Author: Andi Sykes

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BlackBerry officially unveils the low-cost Q5

Blackberry are looking to cash-in with their new low-cost Qwerty smartphone. The Blackberry Q5 was unveiled by CEO Thorsten Heins on Tuesday in Orlando. The Q5 features a trademark Blackberry QWERY keyboard, along with a 3.1-inch touch screen, but that’s about all we know about the entry-level handset from a hardware point of view. Blackberry have […]

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Sony Xperia S39h Leaked, but Headed to China Only

The Sony range of Xperia phones will soon be joined by a new budget minded device, if these leaked photos and rumored specifications are found to be genuine. According to the leak, the S39h will be a 4.3-inch 720p Android phone, and will go on sale in China to compete in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. A […]

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Napster.FM to Bring Free Music Streaming to the Masses

Remember in the good old day’s of dial-up Internet connections? When the Internet was booming and music piracy went by the name of Napster? Sadly those day’s are behind us and Napster is no longer with us, but a new music streaming site has turned up which offers us similar features. While Napster would allow […]

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iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S and Budget iPhone Delayed (Rumor)

Today’s big Apple news is that 3 of their most anticipated products have been delayed due to various technical reasons. Well delayed might not be the correct term as launch dates for the iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2 and budget iPhone haven’t even been announced. Still, industry analysts are claiming that Apple have ran in […]

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Redesigned Google Play and Babel leaks turn up

It’s no secret that Google is working on unifying it’s chat and message services in to something called Babel, and the Play Store could really do with a spit and shine, so it’s hardly surprising to see leaks appearing online showing both. Starting with Babel, some users are claiming that a message appears when deleting […]

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Google looking to buy WhatsApp for $1B

A quick check of the calendar confirms that we are well past April 1st for this Google/WhatsApp Rumour to be an April Fools! So what exactly is going on? According to sources close to WhatsApp, Google has approached the team to sell the popular all in one messaging service to the search giant, however WhatsApp […]

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Google Updates Android Dashboard to Count Active Users

If you’re an Android app developer, Google has a very handy tool for you called Android Dashboard. The tool has been around for a number of years already and is designed to help developers target their apps based on the active users using a certain Android version. Originally the statistical data collected by Android dashboard […]

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Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 Mini this week?

Sammobile is reporting that Samsung will announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini later this week with a launch date scheduled for around the end of May. According to previously leaked specification details and from purported images of the new phone, the S4 Mini will have a 4.3-inch display, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, plus all the […]

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Facebook Home Custom Android OS to Launch at April 4th Event

If a new rumor is to be believed, Facebook’s upcoming April 4th event will be focused on the social network giants first foray in the mobile operating arena. Like many before them, Facebook has opted to adapt Google’s Android OS to incorporate their own social media apps including Facebook Messenger, Photos and Contact applications. The […]

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Apple Posts “Why you’ll Love iPad” Page

Apple has now created a new iPad page highlighting the features of both the iPad and iPad mini on their website. The new page is much like the iPhone page they launched earlier this month and points out everything that is ‘great’ about the iOS tablets. Obviously it’s just Apple marketing going in to high […]

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Full Range of Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories Unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is more than just the new flagship phone from Sammy, it’s also the first major push by manufacturer to get their mobile phone in to each and every aspect of your daily life. For this the S4 is going to need some accessories and it appears a full list along with […]

Sony Announces Fix for Bug that Shutdowns the Xperia Z

A number of unlucky Sony Xperia Z phone owners have been struck with a problematic bug which apparently kills the new phone for no apparent reason. While some owners report that resetting their phone fixes the issue, others haven’t been so fortunate. The issue has become such a problem that Sony have posted a statement […]

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Leaked Prototype Xiaomi Mi3 Turns Up

Those of you not familiar with the Chinese phone scene might not be aware of Beijing based phone start-up Xiaomi. The phone is currently making waves across China with the Mi2, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 phone with 2GB RAM and 720p display. As the Mi2 has been on-sale since October, the company now looks to […]

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Fujitsu Develops System for Checking Your Pulse via Camera

The boffins at Fujitsu have have been scratching their heads trying to think of a better purpose for those front facing cameras on our smartphones, tablets and laptops. What they have come up with is a new imaging system which can calculate your pulse and help monitor health. The system measures the amount of green […]

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Google Plans to Combine All of Its Chat Services into Google Babble

Many aren’t too keen on the purported name for Google’s rumored integrated chat system, but there is no denying that Google Babble is simply a great idea. If you use Google’s various chat services — which include Hangouts, Messenger, Google Voice or Google Drive’s chat function — you might find incompatibility between the services quite annoying. Luckily […]

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Protesters Hope to Protect Your Privacy by Banning Google Glass

Are you worried that with all those pairs of Google Glasses heading to the high streets of every major city you will no longer be able to pick your nose in public without it being posted to Facebook? Scared that your friend will record your every word to blackmail you? Or do you just not […]

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Galaxy S4 gets its own Bluetooth game controller

Samsung’s Unpacked featured the all new Galaxy S4, plus a bundle full of new accessories for the new phone. One of these special accessories is the Xbox inspired wireless Bluetooth game controller. Those who were at the launch event describe the S4’s game controller as “hollow’ and “cheap”, not really encouraging comments and it get’s […]

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Start-up Glass Up Aims to Bring Google Glass Features to the Masses

Fancy a pair of Google Glasses but don’t fancy spending $1500? Then Italian based start-up Glass UP many have something for you. Costing just $299, the Glass Up glasses promise to bring users of iOS, Android and even Windows Phone 8 operating systems similar features as Google’s devices but in a much less stylish package. […]

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Dreambox is a 3D Printer Vending Machine

Vending machines are super useful. You can grab a cold coke on a hot day, tasty snack in-between meals and, if you’re in Japan, discard lingerie when the need arises. But what about for those times you need something a little out of the ordinary, like those times you need a custom made candle stick […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Bug Allows You to Bypass the Lock Screen

A smartphone is as sacred as your diary, and much like your diary you want might want to keep all your personal details, private messages, saucy apps and photos to yourself. Thankfully most phone users can simply set up a password protected lock screen and your secrets will be safe, but owners of the Samsung […]