Manchester boasts fastest UK mobile performance

Manchester boasts fastest UK mobile performance
The north of England could be the optimum place to live for Brits looking for the best mobile signal in the country. According to the latest survey from RootMetrics, Manchester boasts the UK's fastest and most reliable mobile performance. This puts the gateway to the north ahead of all of the country's other major metropolitan areas. Manchester came out on top in terms of the speed and reliability…

Tips for streamlining your smartphone experience

Tips for streamlining your smartphone experience
Smartphones brings so many conveniences to modern life that it can be hard to remember how we ever managed to get by without them. However, sometimes it might feel like a bit of a nuisance having notifications pinging away in your pocket - and if you do not have an unlimited data plan, then it can be difficult to be sure of how close to the…

How to take the best photos with your smartphone

How to take the best photos with your smartphone
The camera is arguably the most popular feature of the modern smartphone - and there is a reason why there are more images floating around the internet on social media than ever before.Before the smartphone, we would have to be much more selective over what we take a photo of, as film would be expensive to buy and develop and would only offer so many pictures…

Making the most of music on your smartphone

Making the most of music on your smartphone
Sometimes it can be hard to believe how far the mobile phone has come in terms of integrating itself into our daily lives. When they first started to come onto the market, the ability to make a phone call from almost any location seemed like enough of a convenience. However, since the popularisation of the smartphone, the range of things we use them for has expanded seemingly…

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?

Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person?
There can be no doubt that smartphones have radically changed the ways we interact with one another. Even more so than the old feature phones like the classic Nokia 3310, the smartphone has had a noticeable impact on people's lives since they were popularised with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007. Mobiles in general made socialising more flexible. Before them, if you were going…

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone
We've all been in awkward situations where we get home to a credit card bill or bank statement and realise we've been a little too relaxed in terms of our personal finances for the past month. This is perfectly understandable - it's so easy to forget to be as disciplined as you might have intended after one a large purchase, for example. However, making simple financial management much more convenient…

Night Shift feature among new updates for iOS 9.3

Night Shift feature among new updates for iOS 9.3
The latest version of Apple's dedicated mobile operating system, iOS 9.3, has been made available for download as of yesterday (March 21st). Although it is ostensibly only a minor release, it does include some of the most significant new features that have ever been seen on an incremental update. Foremost among these is the much-touted Night Shift mode, which controls the blue light levels emitted from the…

Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE

Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE
After months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the latest four-inch version of its iPhone range. Dubbed the iPhone SE - rather than the iPhone 5se, as was suggested ahead of the official announcement - the device is a revamped version of the iPhone 5s.It brings the specs of its four-inch handset up to date to match those of the iPhone 6, while catering…