Neil Cumins

Do smartphones need a new operating system?

Do smartphones need a new operating system?

On: Tuesday, 3 December, 2019
A recent (and fairly unexpected) casualty of the escalating trade war between America and China has been Chinese smartphones. Due to restrictions imposed by President Trump, these currently can’t be sold in Western countries with Google a...
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Could your next phone come from Microsoft?

Could your next phone come from Microsoft?

On: Monday, 2 December, 2019
The progress of the traditional slate-form smartphone has slowed recently, with global sales falling and genuine innovation seemingly in short supply. Fed up with paying premium prices for marginal gains, smartphone owners are hanging onto ...
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How to take the perfect night photograph

How to take the perfect night photograph

On: Sunday, 1 December, 2019
The advent of smartphone cameras has turned most of us into amateur photographers. From grabbing impromptu family snaps and holiday photos through to taking pictures for work-related purposes, our phone cameras are constantly being called u...
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What is RCS messaging?

What is RCS messaging?

On: Friday, 29 November, 2019
We live in an age of encrypted communications, from the ubiquitous WhatsApp messaging platform to social media sites like Snapchat. Yet at the same time, more than 95 per cent of us still send text messages. Most of these are dispatched th...
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Where can I get 5G?

Where can I get 5G?

On: Friday, 29 November, 2019
The 5G revolution may have arrived, but it’s safe to say consumers have been fairly underwhelmed so far. The launch of 4G in 2012 garnered press coverage which hasn’t been matched this time around, while handset sales don’t appear to ...
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Are the notspot's days numbered?

Are the notspot’s days numbered?

On: Thursday, 28 November, 2019
If you live in a large town or a city, you probably aren’t familiar with the concept of notspots. Ubiquitous urban mobile phone masts mean areas of weak or non-existent phone coverage simply don’t exist outside solid structures like pub...
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How do wireless earphones work?

How do wireless earphones work?

On: Tuesday, 26 November, 2019
The benefits of wire-free headsets have been recognised ever since NASA pioneered wireless technology for their astronauts in the early 1960s. Four decades later, the development of Bluetooth saw Noughties trend-setters sporting a wireless ...
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