smartphones

In praise of privacy

27 April 2019 9:00 am

David Niven’s younger son Jamie, now an old man and a bit overweight, approached my table and announced that he…

I admit it – I’m a smartphone addict

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I am often extremely dismissive of people immersed in their smartphones. I tut at the mole-ish pedestrians who step out…

Contactless payments have taken the fun out of buses

How contactless cards will change the world (much more than you think)

30 January 2016 9:00 am

I am one of those annoying, mildly claustrophobic people who sit at the end of a row in cinemas. There…

Smartphones for Hamlet and Heathcliff

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Medea says ‘hiiiiiiii’ on the first page of Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious book, which puts smartphones in the hands of literary…

There may be an unknown somebody even more wonderful

The smartphone is like having a singles bar in one’s pocket 24/7

20 June 2015 9:00 am

An American stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari, who usually performs in Los Angeles and New York, has found time to conduct…

Why I joined the smiley-face cult

6 June 2015 9:00 am

On the way home from dinner with girlfriends I composed my usual thank-you text. Smashing company, delicious food, must see…

What happened to Julie Burchill on silent retreat

4 April 2015 9:00 am

When I told my friends that I was planning to attend a silent retreat, they all laughed. It’s true that…

Letters: Charles Saatchi's challenge to Taki, and the battle over Benefits Street

25 January 2014 9:00 am

On Benefits Street Sir: Fraser Nelson asserts that people in charities do not want to talk about what life is…

How James Goldsmith's wisdom on mistresses could revolutionise mobile phones

18 January 2014 9:00 am

I wouldn’t worry much about the future of the British economy. Because I have a simple plan to make the…

You’re never really on holiday with a smartphone

10 August 2013 9:00 am

I was sitting on some rocks by the Cornish coast when a teenager swanned by on the sun-warmed boardwalk in…