Archive for September, 2012

  • Smartphone app allows drivers to avoid red lights Smartphone app allows drivers to avoid red lights

    An app developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology allows users to avoid red lights, helping make their journeys more fuel efficient. The SignalGuru app does this by predicting when a traffic signal is about to change and advising a speed at which the driver should approa...

  • iPhone 5 launch today iPhone 5 launch today

    The iPhone 5 is set for launch today (Wednesday, 12 September). Apple's product launches are usually highly anticipated events, with fans of the software queuing up for hours to be among the first people to get their hands on the products. The iPhone 5 is still generating a lot of press but th...

  • Smartphone app launched for parking Smartphone app launched for parking

    A new smartphone app has been developed to make it simpler for people looking to pay for parking. Developed by Confused.com, the service compares car parks by price and distance using a postcode or a current location provided by a mobile phone's GPS system. This allows users to decide where th...

  • Businesses urged to tackle smartphone security Businesses urged to tackle smartphone security

    Businesses are being urged to start to taking smartphone security seriously, recent research has suggested, due to the huge popularity of the devices. Data from ABI Research estimated that employee smartphone usage is increasing by 17 per cent a year, noting that within five years 2.4 billion emp...

  • Nokia unveils latest smartphone Nokia unveils latest smartphone

    Nokia has unveiled its latest Windows-powered smartphone, desperately trying to claw its way back to success in a now crowded marketplace. The phone is the Lumia 920, which integrates the Windows Phone 8 operating system. It boasts wireless charging and Pureview camera technology, which is designed...

  • Mobile phone insurers urged to take on home insurance Mobile phone insurers urged to take on home insurance

    Many consumers still view mobile phone insurance as superfluous if they have home content insurance. However, industry group Defaqto is encouraging the market to highlight the benefits in taking out both. According to research conducted by the independent company, around 25 per cent of all mobile p...