World’s fastest mobile internet found in UK

World’s fastest mobile internet found in UK
Average mobile internet connection speeds in the UK are among the fastest in the world, according to the findings of a new study. The latest State of the Internet report from content delivery network Akamai indicated that British mobile users were able to get average speeds of 27.9 Mbps when connecting to the firm's platform in the first three months of 2016. This beat off the corresponding…

Would you buy a Google-branded smartphone?

Would you buy a Google-branded smartphone?
Brand loyalty is very important to some smartphone enthusiasts, with fans eagerly waiting in line to buy the latest version of the Apple iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy S device hours before the shops open. However, others are more relaxed about the topic and only upgrade when they feel they really need to - and don't necessarily buy the new iteration from the same range of…

Panoramic photos come to Facebook

Panoramic photos come to Facebook
Facebook has announced the introduction of 360 Photos - a new feature that makes it possible for users to add panoramic images to their feeds. Images were first introduced to Facebook more than a decade ago and quickly became one of the main ways people communicate with their friends, family members and loved ones through the social network. Indeed, rival offerings such as Instagram have emerged to…

Could music streaming be headed to Twitter?

Could music streaming be headed to Twitter?
There can be no doubt that listening to music and keeping your friends up to speed on social media are two of the most popular functions of the smartphone. With this in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that Twitter could be pursuing a partnership with online music streaming service SoundCloud. The social network has invested a massive $70 million (£49.3 million) in SoundCloud as part of a…

New iOS previewed by Apple – are you ready to upgrade?

New iOS previewed by Apple – are you ready to upgrade?
It seems that speculation is always rife as to what Apple has in the pipeline for future releases. Fans' appetites are barely sated for a few days after a major new iPhone release before rumours and leaks start emerging as to what features and specifications will come to define the next iteration of the perennially popular smartphone. Updates to the firm's proprietary mobile operating system…

Ofcom aims to prevent nuisance calls with text messaging service

Ofcom aims to prevent nuisance calls with text messaging service
Nuisance calls are probably among the most frustrating aspects of owning a mobile phone. For a while it felt like they may have been confined to the past and have been a quirk of technology left behind with the landline. However, nuisance calls quickly caught up with the fact that smartphones are increasingly popular and their efforts would be better spent trying to reach people on those…

All-glass model could follow the iPhone 7

All-glass model could follow the iPhone 7
Rumours are rife as to what features and specifications will characterise the next iteration of Apple's perennially popular iPhone, ahead of its September release. An all-glass iPhone has been widely touted for some time now - and one commentator has added fuel to the fire of this particular rumour. Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made the initial prediction last month - and he has a strong track record…