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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…