Today the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are avaliable and on general sale.  As discussed in this weeks episode of ControlEnter,  Adam is really thinking about getting an iPhone 8. So it got me thinking. Should I update? Or Should you? I will add a caveat now. That all the below assumes you do not want the iPhone X for some reason. (ÂŁ999 for a phone đŸ˜©). My thoughts are, if you have an Android Phone that is a year old or so, so…Continue Reading “Should you upgrade to the iPhone 8?”

I’ve been an Apple Music subscriber since its debut a couple of years ago. I have enjoyed discovering new music and revisiting my favourite albums and songs from the past. I wanted to see if Jimmy Carr’s comedy shows were available on iTunes, so mistakingly I opened Apple Music. My guess is that I was really focusing on something else and my iTunes app is buried deep in the “Apple Apps” folder on my home screen. Long story short, I searched for Jimmy Carr on…Continue Reading “More Than Just Music”

Each iOS update for your iPhone and iPad has had a brand new flagship wallpaper since iOS 1, then called iPhone OS. First of all there were the Fish and the Earth. With iOS 4 came the ability to change the background on your home screen, and not just the lock screen. iOS 11 introduces 17 new wallpapers built into the settings app. With 4 returning wallpapers from older iOS versions. One of the returning wall papers is the default black from iOS 1-3 for…Continue Reading “iOS 11 Wallpapers”

With the release of any new iPhone, Apple makes some changes to the older iPhone in the lineup. This year is no different. There are some interesting changes this year. The new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X will be released to retail in September and October this year. This means that all the latest models will be on sale ready for Christmas trading. Something interesting to note is that Apple has now removed the Special (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7…Continue Reading “Christmas 2017 iPhone line-up”

Today Apple has unleashed the new titans of the smartphone world. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.  The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the regular incremental updates with a “new” design. Meaning the materials that are used have changed or have been upgraded. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus now features a glass front and back (remember the iPhone 4 days?) with a harder aluminium casing. Available in 64GB and 256GB capacities. Colour options are Space Grey, White/Silver and a…Continue Reading “Welcome iPhone 8 and iPhone X”

September is almost here and we are yet to hear if there will be an event in September 2017. There is almost no doubt in the fact that Tim Cook will be on stage to give us the line “Everything is going great” and they have no time talk about finances and want to get straight into the product annocuements.  What can we expected to be in this event? I run down my thoughts and feelings on what will be shown and spoken about on…Continue Reading “Apple September Event: What can we expect?”

Samsung today unveiled the new Galaxy Note 8 super phone at a launch event in New York City. The new Note phablet takes design tips from the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, with its wraparound “Infinity Display”. Specs of the new Note 8: 6.3″ AMOLED Screen 1440 x 2960 pixels Resolution RAM: 6GB Octa-core Processor (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Dual 12 MP Cameras 8MP Front facing Camera Price: ÂŁ869.00 / $930 (US) Available from: 15 September 2017 Links Samsung Note 8  

Google has confirmed that the 8.0 release of the most popular mobile operating system is the world is dubbed – android Oreo. Oreo brings with it enhancements to the software including; Faster boot times; get to where you need to be, faster. Background limits; stops apps from running in the background for too long – saving battery life Autofill; much the same as we are used to in the web browser, this will now work within apps. Usernames and passwords will be auto-populated. Picture-in-Picture will enable you to multi-task….Continue Reading “Android O; Android Oreo – Double Stuff? (and New Emoji)”

Amazon Try Prime Overview: See films and shows in HD quality. This is included in the Prime Membership, which comes with a lot of other benefits, including the 1-day shipping. Prime video has grown in recent years. Now the service has original and exclusive content including the wildly successful Mr. Robot and American Gods. As well as a whole host of other film and TV options spanning years. Access: Browsers, Smart TVs, Smart Boxes, Consoles, Phone, and Tablet. Notably,  Apple TV coming soon. Before the end…Continue Reading “Video Streaming Services “

There is a video at the moment that is getting a lot of attention. First of all, here is that video? What’s going on? Every video camera is just a camera that takes X number of pictures every second. This is call a “frame rate” , display devices, such as the screen you’re seeing this on now has has a frame rate too, normally referred to as the refresh rate.  Us humans and our monkey brains, perceive fluid motion from a frame rate of roughly…Continue Reading “Floating Bird: Whats it all about?”