We all love customising our phones - from setting different ringtones for each of our contacts and choosing a unique background image, to finding personalised phone cases that match our distinctive style. So, it's no wonder that the mobile app market is continuing to grow - after all, what better way to customise your smartphone than by adding apps that somehow enhance your lifestyle? Continue reading
From today (July 1st), people heading to EU countries for their summer holiday will find it even cheaper to stay in touch with family and friends back home thanks to new reductions in data roaming charges.
The European Commission has announced further cuts to the caps that limit how much mobile operators are allowed to charge for calls, texts and data usage when a person is abroad, but still within the economic bloc.
It began this strategy several years ago and with new reductions now being implemented on an annual basis, the body is well on its way to eliminating extra roaming charges within the EU completely. Continue reading
Technology brand HTC has hit back at rumours that it has closed any of its manufacturing lines due to weak demand for its products. Although few details about the plans have emerged in the media, the company initially denied it was shutting down any production and declined to comment on allegations it intends to outsource manufacturing, reports PC Pro.
If you know somebody who owns a HTC device, make sure that they keep it protected with a customised case or cover
An article by the technology publication quoted an email sent from the brand following allegations from Reuters, which said: "HTC is not shutting down nor has plans to sell any of its factory assets. Continue reading
The worldwide PC sales degenerate during the third quarter of the year, marking the sixth consecutive period of falls.
According to new figures from Gartner, the so-called "back-to-school" quarter saw an 8.6 per cent contraction from the same period of 2012, as consumers increasingly favour new and exciting technology including Smartphone’s and laptops for their web-browsing needs.
Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, said: "Consumers' shift from PCs to tablets for daily content consumption continued to decrease the installed base of PCs both in mature as well as in emerging markets. Continue reading
New products from the company could leave consumers feeling spoilt for choice when it comes to picking their ideal gifts for Christmas this year. The items could also provide competition for key rivals Apple and Samsung, which are expected to release new gadgets before the festive period.
The extra-large handset - given the nickname "phablet" due to them being a hybrid of a phone and tablet - is set to give users the chance to chance which objects in a photograph are in focus after it has been taken.
Alternatively, the brand's Windows RT tablet comes with a 4G data chip. Continue reading
The impact and popularity that technology has had on the everyday lives of consumers has led to soaring profits for smartphone and tablet developers around the world.
Nowadays, individuals of all ages have access to a host of games, communication methods and social media websites at their fingertips. And not only that, apps are downloaded to fulfil a wide range of requirements - from helping users to keep fit to improving their productivity at work.
The extent to which these features have changed everyday life for consumers may lead many to believe there is very little scope left for developers to launch new and innovative apps. However, this is not the case - and the market is set for big things in the coming months and years. Continue reading
Keeping ahead of the latest fashion trends is important to a significant portion of people who want to ensure they look the part, while standing out from the crowd.
And while the summer months may bring about a change in the way we dress, would-be style icons may want to hold off on locking some of their more embellished ensembles away until winter.
Get the must have bling look with your glitter phone skin for Apple or glitter phone skin for Samsung
Decorative jewels and an elaborate look were all the rage on the red carpet of the Critic's Choice Television Awards in Los Angeles last night (June 10th), with Cat Deeley, Malin Akerman and Maria Menounos just three of the fashionistas who were rocking this trend. Continue reading
The BBC has announced the launch of a new weather app for use on Apple and Android smartphones.
Having previously been criticised for seeming to favour Apple's iOS operating system over Google's offering, the broadcaster has addressed the issue by releasing the service on devices using both systems.
The free-to-download application provides five-day weather forecasts for those tech-savvy individuals who are hoping to ensure the sun is still shining well into the future. In addition, users can also make sure they are up-to-date on the pollen count, wind speed, humidity and UV levels with just a single click. Continue reading
Is your smartphone destroying your sleep?
Keeping up-to-date with the latest news and messages from friends is increasingly common for tech-savvy consumers in the modern age, but it seems too much use of our smartphones could actually damage our sleep.
According to research, doing anything stimulating just before bed - such as replying to emails or reading with a light in your face - can lead to insomnia, which could come as bad news to those people who play on their phone before going to sleep. (See: Using your phone before bed could disrupt your sleep by an hour, warns scientist)
82% of people's smartphones have it switched on at all times
Data suggests that more than 82 per cent of people who use this type of gadget have it switched on at all times, including when they are in bed. Many people that used a wallet flip case on their smartphone found that they would be less tempted to use their mobile during the night. Continue reading
Tech-savvy consumers who favour shopping from the comfort of their own home with the use of an electrical gadget prefer doing so via a real website than using their smartphone, research has revealed.
Although mobile phones are increasingly capable of performing such tasks with little worries over security, it seems even the most clued up users still prefer looking for products using their laptop or computer. Continue reading