I love being able to plug in some headphones and listen for hours, but is the ageing 3.5mm (1/8″) socket disappearing or is it here to stay?
Category Archives: Low End Mobile
Last year I made the switch from AT&T Mobile to Consumer Cellular. I was paying for more service than I needed, and I recently went through my data usage records to see if it is still enough for me.
Life is too short to argue over operating systems. Does it really matter what you use as long as you are happy with it?
Syncing music from a Mac to a Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile is a lot easier than you might think.
I think my first mobile phone was a Sprint, and I later switch to Alltel with my wife because she had to travel in Michigan’s upper peninsula, and it was the only carrier with good coverage on those long stretches of road between towns. I was there when Verizon acquired Alltel in 2008, and I […]
Most of us in the US are familiar with the Big 4 traditional mobile carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Many are also familiar with their prepaid services – Cricket, Boost, Virgin, and MetroPCS – although you may not know that they are owned by the Big 4. There are other alternatives, one which I […]
Use your smartphone to organise your shopping. Take a look at Listonic.
Tiny bluetooth earpieces are becoming very popular. I take a look at the GoNovate G8 earbud.
It’s been a long time coming, but I have left the iPhone and iOS world – making the switch to Android.
Portable speakers are the latest technology trend. I take a look at the Platinum, mini bluetooth speaker from Jam.
Budget gadgets can be great. I take a look at the portable pound power bank.
News of Pebble being taken over by Fitbit had been rumoured, but now it’s official – what does that mean for loyal users?
Keeping in contact with people has never been so instant, but with so many services available, it can be hard to remember who uses what method.
Is the Kickstarter smart watch manufacturer about to be taken over and shut down?
Selfie sticks are nothing new. Would you believe a photo was taken with a selfie stick in 1925, back in the era of box cameras? And would you believe that the modern selfie stick era began in 1983?
Do you want to use your Windows Phone under macOS Sierra? You are in luck – there is now a fix.
October 21, 2016 will go down as one of the biggest cyber-attacks in the history of the Internet – perhaps the biggest ever. We’re going to learn a lot from this one, and we need to be sure to take steps to avoid it happening again.
I take a look at the EnerPlex Surfr battery case for the iPhone 5/5s with a built-in solar charger.
Apple has just released iOS 10 – but how does it fare on the lowest supported iPhone?
One of the greatest games ever created, Doom. I check out the iOS port.
Pokemon Go officially requires iOS 8 and an iPhone 5/5c – but it does run on an iPhone 4s. I check it out.
Downgrading from iOS 10 beta is easier than you think. I take you through how to complete the process and return to the latest official version.
Apples 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference has just finished – what does it mean for your iDevice and Mac?
Feature phone or dumb phone? Apple Phone or iPod Phone? The chances of Apple producing either is slim, but it has opened up a great topic for debate.
Apple are well established in the smartphone market – but could the iPhone giant branch into the budget basic phone arena and put its own spin on it?
Apple surprised everyone by giving the iPhone 4s a fifth major iOS release. How does a 2016 OS fare on a 2011 phone?
Not everyone needs a brand new iPhone, but which model you pick will depend on what you want to do with it.
Despite the best efforts of Microsoft, its consumer mobile platform just can’t break through. Does it still have a chance, or is it dead in the water?
In late 2015, I reviewed the budget Microsoft Lumia 435 handset. Now its 2016, and I check it out upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.