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iBeacons - What you need to know

Nope that’s not an air freshener on the wall in Tesco’s, it’s an iBeacon - Apple’s newest way to provide iPhone users and other iOS devices location based information via Bluetooth low-energy wireless technology.

Mobile and internet services now 'essential' to consumers

UK consumers believe that they can't do without the internet and mobile phones, new Ofcom research reveals.

Samsung launches compact and stylish Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung launches compact and stylish Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features found in the Galaxy S5.

Amazon Fire Smartphone

Amazon Fire Smartphone

Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new breakthrough technologies that allow you to see and interact with the world through a whole new lens.

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.