UK Smartphones

HTC's Stunning New Smartphones Will Use 'AI' To Organise Your Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

HTC has unveiled two visually stunning smartphones called the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. With a polished back and big colourful 5.7 and 5.2-inch disp...

Samsung Predicts Huge Profit Surge, Which Is Odd Because One Of Its Phones Caught Fire

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

Samsung has announced a massive profit surge for the last quarter of this financial year, which is odd when you consider that 2016 was also the year i...

Has WhatsApp Stopped Working On Your Phone? We've Got Some Bad News

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

WhatsAppers with older smartphones are the latest victims of a technological arms race that punishes customers for not upgrading their mobiles. The Fa...

BlackBerry's Iconic Keyboard Is Back To Try And Win You Over

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

BlackBerry might not be the company it once was, but that doesn’t mean it has given up on us entirely. After an impressive (but sadly flawed) entry ...

Sherlock And The Smartphone

Sarah Jackson | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Jackson

So our contemporary Sherlock has swapped his magnifying glass for a mobile. But as co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss point out, this smartphone-savvy approach is not out of keeping with Arthur Conan Doyle's original creation. Holmes has always been technologically adept.

Why You Should Take Your Heart (Health) Into Your Own Hands

Louise Fellows | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Fellows

tech for good I unfortunately had an episode of SVT and knew that, if I were to call a paramedic I would have to wait for hours and going to a hospital was not an option. Luckily, with my Kardia Mobile, I was able to monitor my heart rhythm, which went as high as 250 beats per minute and lasted over an hour, sending the recordings to my doctor for records and tracking.

A Text Free Lane In Life - The Development And Devilment Of Text Etiquette

Alison Powell | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alison Powell

It seeps into our social time with other people too, and I'm sure we're all guilty of checking and sometimes responding to beeps when with friends or family. We wouldn't wander off to talk to someone else mid-sentence, so why do we respond to the bleep?

5 Terrible Phone Habits We Should All Try To Kick Over Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Christmas might be a time to spend with our family, but we all know after two hours we’ll be back on our phones looking for a morsel of comfort from...

The UK's 4G Coverage Is Worse Than Romania, Bulgaria and Jordan's

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever tried to check Facebook on your phone in the countryside, this news will be of little surprise: the UK’s 4G coverage is worse than ...

Why Tablets Are Still The Number One Xmas Tech Present

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

Ask the tech-heads in your life what they want most under the tree and you won’t be surprised to find their answer is the same as yours: the latest ...

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

Scientists Are Developing A Battery That Charges In Seconds And Lasts For A Week

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech

Over the last decade, smartphones have got better in almost every conceivable way. But while consumers have seen vast improvements in screen resolutio...

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

This 'USB Condom' Protects Your Phone From Viruses

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech

USB ports on trains, planes and public computers might prove useful when your smartphone’s running low on juice, but they’re not necessarily safe....

Making Us Jump Through Hoops To Get Cheaper Broadband, Mobile & TV Has Gone On Long Enough

Richard Neudegg | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Neudegg

Why, in the digital age, are we still having to cancel via telephone and why are we, as customers, being made to do all the legwork? How is it fair that providers are given the opportunity to make us jump through hoops if we want to exercise our right to leave, especially if we're really unhappy with their service?

You're a Journalist? Relax! Shorthand's Just Not Needed

Jimmy Smallwood | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Jimmy Smallwood

The point is not that shorthand is pointless. If you want to learn it that's wonderful; broaden your skillset. But I can think of half a dozen skills I reckon you'd be better off acquiring to help you kick on in this journalistic rat race.

Smartphones At Bedtime Ruin Your Children's Sleep, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech

Children who use their phones at bedtime are twice as likely to have a disrupted night’s sleep, according to a new study. Researchers found that th...

Write Off Apple At Your Peril: The Smartphone Innovator Is Still Leading The Charge

Ernest Doku | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

How will it ride out a difficult market? I'd put money on Apple continuing to attempt to convert feature-phone customers and a younger crowd with a lower-priced iPhone offering. It currently ticks that box with the iPhone SE which delivers the Apple experience for £220 less than the iPhone 7.

Stay Smart With The Latest Leap In Smartphone Mobile Coverage

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Holly Jayne Barry

As varied as the choice of smartphones on offer are, one thing they all have in common is the undeniable ability to frustrate their users by failing to detect a connection signal. Seemingly bamboozled by even the smallest obstructions, current smartphone technology is not as synonymous with reliability as it would like to pretend.

You Have To Return Your Galaxy Note 7 In This Insane Explosion-Proof Box

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall has begun and it’s unlike any product return you’ve ever seen. Samsung officially discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 ...

Sony Xperia XZ Review: An Underwhelming Flagship

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

The pandemonium surrounding the iPhone 7’s launch and Samsung’s exploding Note swiftly drowned out any buzz about the Xperia XZ. But then Sony has...

Drowned Your Phone? This Gadget Could Resurrect It

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech

We’ve all experienced the sinking feeling that comes with watching a pricey smartphone fall into a pond, toilet or swimming pool. It’s usually swi...

Blackberry Announces It Will Stop Making Phones, Marks End Of An Era

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

Blackberry, once the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, is set to stop designing and making phones. The firm announced today that it will outs...

People Are Actually Drilling A Hole Into Their iPhone 7 To Look For A 'Hidden' Headphone Jack

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech

The iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack. This is a fact, and no matter how much you might disagree with Apple’s decision, nothing you can do is...

Some People Can Hear Their iPhone 7 'Hissing', Don't Panic Though

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

A very small number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are reporting that their smartphones are ‘hissing’ when performing very complex tasks. The...