To most people, a mobile phone is an object of modest aspiration, whose practicality trumps aesthetics or status. A professional photographer will be drawn to the handset with the best camera setup, while a construction worker may prioritis...Read More
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Today, it’s possible to spend as much as £1,500 buying a mainstream smartphone. Admittedly, that amount of money will purchase a high-end device like the iPhone 12 Pro Max, with its 6.7-inch screen, ultra-wide-angle camera lens and LiDAR...Read More
Everything a digital device does needs to be explained in zeroes and ones, and this translation from English programming languages explains why certain actions take longer than we’d like. Similarly, everything a digital device does online...Read More
It’s well-known that Apple was the first company to launch an app store, sealing the fate of the proprietary operating systems used by other mobile phone manufacturers. What’s often forgotten is that Google had been developing a similar...Read More
For a $31 billion industry, it’s safe to say the virtual private network sector has remained largely below the public radar. Many consumers don’t know what a VPN is or how it works, and they’re certainly not inclined to start using a ...Read More
Like many other aspects of modern life, mobile broadband speeds are often a postcode lottery. The inconsistent rollout of 5G services has left 4G carrying a heavy burden, and the lack of an urban equivalent to the Shared Rural Network means...Read More
In terms of technology, the 2000s represented an exciting time to be alive. Having seen off the Y2K ‘bug’, the decade passed in a blur of innovation and great leaps forward. Dial-up internet gave way to broadband. Cathode ray TVs were r...Read More
Even in today’s environmentally aware society, smartphones remain a uniquely disposable commodity. Despite noble efforts by manufacturers like Fairphone, whose modular smartphone’s replaceable components ensure it’ll last for many yea...Read More
It’s easy to forget that the UK’s big four mobile networks all have their own infrastructure in place across the country. Unlike broadband providers who generally fall back on the Openreach network if their own infrastructure is lacking...Read More
If you’ve ever looked at a mobile phone bill and winced, you’ve probably had a recent experience with premium rate phone number prefixes. It’s easy to forget you made calls to unusual numbers a few weeks ago – until your bill (or te...Read More