Category Archives: Mobile Phone Blogs

Angry Birds Transformers is really happening – Comic-Con trailer debuts online

No matter how many people complain about the Angry Birds games (and I’ve seen a few, usually people who call themselves “proper gamers”), I still love ‘em. I’ll soon be loving ‘em even more, because, oh my god you guys, Angry Birds Transformers is really happening!

Yes, I’m a Transformers fan, does it show? I reckon that much should b well-known by now, so to see one of my favourite ways to bunk off and kill time merging with a toy-line I’ve collected since I was 7 is, if I’m honest, quite, quite brilliant. So, what’s the crack? Continue reading

LG G3 S officially unveiled – the mini phone that’s too big to be a mini phone

LG G3 S officially unveiled - the mini phone that's too big to be a mini phoneRight then, let’s talk about mini phones. You may well have seen them for yourself, shrunk-down versions of smartphones like the HTC One M8 or the massively popular Samsung Galaxy S5, that technically are “mini” phones, but in the same way that a minigun is like a shrunk-down Vulcan cannon.

And now, there’s a “mini” version of the epic LG G3, but as you might well have expected, it’s still massive… Continue reading

Apparently, smartphone manufacturers are going mad for ‘selfie phones’

Apparently, smartphone manufacturers are going mad for 'selfie phones'Now then, if you’re on Facebook, or Twitter, or another social site like that, how many times do you see your friends sharing photos of themselves? When they do share photos of themselves, how many of ‘em are selfies?

I’d wager it’s quite a lot, which is probably why smartphone manufacturers seem to have gone gaga over the idea of releasing a selfie phone, with both HTC and Sony seem to want a piece of that action… Continue reading

Angry Birds Epic – fun, but ye gods is there a lot of grinding!

Right, now, I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of an Angry Birds fan. I’m also a fan of RPGs (that’s role-playing games, not rocket-propelled grenades, naturally). Combine the two and what do you get? Why simple, you get Angry Birds Epic!

And now, I’ve played it, on my trusty HTC phone, so I can give you my own not at all impartial verdict. So, Angry Birds Epic: is it an epic win?  Continue reading

Android L unveiled, and it looks like a DOOZY of an update

Android L unveiled, and it looks like a DOOZY of an updateNow then, I’ve made my feelings on Android very clear over the couple of years I’ve used it, but to briefly sum them up again: I really like Android. I reckon it’s the best of the big three smartphone platforms, and with each and every update, it just keeps on getting better.

Take the newest update, for example. It’s called Android L, and it’s brilliant. I’m properly loving what I’ve seen of it so far, so let’s take a wee look, shall we? Continue reading

The Amazon Fire has been unveiled! And guess what! I don’t like it…

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The Amazon Fire has been unveiled! And guess what! I don't like itWell, there we have it. Years of rumours (ever since the Kindle Fire tablets were first unveiled, in fact), and we’ve now finally seen the world’s first Amazon smartphone, called (completely unsurprisingly) the Amazon Fire.

And look, it’s packed full of new stuff, that you won’t find anywhere else, on any other phone! Stuff like a pseudo-3D interface that tracks your head movement! Stuff, in other words, you likely won’t need… Continue reading

SwiftKey is now FREE on Android, so go and grab it!

SwiftKey is now FREE on Android, so go and grab it!I love swipey virtual keyboards, I do. You know the kind I mean, the kind where you can drag your finger across the keyboard to type, instead of tapping individual keys. It’s such a cool feature that even Android itself now does that, but the utterly brilliant thing about Android (and iOS, now, with the advent of iOS 8) is support for third-party keyboards. This week, something rather cool has happened with one of the two most well-known third-party swipey keyboards…

Yes, as you can probably tell from the title of this post, the rather brilliant SwiftKey keyboard is now completely free on Google Play! Continue reading

Apple unveils iOS 8, and a couple of the new features look hauntingly familiar…

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Apple unveils iOS 8, and a couple of the new features look hauntingly familiar...Welp, there we go, folks; another year, another version of iOS (which’ll undoubtedly be followed up later in the year with the sequel to the iPhone 5s). Yep, iOS 8 has been officially unveiled, so it’s time to take at all the new features Apple’s built into their smartphone OS.

And, erm… you may well find that one or two of the new features looks eeeeeever so slightly familiar… Continue reading

Woo, and indeed, hoo! The LG G3 has gone official!

Woo, and indeed, hoo! The LG G3 has gone official!Well folks, I did a post last week, about how the LG G3 had been teased online in a bid to try and build up excitement for this week’s official unveiling. It worked, or at least, it got me excited, ‘cos the LG G3 was starting to look like it might be able to take on the current crop of superphones, the likes of the Sony Xperia Z2, and beat them.

Well now, it’s been officially unveiled, and I’m pleased to say it’s gob-smacking… Continue reading

The LG G3 is coming, and LG’s just given everyone a sneaky peek at it

The LG G3 is coming, and LG's just given everyone a sneaky peek at itFor the past couple of years, the other Korean manufacturer (that’d be LG) has been content to go on making nice, reliable (and surprisingly advanced) smartphones, without really trying to grab the limelight from the likes of Samsung or HTC.

It’s a different story in 2014, however, ‘cos according to Engadget, LG has just given us a sneak peek at their next phone, and hooo boy, it ain’t half looking nice… Continue reading