Mobile phones have enriched and advanced our lives, but unfortunately these benefits are less clear-cut when it comes to children. From malware to spyware, from cyber-bullying to grooming, the internet’s various horrors are all easily acc...Read More
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For decades, we’ve suspected that living in Britain means we have to pay more than other countries for certain products and services. The phrase “rip-off Britain” was coined in the 1990s, eventually being adopted by a BBC TV series an...Read More
Every year, millions of smartphones are traded in or sold so their owners can obtain a newer model. If the old device still works perfectly, savvy consumers could acquire a refurbished smartphone at a knock-down price. When someone trades ...Read More
Considering how affordable smartphones used to be, it seems astonishing that consumers are now willing to pay almost £1,500 for a SIM-only handset. That’s a higher value than the total out-of-home cover provided by many home insurance po...Read More
A couple of weeks ago, Samsung unveiled the tenth generation of its Galaxy smartphones via a live-streamed launch ceremony. The Galaxy S10 product suite unquestionably represents the pinnacle of existing smartphone technologies. But apart f...Read More
Like many Millennial technologies, the origins of Bluetooth can be traced back to the 1980s. Swedish engineers working for Ericsson Mobile devised a short-link radio communication protocol, initially intended exclusively for wireless headse...Read More
While Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has always followed a clear chronological timeline, the evolution of Google Android has been rather more convoluted. Fifteen different codenames have been presented to the public thus far, with on...Read More
Some things are built to last. Lighthouses, Volvos, solid wooden furniture…none of these could ever be described as short-term or flimsy. Yet other items are treated as disposable commodities, despite being equally well-engineered in thei...Read More
The sophistication and versatility of today’s smartphones is something of a double-edged sword. On one hand, the combination of rear-facing and selfie cameras has made them the ideal tools for capturing spontaneous events and memorable mo...Read More
Younger readers might not believe this, but early mobile phones really were nothing more than portable telephones. The UK’s first mobile phone call was made on New Year’s Day 1985 by Ernie Wise, across a basic analogue cellular network....Read More