Many of us can't imagine our lives without our smartphones.

From answering emails to checking the news, our mobiles are surely the most productive tools we have in our lives. Almost everything is faster, easier and more efficient - or is it?

Gerard O'Shaughnessy, director of Business Marketing Services in Cleckheaton, recently said he felt so annoyed by employees being distracted by their phones, that he has begun confiscating them until lunchtime.

And he's not the only one. The Last Word Café in the British Library is believed to have told staff to hand over their phones to a supervisor


"I was three times more productive"


A case of bad data?


An issue of trust

Am I addicted to my smartphone?