Month: <span>June 2015</span>

Using a phone is pretty much second nature to all of us – unless there are any readers born before the turn of the 20th century, it’s unlikely any will remember a time when we never used phones.

(Note for fact fans and pub quiz types…Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone patent drawing, March 7, 1876. The first successful bi-directional transmission of clear speech by Bell and Watson was made on March 10, 1876 when Bell spoke into the device, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” and Watson answered.)

And since the advent of smartphones, the things have become an extension of ourselves, a Swiss Army-style tech tool for all occasions.

Here’s the twist though, you’ve no idea how to use the thing properly…

Guides & How-Tos

Apple has announced that next month the UK will be the first country outside of the US to get its Apple Pay service that allows consumers to make payments by waving their iPhone of Apple Watch at contactless payment terminals.

The system uses NFC technology – the same tech that powers our Wallet Cards – and will be offered at around £250,000 locations across the UK and cover around 70% of credit and debit cards.


Working from home is many office workers idea of employment heaven and if offered the chance then the lure of a working day with flexible hours and no commute would prove too good an offer to turn down.

However, while it’s often assumed that remote working is good for your work/life balance, a recent study has found that if this balance is already out of kilter, then working from home can actually exacerbate feelings of mental and physical fatigue.

Work from home