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
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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
It’s a little-known fact that modern smartphones are capable of far more than they’re permitted to do. Manufacturers strike a balance between performance and battery life, but being able to adjust this balance might benefit people who n...Read More
Like the unmistakeable yet fleeting smell of a new car, the appeal of a new smartphone fades quickly. Within weeks of peeling off those protective plastic strips, your ‘new’ phone may begin to look scruffy, while its inner mechanics wil...Read More
Today, consumers take for granted having a high-quality camera integrated into their phones. But it wasn’t always like this. Millennial phones weren’t particularly smart, and few had any form of image capturing technology. Even years la...Read More
Firstly, a word of warning. If you’re eating while reading this article, keep the page open and come back to it in half an hour. Because today’s subject is hygiene. If someone asked whether your smartphone was dirtier than your toilet, ...Read More
To anyone who came of age during the 8-bit home computing boom of the 1980s, loading was something to be endured while a program was accessed on cassette or floppy disc. To anyone whose first exposure to computing involved the internet, loa...Read More