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World Cup 2014 will be the most mobile yet

Rapid take-up of smartphones and tablets, combined with growing availability of 4G mobile and Wi-Fi hotspots, will make the 2014 World Cup the most mobile yet for UK football fans.

British mobile users targeted by malware

British mobile users targeted by malware

Mobile phones and tablets are a huge part of the lives of people in many countries, including the UK. Most people using either phones or tablets will know that malware (which is short for ‘malicious software’ and can mean anything from Trojan horses to worms to spy) is part of the deal, and something they need to protect themselves against.

Samsung accounts for half of the ten most popular handsets in UK

Samsung is dominating the mobile handset charts this month, holding half of the top ten spots according to the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker, which is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales.

LG launches G3 smartphone

LG launches G3 smartphone

LG has introduced to the world its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone, the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2. With launch events taking place in six cities worldwide - London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul - LG G3 aims to redefine the definition of a global smartphone for global customers.

Over 9 million mobile users could be unwittingly paying for handsets they’ve already paid off

More than 9 million mobile phone owners could be forking out money each month for handsets that have already been paid off in full, according to new research by uSwitch.com.

Samsung Galaxy S5 challenges iPhone 5s for the title of Britain’s most popular mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S5 – which went on sale in early April – has gone straight into the chart as the UK’s third most popular phone according to the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker, which is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales.

Huawei launches new svelte Ascend p7 smartphone

Commenting on the launch of Huawei’s new smartphone, Ascend P7, Rob Kerr, tech expert at uSwitch.com, says: "As one of the world's slimmest 4G smartphones, the Android based Huawei Ascend P7 is set to go after the thin phone market - with its svelte 6.5mm body.

Mobile payments gain momentum with launch of Paym

Commenting on the launch of the new mobile payment system, Paym, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, says:

Mobile payments service ‘Paym’ to launch this month

From the 29th of April 2014 consumers will be able to use their mobile phones to make bank payments via the new Paym service.

Iron grip of iPhone 5s continues

The iPhone 5S held onto the top spot of the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker – which is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales – meaning it has now been Britain’s most popular mobile phone for the past six consecutive months.

Virgin Media reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Virgin Media reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Virgin Media’s TV, broadband and home phone customers will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S5 from just £29 a month when it hits stores on 11th April.

New HTC One (M8) is a solid flagship smartphone

Commenting on the launch of HTC’s newest smartphone, the HTC One (M8) Rob Kerr, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says:

Apple rolls out CarPlay - Smarter, safer & more fun way to use iPhone in the car

Apple has announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5

Samsung has announced the fifth generation of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S5, designed for what matters most to people. The new Galaxy S5 offers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use.

Two out of five are banking on the phone

More than two out of five bank customers are using their smartphone to check balances and transfer funds, a new study from independent research firm Consumer Intelligence shows.