Smartphone shopping surge forecast for next four years

Smartphone shopping surge forecast for next four years
The overall market value of smartphone shopping in the UK is forecast to surge over the course of the next four years. A new report from Google, PayPal UK and OC&C Strategy Consultants titled The Mobile Mandate specifies that smartphone shopping will treble in value to account for two-thirds of all e-commerce in the UK by 2020. This is the equivalent of around £43 billion of e-commerce…

How to sell unwanted possessions with your smartphone

How to sell unwanted possessions with your smartphone
Having a clearout can be a frustrating task - but we all have lots of things that we just don't use any more. After sorting these items into things to take to charity shops and things to pass on to friends or relatives, you might find that some of your possessions could be worth selling online. There are several apps that let you do this quickly and…

Is a dedicated gaming smartphone in the pipeline from Razer?

Is a dedicated gaming smartphone in the pipeline from Razer?
Everyone uses their smartphones for slightly different reasons - but there are a few common factors that have ensured the devices have remained as popular as they are today. Gaming is undoubtedly one of the more popular pastimes, with the likes of Angry Birds and Pokemon Go becoming crossover hits with cross-generational appeal that have taken the games industry to new highs. With this in mind, it…

Apple promises “the best is yet to come” as iPhone turns 10

Apple promises “the best is yet to come” as iPhone turns 10
January 2017 marks ten years since the blockbuster debut of the very first iPhone from Apple. Speaking at Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, the late Steve Jobs, co-founder and then-chief executive officer of the Cupertino-based consumer electronics giant, introduced the device that would go on to revolutionise the way people communicate and access information. It was originally promoted by Mr Jobs as three products in one:…

BlackBerry set to return with a new Qwerty smartphone

BlackBerry set to return with a new Qwerty smartphone
TCL Communication Technology Holdings took to the stage at the major industry showcase CES 2017 to preview a new BlackBerry smartphone, which will see a return of the iconic Qwerty keyboard. Codenamed Mercury, the new phone was unveiled as part of a wider strategy that will see TCL offer an entire suite of mobility products. A video posted on Twitter by TCL USA president Steve…

Is Theatre Mode coming to iOS 10.3?

Is Theatre Mode coming to iOS 10.3?
The latest update to Apple's proprietary mobile operating system - iOS 10.3 - is just around the corner and with it a raft of new features are expected to be introduced to iPhones and iPads all over the world. Foremost among these could be a much-touted 'Dark Mode' that will see the devices operate at a lower level of light than normal - and some concerns…

Your guide to alternative Facebook apps

Your guide to alternative Facebook apps
Facebook is not only one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, it is also synonymous with smartphones for many people. The ability to send status updates and photos to friends, family and loved ones the instant you want to has arguably changed the way people communicate with one another. Indeed, many of Facebook's latest features - such as the ability to share live…

Make the most of emoji on your iPhone

Make the most of emoji on your iPhone
If you use your smartphone for messaging the chances are you'll have seen some of your friends, family and loved ones include small pictures of faces with certain expressions within the body of their text. This is particularly likely to be the case if you have younger people in your network - but what are these small icons and where do they come from? What does emoji…