Archive for May, 2012

Whatever Happened To The iPod?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

iPod FamilyDo you remember that multimedia device for playing tunes and video Apple brought out many moons ago? We wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t, since the last updates to Apple’s legendary iPod ranges happened way back in the first quarter of 2011 with the release of the Shuffle 4G, the Nano 6G and the Touch 4G. iPod sales as a percentage of Apple’s total revenue have shrunk from 55.5% in 2006 to just 8.3% in 2010. And that’s a very telling statistic, especially when you consider Apple usually updates its devices every six months or so. (more…)

Are You A Sucker For US Gadgets?

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Dollar and Pound next to one anotherEver noticed how when an American gadget manufacturer launches a new product, they seem to use a different exchange rate from the rest of the world by the time the product reaches good old blighty? And no, you’re not getting a better deal! It always favours the yank supplier. The product might appear to be cheaper in the UK once it’s been converted to pounds sterling, but if you do the figures, you might be in for a shock. After all, at $1 = 60 – 65p, there’s 35 – 40% difference between the value of sterling compared to the US dollar. (more…)

5 Reasons To Go Android

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Android LogoEven if you have the newest iPhone 4S, what you’re holding in your hand is old technology. And there’s more bad news! You paid more for it than you would have paid for the newest and much more advanced Android handset. Check out our review of the Galaxy S III to see what we mean. With all these new, powerful Android handsets coming out, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your old iPhone. (more…)

The Five Worst Android Phones Ever

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Photo of Samsung DartWe always seem to running down Apple here at Gadgetpanda, so to be fair, we thought we’d have a dig at some of the worst Android phones ever to hit the retail market. The great thing about Android handsets is that there’s so much choice. Unfortunately, not all of it is good. (more…)

Indebted To Your Smartphone.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Man holding iPhone 4The National Debtline charity has revealed that the organisation is receiving more calls than ever from people struggling to meet the monthly commitment on their contract phone tariffs. (more…)

New Galaxy S III To Sets The Bar High For iPhone 5

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Photo of Galaxy S3The threat to Apple’s iPhone is growing ever bigger as more and more Android Smartphones come onto the market that meet and excel the spec of Apple’s groundbreaking handset. Now Samsung is getting the big guns out and taking a page out of Apple’s book and launching the new Galaxy S III to huge critical acclaim and an equally impressive marketing budget. (more…)

Big Brother Could Be Hacking Your Console

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Hacking logoThe US navy has given a contract to a team of technology experts to investigate ways of hacking into online gaming consoles. The venture is an effort to intercept communications between criminals, such as terrorists and paedophiles, who may be using gaming consoles to hide their activities, but it could mean they’ll be spying on you too. (more…)

10 Top Gadgets For Your Home Office.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Man Holding Bose HeadsetWorking from home can be a lonely business. That’s why it’s important to have a selection of gadgets of hand to help you work better and provide some light entertainment during the working day. Of course, these aren’t crucial to working life at home, but we think they help stimulate creativity. We’re assuming you already have a laptop and a decent Smartphone. (more…)

5 Future Gadget Innovations

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Parrot’s AR Drone 2.0

Parrot’s AR Drone 2.0 - Control this baby from your iPhone

This year’s latest gadgets were on display at the Birmingham Gadget Show in April, giving us an glimpse of some of the techy goodness on the way that you might want to start saving up for now. Here were our top five gadgets on display. (more…)