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Scottish tech take-up surpasses UK average

Scottish smartphone use is increasing faster than in any other country of the UK. This is according to Ofcom's Communications Market Report 2014, which found take-up in the country increased by 17 percentage points in the last year to reach 62% in 2014, putting the country broadly in line with the UK's average of 61%.

By | August 27th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Scottish tech take-up surpasses UK average

Samsung’s profits fall beyond analysts’ predictions

Samsung has grown massively in recent years thanks to its huge range of smartphones; it has been the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer since it overtook Nokia in 2012, with its handset division now accounting for the majority of its turnover. But its operating profit has tumbled in the last three quarters - from April

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Samsung’s profits fall beyond analysts’ predictions

Brits ‘look at smartphones 34 times a day’

Smartphones are incredibly important to the average person nowadays - you probably don't realise how frequently you check your phone every day. In fact, recent research by the Internet Advertising Bureau revealed that people use a 'connected device' an average of 34 times every day, with more than 50% of all smartphone users using the

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: Gadget, Mobile phone|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brits ‘look at smartphones 34 times a day’

Are smartphones damaging people’s thumbs?

While smartphones have added a lot to consumers' lives, offering an incredible level of connectivity from anywhere in the world, there are some problems the devices present that are particularly common. Recent polling by O2 found that 53% of people admit that using their smartphone makes their thumb tired, with 43% saying that they have

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Are smartphones damaging people’s thumbs?

Twitter Spat Involves Two Heavyweights

-The recent mobile awards not only provided a stage for the winners in various categories, but also showcased a Twitter war of words between two heavyweights in the industry. HTC started the verbal spat when they sent a tweet moments after capturing the award for mobile phone of the year. The HTC One handset won

Tips for Successful Drama Shots

- A feature still new to smartphone users is called Drama Shot. It is a mode of camera shooting which allows a picture to catch all the action of the focal point of the shot and maintain the same background, all within the same picture. For example, a dog jumping to catch a tennis ball

By | May 21st, 2013|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tips for Successful Drama Shots

Smartphone Shipments Race to the Top

-It is now official. The days of mobile phones being used primarily as devices to make phone a call or send a text is practically behind us. The number of smartphones shipped during the first quarter of this year outnumbered those mobile phones considered feature phones. The numbers are now telling quite a story for

Nokia Lumia 720 Cleared by FCC

-The latest Nokia Lumia smartphone has just been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission – the 720. This phone is Nokia’s latest in an effort to boost market share and complement the Nokia Lumia 520. For a short time, questions arose whether this model would make it to the shores of the US. In all

By | March 7th, 2013|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nokia Lumia 720 Cleared by FCC

New Wi-Fi Software May Increase Network Performance by 700%

- While it may be a nice change of pace for a dedicated worker to move their mobile office to a coffee shop or other public location the one drawback can be the lack of quick response in a Wi-Fi system. It is well known that trying to use a crowded Wi-Fi in a public

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