About Oliver Haslam



Oliver Haslam

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http://www.twitter.com/theiBlog

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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

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Oliver has blogged 2347 post(s).

Posts by Oliver Haslam:

Want to get a real-time estimate of remaining battery time instead of percentage on iPhone or iPad running iOS 8? Predix can give you a time estimate for when your battery will die and charge back up. Here’s how it works.

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In the modern world, we all seem to be constantly working in various different currencies, whether that be the U.S. Dollar, British Pound or the Euro, not to mention the countless other currencies that make the world go round. Converting currencies is the kind of thing that has been made nice and easy thanks to the App Store and the plethora of apps that allow the conversion of a wide range of things, often not just currencies.

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Google’s firsts attempt at giving the world a wearable computer that lives on your forehead has suffered plenty of cynicism and criticism since it arrived on the noggins of Google’s intrepid ‘Explorers’ but that clearly isn’t going to stop the technology giant from pushing forward with new iterations of Glass. A new patent, recently made public but having actually been submitted back in January, appears to show what could be the next version of Glass to come out of Google’s design labs.

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The jailbreak scene is always an interesting one to watch when a new version of iOS arrives. It gets truly interesting though when someone releases a new jailbreak and, for whatever reason, nobody really knows whether they should trust it.

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If you’re a little on the geeky side then you probably love a good statistic, we know we do. It also means that we like to know every little detail about the hardware and software we use. Apps like iStat Menu are always popular amongst people that like to take a keen interest in what’s going on with their systems, so when we hear of a new app that does a similar thing for iOS but is free, we take notice.

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It seems that the team behind the popular Web browser Firefox may be working on an iOS version of the app according to new reports.

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If you’re a fully paid up member of the jailbreak fraternity then you always have your eyes open for new ways of customizing your iPhone or iPad. If there is one good thing about Cydia, it’s the myriad of different apps and tweaks that make it easy to stand out.

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iOS 8.1.1 downgrade to iOS 8.1 is not possible now on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Here’s the reason why and why you shouldn’t be worried about this.

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Since Apple introduced the first MacBook Air and then the subsequent, much improved models, other laptop makers have been trying to replicate the formula that has seen the Air do so well. Some, usually via straight cloning of the design language, have been more successful than others. The ones that have really managed to produce something truly impressive are those that have taken the design of the Air and pushed further.

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A new update to the ever popular jailbreak tweak Springtomize 3 has been released that brings support for the latest and greatest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, with iOS 8.1.1 having recently been jailbroken by the TaiG jailbreak.

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Motorola is running a Cyber Monday 2014 deal on its flagship smartphone of this year, the Moto X second-generation. Moto X is widely regarded as one of the best smartphones around, and while it was great at full price, it’s about to become even better.

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Want to enable hidden settings in iOS 8? Being able to play around with the tools and toys that Apple uses when testing iOS devices is often the kind of thing that we can only wish for, but with iOS 8 it has become clear that the iPhone and iPad maker has failed to hide its advanced settings and options as well as it usually does.

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Jailbreaking has always been a giant game of cops and robbers, with Apple constantly closing the loopholes that the creators of jailbreaks rely on in order to gain access to the core of iOS. Just as a new jailbreak is released it’s a given that the exploit used will not be available in the next revision of the iPhone and iPad operating system.

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Security is paramount to many of us these days, and while our iPhones – and now our iPads – have fingerprint scanning technology in the form of Touch ID, Apple has so far resisted adding it to the Mac. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea though, and thanks to the power of the App Store it’s now possible.

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Steve Jobs is already known for plenty of important milestones in the technology world, but it’s sometimes easy to forget that he had his fingers in lots of pies that either never saw the light of day or are simply overshadowed by greater accomplishments. Did you know, for example, that Jobs has his name on a whopping 458 patents?

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Here’s how you can download and install PSP emulator PPSSPP on iPhone running iOS 8 / 8.1 without jailbreak and play your favorite PSP games on your iOS device.

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Some rumors just won’t die, and as the old adage suggests that there’s no smoke without fire, we’re starting to think that there just might be something to all these iPad Pro rumors. The latest bout of scuttlebutt has the larger, more well-endowed iPad due to arrive in stores between April and June of 2015, which the last time we checked a calendar was May.

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After years of begging for it, Notification Center’s relatively recent addition to iOS arguably came far too late in the game when compared to the feature that often led people to call Android the king of notifications. Right now, with iOS 8 still fresh in the memory, users of Notification Center will have their own thoughts on where the feature is headed. Now very much part of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center isn’t likely to go anywhere soon.

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Apple’s decision to bring widgets to the Today view in Notification Center always meant that one or two obvious outcomes were likely. One of those was that someone would turn Notification Center into a launcher – that happened and was subsequently pulled by Apple – and the other was that someone would make a widget for playing music.

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Here’s an easy way on how you can fix iOS 8 / 8.1 Wi-Fi issues on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch once and for all. More details can be found right here.

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