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 3620 post(s).

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Anyone who thought Apple opting for rounded squares as the basis of the iOS design aesthetic was just a case of Jony Ive or one of his designers liking rounded corners and deciding to run with it is actually quite wide off the mark. Here’s the real reason.

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It turns out that Google’s Project Ara might actually be about to turn into a real thing after Google today announced that it would be in a position to ship developer hardware to those who need it as soon as Q4 of this year, with consumer version set for release in 2017.

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Apple is working on technology that would allow users with iPhones and Apple Watches to unlock their Macs when in close proximity to them. The technology, which uses Bluetooth LE to function, is believed to be in the works, with a release as part of OS X 10.12 later this year said to be on the cards.

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Rumors of a whole new redesign for the iPhone in 2017 have been circulating for a few weeks now, and just when you thought things had died down, there are new claims that the iPhone-after-next will feature a glass casing with a metal frame.

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Not content with big media briefings for new product releases, Apple is now doing something similar for new Apple Store openings after putting together a preview event for the company’s new flagship store, Union Square in San Francisco.

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A new rumor is again claiming that Apple is developing a version of Siri for the Mac. What makes this new rumor particularly interesting, however, is the inclusion of not one, but two screenshots that appear to corroborate claims that Siri is Mac-bound.

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In a world where prices tend to go up, rather than down, deals in the world of tech are always something we try to keep an eye out for and that’s why we’re going to share a handful of deals that caught our eye right now.

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Google is planning to release a standalone Android Auto app later this year, which will allow users to take advantage of what the platform has to offer, but without the need for a specific Android Auto-compatible car.

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Google has made available for download Android N beta (Developer Preview 3) build NPD35K for Nexus 6P, 6, 5X, 9, Pixel C, Xperia Z3, Nexus Player, and some Android One devices.

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With Kairos, you can schedule iMessage and SMS texts in the stock iOS Messages app on iPhone or iPad by allowing a long press on the Send button to present a new menu in which you can set when you want the message to be sent.

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Here are a bunch of videos comparing the final version of iOS 9.3.2 vs iOS 9.3.1, the previous iteration, across all iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 6s down to the iPhone 4s.

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Google’s Nest has today received a boost in that it can now be integrated with other home automation hardware and services from other vendors such as August, LIFX, Lutron, AT&T, P&G, Waxman, SkyBell, Simplehuman, Misfit, and WeMo.

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When we told you about i0n1c’s System and Security Info app last week, we wondered whether the iPhone app would be around for long and, predictably enough, it has now been removed from the App Store by Apple.

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Google has outed a new teamwork and collaboration app for Android, iOS and the Web called Spaces, and it’s available to anyone who has a Google account.

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Virtual reality fans who also happen to carry iPhones are in for a treat, after Google released an updated version of its YouTube app that supports the company’s virtual reality viewer, Cardboard.

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A raft of new jailbreak tweaks have been made available across the past week. We’ve found a few that we think you might find interesting, and we’re going to share them with you here.

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Samsung has applied for a patent that would see its smartwatches project an interface onto the wearer’s hand or nearby objects, allowing input or manipulation of the watch without actually touching it.

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After releasing Gboard for iOS, Google was immediately questioned as to whether users of Android devices could expect to see the keyboard, or at least its features make the jump from iOS to Android any time soon. As it turns out, the answer is yes.

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Apple’s 3D Touch technology may be found in anything from a MacBook to an Apple Watch, but it’s its implementation on the iPhone which Google has been rumored to be set to essentially mimic for Android, but new claims suggest that the company isn’t yet ready to announce its own 3D Touch technology as part of Android N as first believed, canning it for an unknown period of time.

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Chinese company Fuze has announced the Tomahawk F1, an android-powered gaming machine that looks like a cross between PS4 and Xbox One, and will cost buyers just $140 when it goes on sale.

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