Starting university? These smartphones could be for you

Starting university? These smartphones could be for you
The new university term is just around the corner - and 18-year-olds up and down the country will undoubtedly be excited to get into life away from home for the first time. For anyone in this position, there are so many things to think about that it can feel slightly overwhelming. Indeed, this is one of the advantages of moving into student halls or catered…

What do students use their smartphones for?

What do students use their smartphones for?
Many young students are likely to be leaving home for their very first university experience, with the start of the new term fast approaching. Some will be renewing their phone contracts, while others will be shopping around to find the best smartphone deal within their price range. But just how much of a cornerstone of the student lifestyle is the smartphone? How much is a smartphone used?Research carried…

Apple supplier commits to 100% renewable energy

Apple supplier commits to 100% renewable energy
Apple has revealed that Lens Technology has become the smartphone manufacturing giant's first supplier to commit to 100 per cent renewable energy. All of the glass production operations carried out by Lens Technology will run on entirely renewable energy by the end of 2018. This is an unprecedented commitment that serves to further Apple's efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste.…

Smartphone banking revolution to be enforced by watchdogs

Smartphone banking revolution to be enforced by watchdogs
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has unveiled a package of measures designed to ensure banks work harder for customers by making the most of the benefits of smartphone technology. A retail banking market investigation published by the watchdog today (August 9th) found that older and larger banks are not competing hard enough for customers' business. This, combined with the fact that smaller and newer…

AVG identifies top power-hogging apps

AVG identifies top power-hogging apps
Antivirus firm AVG has issued a new report that identifies some of the biggest smartphone resource hoggers available on Android smartphones. The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016 outlined which of the most popular apps had the most pronounced effect on considerations such as battery, storage and data. In terms of broad trends, it was noted that photo, video and location apps are the…

Could you be charging your iPhone more effectively?

Could you be charging your iPhone more effectively?
We all have different smartphone charging habits - some like to top up the battery with an occasional boost on the fly, while others like to leave the device plugged in overnight so it's ready for the day ahead. However, if you're among those who love grabbing their handset from its charging station first thing in the morning and seeing its battery level at 100…