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Microsoft CEO admits company 'clearly missed' the smartphone race

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has admitted the company missed the smartphone trend altogether with its ill-fated Windows Phone OS. He said he intends to change Microsoft's image through next-gen technology including its HoloLens mixed reality headset.

'Rowhammer' memory flaw puts millions of smartphones at risk

Security researchers have demonstrated a new kind of mobile attack that gives hackers complete control of a large number of Android phones. It's significant because it exploits a hardware flaw and does not require any special app permissions to run.

'Secret' one-handed keyboard found hidden in iPhone's software

A one-handed keyboard mode has been found inside Apple's iOS. It has been lurking unseen since at least 2014 and is not publicly accessible. If activated, it could make typing significantly easier on Apple's current large-screen iPhones.

Budget iPhone 7 'eight times slower' than pricier high-end models

Tests have revealed that the cheapest model of Apple's iPhone 7 is as much as eight times slower than the more expensive versions when running some performance benchmarks. It's down to Apple's use of slower storage modules in the low-end phone.

iPhone 7 or Google Pixel: Comparing the smartphone flagships

Earlier this month, Google unveiled a smartphone that it hopes will begin to change the balance the power in the market. The class-leading Pixel is built to rival Apple's established iPhone 7. With each making similar claims, which is the phone to buy?

Samsung allegedly bribed a man to stay silent about a Note 7 fire

Samsung allegedly tried to bribe a man not to report that his Note 7 exploded. In the wake of the company's massive recall of all Galaxy Note 7 devices, the company has been accused of trying to defend its reputation over the safety of its customers.

LeEco Le Pro 3 offers market-leading performance for $399

LeEco has become the latest Chinese smartphone manufacturer to announce its entry into the U.S. market with a budget flagship device. The Le Pro3 packs one of the fastest mobile processors available and a huge battery into a $399 package.

Qualcomm unveils the first 5G modem, coming to phones in 2018

Smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced the world's first 5G mobile modem. It offers transfer speeds far in excess of the current LTE standard, over 10 times faster than the best modems inside today's phones. Qualcomm aims for a 2018 launch.

Samsung tested its Note 7 batteries in-house

With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 now completely recalled, investigations are continuing into how the flawed device made it to consumers in the first place. It has been revealed Samsung took responsibility for the battery testing, instead of third-party labs.

Samsung will pay you to return your Note 7

Samsung is now bribing Galaxy Note 7 owners to return their phone and switch to a different device. After suspending production and worldwide sales of the fire-prone handset, Samsung will now offer customers $100 credit towards a new phone.

iOS 10 is suddenly a lot more popular

Over 50 percent of compatible iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 10, according to an official statement from Apple. While uptake is impressive, it hasn't achieved the same momentum as last year's iOS 9. Some third parties are disputing this.

Cyanogen gives up on stealing Android from Google, ends OS work

Cyanogen has announced it is ceasing development of its Android-based operating system. It had previously hoped to create an Android distribution widespread enough to rival Google's stock image. In practice, the plan was never achieved though.

Samsung's Note 7 may be no more, company 'adjusting' production

Samsung is rumoured to be suspending production of its explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7. It comes amid reports that replacement devices are also bursting into flame, despite being marked as "safe." Samsung said it is "adjusting" its manufacturing.

Samsung to 'exclusively' build next-gen Snapdragon 830 processors

Samsung has signed a deal with Qualcomm to "exclusively" manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 830 processing chips for flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 830 is likely to be the dominant processor in high-end mobile devices next year.

Applause's giant analysis finds the best UK retail app Special

The digital experience testing company Applause discloses the results of over 3.5 million reviews of the 50 most downloaded Android and iOS retail apps in the last six months.

Google's Daydream View VR headset puts comfort first

Google has been talking about its upcoming Daydream VR platform for several months. Today, it unveiled the final component in the system, its Daydream View headset. It is designed to "simplify the complexity" behind virtual reality, making it comfortable.

Google's new Pixel smartphones are first to be 'Made by Google'

Google has officially announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, two new smartphones that have been almost entirely engineered in-house. The devices, extensively rumoured and leaked over the past few weeks, are designed to directly rival Apple's iPhone.

Study reveals how shockingly awful the iPhone 7's battery life is

A study by UK consumer rights group Which? has crowned the iPhone 7 the worst performing flagship smartphone in terms of overall battery life. Apple's emphasis on thin design has led to compromises in battery capacity, leading to under a day's runtime.

Facebook Marketplace is a safer alternative to Craigslist

Facebook has announced a new feature to rival peer-to-peer shopping sites like Craigslist. The social network's Marketplace will launch today in select regions, letting you browse things for sale nearby and arrange to haggle prices or complete a sale.

Facebook unveils 'Messenger Lite' as alternative to bloated app

Facebook's rapid expansion of its standalone Messenger app with new features and capabilities has threatened to leave some users behind. Today, the company addressed the app's bloated state with the launch of Messenger Lite, a scaled-down alternative.

Samsung admits some replaced Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating

Samsung has responded to reports that replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices are overheating, admitting it's looking into reports that phones are becoming uncomfortably hot during use. It is replacing 2.5m Note 7 handsets that could explode and catch fire.

BlackBerry admits the end, announces withdrawal from smartphones

BlackBerry has announced it will withdraw from the smartphone market, ceasing development of its own devices and focusing instead on software. The end has been foreshadowed for years and marks the end of an era for BlackBerry, once a mobile market leader.

Viral video claims to reveal iPhone 7's 'secret' headphone jack

A prank video that claims to reveal how to expose the iPhone 7's "secret headphone port" has gone viral, attracting over 10 million views. Some owners appear to have been tricked into drilling 3.5mm holes into the bottom of their $649 phones.

Microsoft integrates Google's AMP tech into Bing's mobile app

Microsoft has announced that the Bing app for iOS and Android now uses Google technology to load webpages faster. The app now supports the AMP initiative which streamlines webpages to reduce their size, prioritising user experience over ads and tracking.

Google causes controversy by removing encryption from Allo

Google has launched Allo, a new messaging app that's designed to allow you to express more emotions in text chats. Allo can integrate with Google Assistant to suggest message replies and take immediate action to messages like "sushi places nearby."

Apple working on fix for broken iPhone 7 EarPods buttons

Apple's iPhone 7 comes without a headphone jack, giving owners the choice of wired or Lightning headphones. The company's own EarPods supplied in the box are causing problems though, with the company admitting there's a bug in the remote control.

Intel hints it's quietly planning a return to mobile processors

Earlier this year, Intel suddenly bowed out of the mobile processor market. It ceased development of its Atom chips for smartphones and tablets, ceding defeat to the likes of Qualcomm and MediaTek. It has now hinted it could return in the future.

Microsoft launches another Nokia-branded feature phone

Microsoft's range of Lumia smartphones may have faded into obscurity but it still has some presence in the feature phone market. Today, it announced the Nokia-branded 216, a compact handset for emerging markets with a 24-day battery life.

iPhone 7 owners complain about annoying 'hissing noise'

The iPhone 7 has only been available for a few days but an issue's already been discovered. Growing numbers of users are reporting an audible "hissing noise" can be heard inside the case. The problem's believed to be caused by poorly-damped coil noise.

Report: Samsung rushed the Note 7 to market to beat the iPhone 7

Crisis-hit Samsung is replacing over 2 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that pose a serious fire risk. According to a report today, Samsung rushed the device's development so it could launch before Apple's iPhone 7, leading to poor quality control.
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