2015: Year of phablets, mobile apps and emojis, says Flurry

'Phablets' like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, above, witnessed massive growth in 2015 After tracking 3.2 trillion sessions over the course of 2015, Yahoo-owned analytics company Flurry has revealed overall mobile app usage rose by 58% during the year with personalisation apps witnessing the biggest growth of 344%. Meanwhile phablets - large…

#IFA15 Medion launch first 6inch phablet X6001 and 4G phone, the X5020

Officially launched at IFA in Berlin, Medion's first phablet, the Medion X6001 (pictured above), is now available from the Medion UK webshop and through selected online and retail partners for £250. The Medion X6001 features Android™ 5.1, Lollipop and boasts a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The slim 7.9 mm phablet has a…

Phablet hands on video review: ASUS ZenFone 6 v OnePlus One UK

  Fancy a larger screen? Forget the expensive iPhone 6 Plus, Holly Brockwell gets her hands on two Android phablet smartphones - ie devices with screens larger than 5inches. These include the 5.5inch OnePlus One ( which is the same size as the iPhone6 Plus) and the even larger 6inch ASUS ZenFone6. Both will set you back…

Half of the world will be online by 2017

Our connected world is becoming ever more connected, according to the latest State of Broadband report. The report's 2014 edition estimates that more than half of the global population will have internet access within three years' time. The report also says that mobile broadband via smartphones and tablets is now the fastest growing technology in…

How Star Trek predicted the future

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary man. He foresaw a future in which humanity had learned to live together in peace and harmony. A future in which the people of Earth had joined forces with alien races to…

Nokia Lumia 1520 – Is Nokia's phablet totally phab?

So we've recently reviewed Nokia's new Lumia tablet, and over at Shiny Shiny we reviewed the budget Nokia Asha 503 – but where does that leave Nokia's latest flagship phablet? The Lumia 1520 looks set to be a flagship device…