Posts by Stephen Warwick

Best Buy offers $150 trade-in credit for iPhone 4s/5

Best Buy has launched an iPhone trade in deal this week, offering customers $150 trade-in credit to anyone with an iPhone 4s or iPhone 5. Any customer trading in a working 4s or 5 is guaranteed a $150 trade-in credit for any working model. This potentially means that you could bag yourself a free iPhone 5s. Best Buy sells the iPhone 5s 16GB for…

Why iTunes isn’t as relevant as it once was [Editorial]

Today, the UK government announced that from 2015, digital purchases in the UK would be subjected to the same 20% VAT rate that is currently charged on every other store-purchase in the UK. This certainly means that, with the higher tax rate, iTunes prices will increase. Despite this fairly disparaging news, I found myself relatively unscathed by the…

5 Apps I couldn’t live without – Stephen’s choices

So you may or may not have caught Adam and Cam’s instalments of ’5 Apps I couldn’t live without’, so now it’s my turn! This task is perhaps a little easier for me, unlike Cam and Adam, I don’t really hoard apps, and I find myself deleting apps fairly regularly because they are no longer useful, that being said I do have 5 apps without which I would…

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel create doo-wop music using an iPad

Last night, Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel came together to create doo-wop music on an iPad! Jimmy Fallon produced an iPad Air during his interview with Billy Joel. Together they used a looping app to create a four-part harmony, singing the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Adding layer after the layer, the two produced fantastic version of the song, with the…

Contract-free iPhones get heavy discounts on Virgin

Virgin Mobile is currently offering contract-free iPhones at exceptionally low prices. The Sprint subsidiary is selling the phones locked to the Virgin/Sprint network. The iPhone 5s 16GB can now be bought for just $384.99! The 32GB 5S will set you back $455, and the 64GB version will cost $525. As you can imagine these are absolutely fantastic deals….

Tim Cook listed in Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook has today been listed amongst the current Pope, Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama in the Fortune list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Pope Francis Grabbed the top spot, but Cook was listed at number 33, ahead of Susan Wojcicki (Youtube CEO), but behind Jeff Bezo of Amazon, and Jack Ma of Alibaba. Following Steve Jobs has arguably been…

Starbucks app gets iOS 7 update and new features

Starbucks has today updated its iOS app. Version 3.0 brings with it a fresh new designed that mimics the cleaner look of iOS 7. The new design can be found throughout the app, as well as in the apps icon, which has also received an update. Alongside the fantastic new interface comes some really cool new features. The first of these is Digital Tipping….

5 ways Office can beat Pages on iOS

Many of you may have read my recent article titled ‘How the iPad failed me at university’. I outlined some of the problems I’d encountered using the iPad to take notes and help me with assignments, and one of my primary gripes was with Apple’s Pages app for iOS. Yesterday it was announced that Microsoft would be holding an event on March 27, with Office…

Why I hate smartwatches

Ever since the inception of the smartwatch, I’ve found myself looking more and more upon that abhorrent concept with disgust and hatred. I thought I’d take some time to expound a little on why I dislike them so much. I suppose my initial reaction to the smartwatch lies in my disdain for “wearables” in general. I’ve never been a fan of watches, finding…

The iPad should be used as a companion to gaming more often

Whilst the iPad is, in its own right, a very capable mobile gaming machine, the majority of the gaming world still find their solace in front of the big screen. With the release of the Xbox One and the PS4, consoles are now more powerful than ever, and juggernaut PC hardware is pushing games further than ever before. It has never been my view that mobile…