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Motorola's 'shatterproof' phone survives being dropped 100 times

Motorola claims its recently launched Droid Turbo 2 is "shatterproof" and guaranteed not to crack. A new video puts the phone to the test in spectacular fashion, failing to cause substantial damage after dropping the device onto concrete 100 times.

Google can remotely reset the password of most Android phones

A report prepared by the New York District Attorney's Office has found Google is capable of remotely resetting the password on the majority of Android devices if ordered to by a court. The findings are the latest development in the war on encryption.

Chinese smartphone survives 20 foot drop without any major damage

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Bluboo dropped its upcoming Xtouch handset 20 feet this week as part of an elaborate publicity stunt to demonstrate the phone's durability. The Xtouch survives intact, with only some case scratching to tell the tale.

Report claims U.S. iPhone usage has crossed 100 million handsets

Over 100 million iPhones are now being actively used in just the U.S., according to a report. Over two thirds of those devices have been sold within the past two years and are iPhone 6 or 6S models.

Images leak of upcoming Samsung Android-powered flip phone

Clamshell-style flip phones have been out of fashion for several years but they still have a few loyal fans. Samsung recently launched an Android-powered flip phone in Korea and now details and images of another new device have turned up online.

Walmart is selling a $10 LG smartphone with reasonable specs

It's still difficult to find a decent smartphone when on a restricted budget, especially if you only have $10. However, Walmart is now selling an Android phone for exactly that price and, as a basic handset, it doesn't even look too bad.

Huawei's new smartphone battery charges to 50% in five minutes

Improvements in battery technology are beginning to reduce smartphone charging times but this week Huawei managed to destroy the records set by developments like Qualcomm Quick Charge. The company took five minutes to take a phone to 50 percent.

OnePlus' $7 USB Type-C cables could damage devices

A Google engineer has warned people who use cheap USB Type-C cables made by Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus could damage their phones due to a potential fault. The issue occurs when the cables are used with non-OnePlus devices.

BlackBerry 'Vienna' leaked online, company's second Android phone

Images of BlackBerry's next Android phone have leaked online just days after the company officially launched the Priv. Codename 'Vienna' eschews the Priv's physical keyboard for a fixed one beneath the display and shows BlackBerry is committed to Android.

Nexus 5X may take 'upside down photos'

Google's Nexus 5X smartphone may take 'upside down photos', a company engineer has confirmed. There is a rational explanation for the odd behaviour but it hasn’t pleased annoyed owners.

Nexus 6P owners experiencing 'spontaneous glass shattering'

Owners of Google's recently-launched Nexus 6P phablet are reporting incidents of the glass panel on the back of the handset spontaneously shattering during everyday use. Others have even seen the main display crack of its own accord.

Hacker claims 'less personal control' of our devices is coming

An interview with a security expert who is paid to hack into computer systems has revealed his thoughts on the state of online security. He names Windows Phone as the most secure mobile OS and warns we'll soon see "less personal control" of our devices.

The BlackBerry Priv Android phone with a keyboard is now on sale

BlackBerry has officially launched its Priv Android smartphone in the U.S. and UK. The device features a slide-out keyboard and curved display and has proved to be a hit with many reviewers, although it still needs to save BlackBerry's devices division.

iOS 9.1 accused of breaking Touch ID fingerprint authentication

Reports of Touch ID fingerprint recognition being broken in Apple's recently released iPhone software update, iOS 9.1, are circulating online. Users claim the update breaks the popular feature entirely or significantly slows down recognition speed.

Special app teaches car thief that stealing a Tesla is a bad idea

Vancouver - One car thief in Vancouver wound up having a very bad night last Thursday after he allegedly stole a Tesla that's easily trackable. Katya Pinkowski and a friend had just left a concert near Granville St. and headed back to her car.

Apple may launch a four-inch iPhone next year

A noted Apple analyst has claimed the company is working on a 4-inch iPhone to launch next year. It will resemble an "upgraded iPhone 5" and satisfy fans who do not approve of the popular large-screen phones, a trend that has now been adopted by Apple.

Google bug hunts Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, finds 11 major issues

Google's Project Zero exploit discovery team has presented some worrying findings on Android security issues in one of Samsung's most expensive smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phone's software harbours 11 severe bugs.

$37 iPhone 6S clone already rolling off Chinese production lines

The iPhone 6S is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, particularly in China. However, many consumers are put off by the high price, creating a raging market for cheap knock-off devices including a $37 Android-powered clone on sale now.

The OnePlus X is a budget but 'powerfully beautiful' smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has officially taken the wraps off a new budget handset targeted at people who want a premium phone but can't afford a flagship device. The OnePlus X costs only $249 but still boasts a very respectable spec sheet.

Citi trials cardless, screenless ATMs controlled by your phone

Citi has started testing a next-generation ATM design that has no keypad or display. Instead, it is controlled by the user's smartphone in what is being billed as a faster and more secure way of getting money.

BlackBerry values its first Android phone at a pricey $750

An accidental appearance of a page on BlackBerry's website has confirmed the unlocked price of its first ever Android phone to be a substantial $750. The phone's release date is listed as November 16.

Instagram unveils Boomerang for one-second looping videos

Instagram has launched a new standalone app designed to "turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected." Available on Android and iOS, Boomerang provides a one-click way to create a 1-second long looping video.

100 million people now use Google Photos

Just five months after launching its completely revamped Photos app, Google has announced there are now over 100 million active users on the new platform. Perhaps predictably, the most photographed category is food and people frequently search for 'me'.

Android phones on AT&T and Verizon vulnerable to attack

A flaw in the implementation of a security feature on the mobile networks of U.S. providers AT&T and Verizon could put every connected Android device at risk of eavesdropping and identity spoofing, according to a recent report.

Facebook admits its app may drain almost 50% of an iPhone's power

Facebook recently admitted its official iPhone app can experience some serious battery drain issues in iOS 9. The company is looking into the issue but for now users are seeing Facebook consume nearly 50 percent of an iPhone's battery during a day.

Intel has an 'army' of 1000 working on chips for Apple's iPhone 7

Apple is reportedly turning to Intel to help manufacture the processor for its next iPhone after controversy surrounding its dual-sourcing of the chips inside the iPhone 6S series. Intel is apparently very keen to replace Qualcomm for the next phone.

LG the 'world's first' manufacturer to launch Android 6 upgrades

Starting from next week, some owners of LG's flagship smartphones will begin receiving upgrades to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, making it the first manufacturer apart from Google to begin the roll-out of the reworked operating system.

90% of Android devices left exposed to critical vulnerabilities

A study has found that almost 90 percent of Android smartphones put users at risk by remaining vulnerable to old security issues. The research calls on manufacturers to do more to push updates to consumers in a timely manner.

Pepsi drinks company making its own smartphone

Soft drinks firm Pepsi is apparently working on its own smartphone. Aimed at the budget market, the Pepsi P1 is reported to have competent specifications and a Pepsi logo on the back.

Op-Ed: I don't like Microsoft's new Lumias. Neither does Microsoft

This week, Microsoft unveiled its new Windows 10 Mobile flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Seeing as the last ones are over 15 months old, fans were understandably excited but many have been underwhelmed as even Microsoft appeared to disown the devices.
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