End-to-end encryption introduced by WhatsApp

End-to-end encryption introduced by WhatsApp
WhatsApp has introduced end-to-end encryption for all users that have installed the latest update for its messaging app. In a blogpost announcing the development, the firm said it has always striven to ensure its users data and communications are as secure as possible. Full end-to-end encryption is a technological development that places WhatsApp at the forefront of protecting private data. This is because anyone using the latest version…

Manchester boasts fastest UK mobile performance

Manchester boasts fastest UK mobile performance
The north of England could be the optimum place to live for Brits looking for the best mobile signal in the country. According to the latest survey from RootMetrics, Manchester boasts the UK's fastest and most reliable mobile performance. This puts the gateway to the north ahead of all of the country's other major metropolitan areas. Manchester came out on top in terms of the speed and reliability…

How to take the best photos with your smartphone

How to take the best photos with your smartphone
The camera is arguably the most popular feature of the modern smartphone - and there is a reason why there are more images floating around the internet on social media than ever before. Before the smartphone, we would have to be much more selective over what we take a photo of, as film would be expensive to buy and develop and would only offer so many…

Making the most of music on your smartphone

Making the most of music on your smartphone
Sometimes it can be hard to believe how far the mobile phone has come in terms of integrating itself into our daily lives. When they first started to come onto the market, the ability to make a phone call from almost any location seemed like enough of a convenience. However, since the popularisation of the smartphone, the range of things we use them for has expanded seemingly…

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?
There can be no doubt that smartphones have radically changed the ways we interact with one another. Even more so than the old feature phones like the classic Nokia 3310, the smartphone has had a noticeable impact on people's lives since they were popularised with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007. Mobiles in general made socialising more flexible. Before them, if you…

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone
We've all been in awkward situations where we get home to a credit card bill or bank statement and realise we've been a little too relaxed in terms of our personal finances for the past month. This is perfectly understandable - it's so easy to forget to be as disciplined as you might have intended after one a large purchase, for example. However, making simple financial management much…

Night Shift feature among new updates for iOS 9.3

Night Shift feature among new updates for iOS 9.3
The latest version of Apple's dedicated mobile operating system, iOS 9.3, has been made available for download as of yesterday (March 21st). Although it is ostensibly only a minor release, it does include some of the most significant new features that have ever been seen on an incremental update. Foremost among these is the much-touted Night Shift mode, which controls the blue light levels emitted from the…