Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S6

Good things come to those who wait, so the old saying goes, and, as fans of Samsung's range of Galaxy smartphones can attest to, their patience has paid off in spectacular form. As of March 1st, the world is home to a bold new vision – the Galaxy S6 (and, for added pleasure, a larger sibling dubbed the Galaxy S6 Edge).The South Korean tech giant…

Moto E: Budget brilliance

Motorola has lifted the lid on its latest Moto E Android smartphone, providing users with 4G ready technology and power at a cost of the price that many would expect on such a device. No doubt there will be plenty of people all around the world keen to sell and recycle their existing phones to get their hands on this smart, faster and more enjoyable upgrade. The Moto E line…

Google: Let’s make email better

Google wants email to be better. It is, as we all know, a great tool, a perfect accompaniment that helps us manage our workload and communicate with stakeholders, yet at times it can be a hindrance.In a recent blog post "Let's build a new work inbox together", the tech giant begins with a question – a statement, if you will – that many of us…

Samsung Galaxy S6 big reveal gets industry buzzing

Samsung has just sent the smartphone industry into a frenzy of excitement with the next update in its savvy media campaign for its latest Galaxy model. In a bold claim on a sign-up page that allows prospective buyers to find out more information about the Galaxy S6, the South Korean tech giant says that "the next big thing is almost here". The tag line for…

Smartphone design ‘levelling out’

When it comes to smartphone aesthetics, what more can be done? This is a question that many people in the industry are asking, as we appear to be reaching critical point in their development. The standard design these days is a rectangular-shaped device, made soft with slightly curved edges and equipped with a high-resolution touchscreen surface that delivers excellent visuals and usability. Now, there is certainly nothing wrong with…

Refurbished smartphone market ‘getting bigger’

The secondhand smartphone market is set to grow and grow over the next few years, according to a new analysis from Gartner. A survey carried out by the information technology research and advisory firm found that because 60 per cent of consumers are presently replacing their existing phones with new ones, more and more devices of a high quality are ending up on the market. As such, there…

Samsung hints a wireless charging future

The future is wireless. For a long time now, tech life has been dominated by wires. You have wires going into this thing, that thing and, well everything. Needless to say, it can often result in a tangled web of confusion.However, there have been efforts over the years to address what is a modern day problem and deliver wireless solutions to make our lives easier.…

Banks to allow account access via fingerprints on smartphones

Times are changing, with news that two banks in the UK are to allow people to use their fingerprint recognition technology on their smartphones to gain access to their accounts. This is thought to be the first time anything like this has been possible in the country.NatWest and RBS are to make this possible on Apple devices at first, as its Touch ID capabilities are…