Government to crackdown on bad reception

Those who have ever had problems with getting good signal for their mobiles can rejoice as it has been announced that the government plans to put an end to phone signal ‘black spots’.Under new legislation mobile phone operators would be obliged to improve their coverage and potentially share rival companies’ networks.This would mean that when a customer loses their signal in a particular black spot,…

Nokia building a flagship Android phone

Following the news that Nokia had sold its mobile phone division to Microsoft, it was believed that the Nokia name would soon become a thing of the past. However, there will be many surprised by rumours that have arisen to suggest that the company will in fact be creating its own handset.The Finnish company is supposedly wanting to bring out its own flagship Android phone,…

Smartphone news over the past week

Another week has passed and as usual there has been plenty going on in the world of the smartphone. Here we take a quick look at what has been happening. Blackberry defended its classic revival As rumours began to circulate that Canadian company Blackberry was going to leave its Passport format and allow natural order to be restored with a new handset, the Blackberry Classic,…

Amazon admits it went wrong with the Fire

It was reported earlier that Amazon made substantial losses of $544 million (approximately £340 million) in its third quarter with the American company blaming its losses on the release of its first attempt at breaking into the smartphone world with the Fire Phone.Amazon stated that there was $83 million left of unsold stock of the Fire Phone which was released in July this year.Now, one…

Making calls a thing of the past

To those who remember using a Nokia 3210, there wasn’t much that you could do with the phone aside from use it to call people, send texts, play snake (of course) and spend hours scouring the back of television magazines for the best new ringtone to purchase. My, how times have changed, nowadays those who own smartphones can use their device to send work emails,…

Rumours begin about the iPhone 7

Yes, you read that right. Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have barely been out for two months and the rumour mill is already spinning fast with whisperings of the iPhone 7.So, what does Apple (supposedly) have in store for us in 2015?Well, first of all , we can’t just assume that the company’s next smartphone will be called the iPhone 7, after all…

Should you buy your child a smartphone?

Smartphones are just as much an integrated part of the modern day as anything else is and it seems that the age at which people start using them is getting lower. Although this is perhaps due to the fact that they are more widespread nowadays and there are plenty more options available. While there isn’t a particular age at which a child should start using…

New study finds that smartphones are essential when travelling

We’ve all been there; you’re about to leave the house ready to head off to the airport and rather than feeling excited and in holiday mode, chances are there is a sense of panic and stress around you as you triple check that you have your passport with you.However, aside from passports and travel money, there is also now a new essential for those heading…