The one-minute battery

The one-minute battery
A new era of high-tech, super powerful and reliable batteries is closer than you think, as scientists at Stanford University in California have made a significant breakthrough. In an official press release, the university announced that it has developed what it describes as the first “high performance aluminium battery that is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive”. No doubt the reference to fast-charging has caught your attention.…

IBM for iOS

IBM for iOS
When two of the biggest tech companies come together you know that you’re in for something special. Since July of 2014, IBM and Apple have been working closely on enterprise apps for mobile devices across the board. We take a look at what this partnership is all about.The power to be brilliant in the power of your handIt really is astonishing that a device that…

How we engage with our smartphones

How we engage with our smartphones
A fascinating new report from the Pew Research Center in the US has been looking at the relationship Americans have with their smartphones and it makes for interesting reading. In fact, while the study is based on a North American audience, a lot of what has emerged is applicable to people in other countries, especially in Western Europe, where trends are not too dissimilar to…

Infinit goes mobile

Infinit goes mobile
Infinit is a peer-to-peer file sharing application launched in 2014 and quickly gained something of a cult following. It’s service, the ease of use and the advantages it offers, well, they are all too good ignore.Since then, there has been a growing interest in whether it would ever go mobile - its apps have traditionally been desktop based.Given that people are using their smartphones more than…

Samsung rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones

Samsung rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones
It's a testament to how far technology has come along over the last 20 years that foldable smartphones today means something entirely different to what it used to mean. Previously, it was the device's ability to be, simply put, folded up. They were known as flip phones, clamshells and hugely popular. There was something wonderful about the ability to flick open your device to answer…

M-commerce spending set to be big in the UK this year

M-commerce spending set to be big in the UK this year
This year is set to be a defining moment in smartphone history, with users spending more than ever via these devices in the UK.A survey published last month revealed that Brits will collectively part with an astonishing £14.95 billion in 2015, all through their handheld personal computers.Commissioned by RetailMeNot, the poll reported that m-commerce, as it is known, is increasingly popular with Brits.In fact, because…

VAIO launches new smartphone

VAIO launches new smartphone
Last year Sony announced that it was reforming its PC and TV businesses in a major move to transform the way it operates in certain areas. One of the biggest changes to come out of this was the decision to sell the department that was operating under the VAIO brand.Since then, VAIO has been busy refining its own base of operations. It is looking to develop a new…

More of us viewing movies with our smartphones

More of us viewing movies with our smartphones
The way we engage with visual entertainment has changed tremendously over the years, with, for example, the traditional gathering of friends and family members around a TV in the living room losing its crown. In fact, as Nielsen's Q4 2014 Total Audience Report alludes to, more and more people are watching television programmes and movies on their smartphone. This is increasingly popular for all sorts…