UK Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Quite Simply, Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has arrived at a difficult time. Whereas before Samsung’s massive phones were always in the Note category tastes have chan...

Digital Companions: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Loved Ones?

David Emm | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

You could be forgiven for thinking that we are not only reliant on our digital devices for quick communication, but that we also seek the same comfort and stability from our phone as we do from family and friends.

Tech a Break - Switching Off for the Holidays

Dr. Van Zwanenberg | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents
Dr. Van Zwanenberg

Smartphones and tablets have a lot of value for kids, both with social interaction and educational apps and experiences. The summer holidays can mean even more time spent staring at screens, so parents need to ensure their children get a break and spend time doing other activities.

Technology Isn't Making You Sad, It's How You're Using It That's To Blame

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.

Why Banning Mobile Phones In Pubs Isn't The Solution To Antisocial T**ts

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Sophie Gallagher

We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Preview: A True Flagship Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has finally been unveiled and after a brief time desperately trying not to break it (more commonly known as a hands-on revie...

The Social Media Paradox: Capturing Life at the Expense of Living it

Jack Peat | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Jack Peat

The most frightening aspect of the herds of immersed Pokemon GO players walking through crowded streets with their eyes glued to the screens of their smartphone isn't the fanaticism, but the precedent.

Need Your Online Fix? Part 2: Are Young People at Greater Risk From Gambling Addiction?

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tayana Simons

The relative newness of this type of 'gateway' into gambling means that it is difficult to prove any link at this stage. With more games and apps being produced by the minute,it is clear that awareness from the gambling industry will be key to regulation, and therefore protection of young people in the future.

Finally, A Television Talent Show Worth Focussing On

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

They're a remembrance of a time long since forgotten. They're a brief moment in history captured in perpetuity for future generations. They're a glorious celebration of humanity's inherent kindness. They're a painful reminder of the incomprehensible and intolerable cruelty of mankind. They're a recollection of society's greatest triumphs and its failures.

Snapchat May Be Getting Older, But Is It a Bad Thing?

Jason Mander | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

For a long time now, the name Snapchat has been synonymous with teens and young users. It's been the cool kid on the social networking block - the one that has been enjoying consistently strong growth among 16-24s and the one that, having rejected Facebook's bid some years ago, has remained the biggest thorn in Mark Zuckerberg's side.

This Breakthrough Graphene Battery Takes Just 15 Minutes To Recharge

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

The “low battery” warning is one of the great bugbears of the smartphone generation. But it won’t be for much longer if a Chinese battery manufa...

It's Here! Pokemon Go Officially Launches In The UK On iOS And Android

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

Pokemon Go has officially launched in the UK and is available to download on iOS and Android. UK Trainers, the wait is over. #PokemonGO is now offici...

Pokémon Go Players Are Being Targeted By Armed Robbers, Say Police

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech

Police are warning Pokémon Go players to be extra vigilant after they arrested four armed robbers, suspected of deliberately targeting gamers. The O...

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.