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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Oliver has blogged 2255 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

Now that there’s a real iOS 8 / 8.1 jailbreak floating around for jailbreakers, attention has turned to which new tweaks are being released that take advantage of what the new version of iOS has to offer.

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Things are definitely changing at Google, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company’s former head of Android Andy Rubin is leaving the company.

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With Christian Bale having now been confirmed as playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic of the Apple co-founder, it seemed that Aaron Sorkin’s much delayed and at one point almost crippled project was starting to gather pace. Today it now looks like it’s well and truly trundling along rather nicely with rumors now swirling that the part of Jobs’ partner in creating Apple has also been cast.

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Samsung had already warned that it wasn’t going to be announcing stellar profits this quarter, but having now announced the figures themselves it’s clear that things aren’t going according to plan for the company that was once basically printing money with each new Galaxy S smartphone release.

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The world of fitness accessories that talk to smartphones is starting to get interesting, and not just because Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch is going to have the sensors required to make HealthKit truly useful. Fitbit is one company that already has skin in the wearable game, and it’s not about to stand still while the competition eats its lunch.

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Apple’s big unveiling of the Apple Watch didn’t take many people by surprise, but given the fact that nobody really knew how iOS would translate to the wrist the only real discussion was about how Apple would make a usable interface the size of a typical watch.

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When a new iPhone or iPad comes out, accessory makers usually scramble to get new cases, covers and charging stands out the door before their big competitors can beat them to the punch. One of those accessory companies is Logitech, makers of all manner of little wonders that enhance our iOS devices.

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Apple is currently locked in a silent war with some retailers after the decided to not just ignore Apple’s advances to bring Apple Pay to their customers but also actively made it impossible to use the service even after it was found to work in an unsupported capacity. In a world where you would expect all retailers to want to take money from potential customers, that just seems weird.

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Reachability is a great feature for those that use it, and it’s coming to a jailbroken device near you whether it’s an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or otherwise.

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Now that there is an iOS 8 jailbreak out for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and other devices, it’s a case of sitting back and waiting for all of your favorite tweaks to be updated to take advantage of what the new mobile operating system has to offer. In the worst cases those tweaks might even need updates to make them work at all.

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Console quality games on mobile devices has long been the holy grail for game developers, but making those games as good as is humanly possible on smartphones and tablets takes that challenge one step further. Rockstar Games is already pretty damned good at turning its AAA titles into mobile wonders, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is no exception.

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The rush to get iOS 8-compatible versions of jailbreak tweaks out the door is well and truly on, and we’re starting to see some of the real heavy hitters in the jailbreak scene start to get updates out the door. The famous Ryan Petrich is one that everyone looks to, and the man himself has now pushed new beta releases of some of his most popular tweaks into his beta repo for iOS 8.

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Ever wondered what would happen if you ran an iPhone 6 Plus over with a tank? No, us neither. Someone didn’t just wonder though. They did it. Twice.

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Apple’s new iMac with Retina 5K display is more than just a pretty screen, and after recent Geekbench speed runs showed that the new Mac is faster than the older model that it now sits above in Apple’s product lineup, the next machine in its sights was always going to be the Mac Pro.

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Signaling a first for the region, Apple has started selling iTunes gift cards to customers in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the opening of its first retail store.

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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to record video of iPhone and iPad screen on iOS 8 using OS X Yosemite.

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Apple’s big event from last week may universally be known as ‘the iPad event,’ but it certainly wasn’t the only new product to be announced by Tim Cook and his bevy of vice presidents. Proving that there is indeed no smoke without fire, Apple unveiled its first desktop with a Retina display, and it just so happens to be built into a new iMac that has people climbing over themselves to order.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is going to be the version of Google’s mobile operating system that is going to ship on the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices, but if you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 then you can install Lollipop already, which wouldn’t be the worst thing you did this week.

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The battle for control of our wrists is set to heat up considerably when the Apple Watch enters the fray early next year. With a plethora of Android Wear smartwatches already on the market, such as the Moto 360, LG G Watch etc. it now appears that Apple’s offering will also have competition form Microsoft to consider, with multiple reports now pegging the Windows maker as being on the verge of bringing its own fitness monitor set for market before Christmas.

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Over a month after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale we’re still waiting for some pretty big apps to receive updates that enable them to take advantage of the new, larger screens Apple’s new hardware offers. Those that haven’t yet received updates continue to work for the most part, but they don’t look their best and certainly don’t show extra content as you would expect from new, larger devices.

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