About a year ago, my trusty old-school Nokia phone took a turn for the worse and flatly refused to perform any of its basic functions, even when I tried the old 'turn on turn off' trick and tried to revive its battery with a not so energy efficient marathon charging session.
Fearing that my short window without a phone would lead to me missing out on crucial party invites and juicy morsels of gossip, I hot footed it to the nearest Carphone Warehouse and invested in another similar model for the bargain price of about £20.
I'm a fairly new convert to the marvel that is an iPhone. I now wonder how I ever did without it and one of the reasons I love it so much is its amazing ability to entertain the children! I was on the lookout for some great children's apps to download - but I also wanted something educational so that I didn't feel too guilty about subdueing them with technology. Therefore it seemed like perfect timing when Luma Creative asked me to review their Magic Belles: Magic Music app.The Magic Belles are six magical, musical fairies who look after lifes special wonders. They offer children an introduction to the wonderful world of music and the app is designed to appeal to girls between the ages of 3-6.My chief app tester was my 4 year old daughter and her assistant was her 2 year old brother...
Apple is due to unveil the iPhone 5 at an event on September 12th with the phone most likely going on sale on the 21st. It is still unclear whether Apple plans to call it the iPhone 5 (this will be the sixth iPhone) although it does seem like the most likely name at the moment and the one that most people are rolling with.
Whether it ends up being the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 or just the "new" iPhone, one thing is clear: this will be the biggest design refresh since 2010's iPhone 4.
As older iPhone models were launched mid-summertime there are currently many iPhone contracts coming to an end. If you fall into this group you may be asking yourself, "should I buy an iPhone 4S now or wait another month for the iPhone 5?"
Will the iPhone 5 offer any major advantages over the iPhone 4S and will the iPhone 4S become cheaper when the next iPhone is launched?
Looking back to 2011, many people delayed buying a new iPhone as they waited for Apple's next release. Although the iPhone 4 was available, there was a lot of reluctance to purchase it in the fear that it would become obsolete within the space of a few months. As many iPhone contracts came to an end, people patiently waited for a few extra months for the next model to be announced.
Apple, for those that have been living under a rock for the past few years are the makers of the iPhone, a phone that has took the mobile phone market by storm and has increased its fan base over those past few years through the pioneering technology and design that has put it ahead of [...]
Internet connections have come a long way since the drawn out process that was dial-up and now many consumers wouldn't hesitate to call their providers if a page took longer than 10 seconds to upload. The blight of prolonged buffering has also largely been consigned to the past as a result of superfast fibre optic broadband. Computer, tablet and smartphone users can now surf the internet for hours on end without a care in the world.
Now things are set to get even better with Ofcom's announcement that
fourth generation (4G) bandwidth for mobile phone services could be
available in the UK from late 2013.
The telecoms regulator argued
that it will begin the auction of two spectrum bands - 800 MHz and 2.6
GHz, at the start of next year.
An overflowing inbox is enough to send the average phone user into a meltdown but now they could get a helping hand to reduce stress levels thanks to a handy app. Designed by the University of Portsmouth's School of Computing, the app uses colour coding to help sort the bad messages from those that are more neutral.
Incoming messages are automatically colour coded green for positive, red
for negative and blue for neutral, arming users with more information
before they open a message. Users can also self-label incoming text
messages to suit their needs.