Four must-try speed-reading apps for iOS

Four must-try speed-reading apps for iOS
Speed-reading is an idea that has been around for a very long time - and it is easy to see the appeal of getting through your growing reading list as fast as possible. It started out from using simple techniques like using a pen to guide the reader's eye more efficiently across the page and has evolved over the years to become much more sophisticated. The latest…

Three set to trial ad-blocking technology

Three set to trial ad-blocking technology
Network carrier Three UK has announced the first step in its plans to improve the mobile advertising experience for its users. From June, it will be trialling ad-blocking technology, with the firm emphasising its belief that the current model of mobile advertising is broken. It noted that consumers are becoming increasingly frustrated by irrelevant and intrusive adverts that eat up some of their data allowance. Further to this,…

The Razr returns: Could the flip phone be making a comeback?

The Razr returns: Could the flip phone be making a comeback?
Before Apple unveiled the first iPhone back in 2007 and popularised the simple, rectangular smartphone, the world of the mobile was completely different. There can be no doubt that the steady stream of innovative new features and technologies that are regularly added to the latest releases are all to the good - bringing more convenience to our lives and adding excitement for the possibilities of what…

Curved glass smartphones: Are you looking to upgrade?

Curved glass smartphones: Are you looking to upgrade?
The popularity of smartphones all over the world shows little sign of fading - and this trend has been driven by an enthusiasm for the innovative possibilities of the technology. Since the popularisation of the devices with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007, people have been more and more keen to see what brand new features will be introduced with each successive generation. One…

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers
Smartphones have become integral to so many people's lives for a wide range of reasons, not least of which is their diverse functionality. From being able to keep up to speed with our friends, family and loved ones via social media, through to taking great photos and listening to your favourite tracks, there really does seem to be something for everyone. The wide range of…

Three takeover of O2 blocked by EU

Three takeover of O2 blocked by EU
The European Union (EU) has blocked a proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison - the parent company behind 3G UK network carrier Three - under the terms of the EU Merger Regulation. Concerns were raised by the politico-economic alliance that mobile customers in the UK would have fewer providers to choose from as a result of the move, which could in turn lead to prices steadily escalating. It…

Three teams up with will.i.am to promote new wearable

Three teams up with will.i.am to promote new wearable
Mobile network Three has teamed up with pop star will.i.am in a new television advert to promote its latest wearable technology - the dial. The dial is exclusive to Three and has been developed by i.am+ - a fashion and technology brand from the musician and entrepreneur. Its many features are intended to make communicating with friends, family and loved ones a smoother experience. Using the voice-based AneedA…

Smartphone shipments fall for first time

Smartphone shipments fall for first time
The number of smartphones shipped worldwide has fallen for the first time in the history of the market. This is according to the latest figures from market research and analysis firm Canalys, which specified that 321 million units were shipped in the first three months of the year. It was noted that this is a significant decline compared with the corresponding figure for the first quarter of…