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

Posts Count:
Oliver has blogged 2848 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

Good news fellow UK dwellers, because after months of waiting to hear when Apple Pay was coming to the island we now know just when it will make its long awaited appearance, with leaked documents pegging July 14th as the big go-live.

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Sometimes science is just plain awesome, and today is one of those times. The reason for that is a YouTube video that we stumbled across which shows something called gallium being used to destroy an iPhone. Sounds fairly mundane, right?

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With today being the famous 4th of July and Will Smith fighting aliens and such, we thought it might be a good time to check out some premium iOS apps and games that would have cost you a pretty penny normally, but are inexplicably currently available for the bargaintastic price of absolutely nothing. You do like bargains, don’t you?

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The popular f.lux jailbreak tweak has had a new beta release go live, bringing its automatic screen temperature adjustments to iOS 8.4.

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Apple Music has been off to a great start for those who signed up following its launch on June 30th, and while the ability to stream music is the service’s marquee feature, it’s the Beats 1 Internet radio station that is currently getting a lot of attention. Fronted by popular DJs such as ex-BBC man Zane Lowe, the 24-hour station is also set to feature shows presented by some of the music industry’s biggest names.

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Update: iOS 8.4 has been released, and so is TaiG v2.3 jailbreak for iOS 8.4. iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, all iPads and iPod touch 5 are supported. You can download it from below and then follow our guides on how to jailbreak your device on iOS 8.4.

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You can always tell when a smartphone maker is starting to get a little worried about its flagship releases when it starts to publish new TV spots that not only bash the competition, but also manage to make as little sense as possible while doing it. Samsung is usually the king of such things, and we have TV ads from the Korean giant to prove that notion, but it’s not a trait that is exclusive to the Galaxy S maker. Far from it in fact, with HTC also capable of pushing out some truly awful advertisements.

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Here’s how to prepare for iOS 9 public release on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch the right way. It is set to go live this month.

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Here’s how to fix iPhone GPS issue after iOS 8.4 update. This bug affects navigation apps, maps and more.

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It’s that time again, where both Apple and Google choose an app to be made free for 7 days, with the app then returning to its previous price once the offer is over. Over the months and years we have seen some truly excellent apps represented as part of Apple’s free App of the Week, with Google putting its food into the water just recently. Both Google and Apple have announced the apps that they chose for their respective app store offers this week, with both likely to prove popular.

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Every once in a while you hear about someone who was lucky, or unlucky enough to have a bullet hit their random piece of technology. Often this saves their lives, with them then free to tell the tale of how someone tried to shoot them only for their Palm Pre to take the bullet for them, or any other gadget for that matter. Wonderful stories, all of them, if you take the time out to read the lot.

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Apple updates its iPhone lineup once a year, with the natural tick-tock cadence allowing it to release a big upgrade every two years, with alternate years seeing simple speed bumps without an entire aesthetic redesign. This year is the year for such a release, with the iPhone 6s already said to feature almost no changes as far as looks are concerned. Inside though, things are going to be different from the current release.

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Here’s how to fix iMessage activation issue that you might be having after using TaiG iOS 8.3 jailbreak on your iPhone or iPad.

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Viber, the popular instant messaging app for iPhone has today been updated with full support for the iPad, making the app much more useful as a cross-platform messaging solution. With plenty of competition to be found in the space, not having an iPad app was a glaring omission on Viber’s part. Not any longer, with Viber now amongst the long list of apps that have both iPhone and iPad support in a single binary. If you already have Viber on your iPhone, the new update also brings support for the iPad as well.

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Google is a little bit obsessed with trying to make sure that the experience of using its Android and Chrome OS devices is as enjoyable as possible. To that end, the company has been carrying out tests that it hopes will show the latency endured when a user touches a screen, with the time taken between press and something being drawn on screen being measured. Google may not have been making too much noise about this testing process and you can be assured that other companies are doing the same thing with their platforms, but Google is the first to give us a look behind the curtain.

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Here’s how to turn on LED Flash for Alerts on iPhone for incoming notifications. Enabling it takes just a few taps and once you have, all incoming alerts will be met with a flashing LED on the back of your iPhone. If you leave your iPhone face-down on a table, the flashing LED will certainly catch your attention and it will continue to flash whether your iPhone is in silent mode or not.

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How to get iOS 9 ‘Low Power Mode’ feature on iOS 8 right now and save your iPhone’s battery life with a simple flick of a switch.

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The much-awaited iOS 8.3 jailbreak is well and truly here. After a few updates and fixes by TaiG, the latest release is much more stable now than it was when initially released, with users the world over jailbreaking to see what the fuss is about, while others doing it because they know what the advantage is of having a liberated iPhone or iPad. Now the big question we’re asking today is: did you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 with TaiG?

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Reserve Strap has today lifted the lid on more details of its first Apple Watch battery-toting band. Claiming an extra 30 hours of battery time for your Apple Watch, the band won’t come cheap, though.

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Great news for road warriors, or just people who never seem to make it through a day on a single smartphone charge today, after it was announced that Samsung has developed technology that could almost double the battery life of our devices. Tests have shown the new batteries last between 1.6 and 1.8 times the length of current technology, according to the manufacturer. Sounds too good to be true isn’t it? It most definitely is.

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