Kill switches is great news for smartphone users

The number of smartphone thefts in major cities like London, New York and San Francisco, has reduced significantly thanks to the “kill switches” that render iPhone and Android devices useless. If a smartphone is snatched by a criminal and a user becomes aware of it, they have the power to remotely turn off their devices. Consequently, when a pickpocket goes to access it or sell…

Ubuntu enters smartphone market

The smartphone market will be home to a new model, the world’s first Ubuntu phone. It is being pitched as a device that puts “content at the heart” of the experience. It will available online at BQ. Dubbed the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition – which is produced by Canonical – the slim device comes with a 4.5-inch screen and unique interface.This offers users a radically different…

Sky entering mobile market for the 1st time

Sky is throwing its hat into the competitive mobile market ring, announcing that it is entering this arena for the first time in its history.In an official announcement, the British telecommunications company revealed that it has entered into a landmark partnership with O2 ownerTelefonica UK.From 2016, Sky will be able to offer its customers mobile-related services, in addition to their existing packages. The deal will not…

Motorola ‘working on super-smart smartphone’

There are rumours floating around in the tech business that Motorola is currently working on a smartphone that will revolutionise the smartphonemarket.According to the tweeter that goes by the moniker of Ricciolo – well known for his Sony leaks – the US headquartered telecommunications business is developing a flagship model that is “smarter than other smartphones”.In a cryptic tweet, Ricciolo hinted that Motorola is the outfit behind this potentially radical device – after…

Tenfold growth in mobile traffic by 2019

Our relationship with mobile phones has changed considerably since they first emerged as commercially viable gadgets at the back end of the 20th century.First it was about being accessible over the phone with the novelty of being able to send text messages when voice calling was not possible.Nowadays, our smartphones are powerful machines, capable of delivering high definition videos and connecting you to the world wide web.The most significant transformation…

Under Armour acquires Endomondo and MyFitnessPal fitness apps

Under Armour has announced that it has snapped up two of the best health and fitness apps in the world today.The sports clothing and accessories company, which is headquartered in the US, revealed that Endomondo and MyFitnessPal is now part of its brand.It said in an official press release that this acquisition was a seminal moment, given that it establishes "ownership of the world's largest digital…

BT to buy EE

After weeks of intense negotiations, BT has finally agreed to purchase EE in a deal worth £12.5 billion. It said that the acquisition will provide customers with "innovative, seamless services that combine the power of fibre broadband with Wi-Fi and advanced mobile capabilities". This is a significant move from BT, as the merger with EE, the largest mobile phone network in the UK, represents a shift back to the mobile market. In an official press…

Top iPhone app of the week: Khan Academy

How's this for a treat – learning for free? Now we bet that has got you interested. Now, how about the luxury of learning via your handheld device? Well, now you can, thanks to the latest new and free iPhone app.Khan Academy offers users the opportunity to delve deep into various subjects when and where they want, delivering a personalised learning experience that fits into people's busy…