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Blackphone Details New Features and Privacy-focused App Store

Privacy and security-focused device maker Blackphone has today detailed a number of updates due to land for its PrivatOS early next year.<p>Central to the changes is the concept of ‘Spaces’ – secure, self-contained areas of the device for apps, data and accounts. This allows each user to create …

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

Galaxy Note Edge available for purchase at Vodafone UK: Check out the tariffs

Samsung's new curved Edge screen technology-based Galaxy Note Edge is now available for purchase through Vodafone UK.<p>Vodafone UK is the only network …

Android Circuit: Two Galaxy S6 Smartphones, Samsung Note Goes For 64-Bit Power, Fire Phone Revivial

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including two new models of next year’s Galaxy S6, 64-bit computing arrives for the Galaxy Note 4 range, Xiaomi has both a good and a bad week, Nokia release its HERE Maps …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review: The Future Of Smartphones Is Here

The Note Edge was, I think, only ever supposed to be a phone for Korea. Despite its IFA launch, the way Samsung refused to announce firm plans to bring the phone to the EU and US sort of suggested that the company was going to stick with its home turf. What has happened though is that there has …

Gartner: Smartphone sales up 20 percent, Xiaomi kicks LG out of the top 5

Reports on the meteoric rise of smartphones are beginning to sound like broken records, but there aren't any signs of that growth stopping anytime soon. Case in point: Gartner's latest stats show that smartphones sales jumped 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter. And yes, that …

Nexus 5 Retiring As Google Steamrollers Smartphones Towards Phablets

Google appears to have called time on the Nexus 5 handset. While the handset will remain on sale in the US and with selected retailers during Q1 2015, Google’s reference handset launched in 2013 is now in the twilight of its life.<p>TechRadar initially reported that stocks would simply not be …

Facebook now auto-enhances photos posted from iPhones

Facebook is taking a page out of Google+'s playbook, and is now automatically editing photos posted to the social network from mobile …

Freaked Out About Flying? This App Will Help

Traveling is literally the worst, especially during the holidays. So many people, so many delays and so much stress. Especially if you end up at one of the worst airports in the US. Trust us, there’s only so many beers you can drink to pass the time during those long layovers. A Japanese airline, …

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Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus camera - which one is best?

Samsung Rumored to Launch Apple Pay Competitor

Back in September, Apple introduced their own smart mobile payments solution Apple Pay which give users the ability to pay thousands of stores across …

iPhone 6 Plus Makes A Good Long-Term iPad Replacement

Here’s the most unequivocal statement I can make about the iPhone 6 Plus after long-term use: it makes the iPad Mini unnecessary.<p>Like many iPad owners, I was used to carrying around the Mini in addition to a phone. Out of habit, I continued to do so after I started using the 6 Plus. That didn’t …

Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor to be included in Project Ara

Google’s futuristic modular smartphone, Project Ara, is nearing its early 2015 release. As ‘early 2015’ gets closer, we’re beginning to hear more details about the device. So far, we know that we’ll be able to hot-swap most of the components, that it could potentially track users’ blood oxygen …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I have openly mocked the people who queue through the night to get the latest versions. I have smugly rolled my eyes at people who constantly check their phones for updates and alerts in social situations. …