Is the smartphone a step too far for Amazon?

Back when Amazon was known as little more than an online retailer, few could have imagined that it would have had the sort of impact in the technology world that it has over the past few years. It's Kindle e-reader has been an unparalleled success, becoming the number one device in its category across the world - get on any commuter train these days and you're…

The end for Nokia may not be nigh: Microsoft ‘working on Lumia 1020 sequel’

When Microsoft first purchased Nokia some months ago, it was revealed that the company was looking to completely end the branding of its devices as Nokia, bringing about the end of an era for one of the most successful phone companies in history. However, while the start of the Windows Phone brand seemed to be the way Microsoft wanted to go at the time, it…

iPhone 6 announcement to be streamed live

If the date Tuesday September 9th isn’t already highlighted in your diary, then it’s about time that it’s added. Apple’s ominous message “Wish we could say more” really does speak volumes given that it is the date that the iPhone 6 and perhaps iPhone 6L are rumoured to be launching along with its new smartwatch.The launch will take place at the Flint Center for the…

The best of IFA so far

The IFA Trade Show kick started on September 5th in Berlin, bringing exciting news and exhibitions to the world of technology.Here are some of the great new smartphones highlighted so far.Samsung Galaxy Note 4Samsung announced the arrival of the Galaxy Note 4 alongside the Galaxy Note Edge. A successor to the Galaxy Note 3, it will be the first mainstream Samsung phone that features a…

Sony Xperia Z3 will let you play Playstation 4 games

Enthusiastic gamers will be extremely excited to hear that Sony’s latest Xperia Z3 will allow users to stream Playstation 4 (PS4) games on its 5.2 inch screen. Making the announcement at the IFA trade show, the Japanese company unveiled that the new device would be able to attach to existing PS4 controllers and will work via a special mount. This will allow users to play…

The best apps for students

September can be the time for new beginnings, especially in the academic world. Thousands and thousands of young people will pack up their things, head to their local supermarket for a bargain set of pans and new bedding, and wave goodbye to their parents as they leave home for the first time to go to university.While the majority will spend many hours reading heavy, dusty…

Samsung’s phones will get Nokia Maps

There’s been an exciting announcement for Samsung users as the smartphone giant has signed an agreement to bring Nokia’s HERE mapping service to its devices.The agreement will use a free test of beta version of an Android app for Nokia’s HERE Maps (originally known as Nokia Maps), which is also used by Amazon, Yahoo and Garmin, on Samsung’s handsets.Nokia HERE Maps, which provides data for…

Will Apple be pairing up with American Express for the iPhone 6?

Will Apple be creating a partnership with American Express? Yes, you heard that right; these are the latest rumours to be surfacing about the hotly anticipated iPhone 6.While it may be a bit confusing trying to work out what one of the leading financial services has to do with the new smartphone, the partnership will focus on the rumoured iPhone 6 mobile payment platform.The first…