In 2014 the original Tile tag started shipping. This small Bluetooth tracker could be stuck on any device such as keys, bags or glasses cases and be located via your phone. I covered it in The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps. Now there's a new kid on the block, the Tile Mate, which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor.
We all love ‘iOS update day’, which can feel like you got a free phone upgrade. However, newer functionality often puts a strain on older handsets, with everything taking that little bit longer and even noticeable lag creeping in when moving between screens. Although iOS doesn’t allow as much tweaking as Android, there are a few things you can do. Martin Bailey, author of The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps shows you some little-known tips and tricks.
If the heat wave is leaving you a little hot under the collar why not turn to tech to help keep you cool?
I've always been a fan of very small wallets that you can lose in a front pocket rather than bulging out of the rear, and with RFID skimming becoming more of an issue I was interested to come across the Dutch manufactured SECRID RFID blocking wallet. These wallets are designed to shield your cards when inside, but allow you to easily remove them using a trigger at the bottom of the wallet.
Nearly two years later than advertised and with a significant specification change is the Lune case worth it's $39 Kickstarter cost? In short, no, and here's why.
Two case studies written by Martin Bailey were highlighted at the IT Europa Awards, held in London on 14th April 2016, with 123 Insight winning the coveted SME Solution of the Year award.
Cheshunt-based author Martin Bailey has been commissioned to write two new IT-related books in 2016 by leading publishing house Management Books 2000 Ltd.
The first book, as yet untitled, will focus on building websites using the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS), which will be Bailey’s third on the topic. It will be split into theoretical chapters, which take the reader through the process of building a site from scratch, and examples of existing sites with specific functionality such as shopping carts or discussion forums.
The second book, with a current working title of ‘The useful book of gadgets, gizmos and apps’ will feature dozens of items to help with day-to-day tasks. Examples include streaming movies to multiple devices in your car, fixing Wi-Fi problems in the home, various low-cost or free computer software utilities and many additional uses for your smartphone.