Author: James

iDecade: Marketing & Tech Experts’ Views on iPhone’s 10-Year Success

The 29th of June 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. You might have heard of it. In the third quarter of 2015, it gobbled up 94% of the profits for the entire smartphone industry. In July 2016, the billionth unit was sold. In June 2017, it’s clear that the iPhone is the most revolutionary and culturally significant piece of technology in the 21st Century — for better or worse. How is this possible? How is it that a product with so many problems can generate such brand loyalty from its customers? As the Head of Marketing...

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Aukey KM-G9 88-Key Mechanical Keyboard Review

This is my 3rd budget mechanical keyboard review now, and the second from Aukey. The Aukey KM-G9 is a tenkeyless (88-key) mechanical keyboard using blue Outemu switches. It is an all-black keyboard with no backlighting at all. It is priced extremely competitively at just £32.99 on Amazon. As usual with Aukey the packaging is basic but good quality. In the box, you just get the keyboard itself and a keycap removal tool. The keyboard itself feels quite weighty, the base is plastic but feels very solid. It has a caseless design similar to the Gearbest keyboard I reviewed, this makes...

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How network providers are changing the way we use our phones

There are changes taking place in the mobile landscape that are being driven by progressive mobile phone providers like Asda Mobile. Some of those changes you might already be aware about, while others are more discrete. However, whether you like it or not though, they’re coming. In this article, we sent out three of the majour changes and explain their significance to you, the user. Free fair usage roaming in Europe  On the current policy, if you travel around the EU and you make a call home to the UK, or to a UK number abroad, your provider has...

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F-Secure Press Trip and the Future of Cyber Security

This past weekend F-Secure was kind enough to invite me out to Helsinki to demo their brand-new F-Secure Sense router as well as do some talks on IoT hacking and demo their cross-platform security suite. I will be reviewing both the software and sense in separate posts within the next week. As we all know, there have been some major issues with cyber security recently, the WannaCry incident has been the worst malware issue in years and could have been far worse if @MalwareTechBlog hadn’t prevented its spread. During our talk with Mikko Hypponen, he said it would have...

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Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1 Review

Following my review of the excellent Acer Spin 7, I have been sent the business orientated Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1. The model I have reviewed is one below the top of the range and priced at £1,127 currently (minus VAT). The specification includes: 7th Generation Intel Core™ i5-7300U (Dual Core 2.60Gz 3MB cache) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit English 8GB LPDDR3, 1866 MHz 256G M.2 2280 SSD 8cm (12.5″) FHD 16:9 1920×1080 AR + AS Wacom Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass, HD Cam, WWAN Antenna 2 Display Port over USB Type-C™ 2 USB 3.0 (with PowerShare) 1 uSD 4.0 Memory card...

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