How waterproof does a smartphone need to be?

How waterproof does a smartphone need to be?
When a new smartphone is launched, lots of claims are made as to how radical and innovative various new features are. This is particularly the case when it comes to the major tentpole releases from industry giants like Apple and Samsung, with speculation regarding the next iteration of the iPhone or Galaxy S series typically starting to escalate very quickly after another version is released. But what…

Android Pay set for UK launch this month

Android Pay set for UK launch this month
Google is set to launch its rival to Apple Pay at the end of March, with the web giant endeavouring to muscle in on the mobile payment industry. Titled Android Pay, the system has already been rolled out in the US as of last September, the Daily Telegraph reports.It represents Google's second effort to encourage users of Android smartphones to use their handset for contactless payments. The…

What will the iPhone 5se look like?

What will the iPhone 5se look like?
Apple could be set to launch a new four-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5se at an industry event on March 21st. The new device is reportedly very much similar to the 2013 iPhone 5s, with some internal hardware and software upgrades. Earlier rumours surrounding the smartphone suggested the smaller version of Apple's flagship product would be dubbed the iPhone 6c and look similar to the iPhone 6.…

How have smartphones made our lives better?

How have smartphones made our lives better?
Sometimes being online all the time and in constant contact with our friends, family and loved ones can feel like overload. It can be relaxing to take a break from your smartphone every now and then, just to get some respite from the intensity of life in the information age. Indeed, those old enough to remember life before the smartphone - or even the internet - may get…

Facebook Reactions now available worldwide

Facebook Reactions now available worldwide
Facebook has rolled out its new Reactions system all over the world - and these icons will act as a replacement to the social network's staple Like feature. People use Facebook every single day to post a wide range of status updates regarding what has been happening in their lives, to keep their friends, family and loved ones up to date. With this in mind, these status…

Samsung unveils Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung unveils Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Samsung has unveiled the next generation of its smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These devices combine the sleek design that has come to characterise the range with powerful performance, more advanced camera features, water resistance and external memory. The camera is one of the most notable upgrades on these devices, as it is the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone. This…

Apple issues fix for ‘error 53’ that bricked iPhones

Apple issues fix for ‘error 53’ that bricked iPhones
Apple has apologised to users whose phones were left disabled after they sought repairs from third-party providers. Some iPhone owners took their smartphones to non-Apple technicians to be fixed when they needed a replacement for their home button. After services were carried out, these individuals reported they received an 'error 53' message when they opened iTunes - and this software issue then effectively rendered the entire device…

Will wearable technology change the nature of the smartphone?

Will wearable technology change the nature of the smartphone?
The trend for wearable technology started picking up pace a couple of years ago - and while it may initially have seemed like an unnecessary addition to the convenience offered by smartphones, there is no denying that it is gathering momentum. It could be argued that the launch of the Apple Watch cemented a place for wearable technology in the mainstream. Although the device has not…