So what were you reading in 2014? It turns out you were very interested to know more about how to watch American sports in the UK and how to AirPlay without the expense of owning an Apple TV – amongst other things. Here’s the top 10 2014 TechDigest posts.
1) How to watch American sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) in the UK
Have you ever wanted to watch baseball, basketball, ice hockey or American football on your TV? For UK viewers it can be difficult to figure out just how to do it – though there’s a growing popularity of American sport in the UK, events have conspired to make it a possibly maddening experience to watch. So here’s a guide on how to get all of the major sports right here in Britain.
2) Review: Reflector & AirParrot – use AirPlay without an Apple TV
One of the best lesser-known functions of Apple’s small Apple TV box is the ability to use AirPlay. AirPlay enables iPhone, iPad and Mac users to transmit the screen on their device to the TV – so you can share photos, videos, or even your whole screen on the largest screen in the house. It’s great for, say, if you’re planning a trip and don’t want everyone crowding around the iPad to look at the map, as you can just throw it up on to the telly. But did you know that if you already have a Mac or a PC with a big screen, you don’t actually need an Apple TV to make this happen?
3) 11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps
The iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with a bunch of Apple’s apps that you can’t get rid of. Perhaps inevitably, every iPhone user ends up with a “redundant apps” folder somewhere on their phone – so to expedite that process here’s our pick of apps that do it better than the Apple original.
4) Top 10 practical gadget gifts for Christmas 2014
Here’s our top ten PRACTICAL gadgets for Christmas 2014 that you can pick up for less than £50. As we’re looking at practical gadgets, these are things that might actually make you more productive, or enhance your life in other ways – rather than just being a bit of fun.
5) Samsung reveal official Galaxy S5 accessories – including a wireless charger!
With just a few weeks (or maybe a couple of days?) to go, Samsung have announced what accessories will be officially available to go with the Galaxy S5 at launch.
6) How does the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ measure up? Here’s our review
The iPad Air better be careful – there’s a stalking horse on the horizon. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ isn’t just for reading books. This latest and largest incarnation shows that Amazon are serious about making waves in the tablet space – but is it any good? Read our review to find out.
7) The Top 10 PS4 games for Christmas 2014
Christmas is getting closer so it is time to start thinking about what games will be the best under the Christmas Tree. There’s going to be a tonne of releases in the run-up to the big day, so here’s what we’ll be playing.
8) The Top 10 Xbox One games for Christmas 2014
In some pleasing symmetry, our pick of the best Xbox One games followed the list of the best PS4 games. Brilliant.
9) PS4 system software gets an update: You can change the wallpaper, at last!
Sony has announced details of what’s going to be in the forthcoming v2.0 release of the PS4 system software.
10) Duck Hunt Dog added to Smash Bros 3DS
Do you ever get the feeling that Nintendo is running out of characters to feature?