Save the Children launches Phoneless Friday campaign

Save the Children launches Phoneless Friday campaign
Save the Children has launched a campaign that encourages people to go without looking at their phones for a whole day on October 7th as part of an effort to raise money for vulnerable children. Around 43 million people up and down the country - the majority of the population - use their phones every day, so the idea of going without is one that the…

BlackBerry outsources smartphone design

BlackBerry outsources smartphone design
Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has announced that it is outsourcing production to newly formed joint venture PT BB Merah Putih. As a result of the move, BlackBerry will no longer be designing its own handsets, having fallen behind major rivals Apple and Samsung. The Canadian firm helped to pioneer the smartphone market and was once famed for its tiny physical keyboards. However, the growing popularity of touchscreen technology prompted…

Mobile phone seen as future of payments by UK adults

Mobile phone seen as future of payments by UK adults
Growing numbers of UK adults see the smartphone as their preferred method of payment over the traditional credit or debit card, according to a new study. Research carried out by Mastercard specified that 41 per cent of UK consumers now hold this view. The Impact of Innovation study from the financial provider explored the attitudes to technology among 23,000 consumers in 23 different countries across Europe, Middle…

UK smartphone owners ‘never more addicted to devices’

UK smartphone owners ‘never more addicted to devices’
Lots of people wake up in the middle of the night and look at their phone - and if this applies to you then you might not have to feel too guilty about it. This is because the practice is commonplace and widespread, according to the findings of a new study from Deloitte, which revealed that UK smartphone owners have never been more addicted to their…

Innovative coding app Swift Playgrounds comes to App Store

Innovative coding app Swift Playgrounds comes to App Store
Swift Playgrounds is an innovative new iPad app from Apple that is intended to make it fun and easy for everyone to learn how to code. Real coding concepts are brought to life in an accessible way thanks to an interactive interface that allows students and beginners alike to explore working with Swift. This is a programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create some…

Apple launch: Dual-lens camera and water resistance key features of iPhone 7

Apple launch: Dual-lens camera and water resistance key features of iPhone 7
Apple officially introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a keynote event held at its Cupertino headquarters last night (September 7th). For many, this is the consumer technology event of the year and it put to rest months of rumours and speculation as to what new features and innovations would be incorporated into the marquee device. Among the many improvements on previous versions of the handset are…

Super Mario heading to the iPhone in December

Super Mario heading to the iPhone in December
Super Mario - arguably the most iconic video game character of all time - is heading to iOS devices later this year. A full-sized Super Mario Bros action platformer titled Super Mario Run has been developed specifically for mobile and will be available first on the App Store this December. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed all in an announcement at the same keynote event in San Francisco…

Apple launch: Wireless AirPods launched alongside iPhone 7

Apple launch: Wireless AirPods launched alongside iPhone 7
Apple announced AirPods alongside the launch of the iPhone 7 at its keynote event last night (September 7th) - and it is marketing the product as a reinvention of the wireless headphone. They will be available for £159 from late October and will come with a charging case. They are instantly set up with one tap and will be ready to use with the iPhone and…