Brand loyalists are often prone to exaggeration and hyperbole in attempting to defend the honour of their chosen brand against the merits of rival products. We’ve seen it many times over the years. Ford and Vauxhall, Sky and Virgin, iOS a...Read More
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History is littered with unfortunate incidents involving smartphones. The slow-motion drop onto the floor of your local chippy…the toddler who knocks it off your patio furniture onto a flagstone…the sheer horror of seeing it descend int...Read More
However diligently we look after them, smartphones have a degree of in-built obsolescence. Components wear out, battery cells degrade, software conflicts multiply and touchscreen responsiveness begins to reduce. Then there’s more delibera...Read More
On paper, taking a screenshot on your smartphone might seem like a simple process. In reality, this pre-installed utility is complicated by platform inconsistencies and practical issues. For one thing, screenshots aren’t always the most e...Read More
If you’ve been a mobile phone user since the Noughties, you’ll have encountered various charging cables and connections throughout your ownership history. Each provided charge at different rates, to devices whose ability to store power ...Read More
There’s an oft-quoted statistic that three quarters of the photos taken on smartphones are never looked at once they’ve been saved to the device’s memory or the cloud. That’s a damning indictment of the disposable nature of photogra...Read More
The evolution of smartphone news services is one of the more debatable advances in mobile technology. Historically, if you wanted to know what was happening in the world, you loaded a news website or installed an app like BBC News. In the e...Read More
With every passing week, there is growing awareness of the things being sacrificed to maintain lockdown, and the price being paid to keep infection rates low. These repercussions will last for many years, ranging from individual mental heal...Read More
Ask someone born this century about the importance of SMS messages, and you can expect to receive a glassy stare. Yet to most Millennials, the humble text message will have been a formative part of their childhood and youth. It’s often di...Read More
When the history books are written, they will divide the early 21st century into two distinct parts – pre- and post-coronavirus. We’re only just beginning to identify the profound changes this virus could wreak on our lives, from the ab...Read More