Are you using your smartphone securely?

Are you using your smartphone securely?
Smartphones are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that it is easy to forget they only started to take off in 2007, with the launch of the first Apple iPhone. And they are becoming even more useful with each successive generation, being used for an increasing range of purposes - the release of Apple Pay stands as testament to that, as smartphones may soon even replace our…

How to make the most of the Apple Pay rollout

How to make the most of the Apple Pay rollout
Apple Pay launched in the UK a couple of weeks ago - July 14th - and the mobile payment and digital wallet service has been picking up partners at quite a pace. HSBC and First Direct now on board, joining existing partner banks American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and the Ulster Bank. Halifax, the Bank of Scotland, M&S Bank, Lloyds…

Surge in iPhone sales powers record Q3 profits for Apple

Surge in iPhone sales powers record Q3 profits for Apple
Technology giant Apple has reported record profits for the third quarter of 2015, which was driven by a significant increase in demand for iPhones. Profits rose to $10.7 billion (£6.87 billion) - a 38 per cent increase on last year's equivalent figure - and revenue was up 33 per cent to $49.6 billion. Sales of the iconic smartphone stood at 47.5 million for the three month period…

Marshall launches ‘loudest smartphone in the world’

Marshall launches ‘loudest smartphone in the world’
Marshall, the manufacturers behind amplifiers and headphones, has announced the launch of its first smartphone - the Marshall London. It claims the device is the loudest on Earth, with the firm aiming to bring its expertise in high quality audio to smartphones. The device is likely to appeal to audiophiles and music lovers who want to listen to their favourite tracks in the best possible quality while on…

Do iPhone charging tricks actually work?

Do iPhone charging tricks actually work?
Sometimes smartphone users can be caught out with low battery if they neglected to charge their device before heading out to work or to see friends. This isn't necessarily a problem - we've all seen work emails asking around for a charger to borrow. However, this has also led to some strange rules and tricks emerging about how to charge a device quickly, or if it is…

Pre-smartphone life

Pre-smartphone life
There was, for a certain demographic, a life before smartphones. Yeah, shocking, we know - these handheld devices are such a normal part of our everyday existence that it beggars belief that such a world even existed.Curious to know what it was like? Well, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we take a  look at pre-smartphone life - it wasn’t as…

The rise of commuter commerce

The rise of commuter commerce
The life of a commuter can be rather tedious, which is why millions of us are thankful for the fact that we have our smartphones close to hand - they help make any journey all the more engaging.Interestingly, the sky's the limit when it comes to what people do with their handheld devices because we’re not short of options. You can play games, catch up…

Everyone is responsible for tackling climate change

Everyone is responsible for tackling climate change
Pope Francis recently entered the debate on climate change, adding another voice of discontent to the way world leaders and organisations have handled this sensitive and divisive debate.In his encyclical - a circular letter usually sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church - he was unequivocal in his assertion that humans have largely contributed to the changing dynamics of the planet.The Pope explained…