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…

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.  …

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…