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Thursday, July 27, 2017
  

Virgin Mobile USA will sell only iPhones, offers $1-a-year deal

Virgin Mobile USA announced on Wednesday that it will only carry iPhones in its plans and introduced a new unlimited text, call and data plan for just $1 for the first...

OnePlus 5 Launch

The OnePlus 5 rumour mill must end today. At 5:00 PM, OnePlus will be launching their latest phone at 10 locations across the world, the OnePlus 5. Many have written about,...

Apple, watch out: Google poaches chip savant, reportedly has sold 1 million Pixel phones

Circle the wagons, Apple! Oh, wait, you’re already spending $5 billion doing that on a very large lot in Cupertino. But you better take a look to the rear, because Google’s ambitions against...

Twitter hires former National Security Council employee to oversee global policy communications

Twitter on Wednesday said it hired Emily Horne, former assistant press secretary for the National Security Council, to oversee the tech firm’s global policy communications efforts. The company’s new hire comes as...

Waze Carpool expands into all California cities starting next week

Waze, the car navigation app owned by Google, announced on Wednesday it will expand its carpooling services to all California cities starting June 6. After experimenting for more than a year in...

Andy Rubin announces his new Essential smartphone to compete with the iPhone

The man who created the Android operating system is back in the spotlight with a new phone that is designed to compete with the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. After months of...

Apple to test new 5G connection speeds in Cupertino and Milpitas

If you are in Cupertino or Milpitas, keep your eyes peeled for any blazingly fast internet speeds on your iPhone: There may be a chance you are trying out Apple’s new...

Apple wants you… to switch from Android to iPhone

“Life is easier on iPhone,” Apple declares on a newly unveiled web page meant to woo Android users to switch. The iPhone maker is also throwing in an offer for trading in...

Lens & Home Updates – Google IO 2017

After watching the opening talks at Google IO on Lens and Home we could not wait to let everyone know whats in store for them from Google in the very near future. Google...

RFID, iot and Automation – Whats It All About?

Automation creeps ever closer and the internet of things (iot) is Harbinger of this story. Will the imminent future be some dystopian nightmare or utopian wonderland? There is no doubt that automation will...

Casting Browser Tabs with Chromecast – How To

Chromecasts are amazing little devices. Simple to setup and install and they do exactly what it says on the tin. Find something on a device you want to watch, hit cast...

Google Wifi – First Impressions

Google Wifi now available for use in the U.K., what is there to know about it and how do you get it to work? The new Wifi device from Google aims to...

Google Home – Released In The U.K. Today!

Google Home is the multinational tech companies answer to the Amazon Echo which is, already, moving off the shelves swiftly. The personal assistant slash home speaker from Google costs £129 and is now...

Apple patents shock absorbers for iPhone that pop out when device is dropped, and...

Sooner or later it happens to every mobile phone user: the device escapes the hand, or gets knocked off a counter, and down it falls. The Apple warranty does not apply to damage...

This is no early April Fool: BlackBerry shares surge as results top forecasts

Today, we’re going to talk for a moment about BlackBerry. And the fact that, as of this post going live, BlackBerry shares are trading at $7.81, for a gain of more...

Pedestrian deaths spike in 2016, smartphones partly to blame

If you’re driving while reading this, put down the iPhone. No really. Almost 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents nationwide last year — a 20-year high — and researchers say it may be because...

Report: Android to surpass iOS app store revenue this year, with a catch

For years, Apple’s iOS App Store has been the first place almost anyone has thought of when it comes to downloading that app that lets you watch Netflix or that Amazon Kindle...

Apple blocks news app about drone strikes — again

Apple apparently thinks users of its iPhone are so sensitive that it needs to shield them from a news app. The app in question, called Metadata+, alerts users when there’s a new...

Wolverton: House Republicans join Senate, undermine online privacy

House Republicans showed Tuesday they care as little about your online privacy as their colleagues in the Senate. Without any Democrats joining them, Congressional Republicans passed a resolution to overturn privacy rules that...

Apple’s iOS update helps find lost AirPods, empowers Siri, more

Are you trying to find your lost AirPods? Apple’s latest iOS update has your back. The ability to recover those precious wireless earphones is one of the highlights from iOS 10.3, the mobile...