What to do with your old smartphone if you’re upgrading to the next generation

This September is definitely hotting up to be the most exciting time for the smartphone industry. There are rumours of not one, but two variants of the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Mix that with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Nokia Lumia 530, among others, and you have the ingredients for a smartphone extravaganza. However, one question that will no doubt…

Keep your children under control with a handy new app!

The numerous parents who have been ignored by their children while trying to get through to them on their mobiles will no doubt be rejoicing at the creation of the new app Ignore No More.Created by Sharon Standifird, a mother from Texas, the Android app allows parents to lock their child’s smartphone should they ignore their parents’ calls, making sure that they, well, don’t ignore…

Blackberry Passport updates

The highly anticipated Blackberry Passport, codenamed Windermere, is only a few weeks away from being released in September. However, that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from working harder than ever, with its alleged full specifications having been leaked. Blackberry announced the launch of the new handset earlier in the summer and while the Canadian company hasn’t been secretive about its existence, N4BB claims to have…

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the perfect selfie smartphone

For those who love nothing more than joining in with the selfie craze, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is rumoured for release this September, is the smartphone for you!Insiders have reportedly let slip that the device will come with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor on the back.Although Samsung has used a IMX240 camera sensor before, this particular camera also includes optical image…

Motorola to launch eight smartphones by Christmas

As more and more rumours surface about the competitive world of smartphones, telecommunications company Motorola may just throw everyone off course by launching not one, but eight smartphones in the run up to Christmas!According to a report from PhoneArena, the eight devices will be : DROID, DROID Maxx, DROID Turbo, Moto S, Moto G, Moto X+1, Moto X Play, and the Nexus.Some of the reported…

iPhone 6 may have ‘largest resolution yet’

As the rumoured release date for the iPhone 6 looms closer, there have been murmurings that Apple’s newest smartphone will be its highest-resolution yet.Not only will Apple (supposedly) be releasing two variations of the smartphone, with the iPhone 6 at 4.7 inches, and the iPhone 6L at 5.5 inches, but the larger screens will match with its greater resolutions of 828 x 1472, or even,…

Release date confirmed for Nokia Lumia 530

Software giant Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia 530 will go on sale to the public on Thursday September 4th.The Windows Phone 8.1 handset has a 4-inch 854 x 480 LCD touchscreen display and will be available in green, white, orange and dark grey at a retail cost of £60.Although there aren’t many changes from its predecessor, the Lumia 520, Nokia’s new release will…

The smartphone celebrates 20 years

August 16th marked the 20th anniversary of the world’s first smartphone, the IBM Simon. It went on sale to the public in 1994, three years before the term ‘smartphone’ was even coined.Although the technology that modern day smartphones, such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5 feature, was not available in the 1990s, the IBM Simon did add a number of computing features alongside being…