Cheap microSD deal!

Got yourself a microSD slot? Want some more storage? How’s about 256GB?

Well, normally you’d be looking at a card which has a bit less storage because, traditionally, 256GB would cost you quite a bit.

Cheap microSD deal!

However, right now you can get yourself a 256GB card for just £23.99. That includes delivery too.

The card is a branded Transcend microSD with an adapter. It’s a UHS-I U3 V30 A1 Class 10 and has a 5 year manufacturers warranty. It also does up to 95MBs / 45MBs per second read/write speeds, so nice and quick.

For just £23.99 it’ll properly boost the amount of storage.

Thanks to Andy Fielder for the tip.

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Unannounced Moto Z4 Appears on Amazon

The Motorola Moto Z4 has gone on sale at Amazon.com, even though it has yet to be announced by Motorola. Like previous Z-series phones, it’s a higher-end phone that supports snap-on Mods with added functionality, such as a 360º camera, 5G radio, extra battery, speaker, and gaming controls. The Moto Z4 has an all-screen design with a small notch and in-display fingerprint reader. The specs listed on Amazon show it having a 6.4-inch OLED display, 3,600 mAh battery, 48 megapixel main camera, 25 megapixel selfie camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a memory card slot. Amazon is selling it unlocked for $500 with a free 360º camera Mod accessory.

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Earning rewards through exercise

I seem to be the only person I know who doesn’t get a great deal of surveys from Google Opinion Rewards. The app, for those who aren’t aware, delivers quick surveys to you. Once you answer one, you’ll get some Google Play Credit. I’ve got 92p so far, so I’m not going to be able to buy that yacht just yet, however it’s enough to get yourself an Android app if you answer just a few of these surveys.

Earning rewards through exercise
Google Opinion Rewards is just the tip of the “reward” app mountain, and you can earn money with several other options too. Not only that, but you can also get fit because some apps deliver rewards based on how much exercise you do.

Earning rewards through exercise

As an example, “BetterPoints”, which is available on Android or iPhone, promotes an active and healthy lifestyle. You can record your cycling, walking, running or other activities such as car-sharing or using the bus. It’ll track all this via GPS and will deliver BetterPoints, which can then be exchanged for vouchers at Starbucks or PC World etc. The more activity you do, the more points you get, and you can then earn discounts on Topshop or Waitrose.

Earning rewards through exercise
A similar idea can be found in “Sweatcoin” – an app that’ll log your steps to earn sweatcoins, which can then be transferred into subscriptions or PayPal and Amazon vouchers.

The rewards-for-exercise idea is definitely growing, and other apps include Vitality Rewards (which delivers cinema tickets, Starbucks coffees, Amazon Prime subscriptions), Charity Miles (where you can give your rewards directly to charity) and more.

Earning rewards through exercise

Online slot games and other ways to get some money

If you’re not looking to do a great deal of exercise and just want to do survey (and you’ve already tried Google Opinion Rewards), there’s other options.

Perhaps the oldest and most well-known way of getting some money is if you choose to play online slot games. This, if you’re lucky, can earn you a lot more cash that walking or filling in surveys, and you’ll probably enjoy yourself a lot more too. This is because those online gaming providers compete so heavily against each other that there’s new games being added, with smooth graphics, great sound and brilliant gameplay.


Without gaming, you can give iPoll a try. Available for both Android and iPhone, you get to earn airline miles, gift cards and magazine subscriptions. There’s also Swagbucks, which lets you earn similar gifts but via shopping tasks, watching videos and searching the web.

Earning rewards through exercise
An app called “Make Money” perhaps comes the closest so far to earning actual cash. This one needs you to complete tasks such as downloading apps, completing surveys, watching videos, endorsing products, completing free trials and so on. In return you’ll get credit rewards which can be converted into actual PayPal money.

Of course, you can always sell items that you may have in your loft, garage or shed. Those unloved, unused gifts, tools, toys or gadgets that could actually earn you some cash in no time at all. Apps from eBay and Schpock, plus Facebook Marketplace, are a great start and they make the whole process painless so you no longer have to spend ages filling in forms. Now, with eBay (as an example) you can take a photo, set a price, put it in the appropriate category and have it online in no time at all. No need to sit down at a computer, no need to make notes on paper, and you can sell the same day – getting cash in your account quickly and easily. Also, if you sell this way, the transaction is protected so that you have an agreed way to feedback and query any issues you might encounter. That’s good to know.

 

For me, I’m trying to do some regular cycling anyway, so I’m going to try one of those money-from-fitness apps to earn while I ride!

 

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ARM Unveils New Processor Architecture for High-End Phones

ARM today unveiled a suite of new processor designs for high-end phones. The new Cortex-A77 CPU promises 20% better performance than the A76 it replaces. The A76 architecture is used in Qualcomm’s current top-end chip, the Snapdragon 855. Although ARM does not make chips itself, ARM’s designs form the basis for nearly all processors used in phones, including those from Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Huawei, and Samsung. The A77 is accompanied by the new Mali-G77 GPU, which offers 40% better graphics performance compared to the existing Mali-G76 GPU, and 60% better performance in machine learning (ML) applications.

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T-Mobile Tweaks Plans, Matches Discounts for Switchers

T-Mobile is tweaking its plans, including one increase that applies to existing plans, and extending a new discount-matching deal to new customers switching from competitors. To account for Netflix raising its prices, customers on an existing T-Mobile One plan with Netflix on Us will see a new $2/month Netflix charge starting in July. Customers can avoid the charge by dropping NetFlix on Us, or switching to a new Magenta plan. The new Magenta plan is the same as the existing T-Mobile One plan, but only includes Netflix Basic, (which does not include HD), although it does include 3 GB of 4G mobile hotspot data. The higher-tier T-Mobile One Plus plan is being renamed Magenta Plus, but is otherwise unchanged, including full Netflix. Starting June 2nd, new customers switching from Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint can also new have special discounts matched, up to $15 per line. Eligible discounts include employer, corporate, affiliate, military, and senior discounts.

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Asus ZenFone 6 – Battery update

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update
This was never meant to be a battery test. What happened, if I’m honest, is that I forgot to charge the ZenFone 6 one night.

This meant that I had to go into uncharted territory. A second day on battery.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update
So that happened, and the 5000mAh battery simply eased its way through without any problems. Last night it was down to 20% so I put it on charge. The logical thing to do really.

… however, so I found out this morning, I seem to have kicked the cable out of the charger somehow. Although I’d plugged it in, no charge was actually coming through at all. At 8.30 just 11% remained.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update

Now we’re on “battery day 3”. As you can see from these charts, I’m definitely going to have to charge it today. It will, though, last until nearly 3PM according to the battery system and I can turn on “Super Saving Mode” to extend that further.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to battery saving options. You can change to “Battery Saving Mode” too, which disables background data when the screen is off. You can also switch to that mode overnight to help preserve your battery. Good that.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update

The phone also has a load of clever tech to help monitor long-running background apps and power-intensive apps too. In addition there’s a battery charging “habits” system which helps you optimize your charge times and an auto-start manager. You can tweak all this if you wish, but I’ve had everything set to standard and I have, as usual, used my phone fairly heavily.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update

To surmise, I took the phone off-charge at 7.30AM on Wednesday. It’s now Friday and the ZenFone 6 hasn’t been near a charger. I can use it until after lunch according to the battery meter, so that’s a solid two and a half days on battery. A sterling performance.

Asus ZenFone 6   Battery update

More on this phone in our full review, coming shortly!

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Huawei – Possible reprieve in Trump Trade Termination

Huawei   Possible reprieve in Trump Trade Termination
US businessman and part-time President, Donald Trump, is now indicating that Huawei isn’t as “dangerous” as he makes out. He’s told reporters that Huawei could be part of a future Chinese trade deal.

In his stage logic, he’d be quite happy to include the “very dangerous” telecoms company in a future agreement. Perhaps this confirms that he’s only added the company to a trade blacklist so that it can be used as a bargaining chip in the trade war he started.

The trade war between the two companies had escalated in recent weeks, as tariffs have risen significantly.

Trump told assembled media that..

If we made a deal, I could imagine Huawei being possibly included in some form or some part of it.

As we’ve covered a lot in recent days, Huawei has lost a lot of US-connected partners, presenting the company with severe problems for their business. Get the updates below…

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Universal Translator – One Step Closer With Pocketalk

Universal Translator   One Step Closer With Pocketalk

Today saw the launch of Pocketalk. It’s a portable, AI-powered instant voice translation device which is able to seamlessly translate 74 (at present) languages bidirectionally in real time, making it easy for users to understand others and be understood by others. The Global SIM embedded, “Built-in Data” model is available with two years of all-you-can-use mobile data coverage in 128 countries and regions.

Unlike many smartphones, Pocketalk comes with dedicated dual noise-cancelling microphones to pick up every word, even in noisy environments and makes it perfect for use outdoors or in restaurants, train stations or airports. Additionally, whilst having no lag time and a simpler interface than a smartphone, users no longer have to waste the battery on their phone to use it. The Pocketalk has around seven hours of battery life while being used intermittently or around five hours if it is in constant use. The device combines the best speech-to-text, translation and text-to-speech engines from around the world. You’re able to use Wi-Fi, mobile data or a personal hotspot to connect to the internet.

Noriyuki Matsuda, CEO and founder of master company Sourcenext, stated

The need to connect cultures and make the world feel a little smaller is stronger than ever and that’s exactly our goal with this device. We developed Pocketalk to help people of all backgrounds providing them with an instant open line of communication and foster a mutual understanding and respect among different cultures. When you have the right tools, language is a gateway and not a barrier.

With its easy-to-use interface, Pocketalk is a great device for people who are constantly travelling, working with colleagues of different nationalities or those who wish to fully immerse themselves in a country’s culture. The device is available in white, black and gold with its own global sim for two years so, unlike with mobile data on a phone, there are no hidden charges.

Pocketalk is not a device for everyone, but if you travel extensively of need to converse in other languages, this may be the handy device to have. It is currently available from Amazon for £259, and hopefully we will get a chance for a full review.

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Google Duo Gains Group Video Calling

Google today announced the global launch of a group video calling feature for its Google Duo app. The feature lets up to eight people join a live video chat at once. It’s available for both iOS and Android. Apple’s FaceTime has supported group calls of up to 32 people since January, but only works on iOS devices.

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AT&T First to Accept Bitcoin

AT&T now accepts Bitcoin for paying bills. The option is available after logging into an AT&T account online or in-app, and is only available for postpaid accounts.

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