Author: Mark Ellis

YouTube guy. I review and talk about tech.

I’ve recently switched, lock stock and two smoking barrels, to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. I was an iPhone user for about a decade. People don’t believe me. I keep receiving comments each day from naysayers who expect my return to the iPhone to be imminent. You’ll be back, they keep saying. Just wait until the next video, they say. Much of this is because of the rod us YouTubers have created for our own backs in the form of our incessant “I’m switching” videos, where we don’t actually switch from the iPhone to the device we’re reviewing. All I…

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Buy the iPad Mini 6 Where are the new iPads, Apple? That’s all us tech commentators, reviewers, and news wranglers have been asking over the last few weeks, isn’t it? Or has it been months? Possibly. I’ve lost count. Regardless, Apple has consistently disproved all rumoured timescales for iPad releases for quite some time now. It has become an in-joke among tech content creators, but, I’d image, a right old pain in the you-know-what for anyone who wants to actually buy a new iPad. I have some good news, though. If you’re after an iPad mini and you’re wondering when…

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Last year, I ditched the Apple Studio Display for the BenQ PD3220U. Now, it’s the turn of the BenQ PD3225U. Now, a quick clarification. When I say “ditched”, I actually mean that I removed the Studio Display from my video editing station and connected it to my M2 Pro Mac mini instead, which is mainly used for writing and admin duties in the studio (although I have constantly revolving bigger plans for that computer). This, as you’d imagine, caused lots of trouser-fire-setting on YouTube with people suggesting I’d either lost my mind, or had been paid to say nice things…

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I’ve seen a couple of posts on X recently from people questioning whether or not Apple will eventually cancel Vision Pro. This seems a bit premature, don’t you think? Equally, I can see where they’re coming from. Without wanting to sound too patronising (it’s admittedly tricky when you’re a Vision Pro owner), until you strap that thing to your face, it’s hard to offer an opinion on it which is based on anything other than conjecture. When you try Vision Pro for the first time, you may gasp in amazement. You might hate it. You might be bowled over and…

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It’s hard to believe that two numbers kickstarted my career as a tech content creator. The 8GB vs 16GB Mac buying decision became harder than it ever had been with the introduction of Apple silicon in 2020. Suddenly, everything we knew about RAM (it’s not even called that anymore, according to Apple) had changed. What was once a measly 8GB of memory was suddenly capable of far greater feats. Despite this, the arrogance surrounding base model memory configurations remained. In some ways, it intensified. How dare Apple sell such expensive laptops with only 8GB of memory? You’re a fool if…

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Last weekend, I left my iPhone at home while I went about my business elsewhere. I travelled to the studio, visited the gym, and did stuff out and about with the family. Without my iPhone. For the first time in ten years. The only problem I encountered was the fact that I missed a few texts from important people – and that’s only because I’m still waiting for an eSIM QR code from EE to switch my main number to the S24 Ultra. Everything else was hunky dory. My watch (currently a Garmin MARQ Commander), Whoop band, credit cards, favourite…

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I’m currently awaiting delivery of a QR code from EE, my mobile network provider. They had to send one in the post for my eSIM because, obviously, the downloadable version didn’t work. This was, predictably, the only tricky element I encountered while switching from the iPhone 15 Pro Max to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Mind you, I say “predictably” – I genuinely forgot my iPhone had an eSIM until the very last minute. Despite this, I do have two SIM cards, and I had, by that point, swapped over all Bluetooth accessories and apps I hold dear to Samsung’s…

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Buy the Momentum True Wireless 4 I’ve recently switched from the iPhone 15 Pro Max to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. This has nothing to do with a Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds review, but my decision to go all-in on Android is rather timely. I could, of course, use my beloved AirPods Pro 2 with the S24 Ultra, but that feels a bit… wrong. And while I have a boatload of earbuds from which to choose at Mark Ellis Reviews HQ, I’m all for trying out something that claims to offer “future-proof technologies”. That’s where the Momentum True…

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This is it, folks! It’s time to put my money where my mouth is – or, more specifically, my secondary smartphone where my primary smartphone is. I’m already rambling. Waffling. Dancing around the subject. Let’s cut to the chase. I’m finally switching from the iPhone 15 Pro Max to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. And, this time, I’m doing it properly. No, really. This decision has left me both excited and nervous. More of the latter, to be honest. However, I have some very good reasons for doing this, which I’ve boiled down to six in particular. The good news…

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Well, we were expecting a press release from Apple yesterday, weren’t we? Just not that one. Ahem. Although, I’m not complaining. We need WWDC 2024 more than ever. Apple certainly does. Confirmed as taking place between 10th and 14th June, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference is a chance for Apple to swing the spotlight away from its legal troubles (we won’t go into those today) and towards the future of its operating systems. There are two letters which are destined to be cast across the entire event – and I think we all know what they are – but what…

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