The guilt of Gen M

Ask yourself, do you feel guilty about using your smartphone? It sounds like a strange question, but as new research shows, it’s an entirely valid one. And then answer? Read on.The MDM (mobile device management) leader MobileIron reports that 58 per cent of Generation Mobile experience “mobile guilt”.This emerges because of their increasing dependence on handheld devices for personal and professional reasons. Each is invading…

EE unveils Harrier smartphones

EE has unveiled its latest own-brand smartphones, one of which it pitches as being the UK’s most affordable 4G device with Wi-Fi calling. The Harrier, as it is known, offers everything you expect of a high-end device but without the cost - the lowest spec offering can be snapped up for under £99. With a Android Lollipop operating system powering the device, users can expect…

Google ‘backs’ mobile-friendly websites

Google has announced that it has made significant changes to the relationship between mobile devices and websites that are designed to “work” within the parameters of, for example, a smartphone screen.In an official post on its Webmaster Central Blog, the tech giant revealed that it was “boosting the ranking of mobile friendly pages on mobile search results”.So what does this mean? In essence, when smartphone…

Understanding signal bars

We accept, as standard, that the tiny bars that appear on our smartphones demonstrate to us how strong or weak our signal is.However, while that is true up to a point, the actual picture is a little less coherent and, for want of a better word, “correct”.In short, explains Steve van Skike, senior manager of Test and Regulatory for Nextivity, there is no actual standard…

Nokia: The return

Sure, Apple and Samsung are the big players of the smartphone world but they owe their success to Nokia, a name that still commands a lot of respect and awe.While it is no longer the force it once was, there is something about the brand that gets people excited.First generation mobile users are nostalgic about the device, while newer users are all aware of the…

App of the week: Charity Miles

Available for iOS and Android, Charity Miles is an app that is looking to make the world a better place through technology.In short, you can “earn money” for charities through walking, running and cycling. As the developers put it, “it’s as easy as this: get moving”.So, how does it work? Well, all you need to do is click on the app icon (assuming, of course,…

Funny people to follow on Twitter

If you are keen on bringing some humour to your Twitter account then check out our list of comedic recommendations. We reckon these funny guys will have you in stitches as soon as you’ve followed them. Your Twitter account will never be the same. Russell Brand Who: Comedian activist who shoots the odd Hollywood movie and is the former husband of pop megastar Katy Perry.…