Smartphones

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.

BlackBerry Owners Won't Have A Facebook App Anymore

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has confirmed that it will no longer be supporting BlackBerry smartphones running on BlackBerry's own operating system. That means that if yo...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

The Smartphone Habit: Six Ways To Cut Family Tech Time

Liz Lowe | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

There have been numerous articles written outlining the negative effects of excessive screen time on our minds and our relationships, none of which I can be bothered to cite here. My reasons for wanting to resist the lure of the small screen are experiential and very simple...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

Turns Out You Can Fool A Phone's Fingerprint Scanner With An Everyday Printer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

How secure is the fingerprint sensor on your smartphone? Well it turns out that actually, it might not be anywhere near as secure as you might think. ...

Witness The Perils Of Modern Childhood Summed Up In A Single Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphones are great, we get it. For starters they're incredibly distracting, which can also be great, unless of course there's a giant baseball bat ...

Sony's Stunning New Phone Puts Your iPhone's Battery Life To Shame

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

Sony has unveiled two new smartphones the Xperia X and the Xperia XA at Mobile World Congress 2016. The flagship of the two is arguably the Xperia ...

LG's Incredible Modular Smartphone Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

LG has unveiled the G5 'modular' Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2016. What sets the G5 apart from its rivals like the Samsung Gala...

Samsung's New Flagship Smartphone Is So Powerful It Needs Water To Cool Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 have both been unveiled this evening at the Mobile World Congress technology conference. Samsu...

Which of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumours Should We Believe?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

There are a few whispers on the breeze that seem questionable. A recent leak from a Russian source claimed that the S7 would have 17 hours of video playback at full brightness. Although that kind of battery life isn't impossible, it does seem far too good to be true.

This Smartphone Costs Less Than A Sandwich, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech

A technology company in India is launching what it claims will be the 'world's cheapest' smartphone costing just $7 or around £5. The Freedom ...

How Technology Ruins Your Love Life and What to Do About It

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

An appalling 75% of women say that their digital devices ruin their relationships and intimacy. Conflicts within the couples, higher rates of depression and lower life satisfaction is the price we pay for staying connected all the time. Alarmingly, younger people are even more likely to report tension in their relationships over technology use.

Smartphones Fly as Tablets Take a Nose Dive

Jason Mander | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Once upon a time, tablets could do no wrong. Ownership and usage rates were growing dramatically, new models were flooding the market and the smaller screens of smartphones were being seriously criticised. Tablets were the must-have devices which combined the functionality of laptops with the portability of mobiles.

Samsung's Most Important Phone Of The Year Is Arriving 21 February

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled to the world on 21 February at a special Unpacked event taking place in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress ...

'A is for Apple' - Is Technology a Boon or a Bane?

Sunetra Chakravarti | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech
Sunetra Chakravarti

From the moment you meet someone, to whether you end up walking into the sunset hand-in-hand or with your mates at a pub drowning your sorrows - the life cycle of all our relationships are played out using technology.

There's A Pesky Bug That Means Your iPhone Could Die At Any Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

iPhone users have discovered a bug with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus which means that if you manually update the time or travel to another country...

Ditching The Headphone Jack On The iPhone 7 Is A Brilliant Idea, And Here's Why

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

I completely understand why people are annoyed, but the problem is I can now see so many reasons why they should scrap the headphone jack that honestly the argument about making money seems almost secondary.

Ford's New Supercar Uses One Of Your Smartphone's Coolest Features

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

The new Ford GT isn't just one of the best-looking supercars we've seen in a long time, it's also one of the most innovative. Ford's new supercar i...

I Want to Be Loved, Not Loathed

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Earlier this year, TFL ran a high profile advertising campaign with the concept of 'Share the Road'. Out of interest, how's that working out for you? Because it sure as heck isn't working out where I'm concerned.

End Your Texts With A Full Stop? You're A Terrible Person

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech

Do you end your texts with a full stop? Well you're a terrible person, apparently. Researchers at Binghamton University took 126 undergraduates and...