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…

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…

Pokemon Go finally available in the UK

Pokemon Go finally available in the UK
Pokemon Go - the smartphone game that has quickly become a global sensation - has finally been made available in the UK. Some enthusiastic fans already downloaded the app via a workaround that involved convincing your phone you were a user from the US, where the game was launched earlier. This workaround gave users access to the stateside version of Google Play and the App Store,…

Is your Android phone infected with HummingBad?

Is your Android phone infected with HummingBad?
An estimated ten million Android smartphones all over the world are thought to be infected with new malware called HummingBad. The aggressive software was developed by a group of Chinese cyber criminals and was first discovered by security speciality Check Point earlier this year. It was specified that the malware establishes a persistent rootkit with the intention of generating fraudulent ad revenue for its perpetrator.…

Did this man invent the iPhone in 1992?

Did this man invent the iPhone in 1992?
A man who claimed he invented the iPhone back in 1992 is suing Apple for $10 billion (£7.45 billion). He claims the San Francisco-based computer manufacturing giant stole his ideas when it released the first version of the iPhone nine years ago. While it may seem unlikely that someone had an idea of the practical functions of the iPhone before internet use was very widespread - and…

Samsung top-selling global brand – but what’s your favourite smartphone?

Samsung top-selling global brand – but what’s your favourite smartphone?
Smartphone rivalries can get fiercely competitive - with some fans adamant they'll never switch their iPhone for a Galaxy or vice versa. But the two companies behind those products - Apple and Samsung - remain firm favourites around the world. Indeed, the latest data from IC Insights shows that Samsung sold more smartphones than any other provider in the first three months of 2016. The…

Could Apple be looking for a way to deactivate your iPhone at gigs?

Could Apple be looking for a way to deactivate your iPhone at gigs?
One of the biggest benefits of smartphones is the high quality camera offered by the majority of devices. Many people no longer carry a conventional camera, as they always have their smartphone to hand and are able to quickly and conveniently snap a photo of a moment that is likely to become a cherished memory. The fact that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are…