About Oliver Haslam



Oliver Haslam

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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 1886 post(s).

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So, wireless charging. Plenty of smartphone makers have taken a stab at killing off the charging cable over the years, with Nokia in particular doing its best to make wireless charging into something that’s less of a novelty and more of a real feature. While the likes of Apple have so far refused to bring wireless charging to iPhones and iPads, there’s no doubt that there’s something inherently cool about charging something just by putting it onto a plate.

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The App Store may already be choc-full of top games that are designed for the large touch screens that adorn iPads and iPhones, but that doesn’t stop some of us from yearning for the games of yesteryear. If you’re carrying a jailbroken iOS device then there is no shortage of ways to get your nostalgic fix, but it’s not always quite so simple if you’re not.

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With Samsung’s Galaxy S5 now available to buy for many, much of the talk in reviews has been about how the company’s decision to stick with the tried and tested formula of its existing handsets has left the fifth generation Galaxy S lacking anything to get the pulse racing. That hasn’t stopped people flocking to buy the new handset though, with reports coming out of Korea stating that the Galaxy S5 has seen strong sales in the region.

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We love apps. In fact, if there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s an app that usually costs money and is now free for a limited time only. Which brings us to Printer Pro.

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When Apple first announced the original iPad, many people in the technology industry started a debate about whether it could ever be a device for creating content. Many decided that the touch-based input method meant that the iPad and other tablets were simply not suited to content creation, with consumption being the name of the game. While watching movies, viewing images and reading text are possibly the biggest reason to own an iPad, the years since that first iPad introduction have proven that there’s plenty to be built on an iPad.

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We all like to customize our devices. It’s why multi-colored cases sell so well, and why we agonize over whether what color smartphone we want to buy every time a new one gets released. People like to think that they’ve got something different to what everyone else has because they like to be different.

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Hot on the heels of Apple’s CarPlay, Microsoft’s effort is decidedly similar to that of the iPhone maker. Windows in the Car follows the same approach in that it will allow users of Windows Phone devices to take over a car’s built-in entertainment and navigation systems using the Mirrorlink standard, with all input duties then taken over by a large touch screen built into the car’s dashboard.

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Real multi-app multitasking may be on its way to iOS thanks to jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich after he released a teaser video showing a tweak that he is currently working on. It’s still in its early stages of development, but the video is enough to get us very excited indeed.

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Viber is one of the more popular Skype alternatives out there, and with apps across every major platform it isn’t difficult to see why. It’s also hugely popular on iOS, even with FaceTime now offering not just a video calling option, but also a voice-only solution too. Heavy users of Viber will always want to be able to customize the app a little more than its developer does though, which is where Vibrator comes in.

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Android’s biggest weakness may be the huge numbers in which smartphones running the software have sold, but it’s fairly safe to say at this point that phones and tablets running various flavors of Android are less than secure. In fact, the hacking of Android-powered devices is such a problem that it’s been the beneficiary of plenty of attention from the security fraternity.

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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 has a lot going for it. It’s big, it’s fast and it’s got more sensors than NASA. Those sensors do all kinds of things, but it seems the old fashioned microphone may be at the center of one particular party piece, and it’s a party piece that Samsung has kept rather quiet.

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It’s not something we’ve ever done ourselves, but we’ve got a sneak suspicion that it’s happened to more people than are willing to let on. We are, of course, talking about people walking into things while they’re sending text or instant messages. Granted, we’ve done it when inebriated, but never when trying to use our phones!

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Everyone is an expert these days. With smartphones getting better and better cameras, there really is no good reason for anyone to take a bad photo on an iPhone, Galaxy S or HTC One device anymore. The same goes for video.

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As more and more of our lives revolve around our smartphones, we really do need their batteries to last as long as possible. With those phones receiving more beefy CPUs and larger screens with more pixels, they’re starting to use more juice than ever before. Unfortunately batteries aren’t seeing huge improvements in technology, which as a result has left manufacturers with only one option: put larger batteries into their handsets.

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You may remember that not too long ago now we told you about Winocm and how he had managed to dual boot his iPad 2 with iOS 6 and iOS 5. In fact, he was so sure that people probably wouldn’t believe that he’d done it, he released a video on YouTube showcasing the feat. He even went so far as to release a further video showing that the same iPad 2 could also be forced to triple boot, with iOS 7 thrown into the mix. We’re not really sure that the word ‘impressive’ does any of that justice.

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For many, the jailbreak scene all comes down to one particular tweak. Auxo, created by the folks at A3Tweaks, has been around for a while now, and very popular it is too. Pre-iOS 7, Auxo was the tweak to have if you wanted to take the poorly implemented iOS multitasking system and turn it on its head. Post-iOS 7 though, we’ve all been waiting impatiently to see what an updated version would look like.

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When Facebook added Chat Heads to its apps the addition was greeted by both excitement and derision in equal measure, but for those that use them, Chat Heads are a must-have feature. Those who use the right flavor of Android will have access to Chat Heads system-wide, but those of us using iOS devices like iPads and iPhones aren’t able to do the same thanks to Apple’s stranglehold on how things work when an app is closed. It’s a trade-off that we make, but it’s safe to say the idea of having instant access to Chat Heads no mater what app is in use would be appealing to many.

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We’ve all got our pet hates. Some people can’t abide those who smoke, or perhaps have a particular disdain for anyone that bites their fingernails. With us, it’s people who shout when talking on their phones.

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The Philips Hue range of smart bulbs is seen by many as a great gateway into the world of home automation. We really wouldn’t argue against that, and with plenty of geeky types telling us at every turn that we should join the home automation revolution, it seems that turning our lights on and off using our smartphones or with the help of a schedule is something we really are going to have to get used to.

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It seems that someone at Facebook likes nice round numbers, because the social network has released Facebook Messenger 4.0 for iPhone and Android. Big new updates are great, except when they’re not big at all, which is certainly the case with Facebook Messenger. See, the app has seen its version number bumped to the lofty number of 4.0, but do the changes warrant a new point-0 release? Probably not, no.

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