; a …

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There are cases that simply look good or serve the purpose well of protecting your phone but NueVue took this to a whole different level with their antibacterial case that cleans your phone. NueVue is a company that produce handcrafted cases for iPhones and iPads and I got my hands on the iPhone 7 Plus …

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The biggest tech recalls in 2016 - Note7, Apple AirPods and the GoPro Karma Drone

Most of the time, companies develop new Tech products that we fall in love with, so much so, that we’ll sometimes pay the introductory high price for them because we just can’t wait. Other times, they just get it so wrong and it turns out to be a complete disaster. Let’s check some of these …

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Kerastase Hair Coach WiFi enabled Smart brush

L’Oreal partnered with Withings to design and develop the most innovative product this year (or is it?). It is called The Kerastase Hair Coach and is essentially a smart hairbrush designed to keep your scalp at its best. Developed in response to people brushing their hair too forcefully, apparently, and obviously that can cause some long-term …

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Get paid to shop with Quidco - easy cash back.

Shopping online is so convenient and we all do it every now and then so why not get paid to shop? Quidco is a cashback site (and app) that is perfect for gaining some extra cash for doing nothing more than what you normally do. It was founded by Maple Syrup Media and is 100% …

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Macbook Pro 2016 Review

We all know that the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro 2016 is its killer feature. It’s definitely far from a gimmick but is it worth the money? I’ve had my hands on it for two and a half weeks now and here is why I don’t think you should buy it. Before I …

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Fed up with cables? Me too. That’s why I decided to purchase some Powerbeats wireless headphones. Whilst there are hundreds to choose from, I shopped around. and here is why I recommend the Powerbeats2 wireless headphones. Noise-cancelling Sweat Resistant Bassy Great sound quality 6 hours playback 15 minutes charge = 1 hour playback Quick connection …

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Smartphones are expensive and the price just seems to be going uphill. But Samsung have given another meaning to extortionate. They’ve introduced a modern day flip phone (the Samsung W2017) that will cost over £2K. That face expression was mine too. A phone way more than the iPhone? Crazy stuff. The Samsung W2017 Tech Specs …

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Format and set up external hard drive for Time Machine on Mac

Sometimes, you’ll come across an external hard drive which doesn’t actually say ‘compatible with Mac’ on the box. But that doesn’t necessarily mean its not supported, it just means it will not work out-of-the-box. You just need to spend a few minutes formatting it to a Mac-compatible format, set it up for Time Machine and …

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Macbook Pro 2016

On Thursday 27th October, Apple unveiled the all new MacBook Pro. It’s the thinnest and lightest MacBook ever. Yes, its almost as light as the MacBook Air so what does this mean? Well, Apple didn’t show off a brand new MacBook Air and with the new Pro being so much lighter than before, it’s fair …

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Jet Black iPhone 7

Apple’s Jet Black iPhone 7 has hit a global shortage so if you’re someone who’s looking to get one or still waiting for yours, you may be waiting a long time. It comes as no surprise that the Jet Black is the most popular iPhone 7 colour. I mean, an all Black iPhone and a glossy …

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After recalling 2.5 million Note7 devices around the world, Samsung have put a temporary stop to the production of it. They say it’s temporary but they may even stop it altogether, I personally think that they should. Reproducing them is something they’ve already done, yet the issue is still there; Note7’s are stilling catching fire! As …

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You’ve all probably heard about the Samsung Galaxy Note7 exploding fiasco and if you haven’t check out the blog I wrote about it here. Shocking right? How could such a big brand get it so so wrong? For people like myself that purchased it, this was incredibly disappointing. But as I had the Note7 in …

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If you haven’t already bought Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 7, then you might still be a little indecisive as to which one you want to get. Of course there are a choice of colours but a size and feature-difference too. In this blog, I offer you a quick summary of the two to help you …

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iOS 10 is no longer a thing of the future. You can download and install the latest version of iOS today, right now. Of course, you don’t have to but why wouldn’t you? The iPhone made better with iOS 10 The Software update offers a new selection of emojis but that does include the removal …

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Super Mario Run coming to the App Store

Apple had a special event on 7th of September, where they announced the iPhone 7. But they also announced something very, very exciting; the App Store will soon be welcoming Nintendo’s very own Super Mario! Super Mario makes it way to Apple’s App Store I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting for …

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Samsung only just released the Galaxy Note7 on the 2nd of September but had to put a stop to its sales on the very same day. This is due to a number of Note7 devices catching fire (35 reported in a single day) due to the battery, so to be on the safe side the …

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whatsapp shares info with Facebook

The globally popular text messaging app, Whatsapp, recently offered an update and one that you might just be concerned with. Whatsapp will be sharing user data with Facebook, to help them with targeting ads. It’s a rather big change to its privacy policy, especially after it being known for being a well-secure app, and if …

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Galaxy Note 7 Price Revealed

On the 2nd of August, Samsung revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. They showed off its new features but they kept one thing a secret; the price. Lots of tech blogs were sharing their price expectations, with prices at £699 going up to £799 but Samsung weren’t telling. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 OFFICIAL PRICE Yesterday, …

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Emails are one of the globally used and common communication tools. The number of email accounts are over 1 billion, with some people owning multiple accounts. You share your email when you sign up to newsletters, create accounts with retailers and so much more. But sometimes, unfortunately, your email address can get into the wrong …

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Yesterday, on the 2nd of August 2016, Samsung live streamed their Unpacked event and finally revealed the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Yes, they did indeed skip the Note 6 to keep up with the S series name (most recent being the S7). As well as the introduction of the all new Blue Coral …

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Jazzing up your desk, your room or any other part of the house isn’t a bad idea at all and LEDs can help do that perfectly. In this blog, I share with you my experience with a lighting kit I bought. Should you buy them too? Read on. Earlier this month, I purchased some LED …

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Are you an iPhone photographer? Enjoy taking photos? Then why not step up your game with the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens, which is a fantastic accessory to go with your iPhone’s awesome camera. So you’re probably thinking, my iPhone’s camera is already good, why do I need another lens? Well, because the iPhone isn’t capable of …

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Available on the Playstore, App Store and Microsoft Store, Whatsapp is an incredibly popular instant messaging app, with over 1 billion active users. Although the app is yet to have video calling capability, you can exchange messages, send voice notes, photos and videos as well as make free phone calls. Brilliant, isn’t it? Well, it …

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Around 2 billion of users in the world own a smartphone and what do all smartphones have? Cameras, and we like to utilise them in every possible way. But you don’t take a photo to just keep it stored in your camera roll, you share it. That’s what Facebook and Instagram are for. But in …

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The Internet is full of memes and GIFs. They have become very trendy in the last few years and they really do bring life to images. If you’ve got a collection of pictures you want to put together and don’t have video editing tools then converting them into a GIF might be the best thing …

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Windows 10 was launched by Microsoft on 29th of July 2015, almost a year ago. The great fact was that they were offering a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users and they still are. But this free upgrade is only until Windows 10 hits its first anniversary (29th July 2016) so if you’re …

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iPhone7

Rumours are spreading that Apple are going to be removing Space Gray from their iPhone colour selection. What? It’s the most popular colour! But hang on, have you seen the potential replacements? So what colour are Apple going for with the upcoming iPhone 7?   Apple may be offering the iPhone 7, which will be …

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Tech Giant Google have named their Android operating system versions following a theme of confectionary, in alphabetical order. The initial and subsequent release (1.0 in 2008 and 1.1 in 2009) however were exceptions. But since April 2009, Google have given each new version a code name and began with ‘Cupcake’ (version 1.5). Since then we’ve …

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Technology is our passion and it’s probably yours too. It’s something we use everyday, in fact you’re using it right now to read this. Whether it’s your laptop, your desktop, your tablet or your smartphone, technology surrounds us and it’s got to a point where we really really rely on it. Some of us don’t …

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