• 8 media units for your big-screen TV…

    by  • September 22, 2016 • 3 Comments

    The best media units | girlabouttech-comMuch like a cool superstar DJ, I don’t usually do requests, but I’m making an exception today for the lovely Laura Sibley.

    Laura is a darn fine PR for Sony and all-round good egg to boot, but she has a problem, people. She can’t find a decent media unit for her TV.

    Not one to leave a damsel in distress, I’ve tracked down this bevvy of beauties for Laura to choose from. Which one is your favourite?

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    The best wireless headphones… and they’ll work with your new iPhone 7

    by  • September 9, 2016 • 2 Comments

    Best wireless headphones | girlabouttech.comThe scoundrels at Apple have done away with the traditional headphone port on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and people are ANGRY.

    I, however, am viewing this as an opportunity. You see, at least once a week, I suffer from ‘cable fail’. You probably do, too – it’s what happens when your headphones drop out as you’re jogging, or you forget you’re plugged into your computer and nearly asphyxiate yourself as you go to make the tea.

    Until recently, I hadn’t been tempted to get a pair of wireless headphones. The connection was too unreliable, the battery life too short, the sound not as good as my wired ‘cans’… but then Bluetooth got good and people started making headphones like these.

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    The best TVs of IFA 2016

    by  • September 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    LG OLED TV TUNNEL | BEST TVS IFA 2016 | girlabouttech.comI couldn’t tell you exactly how many TVs there were at IFA this year. I’m not even going to hazard a guess  – although I do know there were 216 alone in the magical OLED tunnel that served as the entrance to LG’s stand.

    Instead, I’m going to show you which sets rocked my world, in no particular order.

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    Secrets from the Great British Bake Off tent

    by  • August 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The Great British Bake Off 2016 | girlabouttech.com©BBC

    One more sleep and it’s the return of The Great British Bake Off. I’ve got a soggy bottom just thinking about it. And who wouldn’t want to be a fly on the canvas of the GBBO tent?

    I’d love to know if Paul really stands alone at the back dancing to the Nolan sisters, as was once suggested by Mel & Sue…

    Anyway, as an Access All Areas pass wasn’t available, I did the next best thing and tracked down series three winner John Whaite.

    He was happy to spill the baking beans on what really goes on under that hallowed tarpaulin. Thanks John!

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    Poor reception? Answer your mobile calls on the BT Halo home phone

    by  • August 5, 2016 • 1 Comment

    BT Halo home phone | girlabouttech.comMoving out of London has its merits – no Tube, tourists, or urban foxes, and house prices that have allowed me to swap my one-bed shoebox for a relatively palatial three-bedroom semi. But it also has its downsides, namely I can’t order pizza at 1am, or just ‘nip out’ to a museum/show/gig, and I have measly mobile reception. Sad times.

    However, the BT Halo is hoping to help me out. This swanky new home phone connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth, and if a call comes through on said mobile, you can answer it through the Halo handset at no extra charge.

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