Are you addicted to your smartphone?

How much time do you think you spend using your smartphone? An hour a day? Two hours? Well, you might be amazed to know that the average amount of time a person spends glued to their handset is actually much, much higher in some countries. According to research by Statista, the average person in Brazil spends almost five hours a day glued to their handset.…

Smartphones users spend 3rd of their time on entertainment

Smartphones users spend 3rd of their time on entertainment
Entertainment apps are leading the way when it comes to people's smartphone usage, a new study has found. According to research by Analysis Mason, almost a third of the time people spend on their phones is taken up with using entertainment apps. Social media apps in particular are proving dominant, with 15 per cent of people's time taken up using apps from the likes of…

Apple valued at $800bn

Apple valued at $800bn
Apple has been valued at $800 billion on the stock markets - making it the first company to cross this threshold. The tech manufacturer only passed the $700 billion mark two years ago, but has seen its shares go up in value by 33 per cent during 2017. In fact, Apple has performed consistently strongly on the markets since the US election, with shares going…

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers
Smartphones have become integral to so many people's lives for a wide range of reasons, not least of which is their diverse functionality. From being able to keep up to speed with our friends, family and loved ones via social media, through to taking great photos and listening to your favourite tracks, there really does seem to be something for everyone. The wide range of…

Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1

Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1
Smartphone shipments across the world fell for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2016, new figures have revealed. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the number of global smartphone shipments between January and March this year came to 335 million. This is three per cent lower than the figure recorded in the corresponding period of 2015 and the first time a year-on-year…

Make the best use of your smartphone overseas

Make the best use of your smartphone overseas
In this digital age, a smartphone is just as much of a travel essential as sunglasses and a beach towel. However, using smartphones overseas can be very costly in a number of ways. So here a few things to bear in mind if you wish to avoid paying over the odds. Turn off data roaming If your phone is set to automatically connect to the…

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?
There can be no doubt that smartphones have radically changed the ways we interact with one another. Even more so than the old feature phones like the classic Nokia 3310, the smartphone has had a noticeable impact on people's lives since they were popularised with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007. Mobiles in general made socialising more flexible. Before them, if you…

Tips for choosing the right smartphone

Tips for choosing the right smartphone
The smartphone market is fairly well saturated these days, which for consumers is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to picking your device; on the other, it really can be difficult to tell which handset is best for you. After all, it's easy to be swayed by the most popular device…