Archive for December, 2011

  • Mobile banking app launched for smartphones Mobile banking app launched for smartphones

    Halifax customers could be pleased to learn that they can now keep track of their finances through their smartphones. The bank has launched a Mobile Banking app, which will be available on Apple, Android, Blackberry and Nokia handsets in the coming days. It could be particularly useful for those l...

  • Apple wins smartphone lawsuit Apple wins smartphone lawsuit

    A lawsuit concerning HTC smartphones has been won by technology giant Apple, in a move that could have a significant impact on the industry. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Taiwan's HTC Corp was in infringement on one of four patents in dispute by Apple and, as a result,...

  • Mobile devices help with Christmas shopping Mobile devices help with Christmas shopping

    With less than a week to go before Christmas day, the race is on to finish the shopping in time. To help in this task, it appears that many individuals are starting to use mobile devices and smartphones to make purchases. Research conducted by Ofcom revealed that more and more consumers are opting ...

  • Smartphones 'can boost homeworker productivity' Smartphones 'can boost homeworker productivity'

    Recent research has noted that up-to-date mobile technology, including smartphones, can help to improve business productivity. Conducted by Vision Critical on behalf of LG IT Solutions, the research found that over half of British employees have never worked from home. However, over a third believe...

  • Panasonic rejoins smartphone market Panasonic rejoins smartphone market

    Technology firm Panasonic is set to rejoin the smartphone market, with the launch of its first global smartphone in March of next year. Very few specifications of the device were confirmed, but it was announced that it will feature a 4.3 inch OLED screen and will be waterproof and dustproof. In add...

  • Angry Birds tops iPhone app chart Angry Birds tops iPhone app chart

    The Angry Birds game has topped the chart of paid-for Apple iPhone apps bought direct from the store this year. The game came in first place, but two of its spin-offs – Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio – also came in the top ten, proof of the game's enduring popularity among...

  • Smartphones top thieves' shopping lists Smartphones top thieves' shopping lists

    People who are hoping to get the top smartphones for Christmas this year have been warned that they are also high on thieves' shopping lists. Research conducted by Aviva has revealed that New Year's Eve is one of the worst days for burglary in the UK, with homes 24 per cent more likely t...

  • Future smartphone appears in top searches Future smartphone appears in top searches

    A smartphone that does not yet exist has appeared in a list of the most searched for items of the year. The latest figures from Yahoo! revealed that the iPhone 5 was the ninth most searched for term during 2011. This put it ahead of all other searches for mobile phones on the search engine this yea...