Archive for October, 2011

  • Teenagers more likely to miss mobiles than TV Teenagers more likely to miss mobiles than TV

    Teenagers appear to be more likely to miss their mobile phone than their televisions, according to recent research. Conducted by Ofcom, the survey found that 28 per cent of teenagers would miss their mobile phone most, while just 18 per cent would miss watching television. The internet was also a p...

  • Nokia launches new Windows-powered handsets Nokia launches new Windows-powered handsets

    The tie-up between Nokia and Microsoft has been in the news for some time now, but the company has finally revealed the handsets at the Nokia World in London earlier this week (26 October). Its Lumia range of smartphones are the first time that Nokia has used Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in its device...

  • Prosthetic arm ensures one man will never be without his smartphone Prosthetic arm ensures one man will never be without his smartphone

    One Briton has ensured that he can always have his smartphone with him, by building a docking station into his prosthetic arm. The 55-year-old was born without a left forearm and found that he had difficulty in using devices like Apple's iPhone with just one hand. To solve the problem, Trevor...

  • Smartphone to gain new chip by 2013 Smartphone to gain new chip by 2013

    Smartphones could be running from a new chip as early as 2013, according to recent reports. ARM has unveiled a design that is capable of offering the same computing power as many of the high-end smartphones in use today, but it will use five times less energy than the current models and will be ava...

  • Nokia struggles to keep up in smartphone market Nokia struggles to keep up in smartphone market

    Nokia appears to be struggling to keep up with its big name rivals such as Apple and Samsung as its latest financial figures reveal a loss for the third quarter of the year. The data showed that net sales totalled €8.98 billion, which is a 13 per cent drop year-on-year. It also made a group op...

  • Galaxy Nexus smartphone unveiled Galaxy Nexus smartphone unveiled

    Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone to the market, the Samsung Nexus, which has been developed in cooperation with Google. The device runs on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, which functions on both smartphones and tablet computers. Dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, the...

  • Smartphones prove distracting to drivers Smartphones prove distracting to drivers

    Drivers appear to be quite distracted by their smartphones, as a recent survey found that nearly 40 per cent of drivers have admitted to using their phone while driving. The study, conducted by Confused.com, revealed that 23 per cent of British drivers are so addicted that they check their handset ...

  • Apple launches new OS and device Apple launches new OS and device

    Apple has had a couple of major releases this week, with the launch of its iOS5 for iPhones and iPads and the much-anticipated iPhone 4S. The software upgrade has not been as dramatic as the iOS4 from June of last year, but it has brought with it a number of useful extra features. Among these updat...

  • Online traffic from smartphones on the rise Online traffic from smartphones on the rise

    Online traffic from smartphones and even tablets is starting to increase, according to the latest research from comScore. The study found that the share of non-computer traffic for the US in August stood at 6.8 per cent. Around two thirds of this came from mobile phones, with the remainder accounte...

  • Smartphone launch delayed as 'mark of respect' for Jobs Smartphone launch delayed as 'mark of respect' for Jobs

    The launch of the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone has been delayed as a sign of respect following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Mr Jobs passed away last week following a battle with cancer and he has received tributes from fans around the world for his innovative approach to technology. ...