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 2518 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

Taking screenshots on iOS couldn’t be easier. Just by holding down the Home and sleep/wake buttons simultaneously, anyone can take a screenshot that is automatically saved to the device’s Camera Roll. Screenshots are great for showing developers what bugs look like, or just sharing something awesome with your friends. Some people even like to see what everyone else’s home screens look like and you’ll need to take a screenshot for that.

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If you’re a frequent Southwest Airlines flier then it’s going to be a good day for you because the app has received a new update that finally adds Passbook support. Late to the game, Southwest’s Passbook support comes after its competitors did the same quite some time ago.

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Gamers with Macs can now play one of the biggest games of 2014 after EA made The Sims 4 available for Apple’s platform. More details and where to download it from can be found right here.

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One of Apple’s recently approved patent applications may just give us a sneak peek at the virtual reality technology it has been working on. More details on the development can be found right after the break.

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Amazon’s plan to take over the world of online ordering has taken another step forward today, with the firm now offering its impressive 1-hour delivery option to anyone, anywhere in Manhattan. More details on the news can be found right here after the break.

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While not everyone is a fan of putting a case on their iPhone, some of us are either just ham-fisted enough to drop them or have kids that like to throw them. Cases may not be ideal, but they definitely serve a purpose. A purpose which goes a long way when you start to consider its highest benefits.

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This week could be an expensive one if you are an Xbox gamer with an eye for a bargain, because Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is back on as of February 18th. Known for its excellent deals on some big hitting titles, the Ultimate Game Sale can be both a blessing and a curse depending on the state of your bank balance.

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Dropbox for iOS today received a major update that added a feature we have all been crying out for ever since the app first found its way onto the App Store: the ability to save any file directly to Dropbox without having to open the app.

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Here’s how you can set up and use iOS 8 keyboard shortcuts on iPhone and iPad. More details and complete step-by-step guide can be found right here.

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This neat little widget lets you dial numbers right from iOS 8 Notification Center without having to launch the Phone app. More details and download link can be found right here.

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For just a short moment it seemed that the iPad Air Plus rumors were going to take a back seat while the Apple iCar took center stage, but here we are once again with a new leak that purports to show an iPad Air Plus case.

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LG has announced a new smartwatch that it hopes will prove more popular as a fashion accessory during day-to-day activities rather than being something that customers see as a tech gadget.

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Stability across different versions of mobile operating systems is never easy, not at least because developers are usually trying to cram as many new headline-grabbing features in as possible. At some point it’s almost inevitable that bugs are going to sneak through.

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Samsung’s smartphones have sold ridiculously well over the last half a dozen years or so, but even when they were shifting in mind-boggling numbers there was always one undercurrent of discontent amongst its customers. Samsung likes an app or two. Or dozen.

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A new jailbreak tweak brings system-wide options and features to iOS 8 and is available to download from Cydia right now.

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Windows 10 for phones is a big step for Microsoft, and one that it needs to make stick. After years of trying to battle the Apple and Google monster, Windows Phone has been left with more than a bloody nose. Even with some excellent hardware from the likes of Nokia, phones running Microsoft’s mobile version of Windows just haven’t sold like either the software maker or its OEM partners would have liked.

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After days of increasingly convincing speculation that Apple is working on its very own electric car, the Wall Street Journal has thrown its rather respectable hat into the ring by adding fuel to the claim that Apple currently has hundreds of individuals working on the project.

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The Pirate Bay Is Down, Again

By | February 14th, 2015

Things don’t look great for The Pirate Bay users as site is down now again exactly two weeks after it re-appeared following downtime that began earlier this year.

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Apple Pay continues to go from strength to strength, with the U.S. government now taking advantage of Apple’s technology.

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Apple TV 4 could release this fall in 2015, according to an analyst. More details on the development can be found here.

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