Smartphone banking revolution to be enforced by watchdogs

Smartphone banking revolution to be enforced by watchdogs
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has unveiled a package of measures designed to ensure banks work harder for customers by making the most of the benefits of smartphone technology. A retail banking market investigation published by the watchdog today (August 9th) found that older and larger banks are not competing hard enough for customers' business. This, combined with the fact that smaller and newer banks are…

New iPhone to feature pressure-sensitive home button

New iPhone to feature pressure-sensitive home button
Apple is preparing to unveil the latest iterations of its perennially popular iPhone next month - and it is hard to believe nearly a full year has passed since the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. As ever, the past 12 months have been full of rumour and speculation as to what upgraded new features will be present on the latest version of the…

Deleted WhatsApp messages can be recovered

Deleted WhatsApp messages can be recovered
For many users, one of the biggest draws of the messaging service WhatsApp is that it offers end-to-end encryption, guaranteeing all your messages are as secure as possible. However, it may not be quite so simple, as a security researcher has discovered that deleting chats from WhatsApp doesn't completely erase them from the device.The latest version of the app to be tested leaves a forensic trace…

Could you be charging your iPhone more effectively?

Could you be charging your iPhone more effectively?
We all have different smartphone charging habits - some like to top up the battery with an occasional boost on the fly, while others like to leave the device plugged in overnight so it's ready for the day ahead. However, if you're among those who love grabbing their handset from its charging station first thing in the morning and seeing its battery level at 100 per…

AVG identifies top power-hogging apps

AVG identifies top power-hogging apps
Antivirus firm AVG has issued a new report that identifies some of the biggest smartphone resource hoggers available on Android smartphones. The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016 outlined which of the most popular apps had the most pronounced effect on considerations such as battery, storage and data. In terms of broad trends, it was noted that photo, video and location apps are the…

Apple celebrates sale of billionth iPhone

Apple celebrates sale of billionth iPhone
Apple has announced that it has sold one billion iPhones since the introduction of the very first version of the device back in 2007. Chief executive officer of the California-based computer giant announced the landmark figures at an employee meeting in Cupertino. This comes in spite of other reports indicating declining sales and mild concerns about the future of the iconic smartphone as competitors look to outpace…

New smartphone case designed to help catch ’em all in Pokemon Go

New smartphone case designed to help catch ’em all in Pokemon Go
It is safe to say Nintendo's massively popular new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. While it has only been out for a matter of weeks, it has become a runaway success in a manner that no other smartphone app has ever done before. This means it should perhaps come as no surprise that others are trying to jump in on this success.…

New iPhone: Dual cameras in and mute button out?

New iPhone: Dual cameras in and mute button out?
New images purportedly of the forthcoming iPhone 7 have been leaked on Chinese social media - and they reveal some intriguing new developments for the perennially popular smartphone. A redesigned camera and a slightly different look are the main differences visible in the posts - although some fans may be disappointed at the lack of a truly radical overhaul. The images were caught in China and posted to…