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…

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…

Christmas Gift Guide: stylish smartphone cases for the mobile phone addict

When it comes to Christmas presents, let's face it you can't go wrong with smartphone accessories, right? Wrong. While we all love our smartphones these days, there's so much choice you can easily end up getting the wrong one. We're here to help with this little guide that matches the type of person with the…

Smartphones ‘the most life-changing technology of last 25 years’

Personally I would argue that healthcare tech that actually saves people's lives is perhaps the most life-changing tech around, but it's perhaps no surprise that for the vast majority the smartphone is seen as the most life-changing tech of the past 25 years. The launch of the smartphone and wider “connectivity” are seen as the…

Top 5 upcoming smartphones for 2018

Chris Price looks at five new smartphones for 2018, including the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 There are plenty of things that smartphone owners use their devices for on a daily basis. However, one of the biggest uses is for gaming. Looking at US data, research firm Flurry found that smartphone users…
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10 of the best HTC One M9 cases: part two

To head back to part one of our case roundup, then hit this link. Official HTC One M9 Clear Case Of course, not every case has to be flashy. This clear case is ideal for the minimalists among you, so you can show off your phone but keep it safe, too. After all, the M9…
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10 fantastic alternatives to an iPhone: part two

LG G Flex 2 With its curved screen and body, this phone stands out from the crowd, but that’s not just a design quirk: it’s been engineered to be more ergonomic and durable than your standard handset – so it can bend a little without breaking (unlike some phones we could mention). It has a…

Giffgaff claims HTC One M9 price cheaper than competitors

Contract free mobile network giffgaff, claims it is selling HTC's latest smart phone, the HTC One M9, cheaper than any of its competitors. The new flagship phone went on sale with giffgaff last night at 10.30pm at a price point that is £10.98 lower than its main competitors, says giffgaff Costing £569 SIM-free, the phone will be dispatched…