On paper there are some potentially incredible deals to be had by ordering unknown brand products direct from China. I was delighted with such a purchase for my daughter at the beginning of the year. This was for a Xiaomi Mi Band HR, the Mark 2 version of the, now famous, Mi Band personal activity tracker. Unfortunately, my daughter managed to lose her Mi Band so now I've done some research and taken a punt on a new and more advanced looking personal fitness band, the SMA-Band smart activity and heart rate tracker. I've ordered one and will post a detailed review when it arrives in around three weeks.
Malware warnings are, sadly, often pranks or hoaxes, but not this one. If you come across an invitation to install a 'Gold' edition of WhatsApp, according to whole line up of app and security experts quoted in a press release I have received. And by the way, did you know that at last you can now officially run WhatsApp on your desktop computer?
USB devices should plug and play with Windows 10 quickly and efficiently. But not my newly-acquired USB 3D sound adapter. Is it a Windows 10 driver issue? Can you help me to get it to work?
Android Pay contactless payments has arrived in the UK at last and I have just started using it via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. I'll take you through how to set it up and I document my initial experiences using Android Pay. I'll also ponder the question: is this the end of plastic cards?
I have heard of many weird and wonderful proposals in my time, but one company seems to be attempting to make the use of a drone a popular choice for marriage proposals. Here's their, er, proposal.
I had wondered why, despite frequent checking via the update settings menu option on my Nokia Lumia 930, I was waiting and waiting for the much-heralded Windows Phone 10 update. In my case at least it seems I could have waited for ever. I did get the Windows Phone 10 update in the end, but only after using a special app.
Here's something I felt worth mentioning from the world of crowd-funding. It's the ASAP Connect magnetic USB cable. You fit one part to the USB port on your device permanently and the cable connects magnetically almost magically. It's a really clever idea.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has arrived in the Burley household but only on one of our two Note 4 devices so far. It's been available since last year on other Android devices and Android 7 is already in public beta, but because of Samsung's TouchWiz customised Android skin version updates always come late. But I, for one, am grateful it's arrived at all.
Are you experiencing a problem with your Virgin Media TiVo box where some apps fail to produce any sound? This happened to me with the BBC iPlayer app and others. I couldn't find any solution on the Web but eventually stumbled across a fix by chance, which I'd like to share.
Has your Misfit Shine or Misfit Flash fitness activity tracker died for no apparent reason, even though it has a new battery? We just might have a fix.