M-commerce spending set to be big in the UK this year

This year is set to be a defining moment in smartphone history, with users spending more than ever via these devices in the UK.A survey published last month revealed that Brits will collectively part with an astonishing £14.95 billion in 2015, all through their handheld personal computers.Commissioned by RetailMeNot, the poll reported that m-commerce, as it is known, is increasingly popular with Brits.In fact, because…

VAIO launches new smartphone

Last year Sony announced that it was reforming its PC and TV businesses in a major move to transform the way it operates in certain areas. One of the biggest changes to come out of this was the decision to sell the department that was operating under the VAIO brand.Since then, VAIO has been busy refining its own base of operations. It is looking to develop a new…

More of us viewing movies with our smartphones

The way we engage with visual entertainment has changed tremendously over the years, with, for example, the traditional gathering of friends and family members around a TV in the living room losing its crown. In fact, as Nielsen's Q4 2014 Total Audience Report alludes to, more and more people are watching television programmes and movies on their smartphone. This is increasingly popular for all sorts…

Apple’s ResearchKit to ‘transform medical studies’

Apple has announced the development of a "new open source software framework" for the iPhone, which it says will transform medical studies in so many profound ways.Dubbed ResearchKit, this latest development from the tech giant is designed to assist doctors and scientists. Using data obtained from iPhone users, it will help to reshape understanding and thinking in ways that cannot yet be comprehended.Jeff Williams, senior vice president…

HTC introduces One M9

HTC has launched a new smartphone, which it says is its "most personal, beautiful and powerful" device yet. The HTC One M9 represents a return to form for the Taiwanese tech company and, to say the least, it is an exceptionally beautiful and engaging mobile. Launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the start of the month, the smartphone has been described as…

Best apps of the week

Looking for a new app to enrich your mobile experience? Not sure what it is you're looking for? Well, stop the press. We've had a look around and spotted three – one for each of the big players – that we think are worth an investment.One of them solves your mathematical problems, the other allows you to edit text images and share them and the…

BBC shoot and edit tech show Click on mobiles

The team behind the BBC technology show Click have shot and edited an entire episode using their mobile phones and it was, according to lead presenter Spencer Kelly, "very stressful". They were attending the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and given that they were surrounded by and talking about mobile phones and the like, it seemed sensible to report, capture and share everything…

OnePlus extends its flagship smartphone into Europe

OnePlus, the new kid in the smartphone market – which portrays itself as the "flagship killer – has announced that its OnePlus One is now available across Europe.The Chinese start-up company, which was founded in December 2013, said that both versions of the device - the 16GB Silk White and 64GB Sandstone Black –can be picked up by customers in the European Union.This is a…