People warned to be wary of free apps

Mobile phone users have been warned to steer clear of free smartphone apps as some of them are fronts to allow people to spy on text messages and intercept calls. By accepting some terms and conditions, phone owners are giving developers the right to use personal information. Facebook insists that people using its Android smartphone app agree to give it permission to read their text…

HTC launches One series

HTC has unveiled its latest mobile phone offering with the One series due to be available through more than 140 mobile operators worldwide from April. Its new set of smartphones represent its most premium mobile experience coupled with a new level of iconic design and an amazing camera and sound experience. Chief executive officer of HTC Corporation Peter Chou said the best moments in life…

Upfront and Honest Pricing for Your Phone

If you’ve decided to sell your Blackberry phone, you want to get the most money possible. This is why you should choose Mazuma, the UK’s leading mobile phone recycling site. Unlike some of our competitors, when we offer you a price on screen, that’s the price we pay you (provided you’ve given us the correct details about your phone, that is!). Some retailers will deduct…

Android apps are ‘too expensive’

Paid applications that people can purchase through Google's Android Market app store are too expensive and are upsetting the balance of the industry, experts have claimed. Analysts at Canalys are concerned that top paid-for apps from the Android Market cost more than the equivalent downloads on the Apple Store. The experts even claim that in some cases Android users are paying over two-times more for…

Smartphone users at risk of ID fraud

Users of smart mobile phones are at an increased risk of suffering at the hands of identity theft, according to a recent report. A survey of over 1,000 UK mobile phone users conducted by Affinion found that 60 per cent have ongoing concerns that their privacy is being put at risk when using their smartphone. In conjunction with this, a new survey from Javelin Strategy…

LG’s quad-core smartphone makes debut in Barcelona

LG has unveiled its first quad-core processor powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG Optimus 2X HD is a combination of NVIDIA's latest 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display, which delivers PC-like performance in the palm of your hand, according to the firm. Its new arrival will include 16 GB of internal memory and runs on the latest…

Using internet on mobile phones in Europe could be expensive

People that go on holiday to Europe and use the internet on their mobile phones could end up paying as much as they spend in phone bills, experts have suggested. The European Union is set to vote on new rules that would reduce the amount consumers can be charged for using their mobile phone abroad. However, some organisations have argued these new rules that would…

Shanghai court rejects efforts to halt sales of iPads

A court in Shanghai has rejected efforts from Proview to halt the sales of Apple's iPad in the country over a decision pending a trademark in a different court, as the dispute rumbles on. Proview has been trying to ban sales and shipments of Apple's mobile phones in the last few weeks and had previously been informed by Chinese customs officials that a complete block…