NEWS DIGEST 24.07.2021: Tough glass for Samsung phone lenses, and other latest tech stories

Good morning everyone. Our news today comes from NewsNow – Technology. Next-gen Samsung phones will be the first to get a new Gorilla Glass coating for camera lenses, which promises improved durability and better quality images. The new Corning Gorilla … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.07.2021: Tough glass for Samsung phone lenses, and other latest tech stories

NEWS DIGEST 14.06.2020: How to tackle coronavirus infection and be a top app promoter in one go

  Today’s news coverage comes from our official HEMNA Twitter feed. Bloomberg examines the experience of a slum in India and how its inhabitants coped with the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped the world in recent months. The Dharavi neighbourhood … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 14.06.2020: How to tackle coronavirus infection and be a top app promoter in one go

XBOX AVATARS: Change them with just your mobile phone

Owners of Microsoft Xbox consoles can now change their avatars (display pictures) while on the go with the help of their mobile phones. Mobile phone technology website phoneArena.com reported today that users of the popular console, second only in sales to Sony’s Playstation range, will be able to use a Windows 10 equipped mobile phone and a new app, Xbox Avatar App to change their avatar ‘on the fly’. The avatar configuration for now only applies to phone users who download the Technical Preview of Windows 10 Mobile on their calling devices. With that in place, they can easily download Xbox Avatar … Continue reading XBOX AVATARS: Change them with just your mobile phone

KIDS WITH MOBILES: 90% of six-year-olds to have mobile phones by 2020

British tabloid Metro reports that five years from now an astonishing ninety per cent of six year olds will have their own mobile phones, according to a prediction in a study commissioned by a leading telecommunications company. The statistic is said to come from a paper on global communications by Swedish handset manufacturer Ericsson, which also predicts that the pinnacle of the ‘communications boom’ that has characterised the industry for the past fifteen years is in fact yet to happen. Other media have reported however, that the figure of ninety per cent refers to the world’s population from the age of six onwards. As more parents adopt advanced mobile … Continue reading KIDS WITH MOBILES: 90% of six-year-olds to have mobile phones by 2020

iPHONE TAX?!! – Why everyone is paying for iPhones – even non-owners

A report by technology news and commentary website The Register claims that it is not just owners of Apple’s iPhones who are paying huge sums of money for these highly-sought after gadgets. Those consumers who decide the ‘iHype’ is not for them and opt for other makes of smartphone such as Androids and Blackberry are paying for Apple’s products too. They are even paying for unsold iPhone 5Cs gathering dust in mobile network carriers’ warehouses, according to the Register’s special report published today.   In the United States, Apple has been accused of ‘cosying up’ to mobile network operators with … Continue reading iPHONE TAX?!! – Why everyone is paying for iPhones – even non-owners

A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft

London’s Metropolitan Police have launched a leafletting campaign aimed at preventing people from becoming victims of mobile theft. The theft of smartphones in particular is steadily on the rise in London, with some phones selling for as little as £50 on the black market. Stolen phones have been sent abroad to be sold onward, making them more difficult to trace and block. One of the crime prevention leaflets distributed by Met police cadets at Stratford’s bus station. According to the BBC’s news division in London, an estimated 314 mobile phones are stolen on the streets every day, with iPhone models … Continue reading A MOVING TARGET: Met Police starts awareness campaign of mobile theft

MOSQUITO RINGTONES: The undercover texter’s dream?

By Vijay Shah If you are a teenager at school trying very hard to text or WhatsApp your mates during a long boring double lesson of physics, you know that you have to keep your mobile on silent, unless you have an overwhelming desire to see it sitting at the bottom of the teacher’s desk drawer until the end of the day. Your two hours are spent being some kind of undercover texting ninja, keeping one nervous eye on Teach while the other pays more attention to that 10 inch glowing screen. You then flee the confines of school, only … Continue reading MOSQUITO RINGTONES: The undercover texter’s dream?

TECH SAVVY TEN-YEAR OLDS: A humorous Facebook picture

By Vijay Shah I am a big Facebook addict, and while leisurely scrolling down my News Feed, often find posts from my friends or work colleagues that make me stop and think “hello, that looks interesting!”. It could be a beautiful picture or photo, or a well-thought out comment…or something hilarious. I usually subject my Facebook mates to a barrage of silly and humorous comment posts and statuses on a daily basis. Surprisingly they haven’t yet all unfriended me!. I saw this little beauty about a day ago, originally published by some funny jokes group I’m a member of, ” … Continue reading TECH SAVVY TEN-YEAR OLDS: A humorous Facebook picture