Mobile Phones

20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules
Kid sitting on a couch playing a tablet
Google Android

20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules

Half of these offending apps were “teacher approved”
23 Jun 2021
Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities
Man using augmented reality to look at machinery
augmented reality (AR)

Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities

The move aligns with the company's recent AR startup acquisitions
22 Jun 2021
How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone
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battery life

How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone

Willing to sacrifice battery life for performance; here's how to turn off iPhone throttling
18 Jun 2021
OnePlus CEO hints at potential merger with Oppo
The latest OnePlus and Oppo smartphones pictured together
mergers and acquisitions

OnePlus CEO hints at potential merger with Oppo

The independent companies have become more entwined in recent years with “deeper integration” on the horizon
18 Jun 2021
Google opens its first physical store in New York
The main checkout desk at Google's new store in New York
Business strategy

Google opens its first physical store in New York

'Apple-style' shop will offer after-sales support and tutorials on Google services like Gmail and ChromeOS
17 Jun 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
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Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021
Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve
The Nokia 5.4 outside on a table
Mobile Phones

Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve

This cut-price Android handset looks great, but doesn’t do enough to convince
15 Jun 2021
Smartphone market projected to grow despite chip shortage
Smiling man using smartphone at a coffee shop
Mobile Phones

Smartphone market projected to grow despite chip shortage

Phone shipments are expected to rise 12%, but prices may increase due to semiconductor costs
14 Jun 2021
LTE vs 4G
Businessman pressing LTE button on a digital screen 4G
Mobile

LTE vs 4G

LTE and 4G are both high-speed data networks, but what’s the difference and which is better?
14 Jun 2021
Vodafone partners with industry giants to develop Open RAN network
An image of Europe from space with lines showing connections
Network & Internet

Vodafone partners with industry giants to develop Open RAN network

Samsung and Dell are among the firms contributing to the first European network of this kind
14 Jun 2021
Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre

Developers roll out a privacy dashboard alongside shortcuts to limit app access to components like the microphone and camera
10 Jun 2021
Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app
The iPhone 3G with iOS 4
iOS

Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app

A developer has built a 'pixel-perfect' replica of the iPhone 3G's operating system called 'OldOS'
10 Jun 2021
Smart devices more than doubled in US homes amid COVID pandemic
Smartphones and tablets sitting on top of a laptop
Mobile Phones

Smart devices more than doubled in US homes amid COVID pandemic

The average household has 25 connected devices, up from 11 in 2019, according to a Deloitte survey
9 Jun 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic
The back cover of the OnePlus 9 Pro
Hardware

OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic

It's no longer the 'cheap' option, but the 9 Pro is the best Android alternative to Samsung
7 Jun 2021
What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system
HarmonyOS on the MateX2
Mobile

What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system

We take a look at Huawei's fledgeling OS that's aimed at IoT and, now, smartphones
3 Jun 2021
IT Pro Panel: Why BYOD is (sort of) here to stay
IT Pro Panel: Why BYOD is (sort of) here to stay
BYOD

IT Pro Panel: Why BYOD is (sort of) here to stay

CIOs explain why they aren’t going all-in on personal devices
31 May 2021
Best MDM solutions 2020
A hand holding a modern smartphone over a laptop keyboard
mobile device management (MDM)

Best MDM solutions 2020

What are the best enterprise MDM tools available for securing your corporate devices?
21 May 2021
Google to open first physical store in New York
Digital rendering of Google's first physical store in New York
Business strategy

Google to open first physical store in New York

The tech giant will showcase and provide support for its hardware range and smart home gear
21 May 2021
iPhone 12 mini review: Mini phone, major fun
The Apple iPhone 12 mini face-down on a desk
Mobile Phones

iPhone 12 mini review: Mini phone, major fun

It’s the tiniest iPhone available, but it certainly isn’t short on power
14 May 2021
Xiaomi to be removed from US trade blacklist
Donald Trump at press conference
Policy & legislation

Xiaomi to be removed from US trade blacklist

The tech giant was placed on the CCMC list in January 2021 as one of the last policies enacted by president Donald Trump
12 May 2021
Dell CEO expects chip shortage to last for "a few years"
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Hardware

Dell CEO expects chip shortage to last for "a few years"

The ongoing semiconductor crisis could last significantly longer than the six months recently estimated by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
11 May 2021
Samsung becomes latest big name to pull out of MWC 2021
Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress 2019
business continuity

Samsung becomes latest big name to pull out of MWC 2021

The company said it no longer plans to exhibit at this year's show over attendee safety concerns
11 May 2021
Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges
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Policy & legislation

Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges

The claim alleges that Apple deliberately shuts out competitors by forcing customers to use its own payment processing system
11 May 2021