Most consumers in the UK overspend on their mobile phone data. Saving how much data you use monthly is simple with a few tips and tricks. The most common data plan purchased in the UK is 16GB per month. The average amount of data used is only 4.1GB. This means UK consumers could easily slash their monthly phone bill.Read More
Mobile phone battery life sucks. Just look at the surge in battery pack sales. Well, the University of Washington have noticed this and proposed a new alternative - getting rid of batteries altogether.Read More
O2 has announced plans to launch their own 4G network, beginning in three cities on August 29th. The network is to switch on first in London, Bradford and Leeds, with an extra ten cities by the end of the year.
Samsung, H TC and LG took to their UK-based Twitter accounts to bicker, after the HTC One won the "hottest smartphone of 2013" award. This is usually the sort of childish behaviour we expected from fanboys, so it's kind of weird to see entire companies engage in it.Read More
The University of Winnipeg has completed a three-year study which has found that students who text often are more likely to focus on material gain.
Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has launched it's latest Android-powered handset, the VERTU Ti. Interested? You better dig deep as the Ti, made in Hampshire, costs €7,900 (£6,994).
Taiwanese company Polytron has unveiled the world's first transparent mobile phone, suggesting they could be on store shelves by the end of the year. This fascinating prototype is made almost entirely out of glass, with only the circuit board, camera and memory card visible.Read More
New research by the University of Michigan shows that you are more likely to pull out and use your mobile phone when someone around them does the same. Sort of like when you immediately yawn after someone else has; but whereas yawning is simply "contagious," this is a "contagious decision."
Mobile phone insurance providers 'MobileInsurance.co.uk' have released data about ten of the strangest mobile phone insurance claims they've received in the previous 12 months; including a farmer whose mobile ended up inside a cow and a lady who baked her phone into a Victoria Sponge.
Apple have officially announced the next generation of the iPhone, fortunately sticking to the product numbering logic set by the previous four iterations with the name 'iPhone 5.'
Nokia have unveiled the next flagship device in their Windows Phone line, the Lumia 920, at the Windows Phone 8 event in Manhattan.
So O2 haven't exactly been the most reliable network over the last couple days. A huge amount of customers have been affected by the network outages across the country, so many have taken to Twitter to vent their anger. Luckily, the in-house social media team of @O2 were waiting, with some rather hilarious responses.
Universally accepted as the ‘Call Me’ gesture – pinky finger and thumb outstretched, interpreting the mouthpiece and speaker respectively – the hand symbol that has otherwise been relegated to use in packed nightclubs and seedy bars as way of grabbing the attention of the opposite sex might soon be used as a way of literally calling others.
The technology may have granted the public the ability to communicate with thre rest of the world in a way that's not been possible; but it turns out that very technology could be making us close off from the world. A study by the University of Maryland has found that people after using their phones are more likely to engage in behaviour that would soully benefit themselves and not others, than those who didn't, or just used Facebook instead.
We get it, and we're sure you do too if you're reading this. Two years is sometimes too long with one phone. Maybe your phone is outdated far too soon, or maybe you just want to try all of the options in the smartphone market. This is why independent phone retailer Phones 4U has begun its all new plan, simply called JUMP (Just Upgrade My Phone).
In light of all the Carrier IQ controversies that have accrued since the software capabilities were exposed to the world, Congress has introduced a draft bill titled "The Mobile Device Privacy Act," which looks to disclose all details about tracking software like the aformentioned, and what information it will be taking.
The results from Nokia's solar charging experiment are in, and while it is possible to juice up your phone via the Sun's rays, it's nowhere near consistent enough yet.
For the experiment, Nokia have used their C1-02 (one of their millions of dumbphones), attached solar panels onto the back, and sent them to a variety of countries over the last six months. Five participants were selected from across the world: two in the Arctic Circle, one in Southern Sweden, one in Kenya, and one in the Baltic Sea, each with varying lifestyles and varying weather conditions to give this a fair shot.
Presenting an all new set of security-related difficulties, the recently announced and soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy Nexus, rocking the freshest Android version (Ice Cream Sandwich), has faced both positive and skeptical opinions on the all new way of unlocking your phone called Face Unlock. But now we can confirm that yes, you can trick it with a photo of the phone owner's face, as you can see from the video below.
So another Nokia concept has emerged from the pits of the experimental labs, this time taking the Kinetic Device from Nokia World and taking it in a whole different, teardrop shaped direction, with some Wii controls for extra effect.