Archive for August, 2012

  • Which? continues to investigate 'fixed' phone contracts Which? continues to investigate 'fixed' phone contracts

    The consumer group Which? is continuing its investigation of mobile phone contracts that claim to offer fixed terms. The group has conducted a mystery shopping investigation and found that sales staff in phone shops are giving out inaccurate information about the possibility of price increases. In ...

  • Hillwalkers urged not to rely solely on smartphones Hillwalkers urged not to rely solely on smartphones

    Smartphones are always with us making them a very easy gadget to rely on. But recent events have prompted police to warn hillwalkers and others not to rely solely on their gadgets to survive. Recent reports from the Grampian Police revealed that the police have recently had to rescue 16 people from...

  • Smartphone cameras top those of Curiosity rover Smartphone cameras top those of Curiosity rover

    The rate of improvement in technology is such that the cameras on smartphones today are largely of better quality than those on the Mars Curiosity rover that has recently landed on the red planet. Nasa began developing the rover’s cameras back in 2004 and came up with devices that have a maxi...

  • Smartphone app developed for car insurance Smartphone app developed for car insurance

    An insurance company is looking for customer input on the development of its latest smartphone app. Aviva is in the process of developing the RateMyDrive app, which will use smartphone technology to create driver profiles. By monitoring the acceleration, braking and cornering of drivers for around ...

  • Android continues to dominate US marketplace Android continues to dominate US marketplace

    Google's Android smartphone is continuing to dominate the US smartphone market, according to recent figures. The new data for April 2012 showed that nearly 110 million Americans owned a smartphone – a 44 per cent increase on the previous year. Furthermore, more half of the feature phone ...

  • Samsung and Apple take patent argument to court Samsung and Apple take patent argument to court

    Ongoing troubles between Apple and Samsung have resulted with the pair ending up in court in California to put the patent claims against each other to rest. The issue revolves around claims made by Apple stating that Samsung have copied seven of their ideas for use in their own handsets including t...