Smartphones

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  • Woman sitting by the window looking anxiously at her phone
    Mental Health

    A woman turned off every notification on her phone for 6 months and tweeted about the results

  • A woman texting on her phone while sat on the floor during a home workout
    Workouts

    Want more effective workouts? You need to stop doing this one particular thing

  • Woman using WhatsApp on phone
    Life

    WhatsApp is making a change that could see your account being suspended

Latest Stories

Memes in lockdown: psychologists explain why you can’t stop tagging everyone right now
Mental Health

The real reason you can’t stop tagging everyone in memes right now

Psychologists have revealed what your newfound love of memes actually says about you.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Woman on phone
Life

WhatsApp is making this change to messaging, and we have questions

The “disappearing messages” feature is coming.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
NHS Covid-19 tracing app: Illustration of contact tracing technology for covid-19 tracking. Healthy care tracking app. USA, New Zealand, China
Health

Why this post about the NHS Covid-19 tracing app is going viral

This Oxford researcher’s post has been shared over by thousands of Facebook users.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Unexpected phone calls: “Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone
Long Reads

“Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone

This one goes out to anyone who has ever pretended they can’t hear their ringing phone…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published

“I fell hook, line and sinker for this mobile game, and lost £100 in the process”

“Bored under lockdown, I found myself utterly addicted to mobile gaming – and wound up getting my account blocked as a result.”

7 genius ways to end an awkward Zoom call
Life

7 genius ways to end an awkward Zoom call

Anyone else ever frozen silently in place, hoping against hope they’ll think your signal has dropped? Just me, then…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Coronavirus lockdown: how to say no to phone calls when you have nowhere else to be
Life

How to say no to phone calls when you have nowhere else to be

Because sometimes, just sometimes, we don’t want to join yet another Zoom chat.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Coronavirus: people are ringing each other more.
Life

Hate making phone calls? That’s probably about to change

Here's why you should pick up the phone and call you friends, family and colleagues today.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
A couple in bed using their phones
Health

WhatsApp dark mode is finally upon us

It’s the most requested feature from WhatsApp users everywhere.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Florence Pugh Oscars reaction
People

Florence Pugh gets real about the problem with filtering photos

“Some of you were saying that even your freckles have been blurred out…”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Woman online shopping in bed
Sleep

This is how your late-night online shopping habit messes with your sleep

It’s time to ditch the phone for good.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published

A sleep expert explains how our mobile phone addiction is disrupting our sleep cycle

Sleep psychology and mindfulness expert Hope Bastine took to the stage at Stylist's Restival to explain why we need to ditch our phones at bedtime.

Life

Dopamine fasting is the buzzy new way to clear your mind – but does it really work?

The latest wellness trend to emerge from Silicon Valley.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
Published
New Instagram app
Life

Instagram is launching a new “intimate” app, and we’re intrigued

They're calling it Thread.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Screen time
Sleep

Make this one change and you could improve your sleep in a week

New research shows just how easy it can be

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
WhatsApp hack
Life

WhatsApp are urging you to update their app following a cyber-attack

But what’s actually happened?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Money

Credit Score Surgery: Will my credit score affect my plans to buy a house?

Answering big money questions in a digestible way

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Capital One
Long Reads

Why 2018 will be the year we discover the luxury of waiting

This is why patience is the hottest new trend going

Posted by
Moya Lothian-McLean
Published
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Carly-Ann Clements
Published

How 90s technology is making an incredible comeback

Did someone say flip phone?

Life

Facebook denies listening to your real-life conversations

Many people report seeing ads on Facebook related to conversations they’ve had in real life

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published