Tech and Auto

The Digital Freelancer’s Cheat Sheet For Web Success

By Ross Macintyre Digital freelancing sounds pretty glamorous. The general consensus is that you charge more, work fewer hours and never miss a Jeremy Kyle. ‘You’re living the dream’ is the chorus from envious people who complain about their own working situation, then shrug their shoulders as they accept their fate in the career rat race (guys, do something you enjoy…). Digital marketing isn’t something that should be isolated from other activities, it just needs to be treated as another...

New v used: What’s the best option for you

Choosing whether to buy a new car or a used version is a big decision, but a very exciting one. There are many factors to take into decision, such as cost, safety, efficiency, availability, boot space and many more. Those, of course, are practical issues, but sometimes emotion takes over, and excitement can rule your head when making such a big decision. With the new car market booming, there are more and more good quality second hand cars on the market....

Device Battles: iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 4

2-in-1 devices (aka a tablet with the power of a laptop) are showing no signs of slowing down in popularity. The main benefit to a 2-in-1 device is the ability to use a powerful business operating system, and still be contained within something that has a similar weight to a pack of 3 bananas. Two recently released devices are the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but how do the two directly compare? I decided...

Video: Animated Commuter Plays VR On The Way To Work

A commuter caused quite a stir in Boston, Massachusetts, after playing a virtual reality game on the way in to work. The gamer was spotted immersed in a VR game as he rode the Green Line last Friday. Although he was clearly enjoying the experience, fellow commuters looked quite disturbed by the experience. But it may be something we have to get used to. Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have already started shipping headsets to homes around the globe, and Sony will...

New trick freeing up storage on iPhone

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Apple has been gradually increasing the amount of storage built into its devices. And there is a way to free up space on the handsets and tablets without having to delete photos or uninstall apps, other than adding an SD card. Users can check their current used and available storage space by going to Settings, General and Storage & iCloud Usage. The film the user attempts to rent from iTunes must be larger than the...

How do you find the right technology consultancy to help your business?

FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK IN FINDING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANCY Finding the right consultancy for your business isn’t necessarily straightforward. After all, it’s a competitive market out there and many companies have a great deal to shout about.  On the other hand, some are inept cowboys who use jargon and a fancy website to blind potential clients and capitalise on their knowledge asymmetry. With so much choice available, how do you go about ensuring you engage with the right consultancy...

Awe, Triumph and Countless Deaths in Dark Souls 3

By Grant Bailey (@GrantDBailey) The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London – The 2016 PC Gamer Weekender is in full-swing. Friendly neckbeards wander the floor with Wargaming.net swag-bags. A Warhammer 40K spider unit bursts through the wall in a shower of painted card and Styrofoam. Downstairs, grey-clad early birds don HTC Vive headsets to bumble around a virtual reality playpen, confirming VR’s place beside  long-time champion the Wiimote as the new Flailing, Failing and Looking Generally Uncomfortable while Gaming accessory. In...

MEN MORE LIKELY TO BREAK THEIR GADGETS THAN WOMEN

New stats from a UK wide survey have shown that men are more likely to damage or break their home gadgets than women. The research, which comes from row.com, indicates that 13.28% of men have made a claim on their gadget insurance in the last 12 months, compared to 10.44% of women. Men are also more likely to be a victim of theft, with 21.74% of those surveyed agreeing that they’ve had a device stolen from them in the past....

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