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…

Women use their smartphones more than men

There is no doubt about it, we are officially a digital nation tha loves to be kept up to date with the latest in smartphone technology and apps. It is an exciting time in which things are constantly becoming more fresh, updating and evolving. In fact, we love our smartphones so much that according to recent research by OnePoll, Britons spend just less than a…

Are we ready for the world’s slimmest smartphone?

In a world where things are constantly being built bigger, the world’s slimmest smartphone is due for release in November.The Kazam Tornado 348 is just 5.15mm thin, which is very slim especially when compared to the new iPhone 6 that is 6.9mm thick, the Sony Xperia Z3 at 7.3mm, and the 8.1mm Samsung Galaxy S5.At 95.5g, it is also noticeably light.In fact, the handset is…

Apple making 64-bit mandatory

The release of the iPhone 5S last year saw Apple begin its production of 64-bit smartphones. However, it has been apparent that many developers haven’t taken to this themselves and have continued to create 32-bit apps, which mean that Apple users haven’t always been able to get the most out of the apps they download.Apple has now said that as of February 1st 2015, it…

Build your own smartphone with Google

Google has announced Project Ara, a fun new way in which you can create the ultimate smartphone by adding various components yourself to customise your handset. The inspiration behind this new idea came from the search engine giant’s Play Store, and will act as a sort of hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-esque hardware ‘modules’ for their Project Ara smartphone. While…

How your smartphone can be used as TV

The beauty of smartphones is that aside from using them as a means of contacting others, there are many fabulous features that can be used for a range of purposes. We have banking apps, diet apps, there is even an app to remind you of important dates in your relationship to make you a better boyfriend or girlfriend.One thing that is really handy when it…

Sony Xperia Z4 – what we know so far

While we may only have recently seen the latest Sony flagship, the Xperia Z3, rumour has it that the tech giant is busy working on its next device, the Xperia Z4, which is due for release in 2015. So, what do we know so far? Release date As all of this is so far speculation, we can try and work from what we know of…

Android Lollipop coming to Samsung Galaxy S5 in December

It won’t just be candy canes making this December sweet, as rumour has it the Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 during the festive season.According to Sam Mobile, Samsung will be acquiring the update, which was originally only confirmed for a number of HTC, Sony and Motorola devices.It was only earlier this month that a video was leaked suggesting…