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Nationwide and Zapp join forces to deliver new mobile payments technology

Nationwide Building Society has partnered with Zapp to develop a new and innovative mobile payment service for its five million current account customers.

The demise of the text

Commenting on Deloitte's annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report, which shows the number of text messages sent in the UK fell for the first time last year, and predicts this figure will fall still further in 2014, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, says:

Samsung Smartphone Gamepad and Mobile Console app

Samsung Smartphone Gamepad and Mobile Console app

Samsung has introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on its line of Galaxy devices.

If in doubt - report your phone as lost or stolen

With the festive season in full swing, people up and down the country will be out socialising or hitting the high street to do their Christmas shopping.

Smartphones and tablets - the tech babysitter

Busy parents admit they regularly hand-over their smartphone or tablet to their children – to grab some peace and quiet, a study has found. Researchers found a large percentage of mums and dads who own up-to-date high-tech devices will happily let their children play with them in a bid to catch up with household chores or grab a quiet ten minutes.

iPhone 5S Gold is Britain’s most popular mobile

Despite costing at least £37 a month for just 16GB of storage, Apple’s flash iPhone 5S Gold, boasting fingerprint ID technology, was the UK’s most popular phone in October, according to the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker, which is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales. Apple handsets have topped the chart since March 2013.

The new 24 CT Gold HTC One Mini

The new 24 CT Gold HTC One Mini

Released this week, the 24 CT Gold HTC One Mini comes in a choice of luxurious Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. In colours Silver or Black, the top of the range device blends high-specification design with state of the art technology.

First weekend iPhone sales top nine million, sets new record

First weekend iPhone sales top nine million, sets new record

Apple has announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20.

Acer’s first 4K recording smartphone

Acer’s first 4K recording smartphone

The new Acer Liquid S2, a full HD 6” with IPS technology 4K recording capable smartphone with ultra-fast connectivity including 4G LTE and the new Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard.

Protect yourself against the thieves playing i spy

If you believe the hype, many smartphone addicts will be clamouring to upgrade their handsets with the launch of the new Apple iPhone 5S this week.

The new Apple iPhone 5s

The new Apple iPhone 5s

The Apple iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking iPhone yet, featuring an all-new A7 chip, making iPhone 5s the world’s first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance in the palm of your hand.

iPhone 5c - The most colorful iPhone yet

iPhone 5c - The most colorful iPhone yet

Apple has introduced iPhone 5c, featuring an all-new design, packed with incredible features in five gorgeous colors—blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

EE introduces ‘Swap’ - the easy way to upgrade mid-contract

EE, UK digital communications company, has announced the launch of ‘Swap’, an industry-leading way for customers to switch to the latest smartphones.

Has the recession affected your tech spending?

More than half of us (53%) would be unwilling to give up our mobile/ smartphone contracts in order to save money, and 76 per cent would be unwilling to go without home internet even if their finances were in dire straits, according to a new YouGov survey.

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 - a stunning waterproof smartphone

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 - a stunning waterproof smartphone

Sony introduces Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof smartphone that combines the very best of Sony’s technology, entertainment and wide range of companion products with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience. Xperia Z1 will launch globally from September 2013.