Any electronic device will slow down and perform less effectively as it gets older. Unfortunately, smartphones are no exception. Indeed, the constant variety of uses they’re put to means mobile phones are particularly prone to suffering p...Read More
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One of the great joys of modern life is sharing experiences with people who aren’t in attendance. From Christmas Day Skype calls to real-time social media discussions about live TV, the internet has given us the ability to communicate whe...Read More
It seems every winter brings a new David Attenborough-narrated series which uncovers fresh horrors concerning mankind’s impact on the planet. This year’s Seven Worlds One Planet series highlighted the impact of palm oil production, clim...Read More
Every now and then, a gaming phenomenon emerges whose popularity earns it a place in mainstream culture. Super Mario Bros, Tetris and FIFA have all evolved into cultural totems, referenced in popular culture and loved by millions. Yet these...Read More
The internet has been in existence since the late 1960s, and IT firms were launching .com websites as far back as 1985. Yet it was the invention of the World Wide Web in 1991 that led to the internet as we know it today. Even then, it took ...Read More
It’s a measure of how quickly technology has advanced that seeing an old mobile phone evokes a mixture of nostalgia and pity. Those brick-like early-90s handsets were highly advanced at the time, but their external aerials and tiny green ...Read More
Although it arrived to market a year after Apple’s ground-breaking iOS operating system, Android has arguably been even more revolutionary. The Android ecosystem introduced smartphone users to innovations including predictive typing, mobi...Read More
In many respects, December 31st will simply be another cold Tuesday. Yet it will also bring down the curtain on a decade when the smartphone arrived – and came of age. Ten years ago, there was no Instagram. There was no WhatsApp. The Blac...Read More
When the first cellular communications protocol was launched in the UK, mobile phones evolved from science fiction theory into an attainable reality. In the early 1990s, the Global System for Mobile protocol was developed to underpin the se...Read More
As smartphones enter the ‘maturity’ stage of their product life cycle, sales are in steady decline. Gartner recently estimated that global mobile phone shipments will fall from 1.81 billion units in 2018 to 1.75 billion units this year...Read More