Archives by Tag 'Smart Phones'

World’s first smartphone is 20 years old

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

IBM’s Simon Personal Communicator was the forerunner of the modern smartphone. The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features. To mark the 20th anniversary, London’s Science Museum is putting it on display in its new Information Age gallery. […]

Vodafone reports half year profits of £1.5billion in tough conditions

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vodafone has reported a half year pre-tax profit of £1.5 billion as it announced that trading in Europe remained “very tough at present”.Chief executive Vittorio Colao said he had seen “intense macroeconomic, regulatory and competitive pressures during the period” there, but he was “encouraged” by forecasts that Europe would return to growth. Mr Colao said […]

Blackberry reports £603 million second quarter loss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 27, 2013

Blackberry has reported a second quarter net loss of £603 million following a slump in sales. The company warned investors last week that it would report a loss of up to a billion dollars, due to poor sales of its new smartphones. It also announced 4,500 job cuts in a bid to stem those losses. […]

Google’s Android accounts for 79% of phone malware

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

79% of malicious attacks on mobiles in 2012 occurred on devices running Google’s Android operating system, US authorities have said.Public information website Public Intelligence published the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation memo to US police and emergency medical personnel. Nokia’s Symbian system, on the Finnish company’s basic-feature handsets, had had […]

Tablet sales more than double globally

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tablet computer shipments soared in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 142.4% compared with the same period in 2012, according to analysts IDC.Figures suggested more tablets were shipped from January to March 2013 than in the entire first half of 2012. Apple remains the biggest brand in the market with a 39.6% share. According […]

Twitter launches #musicservice with artist recommendations

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Twitter has unveiled a new music app which will recommend tracks based on who you follow on the social network.Songs can be played directly in the app via services such as Rdio, Spotify and iTunes. The software displays songs your friends are currently listening to – as well as suggestions from artists. It follows moves […]

New Facebook data privacy fears

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook’s new “Home” software for Android phones could “destroy” privacy warn industry watchers and analysts.Unveiled last week, Home is a “wrapper” for Android and puts Facebook feeds on a phone’s main screen. But the detailed data that could be mined from Home users could intrude on private life, commentators warned. Many took issue with the […]

Mobile phones celebrate 40th anniversary

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago- on 3 April 1973.Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”. In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion […]

Huge rise in UK internet usage reported

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 8, 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in it’s lastest survey of internet useage in the UK reported that online growth is still expanding rapidly. The key points from their research are that: In 2012, 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16 million, when directly comparable records […]

Mobile data to overtake voice by 2018 predicts GSMA

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 1, 2013

Mobile operators will make more money from data services than from voice by 2018, according to the GSMA.The organisation – which represents the mobile industry – said that the surge in connected devices and the growth of machine-to-machine communications were creating huge demand. In a report it lays out some of the ways that mobile […]