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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.

NYC used wireless emergency alerts in search for bombing suspect

New York City - Emergency alerts were sent out yesterday to all cellphones in New York City in order to help authorities track down Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami was wanted in connection with bombings in Chelsea and New Jersey.

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.

Another Galaxy Note 7 explodes, injuring a six-year-old

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has reportedly exploded in the hands of a six-year-old boy in New York. The boy is said to have been using the phone to watch videos when the battery caught fire. Samsung is urging all Note 7 owners to return their device.

FDA to begin scrutinizing health related apps

Bethesda - Health apps (or ‘mobile medical applications’) have been produced at increasing regularity in recent years. Some are more meaningful and accurate than others, prompting calls for their regulation.

Worth an ounce of gold? Extracting metal from old mobiles

Edinburgh - Scientists in Scotland have come up with a novel means to extract gold from obsolete mobile devices. The technique will allow for more efficient recycling of old hardware.

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.

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.

Medals at Tokyo Olympics may be made from discarded smartphones

Tokyo - Japan has a mine of old electronics and the country may have some use for them. The country is considering creating Olympic medals from the used electronics.

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.

Lenovo will load up with Microsoft apps

Lenovo will soon install Microsoft apps and services on its new mobile devices that will still be powered by Android software, the latest smartphone maker to embrace the American firm’s technology.

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.

Samsung planning to copy Apple and sell refurbished smartphones

Samsung reportedly intends to launch a program selling refurbished, used versions of its smartphones next year. It will use it to sustain its income, selling refurbished phones at a discount to emerging markets. Apple already has a similar program.

Battery breakthrough doubles the capacity of your smartphone

A breakthrough in battery technology could double the capacity of the batteries inside consumer tech including smartphones, drones and electric cars. It's achieved through making a lithium battery with double the energy density of current models.

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.

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.

Apple's Indian smartphone troubles are getting even worse

A new report has revealed the extent of Apple's failure to win over Indian smartphone buyers. Google's Android now holds 97 percent of the market as Apple struggles to win customers over with the iPhone. Most devices sold in India are cheap handsets.

OnePlus denies it's behind a tiny powerhouse phone spotted online

A phone that observers claim could be the OnePlus 3 Mini has appeared on an online benchmarking tool. The device has extremely high performance specs in a small chassis, packing 6GB of RAM and a flagship processor into a very compact 4.6-inch form factor.

ZTE's Project CSX will be the first 'crowdsourced smartphone'

ZTE has asked the public to help it build its next smartphone. Known as Project CSX, the company wants to create the first crowdsourced handset. It will leave it up to the community to decide on key features of the phone's design, internals and features.
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