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Come on Bixby

I have been trying, Samsung. I really have. Given Bixby – the Samsung ‘AI’ – is preinstalled by default on my new device I have been trying to give it a bit of time. I used it now and again on the Note 10. I thought I should try and get properly introduced with the […]

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I got the Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G: I love it (and the Buds Live)

So I have said goodbye to my Samsung Note 10+ and yesterday, GadgetsOman delivered the all new Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G directly to my door. The setup process was a breeze. Samsung have put quite a bit of thought into the experience of upgrading from another Samsung device. I just held them next to […]

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Do I need £229 Bose Sleepbuds?

This is a question I have been pondering. You see, as a Bose ‘member’ (ever since I picked up my Bose 700 wireless headphones), Bose has been emailing me on a regular basis. I took a look at the Bose frames and … meh. I’m not entirely sure. But the Sleepbuds? Hmmm. They’re available to […]

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I got my e-SIM real-time from 3DK. Love it.

My wife cracked her iPhone screen. It was still working adequately, albeit with the obligatory big cracks everywhere. Then she gave it to our 8 year old to film some videos in the swimming pool. Yeah. That didn’t work very well. So the phone is kaput. We had a spare iPhone SE. I put the […]

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What’s the best VPN for your mobile and desktop?

I’m asking for a friend. 😉 I’m really keen to discover what VPN you’re using – and really getting value from. This is where, in my view, the wisdom of the crowd is phenomenally valuable. You see, for the longest time I have rejected VPNs as much as possible. I know that sounds silly. I […]

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$35 a month for the new XBox X? Yes please!

Now then, now then, this is interesting. Long suffering readers of this blog will recall that I have, on occasion, been banging on about the possibilities of subscription. It is therefore rather exciting to see it hit the mainstream – as far as I’m concerned – in the context of a subscription to the very […]

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Daybridge: The calendar app we’ve been looking for?

I have been following Kieran McHugh on Twitter for a while now. I don’t quite know for how long… it feels long. Long enough to occasionally catch updates from him that were useful, entertaining and stimulating. And then he went and launched Daybridge. Manage your time, not your calendar That’s the concept behind the app. […]

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That LG Wing? Could LG deliver cool once more?

I’ve been watching now and again for mentions of the LG Wing and it seems like the excitement is building in the run up to an announcement on September 14th next week. I have a soft spot for LG, I really do. I’ve spent a lot of money LG mobile phone hardware over the years […]

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Help me justify buying the Huawei Mate XS?

I’m having a serious case of I-need-it whenever I am walking by the Huawei store here in Muscat, Oman. It is a simply fabulous looking device and I think I do need it. I’m trying to justify it, though. I need your help. It’s 999 Omani Rials here in Oman. That translates – today – […]

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Microsoft Surface Duo: Yeah, I think I need one

Back in 2009, I wrote a post called, “Stop everything and have a look at Microsoft’s Courier Tablet.” It was a brief post linking to a Gizmodo article showing the Courier concept tablet device that Microsoft had been playing with. Here is the photo I used for the post: I was so disappointed that nothing […]

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Huawei Mate XS: It looks fantastic!

Hello again, dear reader. It has been quite a while. Too long. I said to myself I wouldn’t write anything here on Mobile Industry Review unless I felt like doing so. Couple this with a crazy busy work life and you’ve got an idea why I haven’t contributed much anything at all recently. Last night […]

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Kano looks awesome – have you tried it?

I’ve been meaning to buy some Kano equipment for the children for ages – specifically the boys (age 9 and 7). It looks like a fantastic set of products geared to encourage learning about computers, technology, coding and so on. I didn’t jump into the first generation of Kano products – specifically the Raspberry Pi […]