Top accessories for your mobile

Accessories are an invaluable asset for most modern mobiles. Not only can they help to protect your phone against the elements, they can also make the experience of using your phone much easier and more efficient.Accessories include anything from the fairly simple (mobile phone cases) to the truly innovative (3D printers) and virtually anything in between.Initially, the variety of accessories on offer were fairly limited,…

Sony releases ‘selfie smartphone’

If you are obsessed with taking selfies and photographs, then chances are you'll love the latest offering by Sony.The company recently announced the launch of its new next generation “selfie smartphone” – Xperia C4 and Xperia C4 Dual.The phones come complete with a five megapixel front camera, along with a number of camera apps.In addition, the phone comes with a 25 mm lens and a…

Boris Bikes get a new app

For a long while they were blue, but as of late, they’ve been turning very red. Yes indeed, Boris Bikes are getting a noticeable makeover. Beyond the change in aesthetic, which is to do with the fact that sponsorship is changing from Barclays to Santander, the popular bike scheme is to also benefit from a “revolutionary new app”. The app now makes it much more…

Flickr’s mobile overhaul

A year ago Flickr announced that its mobile apps had undergone a dramatic overhaul. It was a long time coming, with the company explaining that it was in response to the ever-changing digital landscape.Fast-forward to today and the iOS and Android apps have experienced another makeover, making the management of your photographs “more delightful, simple and effective” than ever before.This upgrade comes on the back…

Nintendo to release 5 smartphone games by 2017

Nintendo has announced that it intends to release five smartphone games by 2017, as it embraces these handheld devices. Speaking at a briefing following the company’s announcement of its financial results - reporting its first annual profit in four years - its president Satoru Iwata explained that the first of these games will come out this year. He said that while this may seem like…

Unlock your phone with your eyes

It was announced back in March at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to much fanfare, but details were scant. However, more demonstrations about Fujitsu’s pioneering iris-based smartphone authentication method have been given and it looks amazing.Due to launch later this year, the technology basically allows a user to unlock their phone by looking at the screen. This helps make it even more secure, as…

BT launches ‘home smartphone’

Ever thought about having a smartphone for the home? No? It doesn’t seem to make sense, as isn’t the premise of such a device its mobility? Well, such is the power of technology, it fundamentally changes the way we understand things.And so it is, in 2015, BT becomes - to the best of our knowledge - the first company in the world to launch a…

Facebook ‘filters users’ content’

Researchers have been looking into the impact being on social media has in terms of the way we consume news.Carried out by Facebook, the tech giant examined its news feed, which filters stories that are likely to not to be of the content they would like or agree with.The BBC reported that the sophisticated algorithms underpinning this particular part of its service does in fact…