If the photo above this article elicits a pang of nostalgia, you’re old enough to remember that mobile phones haven’t always been sophisticated miniature computers. Millennial phones offered texting and rudimentary gaming, but little el...Read More
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In theory, smartphone cameras have the relatively simple job of taking a picture when you press a button on the phone body or screen. In reality, there are numerous technical challenges involved in capturing a high-quality image. As a resul...Read More
Across the UK, millions of people take their phones to bed and plug them into a wall socket to charge overnight. And, as it turns out, those people are all making a big mistake. A growing body of evidence suggests charging smartphones to 10...Read More
To no great surprise, smartphone sales fell again in the second quarter of this year, with only Samsung and Huawei reporting stronger sales. However, a recent trade ban by the United States has prevented Huawei from loading Google apps onto...Read More
If you’re still charging your smartphone with a cable, enjoy it while it lasts. The way ahead seems to be wireless. Most flagship smartphones now have wireless charging capabilities built in, and it seems likely that others will follow. B...Read More
Since the late Noughties, two rival smartphone operating systems have competed for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world. Both have more similarities than differences. Yet as consumers, we’re often too deeply enmeshed in eith...Read More
When looking at an older smartphone, its limited screen size often comes as a surprise. In the 1980s, mobile phones had no screen at all. Then a two-line monochrome display was added, to show incoming call numbers and improve dialling accur...Read More
Last week, the faintly terrifying Zao app was launched in China, and promptly went viral. Zao is a deepfake program that lets users paste their own face over the face of a celebrity, using just a snapshot – and it’s incredibly convincin...Read More
Just weeks before launching its hotly anticipated Mate 30 smartphone, controversial tech company Huawei has launched 5G in Russia. And that’s got everyone talking. For not only is the Huawei 5G launch on a grander scale than any other in ...Read More
A decade ago, the concept of spending £1,000 on a smartphone would have seemed absurd. Yet as the third decade of the 21st century approaches, Apple’s decision to whack a premium price tag onto its 2017 iPhone X doesn’t seem exceptiona...Read More