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  • Samsung launches mid-range slimline A3 and A5 full metal unibody smartphones

    31 October 2014, 6:52 am by: Ben Woods

    Samsung has today announced two new mid-range smartphones that will go on sale in China and other markets from next month. The devices both offer a full metal chassis design and a middling spec list aimed at the ‘youth’ end of the market. Both also have…
  • IDC: Global smartphone shipments at 327m in Q3 2014, Xiaomi now the 3rd largest phone manufacturer

    30 October 2014, 1:02 am by: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    Today, IDC reports that smartphone vendors shipped 327.6m devices in Q3 2014, indicating in 25.2% growth when compared to the 261.7m units shipped in Q3 2013, and 8.7% sequential growth above the 301.3m units last quarter. That’s good news for the smartphone…
  • UK operator EE switches on ‘4G+’ in London with speeds of up to 150Mbps – but not for your…

    29 October 2014, 8:01 pm by: Ben Woods

    EE has announced that its 4G users in London are set to get a speed boost from today, following the switching on of its ‘4G+’ network in the capital. Also known as LTE-Advanced (or LTE-A), the faster network will offer downloads speeds of up to 150Mbps,…
  • Google announces the next Project ARA modular phone event and we get a video of the prototype…

    29 October 2014, 1:46 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    The Project Ara modular phone is exciting, but taking a while to actually come to market. It turns out creating a phone with developer-created hardware modules is tough. But that hasn’t stopped Google’s ATAP group before. Today, ATAP announced the second…
  • BlackBerry CEO talks up incoming ‘Classic’ handset

    29 October 2014, 11:36 am by: Ben Woods

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen revealed details of BlackBerry’s next smartphone: the Classic. It’s a pretty appropriate name too from the looks of it; the device will feature BlackBerry’s much-loved full hardware Qwerty keyboard and is clearly being angled at…
  • The FTC is suing AT&T over deceptive data throttling on ‘unlimited’ data plans

    28 October 2014, 1:21 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    The FTC announced that it has filed suit against AT&T in regards to its throttling of data (sometimes up to 90 percent) on unlimited data accounts. Currently, AT&T mobile subscribers with unlimited data plans have their mobile connection throttled after…
  • Android Wear gets its first big update with offline music syncing and GPS

    23 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    One of the issues with wearables is that many of them need to stay connected to a smartwatch at all times. Android Wear has been no different. But an update for Android Wear just made smartwatches a little more independent. Android Wear now supports GPS…
  • Facebook Messenger update for iOS lets you draw on photos before sending

    16 October 2014, 5:34 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Today Facebook updated its Messenger app for iOS with a feature that’s sure to bring out the artist in everyone. Now you can draw and type directly on photos from your camera roll before you whisk them off to your friends. The paint brush feature offers…
  • Apple just introduced a SIM that you don’t have to replace when you switch carriers

    16 October 2014, 3:58 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Apple didn’t announce this during its event today, but it has created a SIM that makes switching carriers as easy as a few taps without having to visit a physical carrier store. The Apple SIM that ships in the new iPad Air 2 just made switching carriers and…
  • Apple has sold 225 million iPads worldwide

    16 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    While Apple CEO, Tim Cook didn’t share any updated sales numbers for the latest iPhone launch, he did share some iPad numbers. Over the life of the tablet, Apple has sold 225 million iPads. Cook also shared that there are over 675,000 iPad apps. Cook also…

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