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…

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…

Only 3 in 10 back up data on their smartphones

A study of 2,000 adults who own a smartphone revealed only three in 10 have backed up the data on their devices in the last 12 months. And 27 per cent admitted they have NEVER done so. But a fifth said their phone is the only place they keep baby photos or videos of their…

Cyber Monday: 15 tips to stay safe online

We partner with the UK's consumer watchdog Which? to help you to stay safe online when shopping for your loved ones on Cyber Monday and beyond.... We shop online all year round, but the arrival of Cyber Monday and the peak of the Christmas shopping season plus the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place…

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 ways smartphones could help overcome Coronavirus pandemic

Could technology help us find a way out of the current Coronavirus pandemic - the so-called exit strategy? It is possible. Chris Price looks at several projects that are hoping to fight the spread of the virus... NHS Coronavirus 'contact tracing' app 'Contact tracing' is expected to be a key part of the government's exit…

There’s cash to be made on your smartphone – here’s how!

Make moolah on your mobile Thought your mobile phone was just there to encourage you to spend money in digital shopping malls? Think again. It can also be an amazing tool to assist you in making money, on the move – “mobile” being the operative word. So, if you’re a skilled online gamer, you could…

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…