Basic Mobile

Budget Smartphones

I was recently asked to find a cheap smartphone for someone. Their current phone is a Windows mobile, but Microsoft will not be supporting these. Security updates stop on the 10th of December and other services will be shut down in March 2020. With high-end phones from major manufacturers costing over £1000, is it possible …

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Just Park

My Dad was one of those cartoon Northerners who begrudge spending a single penny if they can avoid it. As I get older I seem to be turning into him. Take parking. Parking your car these days is absurdly expensive and even more annoying. For starters, if you pay by cash most machines don’t give …

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Note Takers

A good app is a thing of useful beauty, all too rare in a glut of clumsy, over promising, badly designed, bloated, ad-ridden junk. Cherish it as all too soon the designers will spoil it with unheralded “improvements ”. Note-takers are a case in point. There are lot of them out there. The best keep …

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