Archive for February, 2012

  • Smartphone apps prying, poll reveals Smartphone apps prying, poll reveals

    A recent poll has revealed that applications are spying on smartphone users and gathering significant amounts of private data. The investigation conducted by the Sunday Times found that up to 70 per cent of smartphone users never read terms and conditions when downloading an app. This puts them at ...

  • Barclays launch new mobile phone banking system Barclays launch new mobile phone banking system

    A new method of banking has been launched by Barclays and the service is the first of its kind. Dubbed Barclays Pingit, it allows users to send and receive money for free so long as they have a UK current account and a UK mobile phone number. However, rather than having to share bank details as in ...

  • Brits smartphone addiction revealed Brits smartphone addiction revealed

    It appears that Britons are becoming increasingly addicted to their smartphones and mobiles, with many people admitting to using their phones in all sorts of situations. Research conducted by Lloyds TSB found that 55 per cent of British mobile owners admit to using their handsets in bed, while 34 p...

  • Fujitsu to launch smartphone range Fujitsu to launch smartphone range

    A range of smartphones and tablets is due to be launched by computing firm Fujitsu in the European market. The Japanese electronics firm has not previously ventured into this area and will come up against serious competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung. However, it aims to step up to the c...

  • Smartphone sales show substantial growth Smartphone sales show substantial growth

    Smartphone sales rose substantially during the fourth quarter of 2011, the latest data from Gartner has revealed. The respected analyst group found that sales to end users soared to 149 million in the final three months of last year; this is a 47.3 per cent increase on the same period in 2010. Mea...

  • Nokia confirms Lumia 710 Nokia confirms Lumia 710

    The second smartphone in Nokia's Lumia range is set for launch this spring. The Lumia 710 is the latest handset to come from the tie-up between Nokia and Microsoft following the initial launch of the Lumia 800. It doesn't appear that the 700 has the same striking appearance of its predece...

  • Smartphone app aims to assist mountain rescue Smartphone app aims to assist mountain rescue

    A smartphone application has been announced to help with mountain rescue operations in Snowdon. Plaid Cymru member Hywel Williams is to announce the iPhone app at a meeting at Pen y Pass in Snowdonia. In addition to providing up-to-date information about the weather on the mountain and the current ...

  • Smartphone shipments exceed PC market growth Smartphone shipments exceed PC market growth

    The growth in the shipment of smartphones in the final quarter of 2011 exceeded that of the PC market. This is according to the latest data from Canalys, which revealed that vendors shipped 158.5 million smartphones in the final three months of last year; a 57 per cent increase on the 2010 figure. ...

  • Smartphone market records substantial growth Smartphone market records substantial growth

    The smartphone market saw a surge in demand during the fourth quarter of 2011, the latest IDC data has revealed. According to the analysts, global smartphone shipments jumped 55 per cent during the last three months of the year, with demand for Apple's iPhone 4S driving sales. The growth exce...

  • Student crafts bamboo smartphone Student crafts bamboo smartphone

    A student has designed a smartphone that has a casing made out of bamboo, it has been revealed. Twenty-three-year-old Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, who studies product design at Middlesex University, designed the handset on his own time after becoming frustrated at the lack of variety in the current smar...