Recycling mobile phones: Nearly 2 in 5 consumers access smartphones for tra

Recycling mobile phones: Nearly 2 in 5 consumers access smartphones for tra
Recent research conducted by comScore has revealed that nearly two in five consumers access their smartphones for travel information in July alone. It found that people accessed the information using devices running on the iOS, Android or RIM operating systems. The rise in the use of smartphones has rapidly seen more and more people surfing the internet for any number of things such as social…

Sell my mobile: Is switching off mobile phones in the air necessary?

Sell my mobile: Is switching off mobile phones in the air necessary?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will be conducting a study that will assess whether the practice of turning off mobile phones during flights is needed. It will be formed to review current policies, testing methods and technological standards and will then make recommendations to the FAA. The working group will be established in the coming months and will meet for half a year…

Microsoft and RIM could grab enterprise market share by 2017

Microsoft and RIM could grab enterprise market share by 2017
New data compiled by ABI Research has estimated that by 2017 there will be 2.4 billion employees using smartphones. This represents a growth rate of 17 per cent and is nearly three times more smartphones that is currently used by today's corporate world. Currently Android is the dominant leader of the global workforce and this share is expected to grow to 56 per cent by…

Apple seeks ban on 8 Samsung phones

Apple seeks ban on 8 Samsung phones
Apple has asked a US court to ban up to eight of Samsung's mobile phones in the country after it was found guilty of infringing on design patents. The South Korean firm was ordered to pay US$1.05 billion ($1.01 billion) for copying the patents and now Apple is seeking a ban on a number of devices. These include the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T…

Mobile phone recycling: Facebook recodes iOS app to up speed

Mobile phone recycling: Facebook recodes iOS app to up speed
Facebook has rewritten its iPhone and iPad app from scratch after consumers had complained that it was too slow to use. The program had previously been created in HTML5 language but engineers at the social network has now rewritten it in Objective-C. Facebook now claims that the app will respond to commands twice as quickly. Product manager at Facebook Mick Johnson said the rewrite should…

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales ‘on the wane’

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales ‘on the wane’
New figures have shown a large slowdown in Australian smartphone sales revenue for the first time since Apple launched the iPhone. Telcos and retailers will be hoping the release of the new iPhone in the coming weeks will offer some respite, but some people have suggested the market may be getting close to saturation in the country. New figures from the retail analyst company GfK…

BlackBerry shows new smartphone to carriers

BlackBerry shows new smartphone to carriers
Research In Motion has begun to show its new BlackBerry smartphone to wireless carriers around the world, though it is still months away from selling them. The mobile phones will be running the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and are seen as critical to RIM's survival given the loss of value the company has faced in recent times. Indeed, Reuters news agency stated earlier this…

Government calls for crackdown in mobile roaming charges

Government calls for crackdown in mobile roaming charges
The government are set to force telecommunications companies to tell consumers exactly how much international calls and texts costs to prevent bill shock. Communications minister Stephen Conroy made the announcement earlier today (August 23rd) and it is expected to come into force within a year. Companies will be required to send an alert to their customers travelling abroad telling them how much it will cost…