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iPhone 6S caught in 'batterygate' complaints

Some owners of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are reportedly experiencing major battery life issues. The culprit appears to be the processor which has been discovered to vary between handsets, giving some devices more stamina than others.

Google aims to make phones load websites 'instantaneously'

Google has announced the start of an ambitious project to make web pages load faster on mobile devices while still protecting ad revenue for the content publishers. Accelerated Mobile Pages is launching as a tech preview from today.

Lumia 950, 950 XL: Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Mobile flagships

Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are now official as the company gave its two flagship devices a formal unveiling at its New York event today. The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 is joined by the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL to showcase Windows 10 for phones.

Widespread reports suggest iPhone 6S may turn off at random

Reports of brand-new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets turning themselves off at random are circulating online today. Preliminary analysis suggests the bug may be caused by a recent iOS software update.

Stagefright returns: Android devices infected by MP3 files

The security company that uncovered the critical "Stagefright" issue in Android this summer has warned the attack has evolved and now infects devices from malicious multimedia files, circumventing updates that have remedied the original bug.

LG's V10 boasts two displays, two selfie-shooters, flagship power

LG today announced a new premium smartphone that includes several unique features designed to make it stand-out from the crowd. The long-rumoured all-metal device has two displays, two front-facing selfie cameras and flagship-level specs.

HTC to launch first Android M phone in October as sales plummet

HTC has scheduled an event for late next month during which it will announce a new top-tier Android M smartphone. The company has been suffering recently due to low demand for its One M9 flagship device.

Google reveals its own Microsoft Surface, new Chromecast and more

Google unveiled several new devices during its live event today. Alongside its new Nexus smartphones, the company also revealed a large, keyboard-equipped Android tablet to rival Microsoft's Surface as well as a new-look, next-generation Chromecast.

Google's new Nexus phones are feature-filled Android 6.0 devices

As was widely rumoured, Google today announced its new Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones, built by LG and Huawei respectively. The phones are the first devices to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and are intended to show off the best that the platform can offer.

650,000 Chinese smartphones behind massive web server outage

It has been discovered that a massive DDoS attack that took out a web server was fuelled by spam requests originating from the combined might of 650,000 Chinese smartphones. The server was forced offline by the massive overload.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen fails at delivering a demo of Priv phone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen gave a hands-on demo of the company's new Android slider smartphone, the Priv, to a news reporter this week just days after confirming the phone's existence. Unfortunately, Chen didn't quite seem to know his way around the device.

Official: Apple sold 13 million iPhones in first weekend

Apple has confirmed it sold a record-breaking 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets in their first weekend of availability. The phones were received exceptionally positively across the globe leading to "phenomenal" sales, according to CEO Tim Cook.

Review: The Choetech Circle makes wireless charging simple for everybody

With the number of devices that support wireless charging quickly growing, there has never been a better time to start using the new technology. Choetech's circle charger is a good-looking, easy way to cut the cord from any Qi-compatible device.

BlackBerry confirms it is making an Android phone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen today confirmed the company is working on an Android phone to go on sale sometime later this year. Although details are still scant, the phone, previously known as "Venice," will be sold as the BlackBerry Priv.

25 fake Apple stores in one China town ahead of iPhone 6S launch

A lack of official Apple stores in China has led to a massive influx of fake look-a-likes selling Apple-branded products. Business is booming ahead of tomorrow's iPhone 6S launch, according to a report, although some are already being forced back out.

Apple's iPhone 7 changes may include a farewall to 3.5mm headsets

A recent Apple patent filing has suggested that the company could be planning to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone 7, replacing it with an ultra-slim 2mm version instead. The change isn't the first time Apple has moved ports about.

Google to unveil new Nexus phones, Android 6 and more on Sept 29

Google has begun sending out press invitations to a San Francisco event later this month where it is widely expected to reveal the next-generation of Nexus-branded smartphones. The highly-anticipated handsets will this year be built by LG and Huawei.

Samsung may be planning a folding smartphone for January launch

Samsung could be working on an all-new style of smartphone featuring a display that folds in half. Such a device may launch in January, according to a recent report, and would be the latest in a long line of Samsung mobile display innovations.

Chinese men try to sell kidney to buy iPhone 6S, man disappears

Two Chinese people reportedly agreed to sell a kidney each in order to raise money to purchase a new iPhone 6S. They contacted an illegal agent online who subsequently never turned up. One of the men then ran away and hasn't been seen since.

Next year's phones to charge to 80% after just 35 minutes

Mobile processor manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled the next generation of its ultra-fast charging technology, revealing that next year's phones will be able to reach 80 percent capacity after just 35 minutes of external power.

Apple: 'Exceptional' iPhone 6S pre-orders to beat iPhone 6

Apple has reported "exceptionally strong" demand for its new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones. The devices have been available for pre-order for two days and are apparently "on pace" to beat the weekend record of their predecessors.

Microsoft announces October 6th event for Lumia, Surface and more

Microsoft has begun sending out press invites to an event in New York City on October 6. The company is expected to announce its new flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, a new Surface tablet and other Windows 10-powered devices.

Sony backtracks on Xperia waterproofing, 'do not use underwater'

Sony has quietly made a rather major change to one of its support pages for its Xperia smartphones. It now warns users that handsets should not be used underwater, a serious contradiction to several of its own press images and advertising campaigns.

Apple announces its faster, pressure-sensitive iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in San Francisco. The new phones appear very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that they replace but feature improved internals with a faster processor, better camera and 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display.

Nokia's new Android phone for next year revealed in leaked images

The first images of Nokia's upcoming Android phone have appeared online. They show a device that places a clear emphasis on minimalist simplicity featuring a very thin chassis and super-slim bezels, although some have placed doubt on their authenticity.

Google's new Nexus 5 could be coming this month

A report claims Google's new Nexus flagship devices for Android could arrive later this month, bringing with them the return of LG as a manufacturer for the brand. The phone will be a revival of 2013's LG Nexus 5.

Xperia Z5: Sony unveils the world's first 4K smartphone

Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone range, the Xperia Z5, at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Three different models have been announced, including one which now holds the record as the first phone to boast a 4K display.

Google brings Android Wear smartwatches to the iPhone

Google has announced that Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with Apple's iPhone, releasing an official app to make pairing simple. Many features work the same as when connected to an Android phone but there are some major caveats.

BlackBerry CEO: 'We need more apps'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted yesterday that the company needs more apps if its handsets are to be successful. An Android phone is believed to be in the works to solve this problem, although Chen did not confirm this.

Amazon laying off hardware staff after $170m Fire Phone failure

Dozens of Amazon engineers responsible for its failed attempt to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone are being told they are no longer required, according to a report today. The company is reorganising its general hardware efforts.
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