Mobile banking the ‘number one way to manage finances’

The way we bank has changed significantly in recent years, with technology having a huge impact. It is therefore no surprise to learn that banking through smartphones is now the number one way that people manage their finances.This is according to a new study from the British Bankers Association (BBA) and EY, which found that mobile banking via handheld devices is the most popular way…

Top Instagram accounts for getting fit and healthy

Summer is finally here and it’s time to look sharp in our season threads. However, some of us will not feel that confident about showing our bodies off because we feel unfit and unhealthy.Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to get your body in shape and your diet in order with these top five Instagram accounts.The RockWho: The Rock is one of the greatest and…

Apple: Get ready for iOS 9

Apple has given the world a preview of its latest software update for iPhone and iPad. It says that iOS 9, which will launch this autumn, will help its devices “become more intelligent and proactive”.This will be made possible through an extremely powerful search function, as well as a rebooted Siri. The tech giant was quick to add that this all possible without compromising on…

The value of work-related productivity apps

We are all looking to be more organised at work, yet, even with the best of intentions, you can get to the end of the day - or the working week - and sigh. You didn’t get everything done and lo and behold, the next time you turn up at work, you’ll have more work to do on top of the existing obligations. It’s not…

Samsung unveils superhero edition of Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest collaboration, unveiling the Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition.Partnering up with the comic book publisher Marvel, the South Korean tech giant has created a mesmeric new device that will wow fans of the superhero character.The project is a “celebration of the technological innovation and creative visual storytelling” of the latest Marvel Avengers movie, which features the…

Children ‘clueless’ about phone history

Tech-savvy youngsters are not so clued up on the history of the telephone, a new survey by BT has found.It noted that while they may have access to a smartphone from an early age, children between the ages of 7-11 are somewhat clueless about the origins of their device.A whopping 40 per cent said that they had no idea who Alexander Graham Bell was -…

Google and Levi pair up for Project Jacquard

Project Jacquard sounds like some obscure, underground art collective that has emerged out of its chic European scene and started making a noise on the global stage.Alas, it isn’t that at all, but worry not, the reality of what it represents is just as edgy and exciting as the description provided above.It is a partnership between Levi and Google - yes, you read that right…

Smartphone users to double by 2020

The number of people in ownership of a smartphone around the world will more than double over the next five years, according to a major new report from Ericsson.Globally, by 2020, over 70 per cent of humanity’s population will be in possession of such a device, transforming the very nature of communication and innovation.In its paper, titled Mobility Report: On the Pulse of the Networked…