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Google Chrome has now been downloaded 1 billion times on Android

The Google Chrome web browser has now been downloaded over 1 billion times onto Android phones and tablets, a significant milestone for an app that is only available on relatively new devices and launched just three years ago.

BlackBerry's eye-catching first Android phone revealed in photo

The first clear image of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone has appeared online. It shows a stylish, sleek handset with a slider display that curves round to the edges in the same manner as Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. It appears to run stock Android.

Windows 10's 'launch day' doesn't actually mean very much

Microsoft has said that most people will not be getting the Windows 10 upgrade on its official July 29 launch date even if they have reserved a copy. Windows 10 will be delivered in "waves," seemingly using a queue system, instead of one single rollout.

Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

Apple's iPhone 6S is identical to the 6 but improves performance

The first images of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6S handset have emerged online. They show a phone that is externally identical to the current model. There are many changes inside, including a faster processor and the revolutionary Force Touch display.

Microsoft creates chaos by saying Windows 10 free for Insiders

Microsoft has created online chaos by saying that Windows Insiders would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before seemingly retracting that offer with an updated blog post and then saying that Insiders will get 10 for free after all.

iOS 9 gets a better Siri, searching, payments and more

Apple has formally announced iOS 9 at its WWDC developer's conference today. Siri has been updated to become much more useful and search functionality has been made much deeper alongside improvements to several core apps and the expansion of Apple Pay.

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.

Microsoft says dumb phones still exist, updates the $20 Nokia 105

Adamant that there is still a place for dumb phones in a market now almost totally ruled by smart ones, Microsoft has updated its popular $20 Nokia 105 to make it an even more appealing offer in emerging markets or as an emergency backup device.

Windows 10 launching July 29th, reserve your upgrade now

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has announced that Windows 10 will be made available on July 29th for free and on new devices. You can reserve a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers right now with a dialog that is appearing in the Windows system tray.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Windows 10 for Phones update fixes some major issues

Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 10 for Phones to Windows Insiders. Build 10052 fixes some major issues in the release from a couple of weeks ago and may encourage more Windows Phone users to try out the new software.

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.

Microsoft unveils yet another budget Lumia Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost entry-level smartphone to its growing range of Lumia Windows Phone devices. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim packs in some decent hardware, a slim body and capable camera while still costing less than $150.

1 million Apple Watches were sold in the U.S. on Friday

An online retail analysis firm has concluded that almost a million Apple Watches were sold in the US alone on Friday when pre-orders opened. Shipping estimates on the watch are now stretching back to July for new orders.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Windows 'Redstone' coming 2016: What you need to know

Details have emerged of Microsoft's future upgrade plans for Windows beyond the launch of Windows 10 this summer. The company will release two updates for the OS in 2016. They are currently in development under the codename "Redstone."

Samsung paid 500 people to pose as fans at China Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung is alleged to have paid 500 people to pose as fake fans at the Chinese launch of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship smartphones on Friday. This means that over half the attending crowd of 1,000 were paid to be there.

5 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release

With the launch date of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 only three weeks away, consumers across the globe are paying close attention to every detail of the Android flagship of the year. Here are five things you should know about the Galaxy S6.

Microsoft reveals the Lumia 430: A low-cost Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost Windows Phone to its growing range. The Lumia 430 is the most affordable Lumia smartphone to-date at only $70 but still offers a full smartphone experience.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Commercial rocket launches space station supply capsule

Accomac - Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket took off Sunday from a NASA facility on the Virginia coast, carrying more than 3,500 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.
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Four Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Toronto, Dimitrios Zarikos, at the launch of the new hotel in Toronto.
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At the new Four Seasons Toronto launch, Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg (right) watches the action with Digital Journal CMO and head of the company's /newsrooms division, Sabaa Quao
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Four Seasons Regional Vice President and GM Dimitrios Zarikos (left) celebrates the opening of the new Toronto hotel with Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp
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Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp (in hat) prepares to cut the ribbon at the opening of the company's new Toronto hotel
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Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg (left) and Digital Journal CMO Sabaa Quao chronicle the action at the Four Seasons Toronto launch
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Media capture the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station from the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle and its six-member crew lifted off on time at 8:56 a.m. EDT on May 16.
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Global TV's Sean O'Shea was one of many reporters on the scene for the launch of Four Seasons Toronto. Beside him is Halla Rafati, PR director Four Seasons Toronto
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Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM  Dimitrios Zarikos  takes the stage at the openi...
Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM, Dimitrios Zarikos, takes the stage at the opening of the new hotel
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The ribbon has been cut at Four Seasons Toronto in Yorkville
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dragonfly is seen at the edge of the lagoon near Launch Pad 39A, and space shuttle Atlantis sits in the distance
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The Toronto Urban Film Festival launched this morning at Dundas Subway Station. TTC Chair Karen Stintz
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Greg Barber, Microsoft's vice president of Consumer Channels Group (centre), and Microsoft Canada president Max Long (right) demonstrate Office 365 Home Premium at the launch in Toronto
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Heralding the opening of Four Seasons Toronto, Regional Vice President and GM Dimitrios Zarikos (left) stands with a representative from HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company who owns the property
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The new Four Seasons Toronto
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The Toronto Urban Film Festival launched this morning at Dundas Subway Station. Co-founder Michael Girgis.
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BRAND NEW BAG: This is what the inside of McDonald's new french fry seasoning bag looks like -- if you did it right! Just drop your fries in and shake!
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The new Four Seasons Toronto
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At the launch for the new Four Seasons Toronto, chairman/founder Isadore Sharp (left) stands beside Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM Dimitrios Zarikos (middle), and chef Daniel Boulud (in white)
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ZoomerMedia Founder and CEO Moses Znaimer (R) with Cinémathèque québécoise General Director Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the MZTV Museum of Television & Archive in Toronto, May 22, 2014.
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