Archive for the ‘Mobile Phones’ Category

Lenovo May Be After Blackberry… Again

Lenovo May Be After Blackberry... Again

Blackberry is rumored to be in the process of selling itself to another company, again, in the second time in the last year. Both times the rumors had it that Lenovo, a manufacturer of tablets and printers from China, had its heart set on the troubled Canadian tech company.

Last time Lenovo tried to make …

Octo-Core Alcatel Phone Coming At Just £250

Octo-Core Alcatel Phone Coming At Just £250

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Alcatel. A name synonymous with the aftermath of losing a more expensive mobile for most, and definitely not one associated with incredibly fast, mid range smartphones with eight core processors. Until now.

Alcatel, or Alcatel Onetouch if we’re going to be picky, are pioneering a new range of smartphones …

iOS 8.1 Out Today – What’s New?

iOS 8.1 Out Today - What's New?

Apple’s event last week caused a stir, especially with the announcement of a fixed version of iOS 8.1 arriving today. The new OS has dropped on US handsets and is now serving new features to the incredible amount of iPhone 6’s that have sold since September.

But what’s new in this update of the long …

Android Silver Shelved, Manufacturers Not Keen

Android Silver Shelved, Manufacturers Not Keen

Android Silver, Google’s out of the box, straight up and very much restricted version of Android, designed to go straight onto phones with minimal fuss and little adaptation needed, has apparently been declared dead and gone by technology sites everywhere.

We’re yet to hear confirmation from Google themselves, but according to Re/code, a tech site …

Android Lollipop 5.0 – What? When? Where?

Android Lollipop 5.0 - What? When? Where?

Android Lollipop has arrived, and with it come a plethora of new features and improved software. Available on tablets and smartphones, Android Lollipop will be rolling out to a variety of devices starting with Google’s own Nexus line.

So here’s a breakdown of features included on the OS courtesy of Android.com:

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Android Play Games Getting Local Multiplayer

Android Play Games Getting Local Multiplayer

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Mobile gaming hasn’t yet fully embraced the concept of multiplayer games – it’s a mostly single player experience, although leaderboards and stats tables do give you a chance to compete with other players to a certain degree.

Google’s Android platform is a popular place for mobile gamers, featuring hundreds of thousands of …

Twitter To Get More Musical With Audio Cards

Twitter To Get More Musical With Audio Cards

After Twitter’s rumoured attempt to buy SoundCloud never happened, the social networking site has decided to partner up with the music sharing network instead. Twitter’s new Audio Cards feature combines forces with SoundCloud as well as iTunes, meaning that these new cards will appear both on your Twitter dashboard as well as on the two …

FBI Slams Anti Snooping Encryption Methods

FBI Slams Anti Snooping Encryption Methods

Big shady government organisations are much more common in the US than here in the UK. More often than not, the biggest ones are quite opposed to the idea of tech companies embracing new ways to keep user data out of the hands of government snoopers, with some new mobile phones possibly being ‘snoop-proof’ due …

Apple Pay NFC services launching on Monday 20th October for iPhone 6

Apple Pay NFC services launching on Monday 20th October for iPhone 6

Last night Apple took to the stage and announced a whole host of new devices to the world including the new Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iMac with 5K retina display and updates to the iOS 8 and Mc operating systems, but one thing that Apple also confirmed was when the new Apple …