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  • What you need to know about the future of paying for stuff

    17 September 2014, 10:50 am by: Ben Gilbert

    We've virtualized much of the rest of the modern life -- why not payments? Plane tickets, banking and many other aspects of our lives now live on our phones. Payments still exist in the world of paper and plastic.…
  • Apple wants to wean you from Android with its new iPhone guide

    17 September 2014, 10:19 am by: Jon Fingas

    Apple is clearly hoping that its bigger iPhones will tempt you to switch from Android. It just launched a migration guide that helps move your stuff into the iOS universe, whether it's a contact list, internet account or media collection. Some of the advice…
  • EE updates its SIM-only plans with some cheaper options

    17 September 2014, 9:56 am by: Jamie Rigg

    It's been a busy month for EE already, with updated pay-as-you-go tariffs and a break-up with Phones4u that's forced the latter to shut-up shop. The bustle continues, however, and today the 4G network's announced revamped SIM-only plans for those who don't…
  • MediaTek's new chips save your precious time and money with built-in compression

    17 September 2014, 9:38 am by: Richard Lai

    While Opera Max is slowly making official launches around the world, this cloud-based data-compression service has just nabbed another partner -- and it's a pretty big one, too. Today, the Norwegian company announced that MediaTek will be embedding its app in…
  • Instagram ads are coming to UK feeds very soon

    17 September 2014, 7:19 am by: Matt Brian

    While Instagram has been monetising its app for nearly a year, UK users have enjoyed scrolling through timelines that are completely free of ads. Until today, that is. The company has taken to the service to share the very first sponsored post with UK users…
  • Facebook's rumored 'Moments' app will help you share privately

    17 September 2014, 6:38 am by: James Trew

    Facebook's megaphone-like approach to sharing makes it less than ideal for more private missives. Sharing private images or jokes with select people is something of a test of nerves. One slip of a drop-down menu, and your intimate photo could go global, rather…
  • Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with smartphone-controlled devices

    17 September 2014, 5:48 am by: Mariella Moon

    Philips will soon launch a couple of iPhone- and iPad-controlled devices, but they're not the company's usual phone docks or Hue smartlight models -- they're gadgets designed to help suppress persistent pain. The first device (above) called PulseRelief uses…
  • Create your own Moto X: Moto Maker now available in the UK

    17 September 2014, 5:28 am by: Matt Brian

    Motorola's new Moto X might not be sale in the UK yet, but that isn't stopping the company from letting customers create their own designs ahead of its release. Today, for the first time, Brits can get to grips with Moto Maker, Motorola's web-based…
  • 'Goat Simulator' is now ruining picnics and butting heads on iOS and Android

    17 September 2014, 4:25 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    Can't wait for the Xbox One version of Goat Simulator's absolute madness and have an iOS device? (Update: Or an Android one?) Well, then Coffee Stain Studios has you covered. The team's not-at-all serious (or realistic) depiction of goat life is now available…
  • ​Sony expects losses to quadruple because of its smartphones

    17 September 2014, 3:21 am by: Mat Smith

    Once again recalibrating its bad news for the latest financial quarter, Sony has quadrupled its forecast loss for the financial year and it's down to those Xperia smartphones. The company already cut its forecast for smartphone sales in July, and this latest…
  • iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature

    17 September 2014, 3:05 am by: Mariella Moon

    You excited that iOS 8's scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an…
  • Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too

    17 September 2014, 12:04 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    The latest game development toolkit from Epic Games supports Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, but what about virtual or augmented reality on mobile devices? That's coming, too -- and apparently pretty soon. Road to VR has noticed that on Epic's…
  • Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)

    16 September 2014, 11:03 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Verizon's HD voice and video chat feature is now live, just like it promised back in August. The carrier officially calls it "Advanced Calling 1.0," and it lets you make high-definition voice calls over LTE to other Verizon phones that also have the…
  • Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS

    16 September 2014, 10:11 pm by: Mariella Moon

    In many parts of the world where LTE and 3G aren't as accessible, something like the Cosmos browser for Android could be incredibly cheap and useful. This upcoming Android app, you see, doesn't need data to work -- you simply plug in a URL, and it sends back a…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a much larger screen size…
  • iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

    16 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year's iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear the company was mainly focused on giving its mobile OS a…
  • Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon

    16 September 2014, 8:28 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google may have already given Android's Play Store a big makeover this summer, but it's not done yet -- there's another revamp coming this year. Android Police has posted shots of a pre-release Play Store 5.0 update that's very clearly guided by Google's…
  • ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully won't crush your bank account. The 720p screen,…
  • Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication (update)

    16 September 2014, 7:04 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Need another reason to activate two-factor authentication on your Apple device? Ars Technica and Apple Insider report that the security check now extends to cover iCloud device backups too, something it didn't do before. That means if someone gets your…
  • Samsung's next big budget phone is made for selfies

    16 September 2014, 6:25 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Companies like Microsoft and Sony know that you don't necessarily want to buy a high-end smartphone just to take selfies, and it now appears that Samsung knows this, too. In the wake of store listings and government filings, Thegioididong has managed to get…
  • Coming this January: The 2015 Best of CES Awards, brought to you by Engadget

    16 September 2014, 5:29 pm by: Michael Gorman

    We know. It's only September, but it's never too early to start dreaming of that greatest of all gadget gatherings, the International CES. As always, the Engadget editorial team will descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center this January to bring you all…
  • Shazam now lets you buy or stream tagged music via Google Play

    16 September 2014, 12:37 pm by: James Trew

    Hey, we love Shazam; it's been propping up our spotty musical knowledge for years. But, until now, if you wanted to grab that rare In Flagrante groove for your personal collection direct from the app, you had to go with Amazon's music store. No bad thing per…
  • Microsoft OneNote comes to Android Wear, gets updated for iOS 8

    16 September 2014, 12:10 pm by: Dana Wollman

    We'll say this about Microsoft's OneNote team: It's clear they want to be on every device, even ones you might not be buying. Earlier this year, the company came out with an Amazon application in the wake of some truly awful Fire phone reviews. Now, Microsoft…
  • NFC on the iPhone 6 is limited to Apple Pay, at least for now

    16 September 2014, 9:31 am by: Jon Fingas

    If you were hoping to use NFC on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to pair with your camera or share files with friends... well, you'll have to keep waiting. Apple has confirmed to Cult of Mac that the new iPhones' near field wireless is currently limited to use with…
  • Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

    16 September 2014, 2:03 am by: Timothy J. Seppala

    In this post-PRISM world, basically everyone is worried about privacy (and rightly so!) -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's…

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