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  • The Galaxy Note 4 has the best smartphone screen

    15 September 2014, 7:27 pm

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 landed at IFA a few weeks ago and was the blockbuster smartphone we all thought it would be. Its features the very best mobile technology currently available, with its specs sheet reading like a what?s current list in the handset…
  • Apple now lets you delete the U2 plague

    15 September 2014, 6:51 pm

    And there was me thinking everyone was a U2 fan. Bono and his cohorts have invaded a great many people's iTunes accounts since Apple launched the iPhone 6 and it seems that consumers are not pleased. It turns out most people do not want free stuff when they…
  • Flagship smartphone buyers guide: Fall/winter 2014

    15 September 2014, 6:25 pm

    September has been a hot month for smartphone releases, with most tier-1 companies releasing at least one new handset during the month. Most brands have laid their blueprint for the next six months with new flagships, mid-range, and budget devices. The major…
  • Android One launches, here are the handsets

    15 September 2014, 10:59 am

    As expected, Google has today rolled out the Android One initiative in India, launching a number of entry level handsets all running the unified Android software. The company has been working on Android One since launching the project back in the middle of the…
  • Here's the first image of a Windows only smartphone

    15 September 2014, 9:20 am

    We discussed last week why Microsoft had decided to ditch the Nokia branding from future smartphones, while the company is also getting rid of the Windows Phone branding. Microsoft is instead changing the smartphone brand to just Windows, a bid to unify the…
  • Sony's new flagship have launch discount in the UK

    13 September 2014, 10:42 am

    Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA last week and after getting my hands on both handsets I can say that they are very good. Sony is rolling them out quickly too, with both handsets now available in the UK, where certain retailers are even…
  • HTC Desire 610 is Verizon bound

    13 September 2014, 9:57 am

    HTC has been beefing up its range in the United States of late across a number of the country's carriers, including the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The latter of those handsets has been available with GoPhone, but is now getting bigger support as it has…
  • Samsung's Galaxy Alpha arrives in the UK for a hefty price

    12 September 2014, 5:43 pm

    Samsung's premium tinged Galaxy Alpha smartphone launched last month and is now steadily rolling out around the globe. It landed in the United Kingdom today, finding its way to The Carphone Warehouse, available via the company's web store and in bricks and…
  • HTC releases standalone lock screen app

    12 September 2014, 5:27 pm

    HTC said that it would be delivering more of its Sense software to the general Android market, moving some of its services away from being an all-in-one software. The company started the HTC Creative Labs team to focus on repacking certain software from the…
  • Windows Phone budget guide winter 2014

    12 September 2014, 5:07 pm

    Microsoft's struggles to grow the Windows Phone platform have been myriad, but one of the main problems has been giving the consumer choice. Nokia did an amazing job in every aspect, delivering smartphones of different styles and price points, but in the past…
  • Get and iPhone 6 now... fast

    12 September 2014, 8:19 am

    The biggest launch in smartphone history? Oh, that would be the current roll out of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's latest and I presume greatest flagships. Expect sales records to tumble as rabid Apple fans tear themselves to pieces to get an…
  • How to backup and delete you current iPhone before buying the iPhone 6

    12 September 2014, 7:52 am

    You watched Apple's iPhone 6 launch event, you are a long time iPhone fan, and you thought that you would like to replace your old iPhone for the latest and greatest. As the clock strikes midnight tonight you will be able to pre-order the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6…
  • HTC is working on a standalone action camera

    12 September 2014, 7:15 am

    HTC, the Taiwanese mobile phone giant, has had a tough time of things recently, with profits on the wane despite a number of fine hardware products available from the company. While rivals have been releasing new flagship smartphones and wearable smartwatches,…
  • NVIDIA confirms the HTC built Nexus 9 for this quarter

    11 September 2014, 5:37 pm

    Samsung copies other companies and gets sued a lot. It is almost an unwritten rule of mobile tech, but every so often a Samsung court case where the company is accused of patent infringement tends to throw up some juicy information. The latest brand trying to…
  • AT&T stopped Amazon/HTC budget device

    11 September 2014, 4:43 pm

    Amazon's Fire Phone is the smartphone flop of the year and two months after launch is on a very slippery slope to obscurity. Expect the device to disappear entirely within a few months as consumers have just not warmed to the handset that started life as an…
  • KitKat rides to huge Android market share

    11 September 2014, 4:14 pm

    KitKat's hold on the Android market is starting to tighten, and it is even starting to impress me, someone who has long criticized how fragmented the Android world is. Google has released the latest batch of Android distribution numbers and Android 4.4 and its…
  • Sony ends update support for a number of Xperia smartphones

    11 September 2014, 12:27 pm

    Sony has been updating plenty of its handsets of late, with the likes of the Xperia M 2 and Xperia Z series all being treated to the latest versions of Android 4.4. However, if you are rocking the Xperia SP, M, L, or C then you can forget about any future…
  • T-Mobile issues update for HTC One M8, M7, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG G3

    11 September 2014, 11:37 am

    T-Mobile has gone update crazy as the Uncarrier company has lavished a slew of its flagship handsets with a new patch. The fourth largest carrier in the US has sent out an update for a number of its partner flagship devices from 2013 and 2014, including the…
  • Google Play Store now has a 2-hour app refund window

    11 September 2014, 11:11 am

    Google has been under pressure from several regulatory bodies around the world of late because of its attitude towards refunding apps and protecting consumers from unwanted purchases. The company is not alone as Amazon and Apple have also fallen for some hard…
  • Skype for Windows Phone now has location sharing

    11 September 2014, 9:03 am

    Skype is one of the jewels in Microsoft's crown at the moment and its Windows Phone version of the service got a nice update today. The Windows Phone Skype app now has location service baked in that allows users to share their position with whoever they are…
  • HTC invite points to new selfie oriented device

    10 September 2014, 6:49 pm

    HTC was kind enough to send us an invite this evening for a press event that it is holding on October 8th in New York City, and we'll even get to have drinks afterwards. However, enough about the jet set life of the tech writer (it's not really) and on to what…
  • Google responds to security breach that sent 4 million passwords onto the web

    10 September 2014, 6:28 pm

    A couple of weeks after a suspected iCloud leak left a number of famous people literally spread all over the internet, Apple's rival Google has endured its own security threat. Millions of username and password details were leaked onto the internet via a…
  • Microsoft to ditch Nokia branding

    10 September 2014, 5:39 pm

    Microsoft's recent history with Nokia has been a fruitful one; it helped to put Windows Phone on the map and Nokia had such success on the platform that Microsoft bought the Finnish company's devices division. Since then Redmond has been churning out its own…
  • Android 4.4.4 makes bow on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4

    10 September 2014, 1:56 pm

    Android 4.4.4 continues to do the rounds this week and has now been announced for the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The S4 is of course Samsung's 2013 flagship, so it is nice to see that the Korean company is continuing it near the end of Android…
  • Blackberry targets iOS 8 in new Fact Check

    10 September 2014, 10:16 am

    With iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, Apple is claiming it has the best productivity and enterprise smartphone, especially now that Apple Pay takes care of NFC mobile payments. However, the king of mobile enterprise has a few things to say about that and Blackberry has…
  • Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z and Z Tablet

    10 September 2014, 9:28 am

    Sony has announced today that a whole range of its Xperia Z devices are getting an update to Android 4.4.4, the newest release of Google's mobile OS. The Japanese giant announced the news via its official Twitter account, letting some of its older Xperia Z…
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly: the inconvenient truth about the iPhone 6

    10 September 2014, 9:05 am

    Apple launched the iPhone 6 yesterday in what was a very successful and warmly received media event for the company. The device is very good, easily the best Apple has made so far and has plenty going for it in almost every regard. However, that does not mean…
  • Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch thanks to the MobileBurn guide

    9 September 2014, 4:51 pm

    It didn't come as a surprise but there were still gasps of excitement when Apple launched the Apple Watch at its event in Cupertino today. Yes, the smartwatch is not called the iWatch at all, but the Apple Watch is the company's first wearable and on the…
  • The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple?s true large screen device

    9 September 2014, 3:44 pm

    Yes, the iPhone 6 is the smartphone that will drive Apple's growth through this generation, but the company also added a new handset category by unveiling the iPhone 6 Plus. It is hardly a secret that Cupertino would be launching a large screen Phablet…
  • Up close and personal with the iPhone 6

    9 September 2014, 3:34 pm

    In probably the biggest tech launch of the year, Apple has rolled out the new iPhone 6, the company's new flagship device that comes with a larger 4.7-inch screen. Cupertino started the show by eschewing the usual boasts as Apple CEO Tim Cook said there was…

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