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 2191 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

The biggest stories in technology these days tend to be about smartphones. Even with smartwatches threatening to take over as the most talked about, highly anticipated hardware releases going, the not-so-humble smartphone still manages to truly capture the imagination like few other new releases.

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Now that Consumer Reports has released its report into whether the iPhone 6 Plus bends too easily or not, we’re all of the desperate hope that the whole Bendgate debacle will die a death as soon as possible. Even if it does though, there’s always someone willing to take something that’s already a little bit crazy and then take it to an extreme that few could imagine.

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Apple’s release of iOS 8.0.2 brought with it not just the rather important fixes for some rather massive bugs, but also finally brought the world of third-party apps in line with the new HealthKit framework originally touted for iOS 8. After pulling support for apps that tied into Health from the final release of the latest big release of its mobile OS, Apple has now re-instated it while pushing a handful of app updates that mean users can now take advantage of the company’s attempt to put all our health and fitness data into one place.

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When Apple announced iOS 8 a few months ago, one of the first questions on everyone’s lips was which older devices the new software would support. As it turned out, the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 along with the iPad mini are the oldest machines to be able to be updated to iOS 8. Owners of those devices rejoiced.

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At a time when few of us are swimming in money, every little cost saving is very much appreciated. With bills tending to increase rather than decrease, energy bills are some of the most dreaded to land on our door step, and with good reason. As our lives include more and more technology, it needs an ever increasing amount of power to keep it all juiced up.

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Try as it might, Apple just can’t get a major new iPhone release out the door without some sort of controversy. The latest of those is of course Bendgate, and is all about whether or not the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a little too flexible for their own good. The iPhone 6 Plus in particular has come in for quite a lot of criticism, mainly from YouTube videos showing handsets being bent under not inconsiderable force.

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Apple’s recently introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both include not one, but two accelerometers, according to a teardown conducted by Chipworks.

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We’re another 24 hours into the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s lifecycle and it seems the absurdness surrounding ‘Bendgate’ just isn’t going to go away. Following YouTube videos showing Apple’s new smartphones being bent out of shape using not inconsiderable force, Apple has seen fit to lift the lid on its own internal testing in an attempt to try and put people’s minds at ease.

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If you’re the kind of person that worries about whether they’re being tracked by a faceless corporation, then you’re probably spending most of your nights holding your iPhone and rocking back and forth in a corner at this point. It’s probably safe to say that with all the sensors built into the iPhone and iPad, both devices are capable of tracking us down.

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When Apple first touted iOS 8, one of its biggest features was Health, an app that was expected to act as the cornerstone to all out health and wellbeing apps. Touted to be a hub for all the disparate information collected by third-party health trackers and the like, Health was, and still is, quite exciting for those who like to keep track of their health and fitness.

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With all the excitement about Apple’s first 5.5-inch iPhone clouding everyone’s minds, it’s easy to forget that Samsung is already the king of the giant smartphone thanks to its Galaxy Note line of handsets.

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Throwing phones to the ground is becoming quite the YouTube hit these days, but few can compete with someone dropping an iPhone from 12,000 feet.

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Up until a couple of years ago, the idea of having a smartphone that was waterproof was just a pipe dream, but now both Sony and Samsung have been at the forefront of offering devices that not just take to water in a somewhat duck-like fashion, but are also equally happy to waddle around in dust, too. Water and dust resistance is a feature that many had hoped would come to the new iPhones when Apple announced them a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn’t to be.

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Anyone who had the original iPhone back in 2007 will remember that it had an appalling camera. It wasn’t just not up to the standards of today – it wasn’t up to the standards of 2007. Thankfully, as the years have rolled on by, someone at Apple realized that people like to take photos with their phones, partly thanks to their always-connected nature and the fact that they’re always with us.

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While we mere mortals were lining up outside Apple Stores around the world, a select group of people were waiting for their own, rather special iPhone 6 handsets to find their way to them. They also cost quite a bit more than those we were looking to pick up.

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It’s been the question on everyone’s lips ever since its huge acquisition story a few months back, but the mystery around just what Apple will do with Beats Music may be about to come to an end. With Apple expected to make use of the streaming service in one way or another, the question has always surrounded whether it would keep Beats Music as is, or roll it into iTunes instead. Now, following a report that claims to cite multiple sources, it appears that Beats Music may be living on borrowed time.

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Along with all the excitement of iOS 8 landing last week, there was a tinge of ire caused by a few very vocal people that mistakenly believed that the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system had deleted the majority of their photos. The confusion came from the removal of the Camera Roll from Apple’s Photos app, with it being replaced by the rather ominously named ‘Recently Added.’

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Speed test comparison between iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 6 vs 5s vs 5c vs 5 vs 4S vs 4 vs 3GS vs 3G vs original iPhone 2G. We know the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be faster than the original iPhone from 2007, but by how much? Find out in this video.

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We do enjoy a nice iPhone wallpaper here at RP, and that’s exactly what the ‘Stainless Steel Apple Logo Wallpapers’ are. They’re free, and you’re going to want to download them!

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We’re just a day and a few hours into the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lifecycle life, but already there’s one question that is on everyone’s lips: just which of Apple’s two new phones is proving the most popular amongst buyers?

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