Smartphones

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

Sony Just Unveiled Its Best Phone Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

Sony has officially unveiled the Sony Xperia Z3+, except that it's not really the Xperia Z3+. In the UK this flagship Android smartphone will be kn...

Twitter Gives O2 An Absolute Roasting For This Weekend's Blackout

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn/PA | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

Phone provider O2 said it is launching a "full investigation" after people across the country lost signal to their mobile phones. Business Secretar...

Wikipedia, Fitness Trackers and Health Apps: Proceed With Caution?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Apps and wearables may not yet be perfect but the good news is that this consumer-driven personalisation of healthcare is forcing positive change. There is great potential in the massive amounts of health data captured by these devices.

A Cure for the Fear of Missing Out?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The agitation and restlessness that can follow switching a smartphone off, which is punishing to witness, does look very similar to withdrawal symptoms as the individual struggles with the disconnection from 'the stream'.

How to Take the Perfect Fitness Selfie

Adam Tanous | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Tanous

The Fitness Selfie floods our social media newsfeeds, with gym goers eager to show off their newly-chiselled torsos, so adopting a 'If you can't beat them, join them approach' I spoke to leading Fitness photographer, Tom Miles and physique model Tom Gilbert to find out how to take the perfect fitness selfie.

This "Rubbish" Phone Can Actually Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Most of us have to come to terms with how phone notifications have slowly started to rule our lives. It's become perfectly normal for us to panic w...

The Four Stages Of Anxiety You Go Through When You Forget Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told you couldn't look at your smartphone for the next two hours, would that be a problem? Two hours seems minimal, doesn't it? But not...

EE Scored Terribly In Ofcom's Latest Complaints Rankings

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech

Ofcom has published the latest complaints figures and EE has been revealed as being the most complained about company for landline and broadband servi...

Free Mobile Network Launching In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. mobile network FreedomPop has confirmed that it will launch its free mobile network in the UK. The free SIM card plan will give you give you 2...

The First iPhone 6S 'Leak' Is Here, And It's A Biggie

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6s will feature a sapphire crystal 'Force Touch' display, 12MP camera and feature an upgraded processor according to newly leaked informati...

Samsung's New Galaxy Note 5 Will Be Curved

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Tech

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is now just a few months from being unveiled, prompting a treasure trove of rumours and speculation surrounding the large-scre...

You Won't Believe How Much You Use Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British public has an addiction problem, it's increasing all the time and it costs us a fortune each year. We are of course referring to your smar...

Scientists Turn iPhone Into A Life-Saving Medical 'Tricorder'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a revolutionary new iPhone app which allows the smartphone to search through bloo...

Google's Algorithm Update Is Not For The Western World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.

LG Unveils Leather-Clad G4 Android Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

LG has officially unveiled the G4 - a leather-clad Android flagship smartphone that boasts a powerful F1.8 SLR-style camera and a massive 5.5-inch Qua...

Carphone Warehouse Is Launching Its Own Mobile Network

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

Carphone Warehouse has unveiled 'iD' a new mobile network which the company says will offer 'the best value 4G available' in the UK. The new networ...

These Are The BEST Smartphones In The World Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech

Buying the best smartphone in 2015 is harder than it looks. The arrival of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will surely keep Apple fans well and trul...

Sony's New Xperia Z4 Is Almost Identical To The Xperia Z3

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech

Sony has unveiled the Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan and at first glance you'd be forgiven for wondering if there's a mistake with the imagery. Well there...

Put the Mobile Away!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We have so many ways to communicate with each other it's become impossible to switch off. Last night I had dinner with a friend and was saddened to see half the family on the table next to us interacting only with their mobile phones, rather than to each other.

Top Five Tips for Making the Most of the Skoll World Forum

Asim Haneef | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Asim Haneef

I've previously heard some people refer to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford as the 'Oscars of Social Enterprise' - an annual glitzy affair with celebrities and influential figures coming from across the globe to celebrate themselves and drink champagne...

How Long Can You Survive Without Your Phone?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We are not often forcibly separated from our phones these days so this period of not having one for as long as a week has already made me notice what I miss most about not having a smart phone in my pocket.

Smart thinking with the Renault Twingo

Lara Platman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

A gust of wind is something of an understatement to the weather that we had last week, more like gale force and almost verging towards the hurricane, but still my little Renault Twingo glided through on the motorway with indeed some notice of the wind, but in fact we handled the weather pretty well.

Lost Your Phone? Just Google It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has launched a brand new feature that allows you to literally search 'find my phone' into the search engine and see your phone appear on a map....

The Huawei P8 Is Really Flat, And Really Pretty

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

Huawei has unveiled the P8, a 6.4mm Android smartphone that features a revolutionary new camera letting you take light painting images, long-exposure ...