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Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 10:23

Twitter-owned Vine is adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Americans more in love with internet than TV

2014-03-01 07:00

According to a recent survey, Americans love the internet so much that they would rather do without television than online access.

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

2014-02-23 13:29

Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the US.

Smartphone game helping to find cancer cures

2014-02-05 11:08

Gaming enthusiasts can now join the search for cancer cures, using a smartphone game to help researchers analyse vast volumes of genetic data from tumour samples.

Smartphone technology for retinal photography

2013-09-26 13:12

In a recent study researchers describe the relatively simple technique of retinal photography in human and rabbit eyes using a smartphone.

Digital showroom app for Mazda6

2012-11-20 10:43

Mazda has launched a mobile showroom app dedicated to its new 6, allowing customers to configure the new model.

Mom, are you a smartphone junkie?

2011-11-17 16:05

If you had to give up your smartphone for one day, what would you choose?

BlackBerry service hit for second day

2011-10-11 16:43

BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa experienced a second day of service disruptions to their smartphones.

Just the essentials

2011-06-16 00:00

Smartphones are replacing personal computers for so many things. Devices with bigger touchscreens – such as the iPhone – are great for storing pictures and managing contacts but also good at falling in the toilet or being left behind at restaurants. Backup for your phone is important.

Everything’s better down where it’s wetter

2011-04-28 00:00

Smartphones are many things but indestructible isn’t one of them. The iPhone 4 screen will shatter if you look at it funny and most phones don’t like being dropped very much. Get them near water and not only do they stop working but your operator won’t even help you with the problem.

Death, tax and Microsoft

2010-10-11 21:34

Microsoft may be the most consistently boring stock of the last decade, but mobile promises growth, writes Simon Dingle.

Mini-me

2010-05-06 00:00

NOKIA HAS SHAVED a couple of millimetres off the dimensions of its flagship N97 touch-screen smartphone and the result is the N97 Mini. It didn't smack with me with its sex appeal when it emerged from its box; nor did the substantially solid device feel in any way "mini" in my hand. Less than brilliant first impressions aside, Nokia's new smartphone is easy to use, offers a wealth of applications and makes broadcasting every tiny detail of life as easy as setting up a Twitter account.

 

Music apps synchronise beat with runners' steps

2014-05-13 12:25

A free app provides playlists that change the tempo of music to match the pace of the runner, slowing down and speeding up as they do.

Google Glass goes stylish with Ray Ban deal

2014-03-25 17:04

Google is joining forces with the frame giant behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell Glass internet-linked eyewear in the US.

Americans more in love with internet than TV

2014-02-28 14:25

According to a recent survey, Americans love the internet so much that they would rather do without television than online access.

Using smartphones after hours can backfire on your sleep

2014-02-10 11:49

New research cautions that using smartphones to attend to work after hours can actually disrupt sleep and undermine overall productivity.

Smartphone technology for retinal photography

2013-09-27 05:00

In a recent study researchers describe the relatively simple technique of retinal photography in human and rabbit eyes using a smartphone.

New app reveals real car info

2013-05-08 16:51

A new app that gives you the (real) details on a vehicle you've had your eyes on has been launched.

Chev's baby Captiva in Paris

2012-09-28 10:03

Chevrolet's baby Captiva makes its world debut at the 2012 Paris auto show. Check out the new Trax SUV. Not to miss out on its share of the limelight, the facelifted Spark makes its debut too.

3 free Android apps for your toddler

2011-11-15 12:26

A colouring book, a musical instrument and an interactive reading book. Best of all? They're free!

The not-a-phone

2011-07-07 00:00

When it comes to building Android devices, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has arguably done a better job than anybody else. But the rise of the tablet – driven by Apple’s iPad – has changed the game.

Down but not out

2011-05-12 00:00

Canadian Smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has a cloud hanging over it. Analysts worldwide have been predicting doom for the company’s BlackBerry brand as it faces ever stiffer competition from the likes of Apple and the score of Android-based device manufacturers entering the market.

Disappointing update

2011-05-05 00:00

There aren’t many gadgets that can claim to have a cult following, but the Nokia Communicator – first released in 1996 – is one of them. It’s been around for ages and gone through many revisions.

Verizon: Next iPhone will work overseas

2011-04-21 20:26

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo says the next Verizon iPhone model will work on overseas networks.

Nokia to defend smartphone territory

2010-06-14 11:53

Nokia has vowed to defend its number one position in the lucrative "smartphone" business, where it is under fierce pressure from the iPhone and Blackberry.

 
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