Nokia to make ‘cheaper Windows Phones’

Nokia to make ‘cheaper Windows Phones’
Nokia has announced it will be looking to make cheaper Windows Phones handsets in the coming months in order to compete "aggressively" with Android. The Finnish giant has been left behind in the mobile phone and smartphone market in recent times as it has struggled with its Windows Phone operating system (OS) after shunning its own Symbian OS last year. However, in a conference call…

Mobile phone recycling: Bendigo council snubs mobile phone tower plans

Mobile phone recycling: Bendigo council snubs mobile phone tower plans
The problem of getting mobile phone signal in some parts of Australia is not a new phenomenon, so it came as a shock when the Bendigo, Victoria, council rejected plans for a new mast in the city. It has long been claimed that mobile phone coverage in certain areas is unacceptable but on this occasion the council sided with 58 objectors to the tower. The…

Nokia troubles deepen as it looks to cut 10,000 further jobs

Nokia troubles deepen as it looks to cut 10,000 further jobs
Nokia has confirmed it will be cutting another 10,000 jobs globally in the coming months after warning that second-quarter losses from its mobile phone sector could be much worse than expected. The cuts bring the total planned job losses at the Finnish group since Stephen Elop was named as chief executive in September 2010 to more than 40,000. Nokia will also book additional restructuring charges…

Apple fails in bid to get Samsung Galaxy S3 banned

Apple fails in bid to get Samsung Galaxy S3 banned
Samsung has been left celebrating after Apple failed in its bid to get sales of the Galaxy S3 banned in the US. Apple had claimed that the Korean firm had infringed on its interface patents to design the latest flagship mobile phone that is expected to be hugely popular on its release later this month. Samsung countered this by suing the Australian patent office earlier…

Mobile phone recycling: Samsung releases NFC stickers

Mobile phone recycling: Samsung releases NFC stickers
Samsung is rapidly becoming the world leader in the mobile phone and smartphone market as its technology consistently beats its rivals. The latest mobile to have been released by the firm - the Galaxy S3 - is expected to be hugely successful if sales of its predecessor are anything to go by. Now it has released its new Tec Tiles, which are NFC (Near Field…

Mobile phone recycling: Most Aussies don’t wipe stolen mobile phones

Mobile phone recycling: Most Aussies don’t wipe stolen mobile phones
Only around 30 per cent of Australians who lose their mobile phones take precautions to protect their data by getting them wiped. That is according to results from a survey commissioned by PayPal. Of the 1,000 Australian smartphone users asked, one in six revealed they had lost, misplaced or had their phones stolen in the last year. However, upon losing the device, only 30 per…

Sell my mobile: Apple leading the way in mobile apps

Sell my mobile: Apple leading the way in mobile apps
Despite being outsold by Android-operated devices by more than two-to-one, Apple continues to dominate the paid apps market. Many app developers have stayed loyal to Apple by making games and technology first and sometimes only for iOS handsets. It is claimed that developers find it easier to create software for Apple devices than for ones running on Android. This has helped the operating system remain…

Sell my mobile: New mobile app can help sort good news from bad

Sell my mobile: New mobile app can help sort good news from bad
A mobile phone app which can help prevent the user from having a bad day by predicting the mood of an incoming message has been developed. Lorraine Chambers, a Master's student from the University of Portsmouth, has created the app which will automatically colour code messages so people known if they are likely to make them feel good or bad. The development is aimed at…