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…

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,…

Top 7 free mobile driving games in 2018

Driving games and mobile devices go together perfectly, offering cutting edge racing experiences in the palm of your hand. Best of all there are hundreds of free games available to play on the go.  Here’s a look at the cream of the current mobile driving game crop for 2018... Madalin Stunt Cars 3 Building on…

KODAK Smart Security Systems launches indoor, outdoor motorised security cameras

Although probably still best known for its analogue cameras from years back, the KODAK brand has returned once again in various digital forms of late. Late last year we wrote about its new virtual reality cameras including the Kodak PixPro VR360. Now courtesy of investment company Liz Invest there are a number of indoor and…

VELUX and Netatmo announce voice-activated smart windows system

Roof window manufacturer VELUX and smart home leader Netatmo have joined forces to launch an automatic smart sensor-based windows system complete with Siri voice control. Called VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, the system enables automatic and smart sensor-based operation of roof windows, blinds and shutters. Built on the newest smart-sensor technology and developed in collaboration with…

Three quarters of Brits fed up with ‘unnecessary’ security measures

Last week we wrote about a survey from Kaspersky which found that nearly half of us don't bother password protecting our phones. Now it's the turn of another survey that shows - perhaps not surprisingly - Brits are ‘fed-up’ with what they consider ‘overly complicated’ web and phone security measures. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK…

9 tips for keeping your home secure when you are out

With summer holidays fast approaching, and the country in the grips of a heatwave, homes are often left empty for long periods of time. With the unrelenting heat, windows can inadvertently be left open when people are out, posing an increased security risk, and holidays also mean homes are left vacant for long periods of…

Nearly half of us still not password-protecting mobiles, claims Kaspersky Lab

With nearly half (42%) of us still failing to password-protect our mobile devices, and only 20% using anti-theft solutions, pick pocketers who get their hands on a smartphone could be in for more of a treat than even they hope for. That's one of the latest concerns raised by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, which…

Take control of your finances with App Paye

Let’s face it, dealing with finances isn’t fun, especially if you are a self-employed publisher. The last thing you want to be doing rather than writing or uploading content is working out how much tax you need to put by for the lovely people at HMRC. So when I was contacted by App Paye to…

Fifth of parents think children addicted to technology

Over a fifth of parents (21.1%) think their child has a technology addiction, according to a survey by gadget insurance provider, Protect Your Bubble. The research looked into tech consumption among children and found that the majority of parents long for more family time, with nine in 10 (86%) wishing non-tech activities were a regular feature…

US owners want smartphones with better battery life, claims YouGov poll

Perhaps no surprise, but research company YouGov has released a new report today that shows that over 2 in 5 people the US want smartphones with a better battery life, making it more important than any other feature. Asked which one, if any, of the following features would you MOST like your current smartphone to have…