GIGASET debuts trio of smartphones

German company GIGASET has become a surprise entrant in the smartphone arena. At its press conference in Berlin on Tuesday it unveiled three new smartphones - the ME and ME Pure, both of which sport five inch screens and the larger ME Pro which boasts a 5.5inch screen. The German company, which is a huge…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Case24 F-email collection

Phone accessories company Case24 has launched a new F-email phone case collection, celebrating women in tech history this International Women's Day.    The series of specially designed and illustrated phone cases are dedicated to eight incredibly influential, intelligent, and iconic women in tech history. Included in the line up are Ada Lovelace, Katherine Johnson and Hedy Lamarr.  …

Honor unveils latest high-end smart phone, the View 20

At a preview event in London's Soho Square today, ShinyShiny took a glimpse at Honor's latest high-end smartphone, the View 20. Due to be officially launched for European markets in Paris on January 22nd, it is expected to retail for well under £500 (the Chinese price starts at around £350). Three colours will be available…

New survey suggest Android phone users are clumsier than iPhone users?

Android owners are more likely to clumsily crack, crush and smash their devices than iPhone users are, according to new data revealed by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. More than three quarters (76.2%) of Android and non-IOS users who submitted a claim to the insurance provider cited ‘accidental damage’ as the reason behind their device’s…

Should I buy a new iPhone XR or XS tomorrow? 5 reasons for and 5 against

Tomorrow (21st September 2018) sees the official launch of three new iPhone models: the XS (confusingly pronounced 10S rather than 'excess'), its bigger brother, the XS Max, and the budget (well budget in Apple terms) XR. They all look very nice and it's interesting that rather than just launching one new model that Apple now…

Forget the Apple iPhone XS, the iPhone 6 is the nation’s favourite 4 years on!

The 2014 iPhone 6, including the 6S and Plus versions, have been revealed to be the nation’s favourite edition of Apple phone. Leading price comparison website idealo.co.uk has quizzed the nation ahead of the anticipated launch of three new iPhones today (12/9/18). Previous editions of the iPhone are ranked below in terms of popularity: iPhone 6 & 6S…

Students are target of one in four mobile phone thefts, claims survey

While the vast majority of new students look back on Freshers’ week as one of the best periods of university life, many will be waking up this September with a lot less than a hazy memory of the night before.  That's because a report by insurance company Protect Your Bubble has revealed more than a…

What is acceptable smartphone etiquette – or ‘smetiquette’?

As smartphones usage reaches record highs across the UK, research published by SMS marketing platform Textlocal highlights a growing divide between the generations and even the genders on what’s seen as appropriate use of mobile phones in public places.  The research found that smartphone ownership has increased by 63% to more than 85% of the UK’s population,…