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Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

By 10 July 2014

The old factory reset option in Android phones appears to be less secure than it appears. A software company has shown just how insecure this method is after recovering information from phones it bought second-hand on eBay. The study was carried out by... >>

Get three times more battery life by using sand

Get three times more battery life by using sand

By 10 July 2014

Scientists have come up with an alternative type of lithium-ion battery that uses sand to achieve three times better performance than current efforts. The battery is still lithium-ion like that found in your smartphone, but it uses sand instead of graphite... >>

Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

By 10 July 2014

The Lumia 930 will be on sale on 17 July, bringing the very latest from Microsoft Devices, Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan into a new flagship handset. The Lumia 930 offers a 5-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20-megapixel PureView... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

By 10 July 2014

It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that). So we've collected the finest we've seen and... >>

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

By 10 July 2014

All travelers must now ensure their electronic devices are charged enough to power on before boarding any flight into or out of the UK. In response to an alleged terror threat from last week, the US had ordered overseas airports with direct flights to... >>

Windows Phone 8.1 Video Tuner brings on-device editing and sharing, coincides with Lumia 930 launch

Windows Phone 8.1 Video Tuner brings on-device editing and sharing, coincides with Lumia 930 launch

By 9 July 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 continues to grow, as the operating system now offers the free-to-download Video Tuner app for on-device video editing. Although the announcement coincides with the release of the Lumia 930 in some territories - and ahead of the phone's... >>

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

By 9 July 2014

Android Silver is thought to be Google's new version of its Google Play edition handsets. While it's still a rumour it's looking more likely as Google Play edition handsets start to vanish from the Play Store. Google Play Edition handsets are made by... >>

All glass iPhone or Apple television anyone? Jony Ive has invented them and Apple has the patents

All glass iPhone or Apple television anyone? Jony Ive has invented them and Apple has the patents

By 9 July 2014

All glass gadgets are usually only found in sci-fi movies, but they may become a reality if Apple's Jony Ive has anything to do with it. Right now you'll do well to go 24-hours without seeing someone with a cracked iPhone screen. But that's Gorilla glass,... >>

Is that a massive tool in your pocket or is it your iPhone? Er, both

Is that a massive tool in your pocket or is it your iPhone? Er, both

By 8 July 2014

Apple iPhone users might be bemoaning the lack of NFC connectivity needed in order to double up their devices as a contact payment systems, but at least they can use them for general DIY, cracking open a cold beer and/or measuring very small lines. That's... >>

Best selfie smartphones: Sony Xperia C3 vs HTC One M8 vs LG G3 and more

Best selfie smartphones: Sony Xperia C3 vs HTC One M8 vs LG G3 and more

By 8 July 2014

Once the word 'selfie' made it into the dictionary it was clearly a popular way of snapping photos. Now social media is littered with selfies. Seeing the poor quality of the vast majority of selfies, thanks to weak front-facing cameras, manufacturers... >>