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…

iPhone 7 rumours starting to emerge

When Apple launched its latest edition of the iPhone, it is fair to say that everyone was in awe. Yes indeed, the tech giant Apple, a pioneer of smartphones – as well as other tech, of course – had once again "reinvented the mobile wheel". The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reconceptualised the classic model that helped Apple cement itself as one of the leading providers of…

3 of the best apps this week

Whether you're a Windows, Android or iOS user, no doubt you love your apps. We've done the work this week and found one for each of the respective platforms that we think make a welcome addition to your experience.Realarm for WindowsDigital, phone-based alarm clocks are useful tools but we don't really think much about. However, as Realarm shows, they can be extremely useful in helping us organise our lives.This app,…

3 of the best apps this week

Whether you're a Windows, Android or iOS user, no doubt you love your apps. We've done the work this week and found one for each of the respective platforms that we think make a welcome addition to your experience. Realarm for Windows Digital, phone-based alarm clocks are useful tools but we don't really think much about. However, as Realarm shows, they can be extremely useful in helping us organise our…