Two-thirds of kids own a smartphone

Two-thirds of kids own a smartphone
Smartphones are ubiquitous in the modern world. We just can't live without them, it seems, and spending a day free of texting, checking Facebook on the move or Snapchatting seems utterly unthinkable.But it's not just us grown-ups who feel that way. According to a new study by Halifax, 67 per cent of eight to 15-year-olds now own a smartphone.Even at the lower end of the…

How long do you spend watching videos on your smartphone?

How long do you spend watching videos on your smartphone?
Do you routinely watch videos while you're on the bus to work or idling away on your smartphone at home?Probably, as more and more of us are consuming online videos, it seems.In fact, research by Zenith shows that online video viewing is likely to go up by 20 per cent in 2017.Global consumers are set to spend an average of 47.4 minutes a day watching…

Are the latest simple mobile phones any good?

Are the latest simple mobile phones any good?
For many people, a high price tag is the true marker of a high-quality mobile. Gadget aficionados will happily spend hundreds of pounds to get the latest devices with an array of innovative new features.Just look at how excited people are over the upcoming launch of the Apple iPhone 8 if you need any evidence of that. While we don't know much about it yet, we…

Watch your step while texting

Watch your step while texting
Mobile phones have transformed seemingly every aspect of our lives, but there's one change they're responsible for that you probably haven't noticed.According to research by Anglia Ruskin University, mobile phones have altered how people walk.Scientists at the institution fitted a mobile eye tracker to test participants to record where they looked, as well as motion analysis sensors to record the way they walked.Subjects then walked…

How smartphones have changed our shopping habits

How smartphones have changed our shopping habits
Online shopping is now the norm, with millions of us routinely turning to the internet to buy everything from groceries to our summer holidays.The emergence of smartphones has undoubtedly helped to fuel this trend. We can browse the online stores of our favourite shops anywhere and everywhere, and retailers are actively optimising their sites so they are easy to use on mobile devices.According to Dimitrios…

How often do you use your smartphone?

How often do you use your smartphone?
It's a simple question, but if you were asked how often you picked up your smartphone, what would you say?After all, it's often an automatic reflex these days. As soon as the conversation falls silent or the ad break starts in the middle of your favourite TV programme, you pick up your handset and see what's happening on Twitter.Chances are we underestimate just how hooked…

Young adults want to manage finances on smartphones

Young adults want to manage finances on smartphones
Smartphones have increasingly infiltrated every aspect of modern life, to the point where young adults in particular consider them an item they can't live without. Indeed, new research by global asset management firm Legg Mason has revealed that the so-called millennial generation - adults aged between 18 and 35, are almost twice as likely to use mobile phones as their older counterparts. More than nine…

Kogan offers high-end features at budget price

Kogan offers high-end features at budget price
Kogan.com has unveiled a device that it claims offers high-end features but at a relatively low price. The Kogan Agora 8 is set to be rolled out initially in Australia and comes with an asking price of $199 (£115). The price tag stands out given the range of features it contains. For instance, the device boasts a 2.5 Dragontrail Glass display. According to Kogan, this…