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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.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall finally official in the U.S.

Samsung has announced a recall of one million Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold in the U.S. It comes a month after the first reports of battery explosions and follows an earlier voluntary recall. Samsung advised customers to immediately stop using the device.

Apple's iOS 10 update leaves iPhones and iPads unusable

Apple has apologised to customers and admitted that yesterday's rollout of iOS 10 went less smoothly than anticipated. A significant number of iPhone and iPad owners complained their devices were "bricked" by the update, an issue Apple says is now fixed.

America's 911 system could be crippled by 400,000 infected phones

Researchers have outlined how attackers could disable America's nationwide 911 emergency line using a botnet of 400,000 infected smartphones. The number would be sufficient to cripple the network and leave it overloaded, preventing people from dialling.

Samsung to cap Note 7's battery capacity at 60 percent

Samsung has announced it is developing a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that will cap the device's battery capacity at 60 percent. The company hopes it will stop the recent deluge of battery explosions caused by overheating.

Google can now peer inside your apps to get search results

Google has announced that it can now use your installed apps to power search results on mobile devices. It means that searching with the Google app will show you links to content in other apps, such as music tracks in Spotify and notes in Keep.

BLU unveils the Pure XR, a $300 smartphone with '3D Touch'

The influx of premium smartphones with budget price tags shows no sign of slowing. This week, BLU introduced the Pure XR, a $300 handset with features usually found on devices costing twice as much. It includes "3D Touch," a copy of Apple's display tech.

Google's new smartphones won't be branded Nexus

Google is building two new smartphones to showcase the Android brand. The handsets, being built by HTC as "Sailfish" and "Marlin," were previously thought to be branded Nexus. That's no longer the case, as Google will reportedly push its own name instead.

Apple is now being sued over iPhone 'Touch Disease'

Last week, news broke that scores of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets are turning up at repair shops with a new hardware defect dubbed "Touch Disease." It leaves the handset's display unusable. Apple is now being sued by a group of consumers.

How Lyft turned carpooling into a business

In early August 2014, engineers at Lyft were putting the finishing touches on their new product. The engineers were excited, everything seemed ready to go, and they launched the new product.

Op-Ed: Five years in, Tim Cook has proven he's the man to be Apple's CEO

Five years ago today, Tim Cook became the permanent CEO of Apple as co-founder Steve Jobs stood down due to ill health. The news prompted concerns that Apple would never be the same. While the company has changed, it's still the same at heart though.

Growing numbers of iPhones affected by alarming 'Touch Disease'

There are growing reports that a new "Touch Disease" defect is plaguing two-year-old iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. It leaves the displays on the handsets flickering and unresponsive, rendering the device unusable. Apple is yet to comment on the issue.

Google to crack down on mobile sites with intrusive popup ads

Google has announced a crackdown on mobile sites that make use of intrusive pop-up adverts. It is revising its search algorithms to lower the rank of these sites. The move will help users avoid bad advertising and could reduce traffic to offending pages.

Google launches Android 7.0 Nougat with multi-window, VR and more

Google has officially launched Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of its mobile platform. The new release is available now on recent Nexus devices, although 2013's Nexus 5 is excluded. The update will roll out to more phones in the coming months.

Samsung's Z2 is a low-cost 4G smartphone running Tizen

Samsung has officially announced the Z2, a budget smartphone aimed at the Indian market. To cut costs down, Samsung has used its own Tizen operating system instead of Android. The Z2 is the first Tizen phone to include 4G cellular connectivity.

730 million people will be online in India by 2020

India is widely regarded to be the last remaining major economy yet to fully succumb to the digital revolution. It's well on the way to getting online though, due to the rise of smartphones. A new report has predicted it will have 730m web users by 2020.

Nokia confirms it's building new smartphones, four devices coming

Famed Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has confirmed its name will return to handheld devices later this year with the launch of as many as four new Android phones. The company recently hired a new marketing officer to lead its mobile efforts.

Calling China: Phones everywhere in world's biggest market

Bejing - Sometimes it seems that no one in China, from toddlers to octogenarians, ladies in swimming pools to delivery men mid-manoeuvre, is without a cellphone to hand -- and statistically it is more or less true.

Facebook to make your News Feed more interesting and informative

Facebook has announced it is tweaking its News Feed to show you more "personally informative" stories. The company is aiming to make the News Feed more interesting for each user, increasing engagement by only showing content relevant to each individual.

Report: The iPhone 7 will have three new features

With the launch of the iPhone 7 only weeks away, Apple is close to finalising the hardware of the new phone. According to a credible new report, it will feature the long-rumoured dual-lens camera, no headphone jack and a capacitive home button.

900 million phones at risk of Android 'Quadrooter' malware

Security researchers have warned that as many as 900 million Android phones are at risk of attack. Serious vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm's chipset drivers for its processors could give hackers complete control of devices and access to user data.
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