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
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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
Each new generation of smartphone communication represents a huge improvement over its predecessor. Despite the best efforts of EDGE in the late 1990s, the 2G network was never really suitable for internet access, with EDGE offering maximum...Read More
Occasionally, a scene will present itself which makes for a perfect impromptu photo opportunity. The image accompanying this article was a perfect example – an unlit indoor water feature facing onto a Central American beach resort. Howeve...Read More
Water can appear from the most unexpected places. From water-and-light shows through to plumbing emergencies, it’s easy to find yourself caught in a shower which didn’t originate in the clouds. This is bad news for many smartphones, whi...Read More
There’s a popular misconception that Apple is largely responsible for the creation and ongoing evolution of the smartphone. In reality, that’s not really the case. BlackBerry devices supported email as far back as 1999, while early Mill...Read More
The process of recharging portable devices has never been straightforward. As technology has evolved, manufacturers have adopted a bewildering variety of power sockets and charging cables. This was particularly true for smartphones, where m...Read More