Thousands of drivers caught in mobile phone crackdown

BBC News

Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a week-long crackdown by police. Officers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland issued more than 40 fines an hour during the campaign in November. They also issued 68 court summonses, delivered hundreds of verbal warnings and identified 117 other distraction offences such as eating while driving. Police chiefs said the results were "encouraging" and another week-long campaign was to begin from Monday. It is illegal to use a handheld phone while driving, with those falling foul of the rules facing penalty points and a fine.


Hundreds of new drivers banned for mobile phone use

BBC News

Hundreds of new drivers have been given automatic bans for using their mobile phones at the wheel, as part of tougher new laws introduced this year.


Nokia mobile phones are coming back

U.S. News

The Finnish telecoms company, which has focused on networks since it sold its troubled devices unit to Microsoft in 2014, said Wednesday it is bringing out "a new generation" of cellphones and tablets together with a new company called HMD.


Apples Mobile Phone Hack Is A 'Horrible Week' For Everyone

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Time seems to have caught up with Apple, which historically appeared immune to cyber threats with its curated iOS operating system, but this time it has been exposed with three critical weaknesses called "exploits", or attack areas that when combined together, make the phone vulnerable to hackers.


Some of the best mobile phone contracts in the UK this month

Mashable

Committing to a mobile contract can be daunting if you don't like having strings attached. It also might leave you under the impression that you'll end up paying over the odds. But if you do your homework, more often than not you can save money, spread out the cost and get the latest smartphone with the best tariffs for your 4G data, calls and texts. To save time on the heavy lifting, we have scoured the internet and handpicked the most up-to-date mobile contracts for the bestselling mobile devices this month, which includes the new Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Apple iPhone 8 Product RED, Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro. So sit back, relax and check out the latest offers for 24-month mobile phone contracts from the leading network providers below.