Instagram launches ‘disappearing messages’ and live video features

Instagram launches ‘disappearing messages’ and live video features
Instagram has announced the launch of two new features to the immensely popular image-sharing app: live video and disappearing photos.Since the launch of the Instagram Stories function in August this year, users have been able to post multiple images and videos from their day in a bundle, creating a story to share with their followers. Now, Instagram has announced that users will be able to…

Apple accounts for 91% of global smartphone market

Apple accounts for 91% of global smartphone market
Technology giant Apple continued to dominate the global smartphone market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016, accounting for 91 per cent of the total market share.This is according to new analysis from Strategy Analytics, which revealed that profits in the worldwide smartphone industry reached a total of $9 billion (£7 billion) between July and September this year, with Apple accounting for a significant majority…

Nokia to return to smartphone market next year

Nokia to return to smartphone market next year
Nokia has announced that it will be making a return to the smartphone market some time during 2017, with the release of a brand new model.The tech brand has not had a major hold over the mobile phone market since the early noughties, when its classic 3310 handset and distinctive ringtone were the must-have assets for many a young person. Recently, the brand was acquired…

Experiencing smartphone crashes? Pokemon Go could be the culprit

Experiencing smartphone crashes? Pokemon Go could be the culprit
There can be nothing more frustrating than a smartphone crashing when you are in the middle of sending a text or writing a tweet. Many people take this as a sign that their device is getting on and struggling to cope with the demands of the latest firmware. While this can be irritating, it often prompts the user to take advantage of an upgrade that is…

Apple to offer free coding workshops at stores in December

Apple to offer free coding workshops at stores in December
Apple has announced it will be hosting free coding workshops at all 487 of its retail stores around the world. The workshops will run from December 5th to 11th and are being held to mark the occasion of Computer Science Education Week. Dubbed the Hour of Code workshops, registration for the sessions is now open. When the events have been held in the past they have proven…

Video calling introduced on WhatsApp

Video calling introduced on WhatsApp
Popular messaging service WhatsApp has announced a new functionality to its smartphone app as part of a wider drive to increase the range of communication options offered to users. WhatsApp video calling is the latest step in its efforts to connect people and will be unrolled in the coming days. This means that the service's user base of more than one billion people will be able to make video…

New book chronicles 20 years of Apple design

New book chronicles 20 years of Apple design
Consumer electronics giant Apple has announced the release of a new hardback book chronicling 20 years of the company's design work. Some 450 photographs of past and current Apple products are included in the tome, which is titled Designed by Apple in California and covers products from 1998's iMac to 2015's Apple Pencil. The company has a reputation for cutting edge design work and many of its…

Could an all-white iPhone 7 be in the pipeline?

Could an all-white iPhone 7 be in the pipeline?
The iPhone 7 has barely been on the shelves yet rumours are already flying as to how Apple will update its flagship handset. According to the latest reports from Japan, the consumer electronics manufacturing giant could be set to add a Jet White colour option to the existing lineup. Japanese website Macotakara reports that this will be added to both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, which…