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Samsung Galaxy phone vulnerability affects 600 million devices

A serious vulnerability in some of smartphone giant Samsung's premium handsets means that hackers could gain remote access to the camera, microphone and email inbox of over 600 million phones because of a flaw in the default keyboard.

Facebook's new Moments app highlights photos of friends

Facebook has released a new photo management app that uses facial recognition to detect forgotten pictures of your friends in your camera roll. It then suggests tags, syncs the friends and tags to the photo's subject and shares the images with friends.

BlackBerry's rumoured Android phone could be built with Samsung

A well-known analyst has suggested that BlackBerry may be turning to Samsung for help in releasing a new phone. It comes after recent insider tipoffs claimed that BlackBerry is considering making an Android-powered smartphone for the first time.

Report: BlackBerry phones of the future may run Android

BlackBerry may be considering a switch to making Android-powered phones as part of its plan to rescue itself from the declining market share and sales that its own BlackBerry 10 phones are faced with, according to a new report.

Smartwatches expose contacts, email and health data to hackers

Researchers have found that it is "not very difficult" to access personal data including contacts, emails and sensitive health information from smartwatches made by LG and Samsung because neither brand encrypts the user's data.

You can eject the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's stylus with your voice

A leak has suggested that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5 phablet will be able to automatically eject its stylus from the body of the phone when told to using a special voice command in a manner that has been likened to scenes in Star Wars.

The 'new iPhone' is launching September 25, according to Vodafone

A leaked memo to employees of mobile operator Vodafone has revealed that Apple may be planning to launch its next-generation iPhone on September 25th. There is no word on what it will be called or what sizes will be available.

Snapchat is now worth over $16bn, snaps up $538m more funding

Popular messaging app Snapchat has raised another $537.6 million by selling off stock, leaving it valued at $16 billion. The app has gone from strength to strength since launch, helped by its popularity with teenagers and simple but intuitive appeal.

Google Brillo aims to power the Internet of Things

At its IO developers conference yesterday, Google unveiled a new operating system called "Brillo". Essentially a stripped-down version of Android, Brillo will power Internet of Things devices, driving interconnectivity and enabling seamless control.

Here's what's new in Android M, coming later this year

As expected, Google revealed a new version of its Android mobile operating system at its IO developers conference yesterday. A very early preview, some of Android M's features include a new app launcher, built-in fingerprint support and more battery life.

Periscope arrives on Android with exclusive features

Exactly two months after debuting on iPhone, the live-streaming app Periscope has finally arrived on Android. There are a few minor yet useful features in the Android version of the app that aren't available in the iOS app just yet.

Google lets schoolboy run up £3000 bill as app purchases bounce

An 11-year-old school student ran up a bill of over £3000 on his mother's card after a series of app and game purchases were charged repetitively by Google despite the payments failing. Google made hundreds of transactions in just a few days.

Deepening the mystery: Snapchat has 'plans' for Windows Phone app

Windows Phone is known to have a substantial app gap when compared to rival platforms like iOS and Android. One of the most notable absences is Snapchat who have continually refused to come to Windows but an unexpected tweet has suggested that may change.

New powerful Xiaomi smartphone tipped for release next quarter

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up to launch a new smartphone in the coming months that uses the same processor as the LG G4. The brand is still relatively unknown in Europe and the U.S. but has seen great success in China.

Rumours of the next Google Nexus begin to appear

Rumours have begun to circulate concerning Google's next Nexus Android flagship smartphone. It looks as though Chinese brand Huawei may be the successor to Motorola as the manufacturer of Google's own-branded phone, believed to launch later this year.

ZTE launches a new powerful Android smartphone

Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has released its new Android flagship smartphone. Although the brand is relatively obscure in Western markets, this phone is a serious contender to the "conventional" flagship smartphones of 2015 and comes in three variants.

Qualcomm says Snapdragon 810 overheating claims are 'rubbish'

Qualcomm has hit back over claims that its Snapdragon 810 processor used in the year's flagship smartphones often overheats. There have been several reports of delayed phone launches because of the excessive heat, which Qualcomm calls "rubbish."

The iconic Snake game is being brought to smartphones by creator

The original creator of the now infamous "Snake" game has revealed that a new, revived version will be launching on modern smartphone platforms later this month. First launched in 1997, Snake quickly became one of the most-loved games ever.

Review: The Inateck HB4009 'Magic Hub' is one unique USB expansion

Most USB hubs have a very simple purpose. They allow you to add more USB ports to your computer by connecting a dongle to one of the existing ports. The Inateck HB4009 has some rather different functionality though including clipboard and mouse sharing.

Some Android apps are sending your data to 2,000 websites

Researchers have found that some Android apps send data to over 2,000 different servers every time that they are run. Across 2,000 apps tested, 250,000 servers were connected to in total as apps tracked their users or downloaded adverts.

Is your S6 crawling along? Samsung admits it might, here is why

Samsung has admitted that a major software defect on its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, is causing some phones to run excruciatingly slowly when compared with the stated specifications. A fix is on the way but some users aren't happy.

Microsoft wants 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in two years

Microsoft has announced it is aiming to get Windows 10 running on a billion different devices within the first two to three years of the new operating system's launch, encompassing devices ranging from small-screen phones to extensive TVs.

Windows 10 will be able to run Android and iOS apps

Microsoft has confirmed at the Build developer conference that Windows 10 will be capable of running apps originally written for Android and iOS. The feature will make it easier for app creators to bring their designs over to Microsoft's platform.

Facebook unveils video calls for Messenger app

In the midst of increasing competition from rival apps, Facebook announces the introduction of video calls to its Messenger service.

The leather-backed LG G4 is here with impressive specs

LG has officially unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4. After weeks of embarrassing leaks about the phone on LG's own website that have revealed most details, the powerful device has finally been revealed in London and New York.

Android is finally beating Apple in this one key metric

The iPhone is widely considered the "rich man's phone," but Android is finally beating Apple in one key metric — revenue.

Google Maps shows an Android peeing on an Apple logo in Pakistan

An image of an Android urinating on an Apple logo has been spotted on Google Maps. Clearly visible on the company's renowned mapping service, it is joined by a message nearby that pokes fun at Google's content review policies.

Google updates Android Wear to defend against the Apple Watch

Google has released an update for Android Wear ahead of the imminent release of the Apple Watch. It adds a few new useful features to the smartwatch operating system and is designed to make your watch "more helpful."

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4: Uncannily like the Xperia Z3

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship Android smartphone for this year. It uses a design that is almost identical to its predecessor though with the only notable changes being some of the internals.

The OnePlus Two could be shown off in just two days

Niche smartphone brand OnePlus has sent out invites to a press event on Monday where it is expected that the company's new handset, the OnePlus Two, will be unveiled with updated hardware and improved internals.
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A mobile entertainment center at a Sony store in Toronto.
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Project Brillo will power the Internet of Things
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Windows 10 will run iOS and Android apps
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Google launched a weather balloon into space equipped with an Android phone. This screengrab shows the view from 100,000 feet.
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