October 17, 2018  6:45 AM

A smartphone for your smartphone?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Mobile, Mobile devices, Palm, Smartphones, Technology

As if smartphone devices aren't already taking over our lives enough, a US company has launched a miniature phone to act as a companion to your main device. In a world where smartphones are becoming as big as tablets, this tiny credit-card sized smartphone, called Palm, is meant to save you from...

February 25, 2016  4:06 PM

Mind the (data) gap

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apps, London, Mobile, twitter

Londoners were all a-twitter this week when a "software bug" apparently caused the London Underground API to tell all the apps that use its live transport data that every Tube line in the capital had been shut down.

Trade union leaders could hardly have hoped for such an impact as...

September 25, 2015  10:51 AM

At last – how to end the blight of Apple fanboy queuing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Congratulations to mobile operator O2, which may finally have found a way to put an end to the most tedious and embarrassing aspect of the consumer digital revolution.

With Apple releasing the iPhone 6s, we saw the usual response from fanboy freaks to queue for hours outside an Apple...

August 13, 2015  3:50 PM

How clean is your smartphone?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Apple, gadgets

For reasons unknown, furniture retailer Bright House has commissioned some boffins to investigate the cleanliness of a range of living room items, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

June 5, 2015  10:46 AM

Bargain Hunt US: Dumped Apple I computer sells for £130,000

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Apple, Business, National news

A hunt has been launched for an elderly lady in America who unwittingly dumped a rare Apple I computer, worth more than £130,000, at a recycling centre.

The lady in question donated the computer, which sports a whopping 4k...

March 31, 2015  2:19 PM

Is autocorrect the bane of working from home?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Autocorrection, Email Address, Text messaging

Everyone is caught up in the BYOD revolution, and the flexibility it brings mean more people are emailing from anywhere using whatever gadget they have on them.

Unfortunately it seems that technology is as...

March 26, 2015  4:18 PM

Smartphones lack smart users

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Security, Smartphones

Most smartphones lack smart users a survey by mobile security firm Lookout has revealed, with 52% of people who claimed to be security savvy admitting they do not read privacy policies for...

February 9, 2015  10:29 AM

Why I turned off voice recognition on my Samsung Smart TV, and it’s not why you think

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Romulans, samsung

I'm going to tell you a true story about voice recognition, and how far we still have to go before it really works properly.

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October 14, 2014  12:15 PM

Harry Potter and the Badly-Researched Press Release

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
iPhone, Mobile data

(With apologies to JK Rowling)

The sound of a public relations owl tapping on the window of Harry Potter's office caused him to look up, suddenly.

This was odd. Since Harry had left the news desk at the Daily Prophet to take up a more hands off role as director of content on...

June 18, 2014  2:29 PM

Inject some Britishness into your life

charris Profile: charris
app, government, iPhone, politics, travel, twitter

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