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 pictures…

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 were going…

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 more convenient…

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…

Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE

Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE
After months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the latest four-inch version of its iPhone range. Dubbed the iPhone SE - rather than the iPhone 5se, as was suggested ahead of the official announcement - the device is a revamped version of the iPhone 5s.It brings the specs of its four-inch handset up to date to match those of the iPhone 6, while catering…

How waterproof does a smartphone need to be?

How waterproof does a smartphone need to be?
When a new smartphone is launched, lots of claims are made as to how radical and innovative various new features are. This is particularly the case when it comes to the major tentpole releases from industry giants like Apple and Samsung, with speculation regarding the next iteration of the iPhone or Galaxy S series typically starting to escalate very quickly after another version is released. But what…

Android Pay set for UK launch this month

Android Pay set for UK launch this month
Google is set to launch its rival to Apple Pay at the end of March, with the web giant endeavouring to muscle in on the mobile payment industry. Titled Android Pay, the system has already been rolled out in the US as of last September, the Daily Telegraph reports.It represents Google's second effort to encourage users of Android smartphones to use their handset for contactless payments. The…