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Smartphones


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...

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...


December 16, 2013  3:43 PM

Turkey or technology? – The Christmas dilemma

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Christmas, Holidays, Internet, Smartphones, Technology, Turkey

Picture the scene: you're sitting at the dining table on Christmas Day and you're faced with a tough decision. Turkey, or technology?


May 2, 2012  3:40 PM

The end for the “I’m five minutes away” lie?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, BlackBerry, GetTaxi, Handhelds, IOS, research in motion, Smartphones, WIndows Phone

A smartphone app from http://gettaxi.co.uk/ has recently received an update which may leave a lot of...


January 3, 2012  1:11 PM

Not sticking to your New Year’s resolution? That’ll be a fiver please.

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
App store, Gym, Gympact, IOS, iPhone, Smartphones

We all do it, or rather attempt to. No chocolates for three months, starting a diet and probably the most common, joining a gym. I am, of course, talking about New Year's resolutions.


If you hadn't already realised, and I hate myself for typing this, "there's now an app for...


November 15, 2011  9:14 AM

iPhone emergency get US man into hot water

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iPhone, Smartphones

A man in the US state of Illinois faced with a malfunctioning iPhone landed himself in hot water when he sought help.

Michael Skopec simply did what any other US citizen would do in an emergency: he called 911, but the authorities were not amused.

Skopec was so convinced that 911...


September 2, 2010  2:13 PM

Blessed be the smartphones in Nova Scotia

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Anglican, Laptops, Smartphones

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether mobile communications technology is a blessing or a curse, especially when one needs a little downtime.

But an Anglican Church in Nova Scotia is determined to make the gizmos people use in their daily toil blessed.

The church...


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