Apple iPhone users staying loyal to brand

Apple iPhone users staying loyal to brand
The smartphone market is highly competitive, with leading tech companies putting huge sums of money into staying ahead of the competition and coming up with industry-defining innovations.It's therefore interesting to see that many smartphone users are actually quite happy to stay loyal to a particular brand if they've had good experiences with it in the past.Indeed, a new study by investment bank Morgan Stanley has…

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales pass 5m mark

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales pass 5m mark
Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S8 across the globe have now exceeded five million units, new figures have revealed.According to Samsung Electronics, sales of the handset are "going smoothly" all over the world.Although it could not give detailed figures, it did however confirm combined sales are "already beyond five million units".The device was initially rolled out in the US, Canada and Korea in April, but…

Smartphone batteries that can charge in five minutes may be out next year

Smartphone batteries that can charge in five minutes may be out next year
Consumers could be able to buy smartphones capable of fully charging in just five minutes within the next year.This year's CES technology show in Las Vegas saw a fascinating demonstration of a new product by StoreDot - the FlashBattery.The gadget's design makes use of nanomaterials that make the charging process much faster than what you'd see with a typical battery.As a result, smartphones equipped with…

HTC launches new squeezable smartphone

HTC launches new squeezable smartphone
HTC has unveiled what could be a game-changer in the ever-evolving and competitive smartphone market.The U11 contains technology known as Edge Sense - a set of sensors on each side of the handset that react when they are squeezed.This means that users of the U11 can launch apps such as the phone's camera not with a swipe of the screen but by giving it a…

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones

Motorola unveils new budget smartphones
While the world gears up for the iPhone 8 and HTC is rolling out a new squeezable smartphone, many people will simply be waiting for manufacturers to produce something a bit more simple, straightforward and affordable.Step forward Motorola, which has been doing well in the budget smartphone market with devices that do what the average person, rather than a gadget fanatic, wants them to do.The…

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 live up to the hype?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 live up to the hype?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been hyped up to the max, with the marketing blurb promising a groundbreaking and innovative handset.With the device commanding a price tag of almost £700, quite frankly that's the least that most buyers would expect from it.So does it really deliver what it promises? Consumer group Which? put the Galaxy S8 through its paces with a series of "rigorous" lab…

Apple valued at $800bn

Apple valued at $800bn
Apple has been valued at $800 billion on the stock markets - making it the first company to cross this threshold.The tech manufacturer only passed the $700 billion mark two years ago, but has seen its shares go up in value by 33 per cent during 2017.In fact, Apple has performed consistently strongly on the markets since the US election, with shares going up by…

Smartphones users spend a third of their time on entertainment apps

Smartphones users spend a third of their time on entertainment apps
Entertainment apps are leading the way when it comes to people's smartphone usage, a new study has found.According to research by Analysis Mason, almost a third of the time people spend on their phones is taken up with using entertainment apps.Social media apps in particular are proving dominant, with 15 per cent of people's time taken up using apps from the likes of Facebook, Instagram…