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Google Can Now Choose the Right Smartphone for Your Personalised Needs

It’s hard to se your mind on just one smartphone when you have so many to choose from, isn’t it? The good news is that Google can now do that for you, but of course it…

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Apple to Release Three New iPhones This Year?

Apple could release three new iPhone models this year, according to Apple Insider. The story comes courtesy of DigiTimes, which claims that three new Apple smartphones are coming during the second half of 2015: the iPhone…

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Huawei P8 Blueprint Hints at Super-Slim Design and Fingerprint Scanner

Huawei is said to be hosting an event in London on April 15th where it is expected to reveal their Huawei P8 handset. As the date draws closer, more and more leaks seem to be surfacing…

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Scientists Want to Help Power Your Phone by Talking to It

A group of scientists from the university of Sungkyunkwan in South Korea have apparently developed a new technology which converts sound waves into electrical energy. With this concept, smartphones will be able to charge from any…

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Android Phones Could Be ‘Converted’ into Windows-Powered Handsets with Custom ROMs

Microsoft has revealed that it will provide its Windows 10 OS to a select group of Xiaomi Mi4 users in an initiative to expand the Windows-powered mobile OS beyond its Lumia handsets. Sources say that it…

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Google Stops Selling Nexus 5 Smartphone

Google’s 2014 flagship Android smartphone, the Nexus 5, has been removed from Google’s online store. The handset, heralded by many as one of the finest Android devices on the market, has been pulled to make space…

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Android Phones Will Feature USB Type-C in the near Future

The new USB Type-C seems to be getting a lot of appreciation on the market for mobile devices. Google is said to already have included the technology in its Chromebook Pixel series and is now looking…

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This War of Mine Soon to Be Released on iPads

11 Bit Studios plan to release their IGF 2015 awarded title, This War of Mine, on iPads in the near future. Currently, the title is supported on PCs, Macs, Linux-powered machines, as well as Steam Machines.…

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Firefox OS Set to Enter the US and Other Developed Markets in 2016

Mozilla has developed its Firefox OS in order to target low-cost smartphone markets all around the world. Its recent statement claims that the company is considering to enter more developed markets next year. Mozilla has stated…

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ZTE Grand S3 to Make Use of Biometric Technology for Authentication

ZTE appears to have seen a lot of potential in biometric technology and is currently shifting to embed the new technology in its Grand S3 smartphone. The company is looking to add a new authentication feature…

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Google Is Planning to Release Two New Nexus Smartphones

There is a rumour that Google is planning to release two new Nexus smartphones later this year. More surprising is the fact that the company giant might be working with LG and Huawei, which is an…

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BlackPhone Maker Rakes in Its Target $50 Million in Funding

Silent Circle now owns the encrypted Android-based handset, BlackPhone, thanks to its crowdfunding success that brought the company the means to own the brand. While details regarding the deal with Spanish smartphone manufacturer Geeksphone were not…

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Sony Receives Four IF Design Awards for 2015, One of Them for the Xperia Z3

Sony Mobile seems to have gained four IF Design Awards for 2015. The awards were given out to Sony’s Xperia Z2, the SmartWatch 3, LifeLong app and the Xperia Z3. Sony’s Xperia Z2 appears to have…

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Limited Edition Black and Gold BlackBerry Passport Revealed

BlackBerry’s flagship Passport smartphone is getting a limited edition black and gold model – featuring real gold trim and black leather case – to join the conventional black, white, and red models already on the market.…

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Android Device Profits Down 50%

Hardware carrying the Android operating system suffered its  “most significant ever” fall in profits over 2014, with sales down 50% from projections, according to analysts Chetan Sharma. This comes despite Samsung earning over $100 billion in…

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Xiaomi Arch Rumoured to be World’s First Dual Curved Edge Phone

Xiaomi, not to be outdone by Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, which boasts a curved edge to the right of its screen, could be releasing a new handset with a curved screen on both edges. An image…

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Sony Introduces Plane Phase Detection Auto-focus to Smartphones

Everyone who’s in the market for a top notch smartphone always has to consider the shooter that comes attached to it. Most people are after a rear facing camera that gets a great shot, and Sony today…

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YotaPhone 2 to Take Android Handsets to the Next Level

Russian smartphone manufacturer YotaPhone are set to officially unveil their new handset, the YotaPhone 2, at an exclusive event in London on 3rd December. They made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, accompanied by a teaser…

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Facebook Messenger Sparks Anger in Low-End Smartphone Users

Facebook’s aim is to be a social network, dedicated to maintaining friendships, creating new ones, share experiences and most importantly, chatting with friends. However, the social networks appears to do exactly the opposite and spark a…

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Android’s “Fake ID” Issue Could Allow Hackers to Steal Data from Millions of Devices

A security company by the name of Bluebox Security has been throwing warning out there in regards to a major flaw in Android operating systems that would potentially allow hackers to steal sensitive information from millions…

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Motorola Rumored to be Making Google’s Next-Gen Nexus Smartphone

There have been a lot of rumors going around in regards to the upcoming Nexus device. Google has apparently been keeping the information sealed, having previous rumors point to LG being the manufacturer for the next…

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Rumor: Apple and Intelligent Energy Team Up to Bring Fuel Cells for Mobile Devices

Fuel cells have been the topic of discussion for many researchers in the past, working on theoretical inventions and all sorts of contraptions to figure out how to change the common battery and prolong the power…

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13 New Languages Added to Gmail Covering 94% of the World’s Internet Population

Google has announced it has added 13 new language support for its Gmail service, which previously had support for 58 languages, summing up the service’s language support to a total of 71 languages now. The company…

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Lumia Cyan Update Has Been Released in Select Markets

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update has been long teased and awaited by users of the latter operating system. The majority of users however are stated to be on Lumia handsets, having the Nokia devices engulfing…

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Android Users Face Loss of Gmail Sync, Google Looking Into It

Google is apparently not out of the woods just yet when it comes to issues, having the company confirming some synch problems that users are facing with the Gmail feature for Android. It is said that…

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Warning: Latest HTC Sense Update Reportedly Screws Up Your Smartphone

If you have a HTC and already updated to the HTC Sense Version 6, then you might have already noticed your contacts deleted from both your phone and SIM, leaving the header on your text messages…

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Cortana Personal Assistant Integrated in Skype for Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced some new features coming to Skype for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, namely the Skype 2.19 update, which includes video improvements, fast app resume, increased language support and improved notifications.…