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iOS 9 Low Power Mode testing

At Mondays WWDC, or the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, one of many things that Apple announced was the latest revision of its mobile operating system iOS 9.

iOS 9 is packed with a raft of new features, one of which specifically caught my eye. That’s the ‘Lower Power Mode’ setting which can be accessed through the all new ‘Battery’ menu option under the settings menu.

iOS 9 Low Power Mode

It’s fair to say I’ve been an iPhone fan ever since my very first iPhone 3GS (I skipped the 3!) and although I’ve never really found the battery life to be an issue, (mainly because I’m sat in front of a computer upwards of 12 hours a day) I have often willed that extra couple of hours out of my iPhone when out and about.. Now, being the ‘geek’ that I am, I always have a backup battery in my pocket. However, battery saving options like this are always more than welcome.  (more…)

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Hands On: Fitbit Charge HR

fitbitI have always been a big believer in tech driving fitness.. As I work in the IT industry, gadgets play a very large part in my life. I believe having daily targets and goals to achieve is perhaps on of the best methods of improving health and fitness. So what better enabler could there be then a fitness tracker!?

The market is flooded with wearable tech at the minute, and a large percentage of that tech is aimed at the fitness fanatics. There’s some big players in this area of the market, each bringing their very own USP.

I’ve decided to invest in the FitBit Charge HR, not only because I was an early adopter in the FitBit on near day of release (which I lost whilst out one evening) but because I knew and felt comfortable with its software and dashboards. So I headed out to my local Argos store and picked one up, and heres what I think of it… (more…)

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Sword Coast Legends™ now officially coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Release date revealed!

SWORD COAST LEGENDSIndependent developers, n-Space and Digital Extremes, announced today their upcoming Sword Coast Legends™, a party-based RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, will be released for both the PlayStation®4 System and the Xbox One. The previously announced PC, Mac and Linux versions of Sword Coast Legends will now officially release on September 8, 2015, while today’s newly announced Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will become available late 2015.

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Frontier Developments Launches Elite: Dangerous — Powerplay

Elite Dangerous Fire LogoPowerplay is the third major free update for Elite: Dangerous and the largest to date, introducing new ships, new features and an all-new strategic layer to the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.

In Powerplay, players can pledge allegiance to one of a number of galactic Powers and join the battle for interstellar conquest and control. Players can guide their chosen faction’s strategy, take on special objectives to advance their shared cause, and dominate Elite: Dangerous’ full-scale Milky Way galaxy together. (more…)

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