Curved glass smartphones: Are you looking to upgrade?

Curved glass smartphones: Are you looking to upgrade?
The popularity of smartphones all over the world shows little sign of fading - and this trend has been driven by an enthusiasm for the innovative possibilities of the technology. Since the popularisation of the devices with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007, people have been more and more keen to see what brand new features will be introduced with each successive generation. One…

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers
Smartphones have become integral to so many people's lives for a wide range of reasons, not least of which is their diverse functionality. From being able to keep up to speed with our friends, family and loved ones via social media, through to taking great photos and listening to your favourite tracks, there really does seem to be something for everyone. The wide range of accessories available…

Three takeover of O2 blocked by EU

Three takeover of O2 blocked by EU
The European Union (EU) has blocked a proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison - the parent company behind 3G UK network carrier Three - under the terms of the EU Merger Regulation. Concerns were raised by the politico-economic alliance that mobile customers in the UK would have fewer providers to choose from as a result of the move, which could in turn lead to prices steadily escalating. It…

Three teams up with will.i.am to promote new wearable

Three teams up with will.i.am to promote new wearable
Mobile network Three has teamed up with pop star will.i.am in a new television advert to promote its latest wearable technology - the dial. The dial is exclusive to Three and has been developed by i.am+ - a fashion and technology brand from the musician and entrepreneur. Its many features are intended to make communicating with friends, family and loved ones a smoother experience. Using the voice-based AneedA…

Smartphone shipments fall for first time

Smartphone shipments fall for first time
The number of smartphones shipped worldwide has fallen for the first time in the history of the market. This is according to the latest figures from market research and analysis firm Canalys, which specified that 321 million units were shipped in the first three months of the year. It was noted that this is a significant decline compared with the corresponding figure for the first quarter of…

Mobile phone roaming charges cut across EU

Mobile phone roaming charges cut across EU
British travellers heading to European Union member states can now pay less to use their mobile phone.Roaming charges have been significantly reduced ahead of their full abolition next year, which means calls could be up to 65 per cent cheaper.Under the new system, a maximum surcharge for roaming services, which may be charged on top of domestic charges, will replace the current price capping for…

Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1

Smartphone shipments across the world fell for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2016, new figures have revealed.According to data from Strategy Analytics, the number of global smartphone shipments between January and March this year came to 335 million.This is three per cent lower than the figure recorded in the corresponding period of 2015 and the first time a year-on-year drop has…

Make the best use of your smartphone overseas

Make the best use of your smartphone overseas
In this digital age, a smartphone is just as much of a travel essential as sunglasses and a beach towel. However, using smartphones overseas can be very costly in a number of ways. So here a few things to bear in mind if you wish to avoid paying over the odds.Turn off data roaming If your phone is set to automatically connect to the local…