Young people snapping up “brick phones” as digital detoxes become popular

Young people snapping up “brick phones” as digital detoxes become popular
Young people are more than aware of the problems that can come with using media, such as cyber bullying and being judged on their looks. At the same time, they've seen many of their favourite stars react badly to online trolls, with people such as Ed Sheeran responding to abuse by taking temporary breaks from social media. And according to a new survey, this is…

Why do we love our smartphones so much?

Why do we love our smartphones so much?
Our relationship with smartphones is complicated. On the one hand, they're like a digital version of a Swiss army knife, offering countless useful features and functions.But on the other, we have an almost emotional attachment to them, and you can see that smartphone manufacturers understand this in the way that some handsets are marketing them.Rather than just listing technical features, they'll often highlight how a…

UK’s love affair with smartphones continues

UK’s love affair with smartphones continues
How much do you rely on your smartphone? How long can you go without checking it? We all know that smartphones have become truly indispensable items, helping us manage our day-to-day lives, stay entertained and keep in touch with loved ones. Yet sometimes it seems we just cannot put them down. That's why it's interesting to go beyond the anecdotal evidence and put some firm…

More over-55s snapping up smartphones

More over-55s snapping up smartphones
Sales of smartphones are booming among over-55s in the UK, new research has revealed. According to a study by Deloitte, smartphone adoption among 55 to 75-year-olds has reached 10.3 million - or 71 per cent of this demographic. This group was found to be the fastest-growing adopters of smartphones over the last five years, with a compound annual growth rate of 19 per cent since…

British adults’ media consumption on the rise

British adults’ media consumption on the rise
The amount of time British adults are spending consuming media is growing at a staggering pace. According to new figures from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), Britons are spending seven hours and 56 minutes a day consuming media on different platforms, such as televisions and smartphones. This is nine per cent higher than it was last year and 13 per cent up on…

Huawei named the second largest smartphone brand

Huawei named the second largest smartphone brand
Huawei is increasingly consolidating its position in the smartphone sector, overtaking Apple in smartphone sales around the world in June and July.This is according to new figures from Counterpoint, which believes that the Chinese firm could score a hat-trick when August's sales figures come out.Peter Richardson, research director at Counterpoint, has described this as a "significant milestone" for Huawei, as its global presence is growing."It…

Smartphones to overtake desktop as preferred means of getting online

Smartphones to overtake desktop as preferred means of getting online
Smartphones look set to overtake desktop computers as people's first choice means of accessing the internet this year. This is the prediction of eMarketer, which believes adults in the UK will spend one hour and 59 minutes on their smartphone every day. While this is only one minute higher than the average for desktop computers and laptops in 2017, it is the first time that…

What’s the most reliable smartphone brand?

What’s the most reliable smartphone brand?
With the smartphone market becoming ever-more competitive, the level of choice on offer to consumers is growing all the time.But while on the one hand this can be a good thing, it can also make the process of choosing your next handset pretty daunting.After all, where do you start? How can you possibly work out which offers the best value for money or is the…