New Night Shift feature sees iPhones help users sleep better

New Night Shift feature sees iPhones help users sleep better
The latest update to Apple's proprietary mobile operating system iOS 9.3 introduces a new feature designed to reduce any disruption devices such as the iPhone and iPad cause to the user's sleeping patterns. Smartphone, tablet and computer screens all radiate a blue light that disturbs the user's circadian rhythm, making it more difficult to sleep properly as a result. However, a new feature called Night Shift introduced…

Older iPhone struggling with iOS 9? Here’s a new way to speed it up

Older iPhone struggling with iOS 9? Here’s a new way to speed it up
There are few things more frustrating to the iPhone owner than updating to the latest iOS, only to find that the performance of their older model slows down slightly as a result. While some people are happy to wait until their next upgrade to get the latest iPhone, there are a few small things that can be done to boost performance. Clear App Store memorySome of these…

What’s your preference of Samsung Galaxy screen size?

What’s your preference of Samsung Galaxy screen size?
Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S in 2010, the device has successfully been positioned by the South Korea-based electronics manufacturer as the leading competitor to Apple's perennially-popular iPhone.As far as some people are concerned, the handsets even outstrip Apple's in some departments - and the debate over which device as more to offer is unlikely to stop soon. While the early days of…

Asus ZenFone 3 may arrive with fingerprint scanner

Asus ZenFone 3 may arrive with fingerprint scanner
A fingerprint scanner could be among the features of the new Asus phone, some sources say. According to DigiTimes, the Asus ZenFone 3 will see its first release in May or June and is likely to sport fingerprint scanning technology, despite being a mid-range model. Indeed, with component parts becoming more affordable, it may be that we see more mid-range phones with this feature in…

Tougher penalties planned for driving phone use

Tougher penalties planned for driving phone use
It often seems like we're becoming increasingly inseparable from our smartphones - but there are times when there's no excuse for not putting them down. One of those times is driving, and the government has announced new plans to tackle mobile phone use on the UK's roads. If the plans are approved, drivers caught holding their phones behind the wheel will face larger fines, receive…

EE recalls Power Bar chargers

EE recalls Power Bar chargers
Mobile firm EE has announced a recall on its popular Power Bar chargers as a precautionary measure.The company has withdrawn the product amid safety concerns, citing a potential fire risk as the reason behind the recall.And if you're thinking this sounds a little familiar, you'd be right, as the company has already carried out a partial recall on this product this year. Back in August,…

Are smartphones helping consumers cut through Christmas crowds?

Are smartphones helping consumers cut through Christmas crowds?
Gone are the days when consumers needed to brave the cold weather and queue for hours to pick up the perfect Christmas presents. Online shopping has saved many of us from high street hell, but thanks to smartphone technology, fitting the Christmas shop into your day is getting easier. Or is it? According to the BBC, shopping on smartphones is still lagging behind desktops and…

Facebook Messenger pairs up with Uber

Facebook Messenger pairs up with Uber
Facebook has announced that its Messenger service has joined forces with cab-hailing app Uber to form its first transport offering.That's right, Messenger users will now be able to call a taxi from within the Messenger app - meaning they can arrange their transport without having to interrupt their conversation.They can do this either by clicking on the car icon or, if the address they need…