New mobile phone owners could enjoy updated Google Maps

Consumers with the latest mobile phones are in pole position when it comes to making the most of the updated Google Maps technology.According to the Google Mobile Blog, the feature has been revamped for the sixth time in as many months.Mobile phones that run on the Android 4.4 operating system will be able to launch the new version of the navigation service.It could be so…

Retro games ‘are a favourite of mobile phone users’

A trio of apps have been highlighted by an expert that could satisfy mobile phone users with a passion for the past.Ian, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, explains the three apps in question have made it into his review of the week because of a "heavy influx of retro-gaming classics" in the market.The first game to have been revitalised by the brand in app…

Apple iPhone owners first in line for BBC News app

A BBC News app for the Apple iPhone has been released, in a move that may please many mobile phone users.But those without one of the revolutionary handsets may be best advised to recycle an old mobile and put the cash towards an iPhone.Erik Huggers, director of BBC Future Media and Technology, writing for the news source's blog, says the "first-class journalist" that is the…

LG Optimus GT540 may be most stylish budget mobile phone

Consumers searching for a smart and stylish handset on a budget may wish to consider the LG Optimus GT540.While reviewer Charles Kloet, writing for CNET UK, admits it not a "top-end device", it can compete with the likes of the iPhone and HTC Wildfire on an aesthetic level."[It] fits snugly in your hand and the brushed-metal effect on the battery cover and sides of the…

Make use of Apple iPhones and iPads on UK summer holidays

Mobile phone users currently in possession of an Apple iPhone or iPad have the chance to map out a summer holiday in the UK with their handset.Cool Places apps have been launched today (July 23rd), offering information and advice on a host of UK towns, cities and resorts.They range from seaside spots such as Bournemouth and Falmouth to the historic cities of York and Bath,…

Investment in Symbian Nokia mobile ‘can be for the long term’

Mobile phone users currently considering whether to buy a Nokia N8 upon its release have been assured the Symbian operating system on which it runs is here to stay.Ian, writing for the Nokia Conversations blog, says Symbian will create a number of benefits for both customers and the company.He was detailing the thoughts of chief executive officer Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and chief financial officer Timo Ihamuotila,…

Recycling of used mobile could create gap for Samsung Wave

Some people may not wish to recycle their old mobile phone without having a replacement lined up - which could be where the Samsung Wave comes in handy.This week's ShortList magazine notes the model is one that comes with a range of useful functions and attractive specifications.For example, it includes the Social Hub feature, which allows users to group their favourite social networking sites -…

Is a Facebook-friendly mobile phone an essential?

An increasing number of people may desire a mobile phone that allows them to use Facebook, after the amount of people using the social networking site passed 500 million across the world.Mark Zuckerberg, writing the Facebook Blog, says to celebrate the landmark the website is putting together a feature of stories from users."This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread…