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Get ready for iPhone 11

Even if you are not an early adopter, the news of the latest iPhone model will most likely send shivers of excitement down your spine. After all, we are used to having good things come from Apple with (practically) every new release of their iconic …

How to choose a smart TV

Now that I have a fast, always-on fibre internet connection, it is time to take the next step and get a smart TV. You know what I mean: a television set that can connect to the internet and stream all those series that everyone is talking about. Being a …

Your banks of portable power

Your banks of portable power If you have a smartphone, you need a power bank. How else are you going to charge the device that has become a part of you when no power outlet is in sight! Power banks are designed to give you a power source when you are on …

Water-resistant smartphones

If you are the kind of person to whom accidents will happen, consider getting a water-resistant smartphone. I am not talking about covering your handset in chunky rubber. Some of today’s smartphones are not afraid of the wet stuff, cover or no …

How to stay connected on holidays

They say that for some people vacation is the time to go tech-free. For me and you, staying connected while holidaying is as essential as applying sunscreen. (Yes, you are in the latter group too; otherwise, you would not be reading this!) Basically, …

TV boxes and other ways to make your TV smart

The prices of smart TV sets have gone down a lot. However, if they are still out of your reach, you can smarten up your old set at the fraction of the cost. The most important feature of a smart TV is the internet connectivity. This is what allows you …

Buying a used laptop

During the past two weeks, buyers on bidorbuy have purchased about twenty laptops per day. And the majority of them were second-hand. On average, bidorbuyers were four times more likely to buy a used laptop than a new one. The top reason for buying …

Cleaning your keyboard

There are few things I find more annoying than a sticky keyboard. One wants to write a simple word such as his, and instead one gets hissssss... And knowing that it was my own fault in the first place does nothing to reduce the frustration! If, like me, …

In defence of mouse pads

Are mouse pads on the way to become obsolete? Judging by the mouse pad-less desks in most offices and homes (including mine), the answer is a resounding yes. Computer mice have been around for about half a century, and for most of that time they have …

PopSocket your phone

Ah, phone accessories. A while ago, selfie sticks were all the rage. Today, it’s the PopSocket’s turn. The creators of this gadget claim that the first thing people ask is: What is it?, immediately followed by: Where can I get one? (Totally …