HTC launches new squeezable smartphone

HTC launches new squeezable smartphone
HTC has unveiled what could be a game-changer in the ever-evolving and competitive smartphone market.The U11 contains technology known as Edge Sense - a set of sensors on each side of the handset that react when they are squeezed.This means that users of the U11 can launch apps such as the phone's camera not with a swipe of the screen but by giving it a…

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones
While the world gears up for the iPhone 8 and HTC is rolling out a new squeezable smartphone, many people will simply be waiting for manufacturers to produce something a bit more simple, straightforward and affordable.Step forward Motorola, which has been doing well in the budget smartphone market with devices that do what the average person, rather than a gadget fanatic, wants them to do.The…

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 live up to the hype?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 live up to the hype?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been hyped up to the max, with the marketing blurb promising a groundbreaking and innovative handset.With the device commanding a price tag of almost £700, quite frankly that's the least that most buyers would expect from it.So does it really deliver what it promises? Consumer group Which? put the Galaxy S8 through its paces with a series of "rigorous" lab…

Apple valued at $800bn

Apple valued at $800bn
Apple has been valued at $800 billion on the stock markets - making it the first company to cross this threshold.The tech manufacturer only passed the $700 billion mark two years ago, but has seen its shares go up in value by 33 per cent during 2017.In fact, Apple has performed consistently strongly on the markets since the US election, with shares going up by…

Smartphones users spend a third of their time on entertainment apps

Smartphones users spend a third of their time on entertainment apps
Entertainment apps are leading the way when it comes to people's smartphone usage, a new study has found.According to research by Analysis Mason, almost a third of the time people spend on their phones is taken up with using entertainment apps.Social media apps in particular are proving dominant, with 15 per cent of people's time taken up using apps from the likes of Facebook, Instagram…

When will the iPhone 8 be unveiled?

When will the iPhone 8 be unveiled?
Speculation about exactly when Apple will unveil its iPhone 8 device has been rife in recent weeks.Some industry observers believe it could be next year until we see the newest iteration of Apple's flagship smartphone.But a new report in the Economic Daily News actually indicates that the company is right on schedule and set to unveil the device in September.The uncertainty had arisen because of…

Top 5 Android devices on the market right now

Top 5 Android devices on the market right now
The iPhone is the most ubiquitous handset on the planet, with Apple said to occupy between 60 and 70 per cent of the smartphone market.However, many people are wary of the tech giant and actively choose to stay away from its products - others simply prefer to opt for alternative phones. If you aren't an iPhone user it can be difficult to decide which Android to use. While Apple…

Nokia to recreate the Nexus model

Nokia to recreate the Nexus model
Google's Nexus phone might be dead in the water but it might not be the last we have seen of the device. It has been reported that Nokia, in cooperation with HMD Global, wants to bring back to life significant elements of what users loved about the Nexus model. Facets which proved popular include its reasonable price, speedy updates and stock Android.In a recent press…