Brace yourselves. Something involving the NHS sounds like a good idea. Doctors are now being advised to "prescribe" their patients smartphone apps, encouraging use of free and cheap little phone tools to manage their conditions.
Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you?
Many of us point to custom UI skins as one of the main reasons Android updates take so long to reach certain phones. But according a Motorola exec, that's not really the case. It's the hardware itself.
Audio tags are looking more and more like the new QR code - not only are they way less ugly than those jagged black-on-white squares, but you don't need to take a picture of anything in order for them to work. (See also: Shazam and the Super Bowl.)
Is there a limit on how big your smartphone can be before it can be called a tablet? LG is attempting to find out, judging by this teaser vid for its upcoming Optimus Vu—a five-inch, 4:3 ratio behemoth. [LG Blog via The Verge]
Google's Chrome browser has been chewing up market share on desktops and laptops for a while now, and now they're going mobile. If you've got an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone or tablet you can download it now, and it's a BIG step forward.
AMD has been going head-to-head with Intel in the PC market for years, so it's no surprise that they will be hot on Intel's heels in the mobile space, too. Yep, they have plans to design tablet CPUs. It's like two gorillas shrinking themselves to do battle in your pocket.
While Microsoft is still trying to get people to care about Windows Phone, details of the next big version are already nailed down, claims Pocketnow. The site says it's acquired a Microsoft video spilling the beans on Windows Phone 8.
Forgive me for stating the obvious: You get much better photos with a camera than without one. So, whilst I would much rather always take photos with an SLR body with a sharp Prime lens, the truth of the matter is that you'll sometimes come across moments where you're just busting to take a photo -- and you may not have a 'real' camera handy.
You probably haven't given much thought to the fact that there's a slab of chemically strengthened glass in your pocket, deflecting blows from keys or change or any other hard objects might slide or scrape or scratch against it, or that the hundreds of millions of similar slices of glass lining pockets around the world wasn't possible not so long ago.
The 710 may've been a cheap-as-chips WP7 budgetphone, but if rumours regarding the Nokia Lumia 910 are correct, Europe could be seeing a 12.1-megapixel phone swinging its way. Encouragingly, it doesn't look like it's carved from a plastic shoe-heel.
You already have a remote for controlling your TV, one of the focal points in your living room, so why not your fireplace as well? Kiwi company Escea asked the same question, but then went ahead and answered it with their new DX5100 model.
HTC has a problem. It realises it's addicted to new phones. And if HTC's execs make good on recent words, we may no longer be drowning in a torrent of the company's new models every other week. Effing finally.