Innovative coding app Swift Playgrounds comes to App Store

Innovative coding app Swift Playgrounds comes to App Store
Swift Playgrounds is an innovative new iPad app from Apple that is intended to make it fun and easy for everyone to learn how to code. Real coding concepts are brought to life in an accessible way thanks to an interactive interface that allows students and beginners alike to explore working with Swift. This is a programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create some…

Apple launch: Dual-lens camera and water resistance key features of iPhone 7

Apple launch: Dual-lens camera and water resistance key features of iPhone 7
Apple officially introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a keynote event held at its Cupertino headquarters last night (September 7th). For many, this is the consumer technology event of the year and it put to rest months of rumours and speculation as to what new features and innovations would be incorporated into the marquee device. Among the many improvements on previous versions of the handset are…

Super Mario heading to the iPhone in December

Super Mario heading to the iPhone in December
Super Mario - arguably the most iconic video game character of all time - is heading to iOS devices later this year. A full-sized Super Mario Bros action platformer titled Super Mario Run has been developed specifically for mobile and will be available first on the App Store this December. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed all in an announcement at the same keynote event in San Francisco…

Apple launch: Wireless AirPods launched alongside iPhone 7

Apple launch: Wireless AirPods launched alongside iPhone 7
Apple announced AirPods alongside the launch of the iPhone 7 at its keynote event last night (September 7th) - and it is marketing the product as a reinvention of the wireless headphone. They will be available for £159 from late October and will come with a charging case. They are instantly set up with one tap and will be ready to use with the iPhone and…

Will the new iPhone 7 be waterproof?

Will the new iPhone 7 be waterproof?
Apple's launch of the next iteration of its perennially popular iPhone range is just around the corner, with the company issuing an enigmatic invitation for a keynote event on September 7th. For many, this is the most exciting event on the consumer technology calendar, as it is the moment when months of rumour and speculation leads to a definite physical release. With the release date so close,…

Does your choice of smartphone reveal something about your personality?

Does your choice of smartphone reveal something about your personality?
Debates over which is the better smartphone option can get quite heated - particularly among died-in-the-wool Apple and Samsung fans. Some people are not too concerned and take a more pragmatic approach, simply selecting the device that is within their price range and seems best suited to their requirements. However, an individual's attitude to such matters could reveal something about their personality - even if it is not…

Starting university? These smartphones could be for you

Starting university? These smartphones could be for you
The new university term is just around the corner - and 18-year-olds up and down the country will undoubtedly be excited to get into life away from home for the first time. For anyone in this position, there are so many things to think about that it can feel slightly overwhelming. Indeed, this is one of the advantages of moving into student halls or catered accommodation, as…

What do students use their smartphones for?

What do students use their smartphones for?
Many young students are likely to be leaving home for their very first university experience, with the start of the new term fast approaching. Some will be renewing their phone contracts, while others will be shopping around to find the best smartphone deal within their price range. But just how much of a cornerstone of the student lifestyle is the smartphone? How much is a smartphone used?Research carried…