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Mobile Phones

What devices can we expect from MWC 2022?
The exterior of the Fira de Barcelona venue at MWC 2019 with a full crowd
Hardware

What devices can we expect from MWC 2022?

New smartphones, tablets and laptops are set to be unveiled as the tech world descends on Barcelona once again
24 Feb 2022
BlackBerry revival is officially dead as OnwardMobility shuts down
A Blackberry Bold 9900 4G smartphone for sale at T-Mobile store
Mobile Phones

BlackBerry revival is officially dead as OnwardMobility shuts down

The Texas-based startup is mysteriously shutting down and taking its ultra-secure 5G BlackBerry with it
22 Feb 2022
How to build Android apps
Six Google apps on a device's screen
Google Android

How to build Android apps

Follow these eight steps to learn how to build Android apps and get them on Google Play
17 Feb 2022
BCS: Extend the lifespan of smartphones to tackle chip shortages
A pile of discarded smartphones
Hardware

BCS: Extend the lifespan of smartphones to tackle chip shortages

The IT industry body calls for OEMs to make devices last for ten years to combat supply challenges
15 Feb 2022
Yesterday's hardware is on the comeback trail
A woman using a 1990s desktop PC
Hardware

Yesterday's hardware is on the comeback trail

With innovation in the mire, manufacturers are increasingly turning to throwbacks to power future successes
15 Feb 2022
Developer preview offers first look at Android 13
Screenshots showing the latest version of the Android 13 user interface based on a developer preview
Google Android

Developer preview offers first look at Android 13

Changes include new privacy features, coding tools, and more options for creating bespoke settings at the app level
11 Feb 2022
How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone
A blue model of the iPhone 12
battery life

How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone

If you're willing to sacrifice battery life for performance, here's how to turn off iPhone throttling
10 Feb 2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 series official with a Note of sadness
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra through a hole
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S22 series official with a Note of sadness

Squared-off design and S Pen support fuels further speculation that the Note series has been killed off for good
9 Feb 2022
Apple's 'Tap to Pay' feature allows iPhones to accept contactless payments
Apple iPhone accepting a contactless payment
Mobile Phones

Apple's 'Tap to Pay' feature allows iPhones to accept contactless payments

US merchants can access the feature through a supporting iOS app on the iPhone XS or later
9 Feb 2022
Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones
A photograph of the Google Pixel 6 face-down on a table
Google Android

Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones

This phone doesn’t stand out from the pack – and that’s a good thing
3 Feb 2022
Google Cloud lost $3.1 billion in 2021
The Google Cloud company logo fixed onto an office building
cloud computing

Google Cloud lost $3.1 billion in 2021

However, parent company Alphabet reported record revenues thanks to a "quarterly sales record" for the Pixel 6
2 Feb 2022
Google Pixel 6 Pro review: A picture-perfect Pixel
A photograph of the Google Pixel 6 Pro on a table
Google Android

Google Pixel 6 Pro review: A picture-perfect Pixel

The 6 Pro is a Tensor-powered wonder with a strange design and ‘magic’ camera software
1 Feb 2022
Global smartphone shipments grow for the first time in four years
The iPhone 13 back cover
Mobile Phones

Global smartphone shipments grow for the first time in four years

Demand for the first 5G-enabled iPhone saw first positive shift for the market since 2017
28 Jan 2022
Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware
A blue model of the iPhone 12
Mobile Phones

Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware

The feature is likely to arrive as a software update later this year and will remove the need for third-party payment terminals
27 Jan 2022
Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics
An image of the Samsung HQ building
Hardware

Samsung introduces 4nm Exynos 2200 chip with AMD RDNA 2 graphics

The new processor is the first to include an Xclipse GPU with AMD's hardware-accelerated ray tracing technology
18 Jan 2022
Goodbye Lightning and USB-C: How I became a wireless charging convert overnight
A phone being charged on a wireless charging pad on a desk
Mobile Phones

Goodbye Lightning and USB-C: How I became a wireless charging convert overnight

Stepping into 2022 with a fully-charged phone and a healthier screen-life balance
12 Jan 2022
The iPhone at 15: It’s still hard to see what comes next
Steve Jobs revealing the first iPhone
Mobile Phones

The iPhone at 15: It’s still hard to see what comes next

The smartphone is so central to modern life that it might very well be future-proof
10 Jan 2022
Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe
Businesswoman with luggage sitting in airport waiting area smiling at phone
mobile networks

Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe

O2 and Virgin Mobile users will be exempt from paying the £2 daily fee that's being brought back by EE, Three and Vodafone
10 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft Y2K22 bug, RIP BlackBerry smartphones, Apple hits $3 trillion
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft Y2K22 bug, RIP BlackBerry smartphones, Apple hits $3 trillionvideo
Security

IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft Y2K22 bug, RIP BlackBerry smartphones, Apple hits $3 trillion

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
7 Jan 2022
BlackBerry's classic QWERTY smartphones are no more
A BlackBerry phone on display above the BlackBerry logo
Mobile Phones

BlackBerry's classic QWERTY smartphones are no more

The former smartphone giant announces the end of an era by discontinuing iconic brand
4 Jan 2022
Apple becomes world's first $3 trillion company
iPhone13 handset with glowing Apple logo
business management

Apple becomes world's first $3 trillion company

The company's share price has risen by more than 5,000% since it first launched the iPhone in 2007
4 Jan 2022
Why COVID passports are grounded
Digital vaccination identification
Technology

Why COVID passports are grounded

What are the knotty technical and political issues around health passes for travel?
22 Dec 2021
Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services
A hand holding a Google Pixel 3 aloft with the home screen showing
Google Android

Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services

Google has confirmed that the glitch is affecting devices that have Microsoft Teams installed
9 Dec 2021
Qualcomm to change Snapdragon naming schemes
An eye with the number eight, Snapdragon
Mobile

Qualcomm to change Snapdragon naming schemes

Chipmaker shifting to a simpler single digit format ahead of next flagship launch
23 Nov 2021