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…

UK adults spent more time online in 2020 than those from other nations

UK adults spent more time online on computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those in other European countries, according to Ofcom’s annual study into the nation’s online habits. Its Online Nation 2021 report looked at an unprecedented year, when communication, entertainment, culture, retail, work and education moved more online. UK adults spent more than…

Book review: Always On by Rory Cellan-Jones

Smartphones haven't just replaced several consumer devices in one, they've also had a profound effect on society, helping to prevent the spread of everything from covid to cancer. Blogger and editor of Where Are We Now? Simon Poulter reviews BBC Technology Editor Rory Cellan-Jones' new book, Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone…

Apple iOS 14.5 update: 6 Big Changes

Own an iPhone or an iPad? Here are the six changes with the latest Apple software update, iOS 14.5, that you need to know about... 1. Unlock your iPhone while wearing a facemask Currently, you can't unlock your phone using facial recognition if you are wearing a face mask. However, Apple's new operating system (iOS…

Apple introduces purple iPhone 12 to line up

Apple is adding purple versions of its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini to its latest generation of smartphones, according to The Standard.  The new models will be available for pre-order 23 April and officially released 30 April in the UK. Fans of the iPhone will recognise Apple’s return to its statement flat aluminium edges…

Can You Play Video Games On Mobile Phones?

Over the last decade, smartphone devices have become an everyday part of life, allowing you to contact friends and family and handle various aspects of your day-to-day life. They also keep you entertained by allowing you to play various games, including modern-day video games. A Look Back At Mobile Games When smartphones first launched back…

5 tips to keep mobile data safe from hackers on Black Friday 

New research reveals that nearly half (49%) of UK adults have not installed or didn't know their mobile phone has security software. So keeping personal data safe from hackers has never been more important.  In the wrong hands, stolen data can be used by hackers for illegal activity such as applying for loans or credit cards under…

Brits have 55 million mobiles just lying around

  Image: USwitch.com Brits have 55 MILLION unused mobile phones lying around, with London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester home to more than anywhere else in the country. Researchers polled 2,300 adults from 20 cities to find out how many old mobile devices are in each home – and the capital…

5 things we learned from Vodafone 5G launch

This week Vodafone became the latest mobile operator to launch 5G in the UK, following EE's launch in May. Here are 5 things we learned from the launch... 5G isn't going to be that expensive  It may be that Vodafone is aggressively pricing its 5G packages in order to gain greater market share against frontrunner…

Samsung Galaxy J6 is smartphone that depreciates most, says survey

Shoppers addicted to buying the latest smartphones should think twice about when to purchase their favourite make and model, as a new study reveals the devices which plummet in price the most. From the Samsung Galaxy S9 to the Huawei P20 Pro, shopping price comparison site idealo.co.uk has analysed the price depreciation of 10 of…

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.  …