Category: Niche apps

NICHE APP: Munro Bagging

Here’s a thing we haven’t done for a long time, highlighting a new and extremely NICHE app aimed at a very small group of Android users. Our latest niche discovery is Munro Bagging, an app dedicated to listing and tracking the attempts of walkers and climbers to get to the top of all the munros […]

BEST DEALS: Unlocked HTC EVO 3D for £249

The HTC EVO 3D has once again been discounted, with the online wing of ASDA now selling the phone for £249 plus a few quid for delivery if you live somewhere sensible. For that you get an unlocked version of the EVO 3D without a SIM card, plus, of course, all the glasses-free 3D Android […]

NICHE APP: Healing Frequency 528hz

Apparently, according to people who inhabit what one might term the “alternative lifestyle” world, the 528hz frequency has some sort of weird healing effect. Which you can experience on Android, thanks to Healing Frequency 528hz. It generates a tone. You listen to it and, perhaps, get better from whatever illness ails you. Here’s a snippet […]

NICHE APP: Airports of the World Magazine

We do love a good specialist publication. One of the more special interest magazines out there on the Android Market is Airports of the World Magazine, which you can buy through your Android device for £2.50. In fact, this is one of many, many magazines made available on Android through Tri Active Media, which re-publishes […]

Literally AVOID DEATH with the Electrical Safety Checklist app

UK charity the Electrical Safety Council has created an Android app designed to help inform users about the good things and the bad things about electricity. It comes with a “simple checklist of potential dangers” to look out for around your house, plus a flagging system to remind users to mention potential problems to someone […]

NICHE APP: EuroCoins

This one’s designed for coin collecting Android users, offering a full guide to all the various forms of euro coinage that’s been put into circulation since the crisis-struck single currency first launched across much of Europe. It also keeps track of the various one-off commemorative coins issued to celebrate national events. And yes, there may […]

NICHE APP: Medication Checker

Medication Checker has been developed by the Irish Sports Council. It’s designed to let professional athletes check if particular brands of medicines and additives will result in a positive drug test, should someone from the World Anti-Doping Agency come to see them and demand a sample of wee. In the unlikely event you’re a professional […]

NICHE APP: Caravan Buddy

Caravan Buddy is a promising new little app, designed to make pottering around the Westcountry like a massive, modern, metallic tortoise all the more enjoyable. It takes camp site review data from The Camping and Caravanning Club database, also offering a collection of tools and caravan control/set-up guides to make the experience all the more […]

Toshiba AT200 – 10.1″ Android 3.2 tablet only 7.7mm thick

Toshiba has just released some details about its forthcoming new Android tablet, which will appear in Europe under the name AT200. It’ll arrive running Android 3.2, with the main selling point being its super-skinny chassis – which Toshiba says is only 7.7mm thick. The AT200 runs on a 1.2GHz Texas Instruments processor, while its 10.1″ […]

NICHE APP: Corning Museum of Glass

You may well have head of Corning in an Android context, as its the glass specialist behind the widely used toughened Gorilla Glass product that saves many of us from tears when we inadvertently put our phones in the same pocket as our keys. Corning also has a museum dedicated entirely to glass and, completing […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]