Tag: cell phone

The story of the mobile phone

Last night I stumbled across an old video from 1979 which showed something that was pretty amazing at the time. A truly portable phone. It started me on a bit of a journey into the history of mobile phones, so here’s what I’ve dug out of the archives. …

91% of American adults now have a mobile phone

Over here in Europe we’ve become accustomed to everyone having a mobile handset.. maybe two..maybe three. In the US they were slow to start, but now ownership has hit 91% of adults, with Pew Research declaring that 56% of American adults have chosen a smartphone. The stats are …

Take part in a battery life survey

Battery life is always a touchy subject, and one that’s very hard to measure in real-world usage. Higher “mAh” figures don’t always mean a better battery life due to the way that people use their phones. As a rule of thumb, turning stuff off and lowering your screen …

Drunken purchases help online sales

I’ll admit that I’m one of the people who have accepted a parcel that I knew nothing about. It has your name on the box, it’s addressed correctly, but you’re not expecting any deliveries. Hmmm.. Perhaps you’ve won a prize? As you open it and examine the Potty …