T-Mobile recently released news of a brand new initiative across it’s mobile phone network. Customers are now able to request a trial iPhone 5s handset on their T-Mobile Test Drive initiative.

The trial allows a no obligation, no strings and no costs (asides from your calls and data obviously) 7 day use of Apple’s flagship handset the 5s.

More then 12,000 people have already signed up to the trials.

Although there is no news of the trial being rolled out to other handsets, it’s clear to see the idea has proven popular. So in my opinion it would make perfect sense to do so. No longer will consumers have to buy blind a handset, that they may not get on with..

Great move T-Mobile.



Before I bought into the whole Apple ecosystem, I used to love the HTC phones.. Throughout the years I pretty much owned all of them. Along with their accessories. One of my favourite of all the accessories was the HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300, I loved the sleek design and shiny surfaces.. Even if they did attract finger prints and dust.

HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300

I’ve had the cradle now for properly 7 years, just could bring myself to throw it away.

Today I decided it was time to either repurpose of get rid – in the end, I have settled with repurposing!

Using some household tools (a hand full of screwdrivers) and some Sugru, I have managed to ‘embed’ a lighting cable from Amazon into the HTC Desktop Cradle CRG300 housing. I have to admit, currently there is more that needs to be done on this project – as there’s nothing taking the weight of the phone. (Until more Sugru arrives – as I ran out!) However, if you would like to give it a go, there are some basic instructions below:

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20140614-142034-51634606.jpgWe’ve all been there, found some amazing content you just to show the other people in the room.. But how many of us sit there an think “for god sake, don’t swipe left, don’t swipe right, don’t exit the application, don’t nosey else where.. Just look and hand back the phone!?”

Well – there’s a little hidden gem of a feature called Guided access, and it’s buried inside the accessibility settings menu.

With this feature switched on, you can actually “lock” your device inside an application, and what’s more, using simple drawing techniques you can disable buttons, menus or features.

Only users with the pass code are able to exit the guided access mode, making it perfect for handing your phone over to your more inquisitive friends.

To switch on guided access on your iOS device, goto Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access

Once there, be sure to set a passcode you’ll remember!

Now, to activate the guided mode head to any application, and triple tap the “home” button. Draw round any controls you want to disable, then hand your phone to your friend. Simple!



iOS 7.1

Apple have been working towards releasing iOS 8.0 at this years WWDC (Scheduled for 2nd June) however, they are far from abandoning iOS 7.1 and reports are flooding in that 7.1.2 is showing up in weblogs of popular Apple tech related sites.

It would appear 7.1.2 has been seeded to it’s employees for testing, traffic from the devices is still few and far between but it does suggest they will be releasing an update prior to WWDC. The last update (7.1.1) released on 22nd of April was packed to the rafters with bug fixes and some improvements to the way the Touch ID system worked.

There has been no news, as of yet, to what the update will contain. However it’s been strongly suggested that it will fix the encryption and iMessage issues.

Users who have previously jailbroken may want to hold off from upgrading until a new jailbreak is developed. However, this is perhaps unlikely to get much attention with iOS 8 just around the corner.

Will you be updating to 7.1.2? Or will you hold out for 8.0?



20140520-062344-23024267.jpgPretty much since the release of the iPhone 5s rumours have been rife about the screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and latest addition to the iPad family.

This morning a couple of videos have “leaked” out onto the net purporting to be a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and a 12.5 inch iPad.

I personally don’t know if I am fully bought into the iPad of a larger phone and iPad. I can understand why they are doing it, but I can’t see myself rushing out to buy them…

This Is What iOS Looks Like Running On 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Display [VIDEO] http://t.co/iForxjExJj

source – Redmondpie

http://www.t3.com/news/apple-ipad-pro-image-leaks-online-for-the-first-time

source – T3

So.. What do you think?




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