Smartphones: Where the future of news lies

The way we find, consume and share news is evolving all the time with smartphones fast becoming the number one way in which to keep up to date with what is happening in the world.A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism reports that in 2015 we have already witnessed a “quickening of pace” towards what it describes as “social and…

Nokia and LG in IP agreement

Nokia has announced that it is to license its smartphone intellectual property (IP) to LG. In an official press release, the Finnish company said that the South Korean tech giant is the first major smartphone manufacturer to join its licensing programme."We are pleased to welcome LG Electronics to our licensing program," said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies."We've worked constructively with LG Electronics and agreed…

Antwerp introduces ‘texting lanes’

It is one of the trendiest cities in the world, at the forefront of hip living - Antwerp, the most populous city in Belgium and home to one of the largest ports in the world, has its pulse of what it means to be modern and cool.You can get a sense of this with its latest fad - pedestrian lanes for residents who can’t help…

Lenovo outlines the future of connected devices

At its first global technology event, Lenovo outlined its vision for how its products will change the lives of people around the world, principally through an even greater interconnection of devices. There are five ways in which this will happen. They include developing more natural ways for people to be connected, constructing connections that are more reliable, pairing up more devices, providing people with the…

Greater functionality from your mobile

The days of using mobile phones purely for calling/texting has long gone. Nowadays, the majority of us use our phones for a variety of purposes - including working, checking our bank details, Skype, reading and checking the calendar. If you have a fairly modern smartphone, then chances are you will have most of these functions already inbuilt into your mobile. However, the developments in technology,…

Asus unveils ‘super-selfie smartphone’

People who love to take selfies will be eager to hear that Asus has designed a smartphone that puts this feature at the heart of the device. At the International Information Technology Show COMPUTEX Taipei, the tech giant lifted the lid on its ZenFone SelfiE. This smartphone offers, of course, all the usual functionality that users expect these days, but has overhauled the image-capturing capabilities.…

Microsoft unveils new Nokia 105

Microsoft has lifted the lid on its newest, entry-level phones that have been designed with an old-school sensibility. Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual Sim are geared towards first-time mobile phone buyers and those who want a “reliable backdrop” for unpredictable moments. The company said that these devices will “enable more people to have a voice” and, moreover, provide them with “potentially life-changing benefits”. This is…

BlackBerry ‘may go Android’

BlackBerry may completely transform its approach to the design of its smartphones by embedding them with an Android operating system.According to an exclusive from Reuters, the tech company is considering moving in a new direction because it is still unable to rebuild its market share.As the online news provider noted, this is an “acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass…