UK Smartphones

Can Smart Home Speakers Like Amazon's Echo And Apple's HomePod Prove Their Value?

Jason Mander | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Among these current users, there are some predictable demographic trends: 16-24s, men and the upper income groups lead for all of them except smart health devices (where women and 25-34s take the lead). So, to date, the main audience for smart home products has been relatively affluent young men, a group who are often prominent among tech early adopters.

Just 50% Of The UK Thinks Any Phone Usage Is Dangerous While Driving

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Just 50% of us think that all use of a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, Government research has revealed. This is the second lowest turnout of...

There's Too Much Technology, So Let's Get More Of It

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Smart phones are, in effect, a near essential part of modern life. Whether we want them to be or not, for most people, the services provided by a smart phone are now all but unavoidable. Trying to not use them is the equivalent of saying, "I won't use trains." It is eminently possible to pull off - but really not worth it.

This Is Why Force Closing Your iPhone's Apps Is A Really Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Tech

Your Apple iPhone’s battery life could be taking a beating because of a single piece of advice that has been doing the rounds for years. Force closi...

Are Cyber Thieves And Snoopers Turning Your Smart Home Against You?

Peter Turner | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Turner

As our homes become jam-packed with smarter devices in the years to come, they may help to makes our lives easier. At the same time, if they are not secured, they also can make the lives of cyber criminals easier by giving access to our whole network and all the devices on it. To be truly safe in our smart homes then we need to start applying the same security principles we already do with our mobile phones and computers.

Phone V Kids: Am I Damaging My Children?

Josie Cornhill | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents
Josie Cornhill

I'm not always working when I'm on my phone. Sometimes I'm researching how to help one of the children with a particular problem. Very noble but it could usually wait till they're in bed. Sometimes I'm just having a scroll through Facebook or chatting with a friend. The truth is my phone really helped me when the children were young and I felt isolated. That's probably why I've avoided thinking about how much I use it for so long.

As Online Gaming Grows As A Way For Kids To Socialise - Find Out How Parents Can Make Sure They're Playing Safely

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Have a conversation with them to find out what games they like to play, how they work and gently ask questions about who they play with online, who they meet and talk to, and if they're using live chat or talking to other players via in-game communications platforms.

If You Get This Text Message From WhatsApp Delete It Immediately

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech

Yet another WhatsApp scam has started making the rounds and this latest one is going to look very familiar. Users have started reporting on Twitter th...

The Creator Of Android Has Made A Smartphone And It Looks Incredible

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech

This is the Essential Phone, it’s a brand-new Android smartphone with a very special heritage. You see this phone is the brainchild of the man who a...

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

Could You Last A Week Without Your Smartphone?

Emma Wood | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Emma Wood

The first two days of being without a phone were euphoric. I felt rogue, emboldened - I became a productive, uninterrupted human being. (This is mainly because being without phone relieves you of lots and lots of chores.)

As Parents We Need To Ask Ourselves Whether Children Really Need Their Own Smartphones?

Joanna Cates | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Joanna Cates

Friends made the point that a phone was necessary for safety reasons (even though I, along with the rest of the human race, managed to get through childhood relatively unscathed without one). They argued that it was important that they could get hold of you if they needed to.

The New Nokia 3310 Launches In The UK Today

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech

The 2017 Nokia 3310 has officially launched in the UK and is available to buy for £50. A remake of the iconic original, the new Nokia 3310 features a...

These Are The British Cities With The Best And Worst 4G Coverage

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

Middlesborough, Sheffield and Sunderland are the best cities in the UK to get 4G coverage, according to new research. Residents of Bournemouth, Southa...

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...

Uber Has Made It Much Easier To See Your Rating – Here Are Five Tips To Get Five Stars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech

Uber has put ratings front and centre in the latest version of its app in a bid to encourage “better rider behaviour”. Previously, users had to na...

6 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down Phone Time When You're With Your Family

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

We might be guilty of nagging our children about their addictions to all things electronic, but how often do we think about the amount of time we are ...

Could This Be The iPhone 8? 'Leaked' Drawings Point To Near-Borderless Display

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

Apple’s much-hyped “iPhone 8” will boast a near-borderless display, if supposedly leaked drawings are to be believed. The new schematics haven...

Can The Samsung Galaxy S8 Rise From The Ashes Of The Note 7?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The last six months have been a rollercoaster for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7, which was initially applauded by the tech industry for its sleek design and competitive specs, was subject to one of the biggest product recalls in tech history.

Running Out Of iPhone Storage? The New Version Of iOS Will Give You More

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you’re constantly nudging the limit of your iPhone’s memory, try downloading iOS 10.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system....

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.

We Go Hands-On With Apple's Very Very Red iPhone

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech

Apple has announced a special edition red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to raise money for the fight against AIDS. The phone comes in a red aluminium finish and...

Samsung's Revolutionary Foldable Smartphone Could Be Unveiled This Year

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

First came flip-phones, then came smartphones. Now, we might finally get our hands on a foldable smartphone. Samsung is reportedly set to unveil its p...

Helping Children Navigate The World Wide Web

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.