Given our increasing reliance on smartphones, and the 4G cellular network’s difficulty in providing rapid data transfers, the launch of 5G has been widely welcomed. Although consumer uptake has been slow so far, there’s no question that...Read More
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In recent years, smartphone manufacturers have substantially increased the price of their flagship handsets, arguably without delivering equivalent upgrades and rewards. The iPhone X was a ground-breaking device in that it cost almost £1,0...Read More
If the photo above this article elicits a pang of nostalgia, you’re old enough to remember that mobile phones haven’t always been sophisticated miniature computers. Millennial phones offered texting and rudimentary gaming, but little el...Read More
In theory, smartphone cameras have the relatively simple job of taking a picture when you press a button on the phone body or screen. In reality, there are numerous technical challenges involved in capturing a high-quality image. As a resul...Read More
Across the UK, millions of people take their phones to bed and plug them into a wall socket to charge overnight. And, as it turns out, those people are all making a big mistake. A growing body of evidence suggests charging smartphones to 10...Read More
To no great surprise, smartphone sales fell again in the second quarter of this year, with only Samsung and Huawei reporting stronger sales. However, a recent trade ban by the United States has prevented Huawei from loading Google apps onto...Read More
If you’re still charging your smartphone with a cable, enjoy it while it lasts. The way ahead seems to be wireless. Most flagship smartphones now have wireless charging capabilities built in, and it seems likely that others will follow. B...Read More
Since the late Noughties, two rival smartphone operating systems have competed for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world. Both have more similarities than differences. Yet as consumers, we’re often too deeply enmeshed in eith...Read More
When looking at an older smartphone, its limited screen size often comes as a surprise. In the 1980s, mobile phones had no screen at all. Then a two-line monochrome display was added, to show incoming call numbers and improve dialling accur...Read More
Last week, the faintly terrifying Zao app was launched in China, and promptly went viral. Zao is a deepfake program that lets users paste their own face over the face of a celebrity, using just a snapshot – and it’s incredibly convincin...Read More