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The Apple AirPods & The iPhone 7’s Missing Headphone Socket – My Favourite Tweets

After the announcement of the iPhone 7 there was a flurry of amusing Tweets about the new £160 “AirPod” cordless earphones and the fact that phone has got rid of the headphone socket. Here are my person favourites.

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Why I turned down an invite to buy a OnePlus Two

When the original OnePlus One came out I commented that the invite system had frustrated me and I’d decided not to buy one. However, as soon as I received one I changed my mind – the features you got for the money was too much to pass on.

Now the OnePlus Two is out – more powerful and with more features but with that same invite system. I got sent an invite on Friday with 24 hours to claim it and…. left it to expire. Why? Let me explain…

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What difference does a USB cable make when charging your phone or tablet?

Having recently bought the excellent TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic for my phone, to replace my physical TomTom satnav, I found that it drained more battery than I could charge my phone up with in my car. And that’s not good, as it would mean I’d always run out of battery using it on long journey.

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Are cheap phone cases worth it?

The day I got my nice, expensive case for my Nexus 5 I dropped it onto a radiator and took a chunk out of it (the case, that is). It wasn’t designed to be brilliantly protective but it’s thin so adds little to the sveltness of the phone. Never-the-less, it protected my phone from what could have been a rather nasty disaster.

Recently, though, I’ve been getting tired of the “black slab” look and thought a red case would look nice – a nice rich, medium red. Sadly the manufacturers of my case didn’t sell them in that colour and I ended up looking at eBay and, in particular, the cheap ones. Was I being ripped off by fancy packaging? Would a budget case be just as good?

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Yes, I’ve Bought a OnePlus One

So, after deriding OnePlus for their shoddy distribution practise I’ve gone and bought their phone anyway. How did that happen and how two faced can one man be?

Well, I did what I said I was going to do. I got sick of their method of sending “invites” to buy a phone via competitions. Smashing phones and all sorts were required – basically, hoop jumping. I stopped trying. However, I did get emails from them telling me when they were giving more invites anyway and many of them consisted of nothing more than following them on Facebook and Twitter to be able to enter. I was already following them so I simply had to click a button. That kind of hoop jumping I can do.

None-the-less no one was more surprised than me to get an invitation on Wednesday night but, I have to say, I wrestled with the decision for some time as to whether to buy one or not.

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