Public Service Announcement: DO NOT BUY A NEW PHONE (for a week anyway)

If you've come to TechDigest today looking for advice on buying a phone, then we have one message for you: Don't. This isn't because we're anti-progress, or think that mobile phone technology peaked with the Nokia 3310 or something like that... it is out of concern for you wasting your money. Next weekend one of…

More signs that Sony is about to dump its phone business: Goodbye Xperia?

Back in November we reported rumours that Sony was thinking of abandoning its phone business. Today more fuel has been poured on that fire. According to Reuters Sony is aiming to boost its operating profits 25-fold over the next few years, and it plans to do it by both boosting the successful Playstation and camera…

Pope calls smartphones “futile”; takes up residence in a glass house

Pope Francis has been casting the first stone, at least according to the Daily Mail. The, umm, newspaper of record quotes Frankie as saying young people "waste too many hours on futile things" and that it distracts them from "what is really important", with the Mail saying he "added that futile activities include chatting on…

Portable phone battery network launched in London

Everyone hates running out of power when they're out – and nobody really wants to carry around a bulky charger. But there might be a solution, thanks to Save Squared which launches this evening in London. The service is pretty…

Three's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pricing starts at £30

Three have just revealed their Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pricing info and, with the phone starting at just £30 on some contracts, it's at first glance a very reasonable deal. Of course, to get the handset that inexpensively, you're going…

Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS reveals its spec sheet

Forget iOS 7 – if you're looking for a truly new mobile operating experience, you should be turning your attention to Sailfish OS, the mobile OS born from the ashes of Nokia's abandoned MeeGo project. The open-source Linux-based software, available…