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Editorial: Tablets sinking so why not Target the PC?
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Apple's tumbling iPad sales may have made Android fans happy, but the humor will not live long as the tablet market as a whole is in what is increasingly seeming like terminal decline. Digitimes Research and TrendForce say that all tablets will decline over the fourth quarter and through the first period of 2016, whether it is a slate from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, or the myriad other companies.

Breaking Down Samsung's Q3 Results
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 29, 2015

Samsung is continuing its expansion back to growth with another solid quarterly period. The company announced its third quarter results in which Samsung Electronics increased both revenue and profit year on year. Throughout 2015 the Korean giant has been trying to get back to growth after a poor 2014 dogged by a loss of market share and a decline in sales.

Editorial: Microsoft Aiming Big, but Industry Backing is Necessary
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 08, 2015

Microsoft delivered two pretty stellar smartphones at its launch event yesterday, but the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are already proving that the company's uphill battle against iOS and Android cannot merely be fought on a hardware level. The software plays a huge part and while there is plenty to get excited about surrounding the whole Windows 10 ecosystem, the platform will have to break down barriers to be seen and shout from soap boxes to be heard.

Aging Flagships that cut it as Solid Mid-Range Alternatives Today
By admin on Monday May 04, 2015

2015 has been all about the flagships so far, we have seen new flag waving smartphones from HTC, Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony, LG and others. However, not everyone can afford a flagship, even in blue chip markets where handsets are subsidized, so how do you get high end kicks or flagship build quality otherwise? We would like to qualify that we think the mid-range market is getting better and the budget market is vibrant, but we still think there are some older flagships that provide better alternatives.

Windows Style Start Menus on Android... Here's how
By Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014

Market share data tells us that there are not too many Android users glancing enviously over at Windows Phone. Microsoft's WP software has come on steadily over the last few years, but it still lags behind other platforms in terms of overall quality, although I imagine the Windows fans will argue that point.

Beginners Guide: How to Delete Apps in Android and iOS
By Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014

Dedicated app memory is not the problem it once was with most modern smartphones, but those rocking budget or older handsets will know all too well about running out of space for apps while still having gigs of storage available. Most of us clog our devices with apps we never use (that's a statistical fact by the way) and worse than that, manufacturers litter their smartphones with apps we never look at but take up space.

Newbie Guide: Speed Up Samsung's TouchWiz a Little Bit
By Luke Jones on Monday December 08, 2014

Samsung is often not given enough credit for the way it rose to dominance in the smartphone world. Yes, the Korean company has been accused of copying others, while the accusation that the company makes by the numbers devices make stick to the wall. However, Samsung delivered solid device after solid device and the consumer base responded with their cash. Of course, the trick is wearing a bit thin at the moment, but Samsung is still numero uno in the smartphone world, but that does not mean the company?s devices are perfect.

Samsung to Revamp Smartphone Strategy
By admin on Saturday November 01, 2014

Following second consecutive quarter where profits have tumbled, Samsung is facing up to an uncertain future. Sure, the company has a long way to fall before things get really seriously, but still the strategy moving forward has been muddled by a poor 2014, and the Korean company's standing at the top of the pile is under scrutiny for the first time. Now the company is being forced to revise its smartphone output and there will be plenty of changes afoot.

Five Year Predictions: Nokia
By admin on Monday October 13, 2014

We are introducing a new series today in the form of Five Year Predictions. Each week we will take a look at a major brand in the mobile space and will see where the company is now, what its short term future looks like, and finally where we think the brand will be in five year's time. We cannot please everyone and get everything right, but we hope this series will give more of an insight into the plans of companies as we enter the next phase of mobile technology. Kicking it all off is Nokia.

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review roundup
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Quelle surprise, everybody likes the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Hardly shocking stuff as Apple could put out a feature phone with and i on the front of the name and win rave reviews (the general consensus so far has been 90%, 9 out of 10, that kind of stuff). The early reviews for Apple's new flagship devices are in and the general word is that both are very good handsets, with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 apparently a better choice than the iPhone 6 Plus.