How to ‘park your mobile’

How to ‘park your mobile’
There is a lot to be said about workplace meetings. Some would argue that we have too much of them, with overly administrative bosses keen to host them for all manner of things. On the flipside, there are others who see value in them when doing correctly and fleetingly.What is unique to both, as of late, is the slow creep of these devices in meetings.…

LG introduces the G4c

LG introduces the G4c
LG has revealed to the world the newest member of the G4 family. The G4c is pitched as being a “smaller sibling” to the popular G4, but still packing a lot of power and style.Basically put, it delivers a lot of the functionality of the classic G4 but does so in a very compact body.The device comes with an eight-megapixel rear camera, a five-megapixel front-facing…

Smartphone users ‘want wearable tech to make life easier’

Smartphone users ‘want wearable tech to make life easier’
Smartphone users are keen to adopt wearable technology to make their life easier, according to new research dubbed SHIFT 2015.The collaborative study between Goldsmiths, University of London and the media company Mindshare, found that 36 per cent of respondents wanted to benefit from “flow” - they want wearables to offer them everyday solutions.For example, just under a third of smartphone users (31 per cent) were…

Nokia celebrates 150th birthday

Nokia celebrates 150th birthday
Nokia turned 150 this month. Yes, we said that right. Nokia, the Finnish multinational tech company, famous for bringing mobile phones to the masses was founded in 1865. And no, it wasn’t making such devices back in the late nineteenth century.Back then, it was innovating with wood, specifically pulp. Indeed, the origins of one of the most iconic brands in recent times was something altogether…

New iPhone case ‘harvests electricity from the air’

New iPhone case ‘harvests electricity from the air’
A tech company has developed a case for the iPhone that it says can harvest energy from the air.Nikola Labs explains that the case has the ability to transform RF signals - such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE - into DC power.In other words, through a proprietary energy harvesting circuit, people can benefit from power to their mobile devices - all without a wire or…

Phablets growing in popularity

Phablets growing in popularity
It still takes some getting used to the description of this device, but names aside, the phablet is becoming increasingly popular.According to new data, the handheld device - which sits between a smartphone and a tablet - went down a treat during the first three months of 2015.The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech analysis revealed, for example, phablets accounted for 21 per cent of all smartphone…

Smartphone shipments for Q1 2015 total 291 million units

Smartphone shipments for Q1 2015 total 291 million units
The smartphone industry is in robust health, with all players, big and small, confident that they can continue to develop new and exciting products and increase revenues.However, as a new study shows, every now and again, the market will take a hit. Simply put, this is just one of those things.In its latest report, TrendForce revealed that 291.2 million smartphone units were shipped around the…

Huawei unveils P8 and P8max

Huawei unveils P8 and P8max
Huawei has lifted the lid on its latest generation P Series smartphones in an event in London.The Chinese company has followed suit with Apple and Samsung by unveiling not just one device, but two.So, not only is there a P8 smartphone, there is also a P8max. The title of the latter says enough about the size.“The Huawei P8max builds on the beauty of the P8…