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Speed up your iPhone after upgrading to iOS10

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.

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Review: SECRID RFID blocking wallet

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.

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Martin Bailey commissioned to write two new books in 2016

thumb useful book gadgetsCheshunt-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.

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