The Skills You Need to Learn When You Get a New iPhone

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As you set up your new iPhone, there are probably a million toys and tricks that you’re trying out. There seems to be an endless number of settings that you can choose from to customize your smartphone experience; however, many of these settings are purely cosmetic. While you’re setting up your iPhone, take note of the following features to try and make your smartphone experience even better. Continue reading “The Skills You Need to Learn When You Get a New iPhone” »

Has the Development of 3-D Printing Tech Hit a Plateau?

Think back just a mere two or three years and the hot topic of the tech world was 3-D printing. There were pieces on all the possibilities 3-D printing opens up to creative people who’ve previously had to deal with manufacturing costs as a barrier to the progress of their exploration of the production process and there were all sorts of predictions, forecasts and general all-round excitement. As with all other forms of new technology which takes centre stage however, the natural life cycle of 3-D printing technology, preceded by its evolution has seen the costs associated with its acquisition decrease considerably. A 3-D printer costs way less these days than it might have about two to three years ago, but all the hype around 3-D printing seems to have died a spectacularly quiet death. This breeds the question of whether or not the development of 3-D printing tech has indeed hit a plateau. It definitely seems that way. Continue reading “Has the Development of 3-D Printing Tech Hit a Plateau?” »

Deadpool – Anticiaption of the Anti Hero

With anticipation extremely high, we have finally seen the launch of the Fox movies Deadpool film. With the juggernaut promotion applied by Fox for this film, it’s no surprise that cult favourite character Deadpool has risen in both awareness and popularity. But what are his origins? What are the origins of the other characters in the film, and how does it all tie in to the X-Men movie universe? Continue reading “Deadpool – Anticiaption of the Anti Hero” »

Take Your Gadgets To The Next Level With These Awesome Accessories

If you’re anything like us, you get a little tingly feeling when you find an awesome new gadget! It’s those clever little designs and ingenious inventions that we get excited about. Our entire website is devoted to fancy playthings and geeky inventions and this post is no different. Except, today we’re looking at all the extra things that make our gadgets even better. We’ve scoured the web for some of the coolest add-ons and accessories on the market. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Wireless keyboard for smartphone – We couldn’t go anywhere without our smartphone, but it has one major problem. It’s less than ideal for those with chubby fingers! The touchscreen keyboards are just asking for countless autocorrect fails. Messy spelling and incorrect grammar are par for the course with small screen keyboards. Not ideal for business emails! We like to use a detachable, wireless qwerty keyboard. It slots into your iPhone and gives you much more control. It’s perfect for blogging on the fly too!

Phone sanitiser – You don’t even want to know how many germs and bacteria there are on your phone. With our hands all over them every day, they pick up some nasty surprises. We use an electronic phone sanitiser to purge it of the little critters!

Portable power bank – There are all sorts of portable chargers and power banks on the market. They make sure you never drop another call or miss an important email again. Your mum can always get through to you and you can check Twitter without risking your battery life. There are plenty out there, but we think Huuman have some of the coolest designs.

Selfie stick – Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no doubting their popularity! They turn every activity into a photo perfect moment. They’re loved by the adventure community for filming their epic ski runs on a GoPro. After gaining traction, they’re now commonplace around our cities.

Smartphone camera lens – Most modern smartphone cameras have incredible power. They are super high definition and ready for anything. However, you can step it up a notch with an extra camera lens. Great for Instagrammers and amateur photo enthusiasts. You can choose from a fish eye lens or a soft focus specialist.

External smartphone speakers – Now you can have a spontaneous party wherever you are! Whether it’s a trip to the beach or a night in at your friend’s house, extra speakers make a big difference. Most smartphone speakers are just too tinny and hollow for decent sound quality. Every sound obsessed geek needs an upgrade.

Pillow speakers – A slight alternative to the previous point, pillow speakers are simply amazing. Studies have shows that listening to music before falling asleep helps you rest better. Plug your mp3 player or smartphone into the special pillow, and it will play soothing music into your ears. Wonderful!

True gadget lovers aren’t content with simple toys; they need upgrades! Take your gadgets to the next level with these awesome add-ons. Have we missed any of your favourite accessories?

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Geek Out Your Phone With These Ideas and Accessories

Have you got a smartphone? Of course, you do. Everyone does and they are wonderful little gadgets that fit right into your pocket. Are they a bit dull though? Take the iPhone for instance. It is a wonderful machine and very stylish but most people have them and they all look the same. Even though you can get them in slightly different colours, now it is still a little boring having the same thing as everyone else. Well, all that is about to change. We have come up with some fantastic ideas of how to improve your smartphone, inside and out.

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A Cool Cover

We are not just talking about different colours. You can now buy a wide variety of different cases to match all types of personality. Disney obsessed? Your phone can easily look like your favourite Disney character. Pokemon fanatic? How about making your phone look like a little Pikachu. If you want something more classy, you could always get a solid brass phone case. Yes, it is expensive but it will definitely make your smartphone look unique.

Or, if you are like me and completely accident prone, you could buy an ultra hard case. You can buy cases now that will protect your phone even if you drop it in ten metres of water. Why do you have your phone near ten metres of water? We are not sure but it could be useful for those diving trips.

A Selfie Stick

Here is something rather ridiculous and fantastic. A selfie stick. These gadgets are brilliant if you are trying to take a picture of something with you perfectly in the frame. For instance, to remember that business meeting for life. Or, more likely, ensuring you get Taylor Swift and yourself in the same photo when you go see her in concert next month. Check out a Selfie Stick review online before you buy one and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

 Microphone

For the journalist inside us all. Or, just for actual journalists. You would be surprised but journalists are no longer using high-tech equipment for interviews. They are recording them on their phone and using a smart programme to send it to their laptop. You can buy a microphone that connects to your phone for those interviews outside. If you are journalist, a microphone might be a good idea regardless. Trust us, it is rather hard convincing someone you are a journalist when you are recording them with your phone.

A Phone Case Wallet

Lost your phone or your wallet? It sure would be easier if they were the same thing. Well, now they can be with the new phone case wallet. You can store your cards and cash with your phone and have easy access to everything. Actually, with new apps you do not even need your cards anymore. You can pay for everything on your phone, anywhere, anytime.

That is all the ideas we could think of. Unless you want to use your phone as a toy gun? It would certainly make those days in the office more fun. Remember, if you are hoping your phone has the capacity to do something. There is probably a clever designer working on it right now.