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Latest iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak targets iPhone 5s

A video has surfaced online showing a jailbreak solution for iOS 7.1.1, compatible with the 64-bit iPhone 5s.<p>This is the third iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak we’ve seen in a matter of days, although it’s possibly the most impressive yet being that it is for Apple’s premier iOS device.<p>Yesterday we reported on …

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Back in March, having decided that Android wasn't for me, I decided to buy an iPhone 5S from Virgin Mobile. The deal was too good to pass up: 30 percent off the phone itself and $30 per month for service -- no contract required. ("Too good" here means relative to other deals. Was the iPhone cheap? …

EE Kestrel review: a good low-cost 4G phone, but with a Moto on its back

The adjectives "affordable" and "budget" often allude to something of inferior quality -- a questionable substitute for something more premium. Something out of financial reach. A few years ago, I would've assumed the same, having set up enough low-end Samsungs for family members to want only …

Show Google your Android Wear apps now and get more exposure!

Android Wear took the wearable market by storm with its unexpected March announcement. It was, simply put, insane. One wearable platform to rule them all. The hype has settled as Google I/O nears, but Google is now ready to take off again.<p>Of course, Android Wear will be a main topic at Google I/O, …

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Samsung’s ‘jihadist’ jibe could result in Apple peace talks failing

George Orwell once wrote that, “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.”<p>Yesterday we reported on the fact that Samsung and …

Smartphone market continues to grow, 5"+ handsets shoot to popularity

<i>Canalys</i> has been collecting various bits of smartphone market data for the first quarter of 2014, so let’s take a look at how our favourite industry has fared so far this year.<p>As you might have expected, Android continued its dominance over the global smartphone market, with 81 percent of all new …

Facebook, Oculus hit with legal challenge over rights to Rift tech

The deal that would officially bring Oculus VR under the helm of Facebook after a $2 billion acquisition last month has yet to close. But both the virtual reality headset maker and its soon-to-be owner are facing a complicated legal challenge from ZeniMax, the former employer of a high-profile …

A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Facebook's Paper App Gets New Legs to Stand On Its Own

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded, but little-used "story" app, got a small update on Friday that …

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sales double S4, driven by 4G

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is flying off the shelves, selling twice as many as the Galaxy S4 on launch day in the UK, with more than 9 out of 10 phones sold signed up to 4G contracts.<p>UK mobile phone retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse have revealed that sales of the S5 were more than double that …

New Atlas

Rich Haridy May 27, 2018<p>​In 2017, China revealed an ambitious masterplan to lead the world in both AI research and deployment by 2030.​ It has been …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch review

Pros<p>Good improvements on original Gear, including style, speed, camera and much better battery life<p>Cons<p>Not as good-looking as the Gear 2, many apps …

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone fingerprint sensor hacked

Researchers show 'spoofing' of fingerprint system, warning lack of 'lock-out' security makes flagship less safe than iPhone (updated)<p>The fingerprint security on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 phone has been hacked by a German team, who warn that its implementation is less secure - and its …

Sony Xperia Z2

Evolution, not revolution, has been the order of the day as far as the latest crop of flagships from Samsung, Sony, and HTC are concerned. You do get the obligatory specifications bump and an upgraded software experience. But especially when it comes to the design language, <i>refined</i> is the best way …

LG and their tiny bezels: how small should display bezels get?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the tiniest bezel of them all? @evleaks have done what he does best, leaking a photo of a new phone from LG. The LG Isai FL is reportedly on its way to Japan through au, a sub-brand of the Japanese carrier KDDI. For those that dislike big bezels on a phone, the …

Better's mobile app lets you call a Doctor as if they were tech support

Technology problem? Easy, just hit the Mayday button (if you have one) or sign up for Google Helpouts and within a few minutes, you'll instantly connect to an expert. Compare that with selecting a healthcare plan, or making trips to the clinic, and medicine can seem a little old-fashioned. Better …

Apple rolls out 8GB iPhone 5C in many more countries

Apple's new 8GB version of the iPhone 5C is expanding its reach around the world.<p>As of this week, the 8GB model is available in the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The online Apple Store for all six countries show the 5C variant as in stock and ready to ship …

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Samsung exec: Android Wear smartwatch coming this year, Tizen is still not dead, Galaxy S5 is doing great

One of Samsung’s head strategists confirmed that the company would launch an Android Wear smartwatch this year, though Tizen remains a focus both in wearables and in smartphones.<p>Talking to <i>Reuters</i>, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s strategy team, confirmed that an Android-powered …

WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon

WhatsApp users may not have to wait much longer for the chance to make phone calls directly from the app.<p>Volunteers who translate the Hindi language received new translation requests this past week, according to a tip received by Windows Phone Central. Text strings seen in the translations point to …

OnePlus One to use 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM

The launch of the OnePlus One is only two weeks away and even at this late stage the company is still fine tuning the device so that it will offer some of the best performance on the market. With its mantra of “Never Settle” the CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau has made a shock announcement. The OnePlus One …

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy …

Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.<p>The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core …

A Massive 87% Of Users Are Running iOS 7

The figure is up from 85% at the end of March, and 83% one month ago, when Apple introduced iOS 7.1. This update added several new features such as CarPlay, and also tweaked iTunes Radio, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Siri.<p>After iOS 7, Apple’s latest figures indicate that 11% of active users …

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe

You can’t get much sketchier than a Chinese <i>Economic Daily</i> report cited by <i></i><i>DigiTimes</i>, but the former is citing supply chain sources in claiming that Apple plans to release the iWatch in the third quarter of this year, and that the company expects to ship 65M units this year.<p>The iWatch will be …

'Gear Solo' is Samsung's standalone smartwatch, report says

Samsung's rumoured standalone smartwatch -- that would make calls without needing to be synced to a smartphone -- could be called the 'Gear Solo', according to a fresh report concerning the South Korean tech giant's wearable tech plans.<p>The 'Gear Solo' moniker is likely to be applied to the …