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ZTE MAX XL offers a 6-inch display and giant battery for $130

ZTE has launched a new budget smartphone with some impressive hardware specifications. Despite being priced as a low-end phone, the MAX XL comes with a 6-inch display and a massive battery to put many flagship handsets to shame.

iPhone 8 will be two months late and face 'severe' supply issues

If you're planning to pick up a new iPhone before the holiday season you could be out of luck. Apple will start mass production of the hotly-anticipated iPhone 8 later than expected, causing massive supply issues that will stretch into 2018.

Samsung to release software update for Galaxy S8 red tint

Samsung has announced it is developing a software update for its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that should remedy reports of a strange reddish tint on the display. The company had previously denied there's anything wrong with the phone.

Italian court rules mobile phone caused tumour

Rome - In a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

Google teams up with PayPal to make Android Pay more useful

Google has announced a new partnership with PayPal that will see the popular online payments service integrated into Android Pay. Mobile payment users will be able to complete in-store transactions using their PayPal account, adding a new way to pay.

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners report strange red-tinted screens

Early buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are complaining the phone has a hardware problem. While the device isn't catching fire, some handsets appear to be shipping with oddly red-tinted displays. Samsung has denied there is anything wrong with the S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has facial recognition — but don't use it

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is an amazing phone with a horrible flaw. Out of the slew of new features in the device, the Galaxy S8's facial recognition software is the biggest cause for concern.

Samsung stops people remapping the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8

Samsung has put an end to Galaxy S8 customers remapping the handset's Bixby button to a function of their choice. The company has released an update that disables the existing unofficial workaround, leaving many owners with a useless button.

iPhone 8 to feature stainless steel and glass design

Apple is planning a major overhaul of the iPhone's design in recognition of the iconic smartphone's 10th anniversary. According to a report corroborated by multiple outlets, the highlights of the new design will be stainless steel sides and a glass back.

Op-Ed: One year on — Why I'm still using Windows 10 Mobile

It's been one year since Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to older phones. The platform has fallen below 1 percent market share and is nearing abandonware status. 12 months on, it still holds promise – if Microsoft gives it more attention

Samsung's Galaxy S8 to launch without Bixby assistant

Samsung has announced it is delaying the launch of Bixby, the company's anticipated rival to Apple's Siri. Bixby was meant to be released alongside Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. It will now be added in a future Android update.

Galaxy S8 pre-orders even higher than S7, S8+ model most popular

Any lingering doubts that Samsung's disastrous Note 7 launch would have a lasting impact on sales of its new S8 were apparently unfounded. The company has announced that its 2017 flagship phone has already racked up more pre-orders than its predecessor.

Report: Apple to axe another supplier, build its own power chips

Apple is said to have created a team of 80 engineers who are working to improve the iPhone's battery life by building a new dedicated power delivery chip. The part is expected to be ready next year and will replace existing modules sourced from the UK.

The way you tilt your phone could let hackers steal your PIN

Cybercriminals can calculate smartphone passwords and PINs by monitoring the ways in which devices are held. The warning comes from a group of security researchers who claim 70 percent of four-digit PIN codes can be identified after just one attempt.

Google's Pixel 2 to feature a curved display sourced from LG

Google is said to be planning to equip its upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone with a curved display. The move will follow Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. Google will source its screens from LG in a significant deal worth nearly one billion dollars.

Minecraft gets its own virtual currency and in-app purchases

Minecraft is being updated with a new community marketplace that lets players purchase creations made by other players. Designs made by other Minecraft players can be purchased using a new virtual currency that can be bought through in-app purchases.

Facebook adds suggestions to its Messenger assistant

Facebook has updated M, the digital assistant inside its Messenger app, with the ability to make suggestions. The company is pitching the feature as a way to sustain conversations by suggesting relevant content that keeps messages flowing.

Samsung's folding phone delayed by two years as company refocuses

People looking to buy Samsung's rumoured folding smartphone may have to extend their wait. The company had been expected to unveil its first foldable device this year but has now delayed its plans until 2019 so it can develop other display tech first.

EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

Strasbourg - The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday.

Apple faces lawsuit over 'Error 53' iPhone bricking scandal

Apple has been sued by Australia's consumer watchdog for allegedly deliberately bricking iPhones which had received screen repairs completed by third party repair shops. Affected devices were left displaying the infamous "Error 53" warning indefinitely.

Twitter Lite cuts back the bloat, launches 30% faster

Twitter has become the latest social network to offer a pared-back version of its app for people with sub-standard mobile connections. Twitter Lite is tailored towards the 2G networks used in many emerging regions of the world, improving user experiences.

Self-healing smartphone screen in development

Imagine you've scratched or broken your smartphone screen. Instead of the inevitable costly repair, what if the screen could repair itself? This is what University of California Riverside scientists have been developing.

Verizon slammed for installing 'spyware' on phones

Verizon has been accused of installing "spyware" on new phones. The company has developed an app that's supposed to help people find content from services they don’t have installed. The privacy policy reveals it does more than make recommendations.

Apple to build its own graphics chips, crushing its supplier

Apple will build its own graphics processors for upcoming mobile devices. The company's current supplier, Imagination Technologies, has seen its stock price fall by 70 percent in the wake of the announcement. The chips will be ready in two years.

Android surpasses Windows to become the world's most used OS

Android has become the most used operating system in the world, overtaking the decades-old Windows. It reflects the growth and mass acceptance of mobile devices as smartphones are now the computer of choice for many consumers worldwide.

Op-Ed: Samsung DeX and Microsoft Continuum: Mobile productivity compared

Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy S8 smartphone with DeX, a pioneering mobile product that lets the phone display a desktop interface when docked to a screen, keyboard and mouse. It's an Android interpretation of Microsoft's Continuum.

Samsung unveils its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8, its 2017 flagship smartphone to rival Apple's iPhone and this year's premium Android handsets. The phone has an all-new design, a bezel-less display, Bixby intelligent assistant and improved camera hardware.

Samsung to start sales of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Samsung has officially announced it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets in regions where it is allowed under regulatory rules. The phones are expected to be retrofitted with a smaller battery to ensure they do not overheat and catch fire.

Android O to simplify setting your own ringtones and sounds

Google's upcoming Android O update will finally provide an easy way to set your own ringtones and notification sounds, letting you add a new alert from settings without manually copying files. The basic feature has been missing since Android's launch.

Google to remove Hangouts' SMS features to help promote new apps

Google is planning to remove Hangouts' SMS messaging capabilities within the next couple of months. The company is believed to be making the move as part of its efforts to make Hangouts a better rival to upstart messaging app Slack.
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