It’s official: Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the best smartphone

It’s official: Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the best smartphone
Our favourite smartphones don't tend to be the ones with just one or two standout features; they're the ones that tick all the boxes and perform well across the board, like the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Consumer Reports has placed the handset at the summit of its smartphone ratings list, with the Samsung S8 making it to second place. So why are these devices so highly…

How often do you use your smartphone?

How often do you use your smartphone?
It's a simple question, but if you were asked how often you picked up your smartphone, what would you say? After all, it's often an automatic reflex these days. As soon as the conversation falls silent or the ad break starts in the middle of your favourite TV programme, you pick up your handset and see what's happening on Twitter. Chances are we underestimate just…

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas
This week sees the introduction of a ban on roaming charges throughout the European Union (EU). Under the new system, set to be implemented on June 15th, mobile operators won't be able to add roaming charges for calls, texts and internet browsing when phone users are overseas. As a result, British travellers can use their regular allowance in any EU member state. That will be…

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?
So far, we don't have any 100 per cent official information about the Apple iPhone 8. As we've said before, Apple are very good at keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to new products. But that hasn't stopped tantalising titbits of information about the upcoming handset leaking out - and some of the sources look a bit more official than others.…

How can you keep your smartphone secure?

How can you keep your smartphone secure?
We all know about the need to protect computers from viruses and cyber-attacks - and most of us pay money to keep our devices safe from these ever-evolving threats.Yet for some reason, a surprising number of us don't take the same precautions with our mobile phones.In fact, research by Virgin Media has found that only 34 per cent of people have installed anti-virus software on…

Motorola unveils new modular smartphone

Motorola unveils new modular smartphone
Have you ever wanted to modify your smartphone with accessories and tailor it your specific needs? If so, you might be in luck following the launch of the Moto Z² Play from Motorola. This modular phone is designed to be customisable, so you can use extra hardware such as battery packs and clip-on speakers to enhance its performance. Of course, this isn't the first time…

Apple to make screen repairs easier

Apple to make screen repairs easier
Have you ever dropped your iPhone and picked it up and found that you've cracked the screen? If so, you're far from alone, and plenty of us here will sympathise deeply with your trauma and distress! But it seems the actual process of getting your screen mended is about to become a whole lot easier. Apple has a gadget called the Horizon Machine that fixes…

OnePlus 5 to be unveiled this month

OnePlus 5 to be unveiled this month
Clear the day in your diary - the date of the launch of OnePlus's new smartphone is in.The OnePlus 5 is set to be unveiled on June 20th, which we now know because the firm has created a new webpage counting down to this date.Nothing builds up tension and excitement like a ticking clock, so we're eagerly hoping the result justifies the amount of build-up.Rumours…