Samsung unveils Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung unveils Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Samsung has unveiled the next generation of its smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These devices combine the sleek design that has come to characterise the range with powerful performance, more advanced camera features, water resistance and external memory. The camera is one of the most notable upgrades on these devices, as it is the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone. This…

Apple issues fix for ‘error 53’ that bricked iPhones

Apple issues fix for ‘error 53’ that bricked iPhones
Apple has apologised to users whose phones were left disabled after they sought repairs from third-party providers. Some iPhone owners took their smartphones to non-Apple technicians to be fixed when they needed a replacement for their home button. After services were carried out, these individuals reported they received an 'error 53' message when they opened iTunes - and this software issue then effectively rendered the entire device…

Will wearable technology change the nature of the smartphone?

Will wearable technology change the nature of the smartphone?
The trend for wearable technology started picking up pace a couple of years ago - and while it may initially have seemed like an unnecessary addition to the convenience offered by smartphones, there is no denying that it is gathering momentum. It could be argued that the launch of the Apple Watch cemented a place for wearable technology in the mainstream. Although the device has not…

New Edge display unveiled by Samsung

New Edge display unveiled by Samsung
The new Edge display Samsung launched as part of its Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+ smartphones has proven to be a big hit. However, the curved edges of the screen did not offer too much in the way of added functionality compared to previous iterations of the South Korean electronics giant's previous Galaxy devices. Indeed, when dual edge screen was announced, it was seen as a distinct…

New screen protectors now fitted on iPhones

New screen protectors now fitted on iPhones
There's nothing worse than getting a scratch on your smartphone that stays on the device for years to come. Dropping a device can be a heart-stopping moment - but even if you manage to keep it uncracked by some stroke of luck, the chances are the screen will at least be scratched. This can be particularly frustrating if you are near the start of a new…

New iPhone reveal set for March 15th

New iPhone reveal set for March 15th
According to Apple news website 9to5Mac, sources have disclosed that the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch will be presented for the first time on this date. The company itself is yet to comment, but the story has been widely reported across the press.What can be expected on March 15th? It is believed the 5se will feature an A9 chip, improved…

Global smartphone shipments up 12% in 2015

Global smartphone shipments up 12% in 2015
The rise of the smartphone continued apace in 2015, with close to 1.5 billion devices shipped over the course of the year.This represents growth of 12 per cent compared to 2014, according to new research by Counterpoint.Of the phones shipped last year, three in five were 4G-ready, demonstrating a major step forward for the technology. In the UK, Ofcom research shows that 4G subscriptions stood…

Facebook Reactions will replace Like button

Facebook Reactions will replace Like button
Facebook's Like button has long been a source of discussion among the social network's users. Yes, it gives a quick way to interact with posts, but it also limits that interaction, essentially encouraging people to hit the Like button even on posts they'd rather react differently to.This means the button has gradually become less about actually liking something and more about users simply showing some…