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…

Climate change is everyone’s responsibility

Climate change is everyone’s responsibility
Climate change is happening – Whilst we are all aware of the risks this entails, we are still waiting for climate change predictions to come true, rather than step up and try to make a real change. This is the message that two world-known personalities have tried to communicate to the world, in order to increase awareness and ask for people’s collaboration for a change.…

European Commission: End of overseas roaming charges

European Commission: End of overseas roaming charges
The European Commission has announced that roaming charges are to be abolished across the continent. This will mean that people enjoying a holiday in another country other than their place of residence will incur no extra charges. As an example, Brits heading to a country within the European Union for a well-deserved break will be able to use their mobile phones without having to worry…

Apple Watch 2.0 Beta: Be cautious

Apple Watch 2.0 Beta: Be cautious
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, was certainly on the money when, in 1965, he predicted that computing power and processing speeds would increase exponentially, year after year. Just look at the world around you and you can see how far we’ve come in terms of technology. Nowadays, it seems that pace has accelerated to quite an unbelievable speed and so it is that the slightest…

0800 numbers via mobile now free

0800 numbers via mobile now free
Finally, after what seems like forever, 0800 and 0808 numbers on free to call on mobile phones.This was announced by regulator Ofcom, which described this moment as one of the biggest to telephone calls for many, many years.It will positively affect up to 175 million mobile phone users, meaning they will no longer be hit with extra costs when calling these numbers.Further notable changes include…

Smartphone tech will let blind people ‘see’

Smartphone tech will let blind people ‘see’
In the not so distant future, visually impaired and blind people will be able to “see through” their smartphone or tablet.This is the bold claim from scientists at the University of Lincoln, who have been working on “adaptive mobile technology” that could make this a distinct possibility.The study, which is funded by a Google Faculty Research Award, are looking to “embed” what they describe as…