UK banks wave hello to Apple Pay

The UK is on the brink of getting Apple's wave and pay service, commonly known as Apple Pay.It has been reported that Britain's big banks are in talks with the tech giant to bring the service to the high street in the first half of 2015.According to The Telegraph, negotiations aren't exactly running smoothly but with no bank wanting to miss out on Apple Pay,…

Will we be getting the Samsung Z1 in 2015?

If you can't wait for the Galaxy S6 or want to get your hands on a budget Samsung smartphone, the manufacturer may be giving you a late Christmas present in the early part of 2015, if rumours are to be believed.A Russian web portal has claimed that the Tizen-based Z1 will be released in the coming year and will incorporate a four-inch display. This will…

Will we be smelling our smartphones next year?

While many of us are still amazed that we can shop, watch movies and even meet potential dates just by using our smartphones, there is a chance that the next big thing which will supposedly appear next year is scent transmission. Yes, you read that right! According to the innovation charity, Nesta, one of its top ten predictions for 2015 includes scent transmission through your…

New Sony smartphone leaked during hack

The Sony hacking scandal has made headlines all around the globe over the last couple of weeks, and the nightmare appears to be continuing for the technology giant as it is believed that its next flagship smartphone has also been leaked.Making the rumoured new handset even more interesting is the fact that it has come about thanks to a James Bond movie product pitch.While many…

Will Apple Pay be coming to the UK soon?

We may have been hearing about Apple Pay for what seems like a few months now, but there has never really been any clear picture as to when it will be rolled out to those who use iPhones in the UK, until now that is.It may have already been integrated in the US, and while there haven’t been any official figures released yet about how…

Mobile networks agree to improve coverage

The UK’s four main mobile networks have come to an agreement with the government to improve the country’s mobile coverage. Three, EE, O2 and Vodafone have compromised and agreed to a £5 billion investment in a bid to tackle the areas within the country in which mobile users report patchy coverage, which are known as ‘not spots’. An issue that arises when it comes to…

The best smartphones of 2014

As it is coming towards the end of the year, we felt that it was only fitting to become a bit nostalgic and look back at some of the smartphones which have been making the headlines and proved to be very popular over the past 12 months. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 It only hit shelves back in October, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has…

Smartphone sales up by 20 per cent in third quarter

New research has shown that within the third quarter of 2014, smartphone sales increased by 20.3 per cent, with 301 million units being shipped. This is according to Gartner’s most recent quarterly sales estimates, which also predicts that the total sales for the year will reach 1.2 billion units. Within the past three months, the sales of devices continued to soar with those in emerging…