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…

Young adults want to manage finances on smartphones

Young adults want to manage finances on smartphones
Smartphones have increasingly infiltrated every aspect of modern life, to the point where young adults in particular consider them an item they can't live without. Indeed, new research by global asset management firm Legg Mason has revealed that the so-called millennial generation - adults aged between 18 and 35, are almost twice as likely to use mobile phones as their older counterparts. More than nine…

Kogan offers high-end features at budget price

Kogan offers high-end features at budget price
Kogan.com has unveiled a device that it claims offers high-end features but at a relatively low price. The Kogan Agora 8 is set to be rolled out initially in Australia and comes with an asking price of $199 (£115). The price tag stands out given the range of features it contains. For instance, the device boasts a 2.5 Dragontrail Glass display. According to Kogan, this…

Are you addicted to your smartphone?

How much time do you think you spend using your smartphone? An hour a day? Two hours? Well, you might be amazed to know that the average amount of time a person spends glued to their handset is actually much, much higher in some countries. According to research by Statista, the average person in Brazil spends almost five hours a day glued to their handset.…

Smartphones users spend 3rd of their time on entertainment

Smartphones users spend 3rd of their time on entertainment
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…

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…

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers

Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers
Smartphones have become integral to so many people's lives for a wide range of reasons, not least of which is their diverse functionality. From being able to keep up to speed with our friends, family and loved ones via social media, through to taking great photos and listening to your favourite tracks, there really does seem to be something for everyone. The wide range of…

Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1

Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1
Smartphone shipments across the world fell for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2016, new figures have revealed. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the number of global smartphone shipments between January and March this year came to 335 million. This is three per cent lower than the figure recorded in the corresponding period of 2015 and the first time a year-on-year…