Do you suffer from smartphone separation anxiety?

Do you suffer from smartphone separation anxiety?
We've all felt it - that sense of dread and worry when we realise we've left our smartphone behind after we've gone out.Of course you'd feel anxious. After all, you won't be able to check social media for hours, you could miss dozens of important calls and how can you get through a day without taking a few selfies and Snapchatting them to your friends?But…

Are too many apps slowing down your Android phone?

Are too many apps slowing down your Android phone?
It's frustrating when you've just charged up your Android phone and you're down to one bar in just a few hours.What's happened to the battery? You haven't used it that much, surely! And where did your data allowance go?!Well, in many cases, it's down to the apps you've got on your smartphone. Some guzzle up the charge much more than others and are pretty data-hungry.…

Could you cope without your smartphone on holiday?

Could you cope without your smartphone on holiday?
There's lots to think about when you are packing for a trip abroad. Are you prepared for different weather conditions? Have you remembered all your essential toiletries? Do you have all your vital documents handy?But if there's anything that people can't manage without when they go away, it seems, it's their smartphone.We know only too well how much we rely on our mobile devices day…

Watch your step when using a smartphone

Watch your step when using a smartphone
Have you ever been injured when using your smartphone?If so, you're far from alone, as a new survey has revealed more than three-quarters of us have accidentally hurt ourselves while using our handset.The study by www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk also found that the average person suffers a mobile phone-related injury about three times a month.So what kind of injuries are we suffering? According to the survey, 42 per…

How brand loyal are you?

How brand loyal are you?
Are you attached to a particular smartphone manufacturer or will you happily flit from brand to brand when you're upgrading?According to a new survey by www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, Apple iPhone owners are particularly loyal to their chosen brand.Figures showed that people with an iPhone have been loyal for five years on average - which will certainly be pleasing news for Apple ahead of the launch of the…

Shoppers increasingly searching for new purchases via smartphones

Shoppers increasingly searching for new purchases via smartphones
More and more people in the UK are looking for products and services to buy through their smartphone, a new study has revealed. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Google, search volumes on smartphones went up by 26 per cent between April and June 2017, when compared with the same period of the previous year. This was much higher than the increase recorded…

Are smartphones getting pricier?

Are smartphones getting pricier?
A high-end smartphone has never come cheap. An all-singing, all-dancing mobile device is expensive to design and build, so understandably, the manufacturer is quite keen to make a reasonable profit on their latest offering. But it's certainly true to say that smartphones have become more expensive in the last few years. Indeed, recent figures from market research specialist GfK show that the value of the…

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…