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Xiaomi surpasses Samsung as China’s top smartphone vendor

Xiaomi surpasses Samsung as China’s top smartphone vendor

By 5 August 2014

Hardly anybody knew about a handset maker called Xiaomi in 2013. However, as of last quarter, the relatively unknown Chinese company has become the top smartphone vendor in its home turf. A report published on 4 August by Canalys, a research firm, has... >>

LG G3 Stylus, here to take on the Galaxy Note 4

LG G3 Stylus, here to take on the Galaxy Note 4

By 5 August 2014

LG has just teased a new G3 Stylus phone which appears to be a larger stylus-toting version of its flagship G3 handset. The G3 Stylus appeared in an oddly desperate and choppily editing promotional video for the G3 Beat. Nothing was mentioned until the... >>

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

By 5 August 2014

Three has announced an app, Three inTouch, which allows its customers to make calls and send messages over Wi-Fi. Traditionally calling and text messaging has been restricted to the user's network connection only. For those that are in an area of poor... >>

Samsung Unpacked event announced for 3 September, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha expected

Samsung Unpacked event announced for 3 September, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha expected

By 5 August 2014

Samsung has just sent out German invites to its Unpacked event at the IFA tradeshow. Expect to hear Sammy's major mobile announcements from the event on 3 September including the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha handsets. Samsung is expected to unveil the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears for pre-order with full specs, £549

Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears for pre-order with full specs, £549

By 5 August 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is about to go on sale after a UK retailer accidentally put it up for pre-order before swiftly taking it down again. But it was already too late. The leaked details confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be priced at £549... >>

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

By 4 August 2014

EE has announced that from today its customers will be able to use their phones to tap-to-pay their way onto London buses. Anyone with an EE phone packing NFC is able to use the Cash on Tap service to pay their bus fare. The usual daily and weekly payment... >>

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks in clearest photos yet

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks in clearest photos yet

By 4 August 2014

Samsung's rumoured metal flagship Galaxy Alpha handset has leaked in photos showing off a white model with a metallic surround. Alpha is likely the name given as it will be the first in a line of premium build smartphones from Samsung. This first model... >>

Kogan Agora 4G arrives in the UK for £150 to take on Moto G

Kogan Agora 4G arrives in the UK for £150 to take on Moto G

By 4 August 2014

Kogan, the low-cost Australian gadget manufacturer, has announced its 4G Agora smartphone is now in the UK for a wallet-friendly £150. It claims the phone beats the Moto G "in every benchmark measure". The Agora 4G, which was made in partnership with... >>

Selfie kills man with gunshot pose

Selfie kills man with gunshot pose

By 4 August 2014

A man has died trying to take a selfie while posing with a gun. The 21-year old Mexican man, Oscar Otero Aguilar, had been drinking with friends before attempting to take the selfie reports Mexican news site Proceso. Aguilar was reportedly trying to pose... >>

A week in reviews: 28 July - 1 August

A week in reviews: 28 July - 1 August

By 2 August 2014

There have been some serious bits of kit in the office this week: from phones to cameras and tablets to next-gen games. Top of the stack is the Nikon D810. It delivers more spec than many other DSLR cameras ever have, but does this 36-megapixel full-framer... >>