UK Smartphones

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...

Just One Text While Driving Could Cost You Your Licence

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

Ministers could soon double the punishment for using your phone while driving, according to Government sources. The new punishment would see the maxim...

Apps And Gadgets That Are Revolutionising Online Banking

PROMOTED BY CLYDESDALE, by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Do you bank online? If so, you’re among the 60% of UK adults who do. When internet banking was first introduced by Nationwide in 1997, it was hailed...

Goodbye Jack, Hello Joy!

Calum MacDougall | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech
Calum MacDougall

Ever since the Apple "hit the road, Jack" rumor hit online, Internet and social media have been buzzing about how big an issue it is. People will not be able to use headphones with a jack anymore - meaning that all their old headphones will be useless. Scandalous, right?

This Is Why Phone Batteries Keep Exploding

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphone batteries are both our best friend and our worst nightmare. Whether it’s because they can never quite make it until we get home, or that ...

Tech Fans Await The Fish Main To Google's Nougat Starter

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

It's hard not to predict a performance and power efficiency riot. Sailfish is thought to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (the logical step up from the Nexus 6P's Snapdragon chip, the 810), which, combined with digital signal processor Hexagon 680 DPS and a quad-core Kryo CPU, means almost double the performance and power efficiency of its predecessors.

'Two Thirds Of Brits' STILL Text, Call and Take Selfies While Driving

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

Nearly two thirds of Brits use their phones while driving, with texts and selfies ranking as the primary distractions, according to a new survey. A st...

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.