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HTC teases "the next evolution of the One" ahead of its NYC event

HTC is set to unveil its next smartphone on October 20th in New York City, where we’re pretty sure the Taiwanese company will officially announce the rumored HTC One A9 (aka Aero). There’s been no shortage of rumors regarding this new handset, from leaked images to purported availability details. …

Mobile Technology

First Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X unboxing videos surface online

Google announced the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X at an official press unveiling just a few weeks ago, right before opening up pre-orders for the two newest stock Android devices. It marks the first year that two different Nexus phones have been released at the same time, and it seems the first lot of …

Latest iPhone screen bypass is tougher than the Contra code (update)

Apple has just rolled out iOS 9.0.1, and it unfortunately has a flaw in tow that gives nosy techies a way to bypass your lock screen -- yet again. YouTube user videosdebarraquito posted a recording of how the hack is carried out, as you can see below the fold. Similar to previous bypass techniques …

Xiaomi Announces Impressive $200 Smartphone And Prepaid Mobile Services In China

Xiaomi has announced its latest smartphone, the Mi 4c, an impressive $200 budget version of its flagship Mi 4 device. That’s not all: the Chinese company also ventured into mobile operator services after revealing two prepaid packages for customers in China.<p>Like the Mi 4i, a smartphone that Xiaomi …

Mobile

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

Apple’s support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices. Following the release, the Apple App Store will distribute applications that allow iPhone and iPad owners to …

Digital Advertising

Lenovo's mammoth 7-inch phones redefine the phablet

Think the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 5 are huge phablets? They're tiny compared to Lenovo's two new giant phones.<p>Lenovo …

Mobile Technology
Mobile Technology

Apple’s former CEO John Sculley unveils two sleek and cheap Android smartphones

Former Apple chief executive (1983-93) John Sculley caught the tech industry off-guard today when he revealed a pair of low-cost but sleek Android (uniquely skinned, running Lollipop) smartphones.<p>The two phones, which bring to mind elements from Nokia’s Lumia devices and HTC’s polycarbonate unibody …

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Asus ZenFone 2 and Galaxy S6 rank as fastest-charging smartphones in test

With user-replaceable batteries now (mostly) a relic of smartphones past, a lot of companies are making a big deal about how fast their handsets can charge up. Both Samsung and Motorola would have you believe their latest (and in Moto's case, upcoming) phones are best in class. But <i>Tom's Guide</i> …

Mobile Technology

Confide brings its screenshot-deflecting chat client to desktop

Off-the-record messaging app Confide, available for both iOS and Android, has spread globally in the 18 months since its release. Currently translated into 15 different languages, the app has provided destructible, screenshot-proof messaging in more than 180 countries.<p>Today, the company introduced …

Kik, a messaging app that's popular with teenagers, is now worth $1 billion

Messaging app Kik has joined the so-called unicorn club with a $1 billion valuation in its latest round of funding. The Waterloo, Ontario-based …

Chatbots

Blackphone 2 available for pre-order, launching in September

It has been over a year since Silent Circle released its Blackphone handset, in June 2014. The phone was among the first security-focused devices to become relatively successful, and we now find ourselves waiting for the second iteration, which was announced at MWC 2015. Almost everything about the …

Google Play

How to see if your emails are being tracked in Gmail

You might not realize it, but there are now email-tracking tools that make it easy for people to see when you open an email, what you click, and where you're located.<p>"Emails appear no different to your contacts, but you get data when, where, and how a contact interacts with your message," says a …

Google Chrome

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Ninja Jamm, Microsoft Translator, Dreamify, MSTY, Fallout Shelter, Down The Mountain, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – …

Apps