Smartphone

'Low Battery Anxiety' Affects 9 Out Of 10 Of Us

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech

Your phone is running out of battery and it's already midday. Or maybe you're out and about and you look down to see that you've only got 12 per cent ...

Remember The RAZR? Everyone's Favourite Flip Phone Could Be Making A Comeback.

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech

Remember the Motorola RAZR? Of course you do, it was the flip phone that everyone wanted during the early 00s, and for good reason. Motorola's V3 RAZR...

Roaming In The EU Is Now A LOT Cheaper, And There's Better News To Come

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

There is nothing worse than getting home after a holiday and finding you've been slapped with a massive phone bill. Roaming charges have, since the da...

Floor Traffic Lights Now Exist And It's All Because Of Our Phone Addiction

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphone addiction is real problem. It's making us anti-social at dinner, sleep badly at night and it's killing our ability to talk like normal peop...

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

Apple iPhone SE Review: If You Miss Small Phones Then Look No Further

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphone screens are getting too big. The arrival of the Apple iPhone SE then is a gentle reminder that big is most definitely not always better. A...

A US Cinema Chain Is Considering Allowing Texting During Films. SIGH.

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech

What's the greatest social crime you can commit in the cinema? Talking? Texting? How about calling? Well AMC, a popular cinema chain in the US is appa...

Meet The HTC 10: A Smartphone For Selfie-Lovers And Music Snobs

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech

Meet the HTC 10, a powerful new Android smartphone that will please two very specific types of people: selfie-lovers and audiophiles. Whereas the Sams...

Live Your Life Like It Is No Coincidence

Deborah Shkodra | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Deborah Shkodra

I realised that I do not want to be a mother who is online all the time and never there for her daughter. I can't. I do not want her to remember me like I had a disorder in my right hand called iPhone. Nope. I want to listen to her without tweeting a picture of us, watching other people on Instagram or reading text messages on WhatsApp. I want to be present in her life and by her side.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Might Be The Best Phone Available, But For How Long?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge might just be the best smartphone in the world right now. If we were talking about cruise ships, that would be a bold state...

The iPhone SE Is Affordable And Well-Proportioned: Apple Presents a Golden Delicious

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The downsizing will likely be well received by those with more delicate digits, and those who aren't relying on their handset to double up as an e-reader or a TV - not everyone wants a smartphone the size of a small country anyway.

The iPhone SE Might Be Cheap, But There's Nothing 'Budget' About Its Specs

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech

So the rumours were true. Apple has unveiled the wallet-friendly iPhone SE at a special live event held at the company's headquarters in California. ...

These Are The Best Smartphones Available Right Now

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech

What's the best mobile phone available to buy in 2016? The best mobile phone in 2015 was arguably the Galaxy S6 edge, with the iPhone 6 closely follow...

This Is Quite Simply The Best Solar Eclipse Picture We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Now this is something truly special. Astronomer Mike Kentrianakis was given the view of a lifetime when he, and an entire plane's worth of passengers,...

Boy Cuts Off Own Finger After Argument With Father About Phone Use

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Think you're addicted to your smartphone? A young boy in China had to undergo emergency surgery after he deliberately cut off his finger following an...

Mobiles of the Future: What the Next Generation of Smartphones Will Look Like

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Increasingly it seems there's nothing we can't do on our mobile phones - now we're even paying for goods with them - and just when all options look exhausted, release date rumours for the new iPhone 7 come creeping out of the woodwork.

Motorola Shatters Illusions With New Smash-Proof 'X Force' Mobile Phone

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

It's the gadget casualty we see most often. On our bathroom floor, on the pavement (that's a sidewalk to the Americans among you) or in the cold, unfo...

Three Things Apple Got Right With Its New Launches

Jason Mander | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Some were inevitably left a bit disappointed that the press conference didn't see any major, ground-breaking new products being released, but the refinements and upgrades it debuted show us just how well Apple understands its audience.

Commodore Is Back, and They're More "Powerful" Than Ever

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

The company itself has been in a weird state of limbo for much of the following years after the 64's dominance faded, and recently the current iteration of the company announced a smartphone. But what's weirder is it really drives home how far the technology sector has come.

Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes

Tim Bichara | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

I've been a non smoker for 20 years now, and I've no intention of starting again. But it occurred to me the other day just how much the smart phone has become the modern version of the cigarette.

Beware the All-Knowing App

Graham Welch | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?

How Do We Stamp Out Mobile Theft? Make Stealing Phones Totally Pointless

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Why a phone thief would feel the need to dial 911 from a locked device is beyond me - because it's not often a phone theft victim ever gets the chance to call the police in the heat of the moment.

Are Young People Really 'Addicted' to Social Media?

Dhiraj Murthy | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dhiraj Murthy

We need to be careful with employing the language of addiction. It is not only easy to do, but is alluring as well. However, real addiction to social media, though possible, is generally misapplied or hyperbole

Why I Hate Wifi on Planes

Cathy Winston | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Tech
Cathy Winston

Is too much to want somewhere where I can sit back guilt-free without the thought I should be checking my inbox, updating Instagram with photos of clouds and generally carrying on with life?

Is This Really the End of 3D?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The journey of 3D from 1960s novelty, to err... 2000s novelty has meant its tarnished reputation is enough to pronounce it dead in the water. But, by lowering expectations - and its screen size - 3D might still have a place in our lives.