Fiat 500L Video Review

Fiat 500L Review

Well, this is the first, but by no means last video review to appear on Tame Geek. It just so happens that this first review is of a car (and the next few will be too)  that was, well, not the best thing I’ve driven. The Fiat 500L is a people carrier born out of the relaunched 500 from a few years ago. The smaller ‘proper’ 500 is actually a favourite little car  of mine. I like the styling and it…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The iPhone 6 – What you need to know

New iPhone 6

The day has come. The leaks all stop and the device is confirmed. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been formally announced and bring with them almost no features that had not already been leaked over the last few months. Does that make the announcement any less important? Of course not! Let’s look in to what you need to know about the best phones money can buy for the next 12 months. The most popular questions are…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

It’s not the iWatch – It’s the (Apple)Watch

New Watch

In the past, there have been three big, unannounced Apple products; A larger screen iPhone, an Apple Television and an iWatch. With the September 2014 event, Apple have announced two of these products. The iWatch is real and it is coming. During the presentation on Tuesday, the update to the iPhone was handled so quickly, it almost seemed to de-value what it was. The iWatch section of the keynote was over an hour. So what’s the news? Well, first off,…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Don’t let yourself get hacked – Tips to stay safe online [Updated]

Staying Safe Online

This week there’s going to be a lot of talk about what you should and should not do with your digital device and cloud services. In the wake of one of the most high profile hacks of personal files in recent memory, it’s easy to jump to some conclusions that nothing you can do will keep you safe. Not even being a celebrity helps! Well, I’m here to say there are some steps you can take to keep your personal…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Here comes the Winter of Wearables

In-the-shadow-of-what's-to-come

Sometimes, coincidence is a striking thing. Not moments after rumours that Apple will be bringing a wearable to the iPhone 6 launch, do Samsung and LG launch new smartwatches in time for IFA next week. It all seems to have kicked off, when John Paczkowski of Re/code mentioned that at the Apple event in September (predicted on this site in January) will also feature Apple’s entry in to the wearables market. We all know that Apple will be bringing something…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

iPhone 6 Round-up: Release date, features and cut out and keep guide

iPhone 6 Sizes article

As we hurtle towards September, I’m being asked more and more about what to expect from Apple with regards the new iPhone. To save having to answer all of those quires individually, here’s a handy guide to see you though till launch week. Release Date In January I predicted that Apple would announce the new iPhone on the 9th of September and have it in stores on the 19th. At this point in time, there’s nothing to suggest that this is…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BMW i8 First Drive and Review

BMW i8 Review and First Drive

After having a great time in BMW’s electric (and somewhat eclectic) i3 I have been waiting for my turn in the full flavour behaviour i8. That day has come.  With the i8 receiving it’s formal UK launch, demo units of this £99,000 super car have started arriving at dealerships and the good people at Cooper BMW Teeside were very kind to keep me in the loop. It’s a busy time for BMW, with the i8 launched and the new M3 and…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If Facebook launch an app and no one uses it, does it still make an impact?

Facebook-App-Fails

Hey! Remember Slingshot? You know, that Snapchat killer that Facebook released a few weeks ago? Come on! We all use it! Wait, hang on. The truth is the exact opposite. When Facebook launched Slingshot, I did as I always do and downloaded it with an eye to coming back to it later. A week passes and I log in. No messages. I look in the contacts area. No friends are using it. Not one, out of several hundreds. Wow. Then…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Considering Content – What’s next for Tame Geek

What's next for Tame Geek

The more I publish on this site and build the social media following of Tame Geek, the more I’m thinking how best to provide the site’s content. After numerous redesigns, I’m happy to say that the layout of articles on this site is the clearest to read of many I find and visitors seem to like them more (year on year, average time on pages is up by 153%). All of that content though is in a written format. We…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

iPhone 6 Leaks – Yea, I’m sold on these [Updated]

iPhone-6-Leaks

Every time there’s a set of leaks, there’s always a massive chunk of salt to be taken with them, but with the latest round, I’m going to give these a solid 90% chance. Which, a month ago would have disappointed me, as the plastic looked shockingly bad. But in the newer leaks, the latest designs seem to actually show what could be one of the biggest selling points for the new iPhone: Edge Protection. The iPhone 5 and 5s have they…Continue Reading »

This post was written by Mark Thomson on Monday, June 30th, 2014