Facebook Messenger pairs up with Uber

Facebook Messenger pairs up with Uber
Facebook has announced that its Messenger service has joined forces with cab-hailing app Uber to form its first transport offering.That's right, Messenger users will now be able to call a taxi from within the Messenger app - meaning they can arrange their transport without having to interrupt their conversation.They can do this either by clicking on the car icon or, if the address they need…

Android Pay gains ground on Apple Pay

Android Pay gains ground on Apple Pay
Good news is on the horizon for consumers keen to experience the convenience of smartphone payments, as Android Pay announces service improvements.The system now gives users the ability to make in-app purchases, rather than having to change apps in order to pay. This update is something that might help Android Pay gain a little ground on its competitor Apple Pay, with the latter having offered…

OnePlus 2 is to be made available to everyone

OnePlus 2 is to be made available to everyone
There's good news for those who want to to buy a OnePlus 2 smartphone, as the company behind it has scrapped their exclusive invite system for this model.Much like Spotify before it, mobile phone manufacturer OnePlus 2 used to operate an invite system to encourage new users to buy into its products.However, those who are interested in picking up a OnePlus 2 model will now…

Smartphone makers expected to expand trade-in options

Smartphone makers expected to expand trade-in options
Major smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung could be set to expand into the trade-in segment by offering their customers more options for replacing their old iPhone and Galaxy models with new versions of the devices. New research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 2015 could be the first full year of single-digit smartphone growth. Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow…

Half of shoppers research products online while instore

Half of shoppers research products online while instore
Smartphones are such useful tools that it can sometimes be hard to imagine how we got by without them - and this is certainly the case when it comes to shopping for good deals. Half of all shoppers regularly have their smartphones on hand to research products and look for better prices online when they are in a high street store. A new study from…

How to switch to an iPhone from Android

How to switch to an iPhone from Android
Long-term Android users may have been tempted to switch to an Apple iPhone at various points. The debate over whether the latest Samsung Galaxy device or the current premium Apple iPhone is unlikely to be settled one way or the other. This is largely due to the fact that many of the factors basically amount to personal preference - which is the device and software…

New lost item tracker launched by EE

New lost item tracker launched by EE
EE has announced the launch of TrackR Bravo, a new service that is intended to help smartphone owners find lost items using their mobile devices. TrackR Bravo is a small, coin-sized device that can track anything from lost keys to much larger things such as a bicycle. This comes as part of EE's wider strategy of offering devices and mobile accessories that offer a wider range of…

How to counter mobile ads

How to counter mobile ads
Ads can be a very frustrating experience for smartphone users - arguably even more so than for those using conventional laptops and desktop computers. Pop-up ads can block out the entire screen while browsing the internet or even within apps and can sometimes be difficult to close without being navigated to the advertiser's website. This has been on the news agenda recently, with the UK's largest mobile…