With less than five weeks to go until the BIG day, it’s time to pack the jolly season full of magical memories! Here is our list of the top five fabulously festive things to do this Christmas!
1. Wrap up warm and get your skates on to show off your ice skating skills, gliding (or stumbling) around a twinkly Christmas tree lined ice rink. Somerset House, Westfield and Hampton Court Palace all offer fabulous settings for the perfect ice skating experience and grab a hot choc or a mulled wine afterwards in the rink’s bar.
1. Use the camera grid
Using the theory rule of thirds, where by images are more aesthetically appealing when the main subject lies one third of the way across and down on your image. Following this theory makes an image more interesting than if you put the subject square in the middle.
To help you with this there is an option to place a grid of thirds over your viewfinder screen. The button to turn this option on isn’t found in the camera app itself but actually in the “Photos & Camera” section in the “settings” app.
Using smartphones, Ofcom engineers performed 210,000 tests of 4G and 3G mobile broadband, carried out both indoors and outdoors on the speed and coverage of mobile networks in five major UK cities - London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh between March and June 2014. London came out at the top of the list with the fastest 4G web browsing speeds in the UK but the slowest 3G browsing speeds. Continue reading
Samsung aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for competitors to replicate.
Yet as the South Korean giant seeks to make devices like the rigid-curve Galaxy Note Edge stand out from a crowd of flat, large screen handsets, making money will depend on producing them cost-effectively and encouraging developers to personalised applications for the new format.
Samsung is headed for its worst annual profit in three years, under siege as Chinese firms like Xiaomi Technology Co and Lenovo Group Ltd bring in buyers with full-function touch-screen smartphones that are cheaper. Only Apple Inc has maintained full brand premium. Continue readingSamsung claims that the UK economy is losing £9.25 billion a year because consumers and businesses are not making the most of smart technology, such as smartphones and tablets.A Korean manufacturer who hopes to take advantage of this growing market, asked one thousand IT Expert and 2.5k members of the general public for its ‘Smart Society Barometer’ The results highlighted that there were a number of barriers impacting everyday use of the smart gadgets, mainly cost and a lack of skills.
Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the shiny new feature Apple Pay. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for purchases within compatible apps by using finger print recognition “Touch ID” technology.iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will also be able to use their mobile devices to pay in participating stores by tapping their phone onto the card readers using a combination of Touch ID and NFC. Continue reading
Apple has officially announced the new iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 design is similar to the last generation, but has a variety of new features which will excite Apple fans near and far.Apple has sold 225 million iPads since the first tablet launched in 2010 according to CEO Tim Cook. While there have been some major modifications to the range since the original launch, the word on the street is that 2014 is an "S" year - taking inspiration from Apple's own iPhone naming rule. Continue reading
Apple hates SIMs, and has hated them for as long as the iPhone has existed: it is known to have explored the use of fixed, non-removable SIMs in the past.
Finally, with the iPad Air 2 and mini 3, Apple has decided to start making its move by using a reprogrammable SIM that can be taken from carrier to carrier, switching networks and pricing plans through user-friendly software alone. It's called "Apple SIM." Not all carriers are on board yet. Apple SIM is still removable, and carrier-bought iPads will use regular, locked SIMs BUT it is inevitable, within a year or two, you'll probably never see a SIM card in an Apple product again. Continue reading
Using your smart phone to do the Christmas shopping has become more popular than ever! Research has revealed that almost nine out of 10 shoppers use their mobile device when Christmas shopping.According to research by mobile commerce firm Weve; 88% of smartphone owners used their mobile as part of their Christmas shopping in 2015, with each user spending £250.00 on average, meaning almost £4 billion was spent on mobiles around last Christmas! Continue reading