Apple iPhone and Android apps help with New Year’s resolutions

Mobile phone owners could increase their chance of sticking to New Year's resolutions by downloading helpful tools from the App Store or Google Play.Both Apple iPhone and Android device users can install MyFitnessPal for free if they would like to shed the pounds next year.The app gives users access to a large food database, which allows them to easily track their calorie consumption.People looking to…

Looking back at the Apple iPhone in 2012

Apple continues to be a dominating force in the technology industry, and particularly in the mobile phone sector. The American manufacturer had an extremely successful year in 2012, becoming Wall Street's all-time Most Valuable Company (MVP) when its stock closed at $665.15 (£412.64) on August 20th. In March, the firm reached an important milestone when total downloads from the App Store topped 25 billion. Apple's…

Was the Samsung Galaxy S3 the best phone of 2012?

A number of innovative mobile phones have been released in 2012, with technologies like Near Field Communication (NFC) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) becoming more prominent in the year.Many people would have predicted that the Apple iPhone 5 would enjoy huge success, but the impressive sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3 might not have been foreseen.Within just 150 days of its release in May, 30…

Windows Phone Store published 75,000 apps in 2012

Microsoft claims that it has published 75,000 new apps for its Windows Phone Store this year, vastly expanding the availability of tools and games for customers. Those with handsets like the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X, which use the latest version 8 operating system, are able to take advantage. Owners with mobile phones using older platforms are also able to install and utilise the…

ZTE Nubia Z5 boasts impressive specs

The ZTE Nubia Z5 was unveiled by the manufacturer at an event in China, and the Android mobile phone boasts impressive specifications.A five-inch screen will feature, putting it between the large Samsung Galaxy S3 handset and the Galaxy Note 2 phablet.Its display will be in full 1080 p HD, meaning that photographs, videos, games and the user interface should look crisp and attractive.Budding photographers can…

Mobile phones damage MP3 player sales

As more consumers utilise their mobile phone when listening to music, Mintel research shows that sales of dedicated MP3 players are beginning to suffer.The capabilities of handsets are ever-expanding, especially since access to virtual application stores like Google Play gave users the chance to download thousands of tools and games.Sales of dedicated devices like the Apple iPod have fallen year on year by 22 per…

Best accessories for an Apple iPhone

A number of gadget lovers may have found an Apple iPhone in their stocking this Christmas and will be looking to personalise and improve their device with new accessories.Those wanting to protect their new handset can choose from a number of cases which accommodate a range of tastes and needs.Some provide added defence against falls and splashes, others have colourful and stylish patterns, while some…

Must-download Android mobile phone apps

Those who just received or bought a new Android mobile phone could significantly improve its capabilities by downloading games and tools from Google Play.Social networkers should make sure to install the Facebook and Twitter apps, which make keeping up-to-date with friends easy and convenient.Owners can also chat with friends for free over an internet connection using VoIP tools like Skype, which has been downloaded over…