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May 3, 2018  12:40 PM

Android bites Apple in UK, iPhone X marks the spot in China

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Android, Apple, Huawei, iPhone, Smartphones

The smartphone sales results are in: Android continues to bite chunks out of Apple in UK and France, while iPhone X is eating Android in the East.  The latest ComTech Smartphone OS Market Share...

January 24, 2018  7:49 AM

These AI voice assistants want your office jobs

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
ai, Amazon, Apple, Artificial intelligence, Cisco, HP

Amazon, originator of the smart speaker category in the home, is taking Alexa into the office too. However, as David McClelland explores in the first of a two-part feature, Amazon isn't the only outfit attempting to add some AI smarts to our workplaces.


August 22, 2017  1:05 PM

Ok Google: What’s New in Android Oreo?

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Android, Google, smartphone

Google announces Android Oreo with refined notifications, better battery life, updated emojis and ‘the biggest change to the foundations of Android to date’. Google has opened the packet on version 8.0 of its...


August 14, 2017  11:22 AM

GUEST BLOG: Apple Watch is for girls (and that’s a good thing)

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Apple Watch, mobile apps, Mobile devices, smartphone, Smartwatch

In this guest post Dr Sunny Bains, editorial director of UCL ENGins and lecturer specialising in stories on emerging technologies in AI, computing, and telecoms, discusses why the Apple Watch is well suited to women and why...


April 27, 2017  3:25 PM

Hands-on: BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Android, Android security, BlackBerry, smartphone, TCL

Is this the phone loyal BlackBerry fans have been longing for? Inspect-a-Gadget goes hands-on with the BlackBerry KEYone, a super-secure Android smartphone with a trademark physical keyboard.  Although


April 13, 2017  12:09 PM

5 ways Bluetooth 5 will drive the Internet of Things

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Bluetooth, Internet of Things, iot, Wireless

Bluetooth has come a long way since the days of flashing blue lights and embarrassing ear-wear. Okay, perhaps the flashing blue lights are still here, but in almost every other way Bluetooth has grown-up, evolving from the frustrating hands-frees of the early '00s to...


February 27, 2017  2:48 PM

MWC 2017: Over before it began?

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
BlackBerry, Mobile, MWC, nokia, samsung

If coverage of Mobile World Congress 2017 reveals anything it’s that the heady days of smartphone excitement and innovation are long gone. Europe’s annual mobile tech-fest is seen by many as a shop window into the future of...


February 22, 2017  12:22 PM

Android VPN apps fail privacy tests

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Android, android apps, Android security, App store, Application security, Data-security, Google Play, Mobile VPN

In a coup d'ironie par excellence, it turns out that VPN apps available on the Google Play store may be putting Android smartphone and tablet users at an increased risk of data leakage instead of...


January 4, 2017  2:15 PM

CES 2017 Unveiled Paris – what to expect from tech in 2017

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
ai, CES, Mobile devices, Smartphones, UI, Voice recognition

Each year the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) runs its consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas known as CES. CES 2017 will mark 50 years of CTA running the show, and not only has the huge exhibition changed but technology itself if almost unrecognisable – we know this from...


October 31, 2016  12:02 PM

On Test: Google Pixel XL Smartphone

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Android, Applications, Google, phone, smartphone

In this contribued blog post David McClelland reviews the new Google Pixel XL smartphone

In brief

The Google Pixel XL is a solid 5.5-inch smartphone with high-end specs and a top-end price. Aesthetically the Pixel does little to set itself apart from any other...


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