How to take the best photos with your smartphone

How to take the best photos with your smartphone
The camera is arguably the most popular feature of the modern smartphone - and there is a reason why there are more images floating around the internet on social media than ever before.Before the smartphone, we would have to be much more selective over what we take a photo of, as film would be expensive to buy and develop and would only offer so many pictures…

Tips for streamlining your smartphone experience

Tips for streamlining your smartphone experience
Smartphones brings so many conveniences to modern life that it can be hard to remember how we ever managed to get by without them. However, sometimes it might feel like a bit of a nuisance having notifications pinging away in your pocket - and if you do not have an unlimited data plan, then it can be difficult to be sure of how close to the…

Making the most of music on your smartphone

Making the most of music on your smartphone
Sometimes it can be hard to believe how far the mobile phone has come in terms of integrating itself into our daily lives. When they first started to come onto the market, the ability to make a phone call from almost any location seemed like enough of a convenience. However, since the popularisation of the smartphone, the range of things we use them for has expanded seemingly…

How have smartphones made our lives better?

How have smartphones made our lives better?
Sometimes being online all the time and in constant contact with our friends, family and loved ones can feel like overload. It can be relaxing to take a break from your smartphone every now and then, just to get some respite from the intensity of life in the information age. Indeed, those old enough to remember life before the smartphone - or even the internet - may get…

Canny Wi-Fi use can make your smartphone battery last longer

Canny Wi-Fi use can make your smartphone battery last longer
In today's increasingly connected digital world, it is a given that the majority of smartphone owners will need to charge their device at least once each day. Yet in the early days of mobile phones, their batteries seemed to last for much longer and could survive with being charged no more than every few days. So, what's changed? Well, it's no coincidence that the rise of…

Want to know how to get the best out of your smartphone camera?

Want to know how to get the best out of your smartphone camera?
Taking pictures with a smartphone has made photography a much bigger part of everyday life than ever before. But if you really want to be the reigning king or queen of the smartphone snap, here a few simple tips to make your photos really stand out. Make the most of the software There is no need to use the camera software at its default settings.…

How to make the most of the Apple Pay rollout

How to make the most of the Apple Pay rollout
Apple Pay launched in the UK a couple of weeks ago - July 14th - and the mobile payment and digital wallet service has been picking up partners at quite a pace. HSBC and First Direct now on board, joining existing partner banks American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and the Ulster Bank. Halifax, the Bank of Scotland, M&S Bank, Lloyds…