UK Smartphones

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

Get Off Your Phone

Deborah Hitchins | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Hitchins

Are we capturing the moment to look back only to realise that we viewed that moment through a screen even though we were sat in the middle. Are we missing those moments because we're in a bid to show the world what we're doing, to share, to connect... Is that a bad thing?

Will Second Screening Have an Impact on the Way We Consume and Interact With Live Sports?

Jason Mander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

With the Euros now in full swing, there's little doubt that the digital landscape across Europe has changed significantly since the tournament's last outing in Poland and the Ukraine back in 2012.

5 Reasons Why iOS 10 Is Going To Revolutionise Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

WWDC 2016 - Apple has unveiled iOS 10, a massive new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Brace yourselves people, your iPhone will never...

Instagramming Your Life Actually Makes You Happier

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

You may eye-roll the friend who constantly Instagrams their lunch/shoes/kewl street graffiti, but turns out they are actually having the last laugh. A...

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

Screw O2, Be More Cat

Ben Moore | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Ben Moore

Have you seen those O2 adverts about how you should be more dog? If you want something like a stick or a ball or maybe the latest 4G Samsung, you shou...

Is Apple Really Struggling, Or Is It Just Market Fiction?

Jason Mander | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Apple has been having a turbulent couple of weeks since its announcement that iPhone sales are slowing. In particular, share prices have taken a clear...

Ad Blockers and Mafia Shockers

Jay Sorrels | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

The Protection Racket is an old, pure form of criminality. It evolved in places with little policing and even less insurance cover. There was no way...

Can the World Get Any Smaller for Today's Digital Nomads?

Tamara Sword | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

A new generation of workers - digital nomads - are harnessing the power of mobile and instagramming their way to a new kind of productivity; free from employers, property, belongings and stress. And in their kiteboarding wake, our collective attitudes to work and life are shifting.

Addicted to My iPhone: Being a Father and a Hypocrite

Nick Kuh | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Kuh

If I can't manage to put my own phone away for an hours family dinner time then why should I expect my son to do the same? Maybe parents need parental controls too? I want to reduce my own screen time, not just because I want to be a better parent but because I'm happier offline.

Apple v the FBI: What Really Happened

Philip Woods | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

With Tim Cook at the helm, it's not terribly hard to believe that the liberal and left-leaning Apple CEO was genuinely following his beliefs, that people are entitled to privacy. What shouldn't be ignored however, is the key potential commercial interests of Apple in the longer term.

BlackBerry Owners Won't Have A Facebook App Anymore

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has confirmed that it will no longer be supporting BlackBerry smartphones running on BlackBerry's own operating system. That means that if yo...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

The Smartphone Habit: Six Ways To Cut Family Tech Time

Liz Lowe | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

There have been numerous articles written outlining the negative effects of excessive screen time on our minds and our relationships, none of which I can be bothered to cite here. My reasons for wanting to resist the lure of the small screen are experiential and very simple...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

Turns Out You Can Fool A Phone's Fingerprint Scanner With An Everyday Printer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

How secure is the fingerprint sensor on your smartphone? Well it turns out that actually, it might not be anywhere near as secure as you might think. ...

Witness The Perils Of Modern Childhood Summed Up In A Single Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphones are great, we get it. For starters they're incredibly distracting, which can also be great, unless of course there's a giant baseball bat ...

Sony's Stunning New Phone Puts Your iPhone's Battery Life To Shame

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

Sony has unveiled two new smartphones the Xperia X and the Xperia XA at Mobile World Congress 2016. The flagship of the two is arguably the Xperia ...

LG's Incredible Modular Smartphone Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

LG has unveiled the G5 'modular' Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2016. What sets the G5 apart from its rivals like the Samsung Gala...

Samsung's New Flagship Smartphone Is So Powerful It Needs Water To Cool Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 have both been unveiled this evening at the Mobile World Congress technology conference. Samsu...

Which of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumours Should We Believe?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

There are a few whispers on the breeze that seem questionable. A recent leak from a Russian source claimed that the S7 would have 17 hours of video playback at full brightness. Although that kind of battery life isn't impossible, it does seem far too good to be true.

This Smartphone Costs Less Than A Sandwich, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech

A technology company in India is launching what it claims will be the 'world's cheapest' smartphone costing just $7 or around £5. The Freedom ...

How Technology Ruins Your Love Life and What to Do About It

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

An appalling 75% of women say that their digital devices ruin their relationships and intimacy. Conflicts within the couples, higher rates of depression and lower life satisfaction is the price we pay for staying connected all the time. Alarmingly, younger people are even more likely to report tension in their relationships over technology use.

Smartphones Fly as Tablets Take a Nose Dive

Jason Mander | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Once upon a time, tablets could do no wrong. Ownership and usage rates were growing dramatically, new models were flooding the market and the smaller screens of smartphones were being seriously criticised. Tablets were the must-have devices which combined the functionality of laptops with the portability of mobiles.