Does size really matter?

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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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Popular Calendar App FREE for 48 hours

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Calendars 5 is an extremely popular Calendar app alternative which normally sells for a premium in the AppStore. However, you can currently grab it completely free of charge for the next 48 hours!

Calendar App

Calendars 5 not only manages your events, but also seamlessly hooks into iOS reminders too. Giving you a one stops hope experience in time keeping.

Unlike the stock calendar app, appointments can be made using natural language input. For example “meet Dave for lunch at 12 on Tuesday”

Calendars 5’s iPad variant makes full use of the iPads large display, and looks nothing short of first class!

The app is only 23mb, and will work on any iOS device running iOS 6 or higher.

You can download Calendars 5 from the AppStore using this link

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Flappy Bird Multiplayer to land in August

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Flappy BirdBack in February a game took the AppStore by storm, causing mountains of controversy at the same time… That game was the brain child of Dong Nguyen, and was of course called Flappy Bird. The crazily addictive game split people into two groups, those who played and loved it and those who didn’t play and hated everything about it.

Although the game was only available on the AppStore for 26 days, it caused a phenomenon never seen before from one small app. People where actually buying and selling devices simply because they had the game installed! Totally insane..

Dong has since ‘leaked’ to the press that a new Flappy Bird variant is on it’s way.. He expects to have it published to the AppStore by the end of August. It it’s predecessors success is anything to go by it’s going to be a huge hit!

It’s also reported to be a multiplayer variant of the game, meaning you can pit your bird flapping skills against your friends and family. At this stage it’s not known if it will be a local network¬†multiplayer game or if it will be hooked up to Apple’s Game Centre.

Maybe – just maybe, this time it will manage to survive more then a calendar month in the store.. One things for sure, it’s going to make Dong a very rich man..

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iPhone Repair – Kingston Upon Hull

So as my iPhone 4s gets an immense amount of use (and I mean powered on at least once every 3 minutes) the power button is prone to failure. So much so that I am actually on the second 4s in less then 2 years. Now, although I am in the market for a new phone, I am of course awaiting the grand unveil of the brand new iPhone 5s. Despite the fact I don’t know what the future holds..

In light of this, I have decided to treat my second 4s to a new lease of life, and this morning dropped it off to a local repair centre. Normally I’d deal direct with Apple or MendMyI, however as I can’t be parted from it for more then a few hours.. I decided to hunt down a local retailer. So I hit google, and after dismissing a few shabby/shocking sites, I finally settled on The Computer Store, on Chanterlands Avenue in Hull. The website was well laid out, easy to use, and more importantly the replied to my contact request within an hour. This secured the deal for me!

Only 3 hours later, and £40 lighter I have been reunited with my ageing 4s.. Which will continue to take on the day to day challenges until the new phone is unveiled.

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[Hands On] A month with Energenie ChargeGenie 50

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For as long as I can remember, I (much like many others) have suffered at the hands of a dead battery in my tech. More so now since smartphones have been such a large part of my life.

I’m no way going to blame manufacturers for the capacity or drain of device batteries… I’m a heavy user… In that I doubt 10 minutes go by when I’m not using it! Unless I’m asleep of course!

This has obviously created a gap in the market. When that has steadily filled up with all manner of devices, in all shapes and sizes. Each device is not without its pitfalls, equally each device suits a certain type of user more.

I think over the last 4 years I’ve pretty much tried every type on the market; from AA battery-powered key rings to solar panels. I’ve also endured my fair share of smart phone case batteries… Non of these devices has proved successful in truly giving me that extra charge I need when I’m out and about..

That was until this year (2013) … When in the excited build up the yearly Gadget Show at the NEC, I can across a manufacturer’s name on the programme. Energenie… It’s one I’d never heard of, and never seen any products from before. So I made my way over to their website, and was amazed by the variety and the spec of some of the devices!

This is when I spotted the Energenie ChargeGenie 50, a 5,000 MaH external battery pack.. My school boy maths suggested I should get at least 2 full charges of my iPhone 4S from this, and what’s more it would even give my iPad (thanks to FreeVirtualServers) a boost. So I got in touch with Energenie, and excitedly asked them to reserve me a fully charged ChargeGenie 50 at the Gadget Show.

Once I’d made my way around the show, battery now flagging at 20% I headed over to their stand, and collected what was soon to become my phones new best friend! I carefully opened the packaging and plugged in my phone.. Slowly but surely my device made its way back up to 100%

But wait… It didn’t stop there!! As I was taking many pictures at the show, my device was soon back at 10%.. So of it went again, and charged straight back up to 100!!! Perfect! Just what I needed…

Now, I know external batteries arent to everyone’s taste, and some people prefer cases.. But until someone comes up with a case that can pack the punch of the Energenie 50 whilst adding little to no bulk I’m happy!

Nearly a full month on since purchasing it, and it still travels faithfully in my laptop bag.. In its own compartment no less, and I can rest in the knowledge that this little unit has got my back!

So…. Thanks Energenie, for your fantastic ChargeGenie 50! Here’s looking forward to the future, when my Energenie ChargeGenie ?100? Drops through the letterbox!

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