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News: by 2017 all phones sold in India will have a “panic button”

This week the Indian government announced that from January 1st next year, all new phones sold in the country must include some form of “panic button” aimed at improving women’s security. Furthermore, all phones will need to come equipped with GPS by January 2018, allowing the owner’s location to be accurately determined when the panic button is activated. Many of today’s […]

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News: Samsung’s KNOX is rated the strongest mobile security platform

  The security of our mobile devices has never been so important. As highlighted in the recent spat between the FBI and Apple over access to an iPhone used by the San Bernadino terrorists, security and encryption is at the heart of our relationship with personal data and has implications for everyday consumers as well as law […]

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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6S – which phone is best for you?

  When looking at the iPhone SE one thing that will always be interesting is the fact that Apple never wanted it to be made. A phone that in many ways looks to past models for inspiration, but manages to use the modern iOS is everything that Apple seems to hate. Why go back when […]

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News: mobile and wearable payments set to reach $100 billion by 2018

In just a couple of years, we will be making more than three times the mobile and wearable payments made in 2015 and that watches and wristbands are at the forefront of contactless wearables. The news comes courtesy of Juniper Research, which estimates that contactless payments will grow from just under $35 billion globally in 2015 […]

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iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” new device with a foldout display

This year’s highly-anticipated iPhone 7 will be the tenth iteration of the iconic smartphone, although it won’t fall on the device’s ten-year anniversary. Word has reached Mobile Industry Review that this year’s model will in fact be the last iPhone as we know it; in 2017, sources claim that the iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” device with radical new […]

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News: OLED phone panels are now cheaper than LCDs

Most of the high-end smartphones have been using AMOLED displays rather than LCD in recent years. Most manufacturers have realised the obvious benefits of improved battery life and always-on features such as Samsung’s “Always-On Display” showing key information at all times without draining the battery. The technology is now used in a plethora of devices, from phones to […]

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Windows 10 Mobile update arrives, finally, but not for all

As far as Microsoft’s move from Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile, there are many ways in which the update could have gone more smoothly, but many people will be hoping for a successful update to whichever device they own, and pleased that Android and iOS are not the only operating system choices out there. Recently it […]

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There’s an Apple event on Monday, with a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

You may be aware (or perhaps you just don’t care!) that Apple will hold a media event on Monday night in California, at which the headline products are expected to be a 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Due to excessive rumours online there may well be few surprises, besides the fact there’s not much to get truly excited about, it’s […]

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Wearable Wednesday! The “Environment Dress” predicts wearer’s emotions

It’s time for another Wearable Wednesday instalment, and this week we’re taking a brief look at a rather unusual concept in wearable tech, dubbed the Smart Dress. First announced late last year, the prototype was developed by Telefónica R&D, and can accurately capture information about surrounding environmental elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. The Environment Dress collects […]

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Smartwatches now outsell Swiss watches…

Anyone who doubted 2015 was the year of the smartwatch will be proven wrong by figures from Strategy Analytics, which showed in the first months of the year shipments of smartwatches just beat those of Swiss swatches. The figures reveal that smartwatches sold 8.1 a heady million units, compared with 7.9 million units for Swiss watches. That’s quite an […]

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Critical Kit: Ulo wireless security camera

“And now for something completely different” as Monty Python used to say. How about an “Interactive Home Monitoring Owl”?! Browsing YouTube’s recommendations recently, I stumbled across one of those Amazing Gadgets You Won’t Believe videos, and one of the featured products was the Ulo wireless security camera, by designer Vivien Muller. Most security cameras tend to look rather […]

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Roundup of the month – 5 things you may have missed

February has been a busy month in the mobile industry, with most of the important announcements and news coming during last week’s Mobile World Congress. You can’t fail to have noticed high profile news such as a raft of new smartphones, gadgets, and advancements in mobile tech in general, but as always there have been lots of […]