Senior citizens embrace smartphones

Senior citizens embrace smartphones
The number of older people in the UK with a smartphone has risen to a record high, new figures have revealed.According to research by Ofcom, 39 per cent of 65 to 74-year-olds were using a smartphone in 2016 - up from 28 per cent in 2015.Similarly, the proportion of over-75s using smartphones has gone up from eight per cent to 15 per cent over the…

Roaming charges abolished across EU from today

Roaming charges abolished across EU from today
Holidaymakers rejoice! A ban on roaming charges across the European Union (EU) has come into force today (June 15th).So if you're off for a sunny break in an EU member state and want to upload pics of your hot dog legs to Instagram straight away, you won't need to pay extra for the privilege.The new rules mean that citizens travelling within the EU will be…

It’s official: Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the best smartphone

It’s official: Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the best smartphone
Our favourite smartphones don't tend to be the ones with just one or two standout features; they're the ones that tick all the boxes and perform well across the board, like the Samsung Galaxy S8+.Consumer Reports has placed the handset at the summit of its smartphone ratings list, with the Samsung S8 making it to second place.So why are these devices so highly rated?Long battery…

How often do you use your smartphone?

How often do you use your smartphone?
It's a simple question, but if you were asked how often you picked up your smartphone, what would you say?After all, it's often an automatic reflex these days. As soon as the conversation falls silent or the ad break starts in the middle of your favourite TV programme, you pick up your handset and see what's happening on Twitter.Chances are we underestimate just how hooked…

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas
This week sees the introduction of a ban on roaming charges throughout the European Union (EU).Under the new system, set to be implemented on June 15th, mobile operators won't be able to add roaming charges for calls, texts and internet browsing when phone users are overseas.As a result, British travellers can use their regular allowance in any EU member state.That will be a great relief…

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?
So far, we don't have any 100 per cent official information about the Apple iPhone 8. As we've said before, Apple are very good at keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to new products.But that hasn't stopped tantalising titbits of information about the upcoming handset leaking out - and some of the sources look a bit more official than others.For instance,…

How can you keep your smartphone secure?

How can you keep your smartphone secure?
We all know about the need to protect computers from viruses and cyber-attacks - and most of us pay money to keep our devices safe from these ever-evolving threats.Yet for some reason, a surprising number of us don't take the same precautions with our mobile phones.In fact, research by Virgin Media has found that only 34 per cent of people have installed anti-virus software on…

Motorola unveils new modular smartphone

Motorola unveils new modular smartphone
Have you ever wanted to modify your smartphone with accessories and tailor it your specific needs?If so, you might be in luck following the launch of the Moto Z² Play from Motorola. This modular phone is designed to be customisable, so you can use extra hardware such as battery packs and clip-on speakers to enhance its performance.Of course, this isn't the first time that a…