Nokia CEO confirms return to smartphone market

For a long while now, the future prospects of Nokia has not so much been uncertain, it’s been existential.Ever since the company lost its control over the mobile phone business to the likes of Apple and Samsung, its success in this market has dwindled.So much so that it eventually sold its mobile/smartphone business to Microsoft, shifting its focus to other areas of its enterprise.However, there…

4 iPhone apps to make you smarter

We would all like to be a little bit smarter than we are, acknowledging that these days it is really hard to allocate time to so-called “proper study”.However, there is a modern-day solution in the form of apps. We take our smartphones everywhere, meaning we have access to resources all the time.It means that wherever you are, whatever time of the day it is, you…

Smartphone-friendly pension management desired

More and more people would like to use technology on their smartphones to manage and access their pensions, according to a new study.Research commissioned by Saxo Bank and delivered by YouGov found that more than two-thirds of individuals would benefit from this kind of service.The paper noted how 50 per cent of respondents were keen to have even greater transparency over their pension finances.Close to…

The car that you ‘drive with your smartphone’

It is like something out of James Bond - a fact that will immediately have people excited (because, you know, the life of 007 is quite something). Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled some of its latest developments in the field of autonomous driving and it's breathtaking to say the least.In the not so distant future, drivers will, just like the fictional British spy, drive their…

Tesco is the most visible supermarket on Google mobile searches

The most visible website in Google search engines results on smartphones is Tesco, which “is three times better” than its nearest rival Asda, new research has found.The study by search and content optimisation company Searchmetrics also reported that supermarkets that rank highly on desktop internet searches also do very well in mobile searches.This is even in spite of the new “mobile-friendly” update from Google, which…

Smartphones: Where the future of news lies

The way we find, consume and share news is evolving all the time with smartphones fast becoming the number one way in which to keep up to date with what is happening in the world.A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism reports that in 2015 we have already witnessed a “quickening of pace” towards what it describes as “social and…

Nokia and LG in IP agreement

Nokia has announced that it is to license its smartphone intellectual property (IP) to LG. In an official press release, the Finnish company said that the South Korean tech giant is the first major smartphone manufacturer to join its licensing programme."We are pleased to welcome LG Electronics to our licensing program," said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies."We've worked constructively with LG Electronics and agreed…

Antwerp introduces ‘texting lanes’

It is one of the trendiest cities in the world, at the forefront of hip living - Antwerp, the most populous city in Belgium and home to one of the largest ports in the world, has its pulse of what it means to be modern and cool.You can get a sense of this with its latest fad - pedestrian lanes for residents who can’t help…