Smartphones

23 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to how people treat their smartphones these days, there's a dramatic difference between treating the device like a tool that makes life ...

Oh Look Motorola's New Moto G Is All Grown Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Motorola has unveiled new versions of its Moto G and Moto X family of smartphones -- Moto Play and Moto Style, in a bid to tackle both the high and lo...

The App That Will Turn Your Teen's Wi-Fi Off At Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of teens will no doubt know the feeling of their son or daughter being glued to their phone at the dinner table. But a grand idea from Vod...

Six Android Travel Hacks to Spruce Up Your Summer

Andrei Popescu | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrei Popescu

From finding great family-friendly content to entertain kids on long journeys, to easy ways to extend your battery life and simple ways to prevent high data charges, those of you with Android phones (that's Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, LG and more) should take note.

Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes

Tim Bichara | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

I've been a non smoker for 20 years now, and I've no intention of starting again. But it occurred to me the other day just how much the smart phone has become the modern version of the cigarette.

This Incredible Little Wireless Gadget Just Doubled Your iPhone's Memory

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech

SanDisk might have just unveiled the greatest gadget ever invented. It's a bold claim we know, and it's going to sound even bolder when we tell yo...

The Sad Demise of the Pub Bullsh**ter

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Jak Hutchcraft

"Hot Chocolate is 2Pac's dad" was something that a friend told me over a pint when we were teens. As you can imagine it divided the group, some were taken aback by the revelation and others laughed and called bullsh**. I didn't fully believe it at the time but as years went by I realised that part of me never truly disbelieved.

Beware the All-Knowing App

Graham Welch | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?

Why Snapchat, 3V and Truffle Pig Are a Perfect Fit

Jason Mander | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As social behaviors continue to evolve, there's little doubt that Snapchat has been one of the main beneficiaries among younger groups and that it's capturing a lot of the conversations and activities that used to take place on "traditional" social networks. Snapchat can also lay claim to being the fastest-growing social app over the last year, having almost doubled its user base.

Struck Lucky on Tinder... Now What?

Melissa Davis | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Ladies and gentlemen, that sound you hear is romance exiting the building. Actually, it hasn't just left the building, it's downloaded Google Maps, entered some co-ordinates for an isolated Pacific island and is now making its way to the nearest tube towards Heathrow terminal four.

The NHS Is on the Cusp of an Innovation Revolution

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Technology continues to disrupt the world we live in. Newspapers are digital. Cars are electric. Amazon and iTunes are the department and music stores of today. Visiting travel agents has been replaced by e-tickets and online check-in and whistling for a taxi by the push of a button with the likes of Uber.

Digital Amnesia: How Much Do You Ask Of Your Digital Device?

David Emm | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

We ask a lot of our digital devices, and treat them like an extension of ourselves, so perhaps it is time to show them the same level of care. We may rely on our memories, but our memories also rely on us.

No Cannes Do

Jay Sorrels | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Jay Sorrels

Having many creative people in the same place, for the right reason could be atomically powerful. It also attracts charlatans, buzzword bingo callers and all manner of distractions. Commentators far more seasoned and wise than I can ever be, have confessed some confusion and disappointment.

Tech Overuse Injuries in Children - What Every Parent Needs to Know!

Gemma Johnson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

We absolutely, shouldn't be treating technology as the enemy as it's here to stay but we should be encouraging and adopting healthy digital habits ourselves so that we can 'show and tell' our children, leading by example to avoid the 'but you do it' witty retorts.

Good News! EE's Free Portable Phone Charger Is Back In Stock

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you weren't one of the lucky ones to grab EE's free portable phone charger then we've got some good news: it's back in stock. The EE Power B...

Ode to My Family (And My iPhone)

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Bauer

Smartphones are pretty darn good at uniting people. However, how do they fare under the pressure of having to unite larger groups of people when conflicting time zones and work schedules act as obstacles to meaningful or sustained conversation?

How Do We Stamp Out Mobile Theft? Make Stealing Phones Totally Pointless

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Why a phone thief would feel the need to dial 911 from a locked device is beyond me - because it's not often a phone theft victim ever gets the chance to call the police in the heat of the moment.

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

A Massive Campaign Wants To Give Redheads Their Own Emoji

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

A massive change.org campaign that's asking for ginger emoticons to be added to smartphones has now surpassed 10,000 signatures. The campaign was s...

Creepy New App Will Talk To You Like A Real Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana appear to have some competition. SoundHound, known for providing music identification services, h...

What Smartphones Have Done To Photography In One Beautifully Simple Image

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

The rise of the smartphone camera has been somewhat unavoidable. In the same way that we used to carefully curate our Mini Disc playlists, the smartph...

Screw The Apple Watch, It's The iPhone That's Selling Like Hot Cakes

PA | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

iPhone sales in the UK have risen as the effect of record iPhone 6 sales continues, with consumers choosing Apple over Google's Android operating syst...

Why I Don't Have a Smartphone

Raquel Baetz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Raquel Baetz

I heard that due to concerns about her privacy, Rihanna has abandoned her smartphone for an old-style flip phone. I too have concerns about privacy (though I suspect my reasons may not be the same as Rihanna's), but that's not why I've resisted getting a smartphone.

Most Of Us Still Freak Out At The Idea Of Using Our Phones As Wallets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that the overwhelming majority of us still have reservations about using our smartphones to pay for things. The study -- carried ...

Man Engrossed With Phone Stumbles Upon A Massive And Angry Snake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Malone has taken an important step (quite literally) for us all. He has bravely taught us that stepping forth into the unknown should only be a...