UK Smartphones

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 12.10.2016 | 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.

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...