Category: Mobile

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Will the next iPhone have a fingerprint scanner?

  Most of us have lots of personal information on our mobile devices we’d rather wasn’t made public. Whether it’s for legitimate or more illicit reasons, smartphone security has become next to paramount. Until now, a personal identification number has been the only obstacle lying between a thief and your...

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Facebook unveils Video for Instagram

At the recent Facebook press conference, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled Video on Instagram. The service has been rumoured for a few weeks and puts the company in direct competition with Twitter, who offer the wildly popular video sharing app Vine. The last time we heard from Instagram, they announced...

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Speck HandyShell iPad case: Review

Protecting your beloved tablet usually comes with its downfalls. Either a case is so thin and unobtrusive that it provides no protective qualities, or it’s so large it ruins the portable nature of the device. The Speck HandyShell, whilst far from the smallest iPad case around, seeks to tie in...

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Software You Should Have: Reeder

Platform: Mac OSX Cost: Free! Download Version 1.2: http://bit.ly/YAm8ic   Getting all your news in one place often proves to be a difficult task. Do you trawl through endless bookmarks or tangle yourself up in a broadsheet newspaper large enough to decorate a room? Well, the answer is, of course, no....

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Snapchat is down for some users

Popular short picture messaging service Snapchat is unavailable for many users. When sending a picture, the service recognises a send command but is unavailable to send. On further investigation, error reports show that the server has denied a connection. The official Snapchat Twitter account has not yet acknowledged the issue,...

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Foxconn takes on more staff to ramp up iPhone production?

Apple has asked manufacturing firm Foxconn to take on additional staff at its Zhengzhou factory, Bloomberg reports. Foxconn apparently began hiring at the factory a month ago, adding to the current workforce of between 250,000 and 300,000 people. Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for...

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Pebble Watchface SDK unleashed to developers

After earning more than $10 million (£6.5 million) on Kickstarter, the Pebble e-paper smart watch now has an official public SDK available exclusively to iOS developers. Your patience has been rewarded…you have a brand new Pebble Smartwatch in your hands. And, of course, now you want to make it do...

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Get a taste of Facebook Home…without Facebook Home

Captivated by Facebook Home but undecided whether you want Zuck & Co. to have total control of your beloved smartphone? Well, an update to Messenger for Android will let you sample “Chat Heads”; one of the more notable features of the recently unveiled Android skin. Chat Heads, simply, allow you...