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Got a Huawei? The company says you needn’t worry… for now

The Chinese device maker has issued a statement reassuring existing Huawei customers that their devices will continue to receive support.

Huawei phones are losing access to Google’s Android OS and apps

Google suspended business operations with Huawei effective immediately. Meaning Huawei's phones won't get future updates, access to the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube and other Google apps.

Samsung putting the Galaxy Fold on hold is a good move, but it shouldn’t have needed to

In its race to be the first to market with a foldable smartphone Samsung forgot the far more attractive proposition of being the best. 

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e is the mobile device for everyone

And lest you think that Samsung’s slightly smaller, more affordable option isn’t worthy of your attention, it’s time to point out just what the Galaxy S10e is capable of. This handset occupies a category all of its own, and it’s only ‘budget’ if you’re looking at the price. Promise.

Samsung’s apparently figured out the issues surrounding the Galaxy Fold

Samsung's Galaxy Fold folding smartphone is supposed to be a revolutionary device, but problems with the early units sent for review led to the company shelving release while they figured out a solution. 

Still using Windows Phone, iOS 7, or Android 2.3.7? WhatsApp will stop working soon

It's a fact that just about all the tech we make use of will eventually become obsolete. Unless you're the US Military or NASA, in which case you'll be using the same operating systems long after the rest of us are done. Hey, some of those probes were programmed in the 1970s -- doubtful there's gonna be an OS update for those things. WhatsApp is moving at a bit of a faster clip, though. Several ol...[Read More]

Can we bend it? The challenge for Samsung and others to make flexible technology

Imagine the day when you’ll unroll or unfold your smartphone to answer it. If things go to plan, this day may be sooner than you think. And we’re not just talking flip-phones here, but smartphones where the actual screens are flexible, not just the handset.

iOS 13: Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming mobile OS so far

This year at WWDC we’ll likely see Apple announce its latest software, iOS 13 for its mobile lineup. Here’s what we know so far.

Maxing out megapixels – Samsung’s got 64MP ISOCELL mobile camera sensors in the works

Samsung's smartphones are known for producing great images, for all that they're using nothing but 12MP cameras (technically). But it's a fair bet that Samsung's new flagships are going to default to 16MP -- thanks to a new 64MP ISOCELL image sensor the company revealed this morning. 

Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?

Technology is designed to be addictive. And a society that is “mobile dependent” has a hard time spending even minutes away from their app-enabled smartphones. In 2017, U.S. adults spent an average of three hours and 20 minutes a day using their smartphones and tablets. This is double the amount from just five years ago, according to an annual survey of internet trends. Another survey suggests ...[Read More]

Smartphone sales are down everywhere, but Huawei’s are soaring

Despite the Trump administration’s ‘all-out offensive’ against Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker, it was one of the few to increase shipments in the previous quarter.

WhatsApp is now available on the Nokia 8110 4G

If you’ve opted to get a Nokia 8110 4G, whether for actual day-to-day use or purely for nostalgia, you can now download WhatsApp on it.

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