Experiencing smartphone crashes? Pokemon Go could be the culprit

Experiencing smartphone crashes? Pokemon Go could be the culprit
There can be nothing more frustrating than a smartphone crashing when you are in the middle of sending a text or writing a tweet. Many people take this as a sign that their device is getting on and struggling to cope with the demands of the latest firmware. While this can be irritating, it often prompts the user to take advantage of an upgrade that…

Apple to offer free coding workshops at stores in December

Apple to offer free coding workshops at stores in December
Apple has announced it will be hosting free coding workshops at all 487 of its retail stores around the world. The workshops will run from December 5th to 11th and are being held to mark the occasion of Computer Science Education Week. Dubbed the Hour of Code workshops, registration for the sessions is now open. When the events have been held in the past they…

Video calling introduced on WhatsApp

Video calling introduced on WhatsApp
Popular messaging service WhatsApp has announced a new functionality to its smartphone app as part of a wider drive to increase the range of communication options offered to users. WhatsApp video calling is the latest step in its efforts to connect people and will be unrolled in the coming days. This means that the service's user base of more than one billion people will be able to…

New book chronicles 20 years of Apple design

New book chronicles 20 years of Apple design
Consumer electronics giant Apple has announced the release of a new hardback book chronicling 20 years of the company's design work. Some 450 photographs of past and current Apple products are included in the tome, which is titled Designed by Apple in California and covers products from 1998's iMac to 2015's Apple Pencil. The company has a reputation for cutting edge design work and many…

Could an all-white iPhone 7 be in the pipeline?

Could an all-white iPhone 7 be in the pipeline?
The iPhone 7 has barely been on the shelves yet rumours are already flying as to how Apple will update its flagship handset. According to the latest reports from Japan, the consumer electronics manufacturing giant could be set to add a Jet White colour option to the existing lineup. Japanese website Macotakara reports that this will be added to both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus…

GIF support added to WhatsApp for iOS

GIF support added to WhatsApp for iOS
GIF fans who message their friends via the WhatsApp feature on iPhones have undoubtedly been frustrated at the lack of support for the animated image format. However, this is all set to change, as WhatsApp has finally rolled out GIF support for iOS devices on its latest update. As part of version 2.16.15, it is now possible to send and receive animated GIFs - and…

Can thinking about smartphones keep you awake at night?

Can thinking about smartphones keep you awake at night?
We've all been kept awake at night thinking of the days activities or things we are looking forward to in the future. A new study has shown that smartphones may be another factor to think about when it comes to factors that can disrupt sleep patterns - and this is particularly the case when it comes to children. The study, which was led by researchers…

Apple hails positive customer response to new iPhones

Apple hails positive customer response to new iPhones
Apple chief Tim Cook has hailed the positive customer response to the latest iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Speaking at the announcement of his company's latest financial results, he added that other Apple products are also performing strongly. "We're thrilled with the customer response to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2, as well as the incredible momentum…