10 tips to help you stop checking your mobile every two minutes

Do you find it impossible to sit on a bus or even watch TV without checking your phone? Do you worry about missing out if you don’t check social media every few minutes? These are all indications of digital addiction, a fast-growing problem in Malta that has been linked to ­stress, isolation and sleep issues. […]

Hands-free mobiles ‘should be banned while driving’

Drivers should be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales, according to road safety experts. They warned that current laws give the ‘misleading impression’ that hands-free options are safe. Expert told MPs at Westminster that taking a hands-free phone call was as dangerous as being over the legal drink-drive limit. They urged […]

Google is tracking your every move – here’s how to stop it

It probably comes as no surprise that Google keeps track of every place you visit, using the apps on your smartphone. The information is used to give you recommendations based on locations you’ve visited, targeted ads, traffic news and help finding your mobile. But while these things can be useful, not all of us feel […]

iPhone designer to leave Apple after 30 years

The British man who designed the iPhone, iPod and Mac is leaving Apple after 30 years – saying it is a ‘natural’ time to go. Chief design officer Sir Jony Ive announced his plans to start his own design company called LoveFrom on Thursday – and said it will count Apple among its first clients. […]

David Beckham banned from driving for six months

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months. The former England captain, 43, was ordered to pay a £750 fine after admitting using his phone while driving. The father-of-four was given six points on his driving licence and banned from the roads after appearing at Bromley Magistrates Court. He was caught on his […]

Parents urged to ban children’s phones at bedtime

Families should ban mobile phones at bedtime, according to one of Europe’s top doctors. The guidance has been published by Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood. She said social media use was disrupting children’s sleep and phones should be left outside the bedroom at night. Dr Calderwood said youngsters are waking up to read […]