About Oliver Haslam



Oliver Haslam

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Oliver [dot] Haslam [at] redmondpie [dot] com

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Oliver is a 20-something tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of 3 years and is every-so-slightly addicted to 'the Twitters'.

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Mac iPhone 4

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Oliver has blogged 2590 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

The stock iPhone Camera app is one of the best around, but even with all the improvements that it has had over the years since the original iPhone put in an appearance, it’s still missing one or two features that we would like to see.

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The Internet lit up yesterday when it was announced that developer Erik Roystan Ross had posted a playable version of Super Mario 64 that he had built using the Unity engine. By creating the first level of the famous Mario game, he was showcasing his new Unity tool called ‘Super Character Controller’ which makes it easier to create character animation. Turns out it’s good enough to make whole Mario levels, which has to be a good sign.

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Taking photos with our iPhones has become something that we just don’t even think about anymore. With improvements to the Camera app mounting up with each and every new version of iOS, just letting the stock app take care of everything tends to work out pretty well for the most part. And in recent times, some pretty impressive images have come out of an iPhone and the standard Camera app.

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HTC One M9 Plus wallpapers are now available to download for any device in Quad HD resolution. Direct download link and details can be found here.

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Apple today made three new Apple Watch specific stores official, with new outlets in London, Paris and Tokyo on the way come April 10th.

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With time ticking away until the Apple Watch goes on sale come April 24th, everyone is wondering which of their favorite iPhone apps will get updates to take advantage of the new timepiece. While some developers have been shouting from the rooftops about what they are working on, others have kept their cards closer to their chests.

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s addition of Tastemade, Young Hollywood and TED, Apple has today added another new channel to its Apple TV lineup in the form of CNNGo. More details can be found right after the break.

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As soon as the Apple Watch was announced last September, everyone started trying to guess which one they were going to order. We say guess, because until prices were announced, there was little to go on when making an informed buying decision. Now that we know exactlty what every watch and every band will cost when they go up for pre-order on April 10th, the decision of which to buy comes down to color and material preference.

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Modern technology is great when it’s making our smartphones smaller and our tablets faster, but where it truly comes into its own is when it empowers people. The world of prosthetics is exactly the kind of area where technology can, and indeed does make true, life-changing leaps.

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A new iOS widget brings easy phone number dialing and iMessage composing to Notifcation Center, but be quick, because you never know how long it will last.

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A new feature has been discovered in iOS 8.3 that means users will have the option of configuring how often the App Store and iTunes Store ask for a password when making purchases. There is also a new option to disable password requirements completely for any free downloads a user may attempt.

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Netflix God Mode enables mobile app like scrolling on Web interface, making it perfect for binge watching. More details can be found right here.

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Apple is heavily promoting a new Steve Jobs book in the iBooks Store. More details on the news can be found right here after the jump.

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The latest beta release of iOS 8.3 download now finally enables the iPhone’s speakerphone when Siri is used to initiate a phone call using the ‘Hey Siri’ command.

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Here’s how to find the best Wi-Fi Channel on Mac using built-in Wi-Fi Channel Scanner utility to help boost speed and performance.

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Amazon may have its own app store and even its own smartphone and a bunch of tablets, but that apparently isn’t enough for the company that already accounts for a huge percentage of our online purchases via Amazon Prime. According to a new report based on leaked documents, Amazon is also working to bring its Amazon Prime business model to the digital world.

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Want to mark unread iPhone and iPad Messages as read in one go and in an easy way? Here’s how you can do just that!

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Times are hard, and with smartphones and watches costing hundreds of dollars, each something has to give. Thankfully, that something doesn’t have to be your gaming obsession thanks to Sony and its latest gaming sale. In fact, we would probably say that the word ‘sale’ doesn’t truly do this thing justice. Now ‘price massacre,’ that sounds a little more like it.

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Do you use Windows 7 on your Mac via Boot Camp? Depending on which hardware you buy next, that may be a bit of a problem. Read on further for more details.

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Conan O’Brien thinks that he might have the solution for those that fancy themselves an Apple Watch, but just can’t justify the entry price, especially given the first generation hardware involved.

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