New Edge display unveiled by Samsung

New Edge display unveiled by Samsung
The new Edge display Samsung launched as part of its Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+ smartphones has proven to be a big hit. However, the curved edges of the screen did not offer too much in the way of added functionality compared to previous iterations of the South Korean electronics giant's previous Galaxy devices. Indeed, when dual edge screen was announced, it was seen as a distinct…

New screen protectors now fitted on iPhones

New screen protectors now fitted on iPhones
There's nothing worse than getting a scratch on your smartphone that stays on the device for years to come. Dropping a device can be a heart-stopping moment - but even if you manage to keep it uncracked by some stroke of luck, the chances are the screen will at least be scratched. This can be particularly frustrating if you are near the start of a new…

New iPhone reveal set for March 15th

New iPhone reveal set for March 15th
According to Apple news website 9to5Mac, sources have disclosed that the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch will be presented for the first time on this date. The company itself is yet to comment, but the story has been widely reported across the press.What can be expected on March 15th? It is believed the 5se will feature an A9 chip, improved…

Global smartphone shipments up 12% in 2015

Global smartphone shipments up 12% in 2015
The rise of the smartphone continued apace in 2015, with close to 1.5 billion devices shipped over the course of the year.This represents growth of 12 per cent compared to 2014, according to new research by Counterpoint.Of the phones shipped last year, three in five were 4G-ready, demonstrating a major step forward for the technology. In the UK, Ofcom research shows that 4G subscriptions stood…

Facebook Reactions will replace Like button

Facebook Reactions will replace Like button
Facebook's Like button has long been a source of discussion among the social network's users. Yes, it gives a quick way to interact with posts, but it also limits that interaction, essentially encouraging people to hit the Like button even on posts they'd rather react differently to.This means the button has gradually become less about actually liking something and more about users simply showing some…

Tips for choosing the right smartphone

Tips for choosing the right smartphone
The smartphone market is fairly well saturated these days, which for consumers is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to picking your device; on the other, it really can be difficult to tell which handset is best for you.After all, it's easy to be swayed by the most popular device currently…

Fivefold increase for smartphone battery life?

Fivefold increase for smartphone battery life?
Smartphones that need daily charging could become a thing of the past, if a recent study is anything to go by.Published in the journal Nature, the research suggests that the development of lithium-oxygen batteries could finally pave the way for longer-lasting smartphone power. For many, this lack of battery life is one of the key gripes with the technology.In some ways, battery life is the…

iPhone sales set to fall

iPhone sales set to fall
Rumours that the mighty iPhone might be experiencing a sales slowdown were confirmed yesterday (January 28th), with Apple reporting a combination of flat sales and a projected drop in revenue for the next quarter. For iPhone fans, that raises questions for future iterations of the handset - and might even signal the start of consumers moving away from Apple towards alternatives from other brands.Of course,…