Channel your inner Mario Testino with the best in smartphone photography

There is no doubt about it, smartphones have changed the world of photography. From the constant updates of camera stats and features, to the newest in creative and quirky apps that you can easily download, anyone can produce stunning images for the world to see.While an app may not automatically turn you into the next Annie Leibovitz, there is no doubt that you will have…

The five smartphone apps that will improve your life

Try to think back to the days of the Nokia 3210, when playing snake and paying for the ‘Friends’ theme tune as a ringtone were the most fun things you could do with your mobile phone (ok, let’s not kid ourselves, this was actually very fun). How things have changed. Today’s mobile phone user is spoilt for choice, not only by the plethora of smartphones…

All you need to know about the Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 is available to order now following its launch in September at the IFA show in Berlin. But what can we expect from the Japanese corporation’s latest release?Well, aesthetically the smartphone comes in four colours, with users being able to choose from white, green, copper and black, for the handset that will feature a slim 146x72x7.3mm rounded aluminium frame that weighs 152…

Wave goodbye to Airplane mode

Smartphone users travelling throughout Europe can rejoice now as they will no longer be required to turn their handset onto Airplane mode.The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has confirmed that it is now safe to use portable electronic devices (PED), including laptops, tablets and smartphones, on board flights throughout the continent.Prior to this announcement, it was widely accepted that smartphones were only allowed to be…

Instagram now allows users to take time-lapse selfies on iOS devices

Instagram, the incredibly popular visual social media app, is undoubtedly going to see its army of selfie-loving fans increasing thanks to a new time-lapse effect added to its Hyperlase app.This new feature means users can now use the Hyperlase app with the front-facing camera on iOS devices, such as the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This, in turn, allows them to create time-lapse…

Work-focused users will benefit from the new Blackberry Passport

The new Blackberry Passport, which is available to purchase now, includes a number of innovations that the work-focused user will benefit from. Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, the Canadian company launched its newest handset on Wednesday, putting to rest the number of rumours that have been surfacing about it over the past few months. The first thing that you'll notice with the…

Use your smartphone to be an Appy traveller

Travel is definitely up there with some of the most stressful experiences an individual can have. From making the initial plans, to sorting out your foreign change and booking activities for while you are away, it’s something even the most organised person can struggle with.Luckily, there is no need to fear in this digital day and age, as your trusty smartphone can come to the…

Google to introduce new default encryption

Google has announced that it is going to be introducing a new default encryption in its next mobile operating system, the Android L, in a bid to prevent private information being hacked. While Google has actually offered this feature on its systems already, users haven’t always been aware, meaning they have potentially put themselves at risk of others being able to obtain their information. By…