Microsoft launch budget Nokia smartphone

There has been a lot of confusion over whether the Nokia brand would ever resurface again, after conflicting reports emerged last year about Microsoft's intentions.However, the confusion has, at least for now, been put on hold, with the tech giant announcing the development of a new mobile.Nokia 215 has been pitched as being the company's first budget smartphone, capable of delivering superb technology at a…

Use your smartphone to help with your health kick

The new year is the perfect time to start afresh and kick start your health and fitness. Following the festive season in which the majority of us tend to overindulge, January brings with it the exciting feeling of hope and new chances. If making 2015 a healthy year is top of your agenda, then make sure to whip out your smartphone and download some of…

BlackBerry is working on ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

For those who believed that pieces of technology such as a self-destructing smartphone only exists as part of a James Bond plotline, it is time to think again.Canadian firm BlackBerry has teamed up with Boeing - who is best known for building airplanes and defence systems - to create just that.While the original handset was announced back in March 2014 at the Mobile World Congress…

UK banks wave hello to Apple Pay

The UK is on the brink of getting Apple's wave and pay service, commonly known as Apple Pay.It has been reported that Britain's big banks are in talks with the tech giant to bring the service to the high street in the first half of 2015.According to The Telegraph, negotiations aren't exactly running smoothly but with no bank wanting to miss out on Apple Pay,…

Will we be getting the Samsung Z1 in 2015?

If you can't wait for the Galaxy S6 or want to get your hands on a budget Samsung smartphone, the manufacturer may be giving you a late Christmas present in the early part of 2015, if rumours are to be believed.A Russian web portal has claimed that the Tizen-based Z1 will be released in the coming year and will incorporate a four-inch display. This will…

Will we be smelling our smartphones next year?

While many of us are still amazed that we can shop, watch movies and even meet potential dates just by using our smartphones, there is a chance that the next big thing which will supposedly appear next year is scent transmission. Yes, you read that right! According to the innovation charity, Nesta, one of its top ten predictions for 2015 includes scent transmission through your…

New Sony smartphone leaked during hack

The Sony hacking scandal has made headlines all around the globe over the last couple of weeks, and the nightmare appears to be continuing for the technology giant as it is believed that its next flagship smartphone has also been leaked.Making the rumoured new handset even more interesting is the fact that it has come about thanks to a James Bond movie product pitch.While many…