Mobile Phones

Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists
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spyware

Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists

NSO Group sold the surveillance tool to authoritarian governments, investigation finds
19 Jul 2021
Xiaomi overtakes Apple as world’s second-largest smartphone vendor
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Mobile Phones

Xiaomi overtakes Apple as world’s second-largest smartphone vendor

The Chinese tech giant now occupies a 17% share of the global smartphone shipments market
16 Jul 2021
Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform
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software as a service (SaaS)

Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform

Update allows remote installation of Lantronix’s IoT and OOB devices
15 Jul 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience

With a display like this one, there’s not much to complain about
14 Jul 2021
Treasury wiped data from over 100 gov-issued smartphones in 2020
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business communications

Treasury wiped data from over 100 gov-issued smartphones in 2020

The department's IT desk reset 117 handsets after users repeatedly entered the wrong pin number
12 Jul 2021
Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Smartphone for Insiders
Mobile Phones

Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'

Triple-lens handset made by Asus with Qualcomm technology will be available "soon"
9 Jul 2021
Samsung Q2 profits soar as memory chip demand exceeds expectations
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Business operations

Samsung Q2 profits soar as memory chip demand exceeds expectations

The increase in profits comes despite weakened demand for Samsung's smartphones
7 Jul 2021
Samsung to support enterprise devices with five years of Android updates
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Mobile Phones

Samsung to support enterprise devices with five years of Android updates

Samsung Galaxy S20, S21 and Note 20 series phones are among the devices set to benefit from extended support
30 Jun 2021
Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G chipset
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Hardware

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G chipset

The new chipset boasts faster clock speeds and will boost AI performance on Android devices by 20%
28 Jun 2021
5 most secure smartphones
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Mobile Phones

5 most secure smartphones

These secure smartphones ensure your data and privacy are protected
28 Jun 2021
Google Cloud and Indian telco giant Jio reveal 5G collaboration
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cloud computing

Google Cloud and Indian telco giant Jio reveal 5G collaboration

The two companies are also launching jointly-developed smartphone for the Indian market in September
25 Jun 2021
20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Vodafone partners with industry giants to develop Open RAN network
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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
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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
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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
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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