Tag: Mobile phones
Frenzy for the phone that costs 1,000 dollars
Has Apple finally gone over the top? Can innovation go too far? Later today, on the 10th birthday of the original iPhone, it will launch the iPhone X, the world’s most advanced mobile.
iPhone: ‘the greatest product in history’
Is the iPhone really the most influential gadget of all time? Many believe so. But as the iPhone 7 was launched yesterday, others have argued history is full of far more significant inventions.
Game over for Flappy Bird’s ‘evil genius’
The maker of gaming phenomenon Flappy Bird has removed it from app stores because success was interfering with his ‘simple life’. Are games like this harming players too?
Mobile classic becomes casualty of phone wars
Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia marks the Nordic company’s final defeat in the battle to dominate the mobile phone market. Will relentless innovation mean even Apple will one day be overtaken?
Ministers clash over ‘snooping’ powers
The police want new powers to look at emails and internet records to help them capture criminals and prevent terrorism. Assaults on freedom or a necessary sacrifice?
Happy Bday 2 txt: SMS marks its twentieth year
Twenty years ago, a young software engineer sent the world’s first text message. Today, the majority of people text at least once a day. How has the medium changed the world?
Internet celebrates thirty years of emoticons
In 1982 an academic logged onto a university forum and posted a fateful innovation: the smiley. Three decades later, emoticons are everywhere – but they are not always welcome.