Apple: iPhone rumours and future fears

Apple: iPhone rumours and future fears
Apple has dominated the mobile phone market for years now - and the iPhone is a name that's pretty much synonymous with quality and high performance. But in the run up to the launch of the hotly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 5se, commentators are beginning to wonder whether Apple's steam is running out.This isn't just a question of whether the newer models have the old…

Microsoft develops keyboard for one-handed typing

Microsoft develops keyboard for one-handed typing
While one-handed typing was once the norm when using a mobile phone, the advent of increasingly large smartphones is causing a sea change - and it's one that many mobile users aren't happy about.Now, it seems Microsoft is hoping to fix users' gripes with by introducing a new keyboard - Word Flow.Interestingly, it will be testing this feature on iOS before incorporating it into its…

Canny Wi-Fi use can make your smartphone battery last longer

Canny Wi-Fi use can make your smartphone battery last longer
In today's increasingly connected digital world, it is a given that the majority of smartphone owners will need to charge their device at least once each day. Yet in the early days of mobile phones, their batteries seemed to last for much longer and could survive with being charged no more than every few days. So, what's changed? Well, it's no coincidence that the rise of…

Default apps can finally be disabled on iPhones

Default apps can finally be disabled on iPhones
Since the inception of the very first iPhone back in 2007, the devices have always shipped with proprietary apps from Apple - none of which can be deleted. Users are free to install all the new games and apps their smartphone's memory can handle - and remove them to free up room whenever they are done with them. However, the likes of Stocks, iBooks, Maps, Watch, Health,…

New Night Shift feature sees iPhones help users sleep better

New Night Shift feature sees iPhones help users sleep better
The latest update to Apple's proprietary mobile operating system iOS 9.3 introduces a new feature designed to reduce any disruption devices such as the iPhone and iPad cause to the user's sleeping patterns. Smartphone, tablet and computer screens all radiate a blue light that disturbs the user's circadian rhythm, making it more difficult to sleep properly as a result. However, a new feature called Night Shift introduced…

Older iPhone struggling with iOS 9? Here’s a new way to speed it up

Older iPhone struggling with iOS 9? Here’s a new way to speed it up
There are few things more frustrating to the iPhone owner than updating to the latest iOS, only to find that the performance of their older model slows down slightly as a result. While some people are happy to wait until their next upgrade to get the latest iPhone, there are a few small things that can be done to boost performance. Clear App Store memorySome of these…

What’s your preference of Samsung Galaxy screen size?

What’s your preference of Samsung Galaxy screen size?
Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S in 2010, the device has successfully been positioned by the South Korea-based electronics manufacturer as the leading competitor to Apple's perennially-popular iPhone.As far as some people are concerned, the handsets even outstrip Apple's in some departments - and the debate over which device as more to offer is unlikely to stop soon. While the early days of…

Asus ZenFone 3 may arrive with fingerprint scanner

Asus ZenFone 3 may arrive with fingerprint scanner
A fingerprint scanner could be among the features of the new Asus phone, some sources say.According to DigiTimes, the Asus ZenFone 3 will see its first release in May or June and is likely to sport fingerprint scanning technology, despite being a mid-range model. Indeed, with component parts becoming more affordable, it may be that we see more mid-range phones with this feature in the future.So,…