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Google Play to reduce app size

Aware of the costs of data on your smartphone, Google have said that they're going to bring in some changes with their Play Store. They've brought in a new algorithm that reduces the size of app updates, and they'll also tell you about the actual size of each update before you download it, which is…

Catch 'em all with this Pokemon Go phone case

Pokémon Go has dominated the mobile world this last week, leaving people pottering around outside, trying to catch pretend rats through their smartphone cameras. In the game, you have to throw Pokéballs at them, and if you can curl your shot, you get more points. Of course, this is a skill move which is tricky,…

Banking apps on the up, as payment via apps goes up by 54%

Banking apps on smartphones are surging in popularity in the UK, with payments via mobile going up by 54% in 2015, with a value of £347 million. It isn't surprising really, as more and more people have smartphones than ever before. Of course, desktop banking can be a slight faff, remembering passwords and the like,…

Pokemon Go is about to be hacked

The Pokemon Go servers have been having a hard time for numerous reasons. Initially, it was groaning under the strain of massive use, and then some hackers decided to have a go at them. This means there's been outages for people wanting to play the fantastically popular game. The hack was by some people who…

Pokémon Go finally gets UK launch

In the UK, people have been getting Pokémon Go via sneaky methods, which means most people can't get their paws on it at all. That's all changed though, as Pokémon Go has now officially launched in the UK for both Android and iPhones. Brace yourself to see a lot of people hanging around in weird…

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Leaked images of iPhone 7?

Leaked images of iPhone 7?

Oh look! It's another iPhone rumour, and this time, we're looking at a supposed leak of the new iPhone 7. It looks like it could be an iPhone 7 Plus or Pro, as it seems to be a bit on the large side for Apple. Apple site 9to5Mac earlier stumbled across these images, while looking…

Pokemon Go privacy issues cleared up

Nintendo have got a shot in the arm, getting a £5.8 billion boost thanks to the wild success of Pokemon Go, which has seen people playing a game that requires you to walk around with your mobile, look through your camera, and catch characters. That was a sly recap for ancient people who say they…

Get iOS 10 on your iPhone now!

If you're itching to get at Apple's new operating system, you can have it today, provided you don't mind it being a little bit glitchy. The latest version operating system of the iPhone and iPad - iOS 10 - is now available for you to try out, in beta version. You might want to wait…

Watch out for HummingBad Android malware

There's a new bit of malware that is wrecking Android phones, and created by a Chinese advertising company and called 'HummingBad'. It is thought that has infected 10 million Android devices around the world. Of course, you should have your Android handset shored up with anti-virus software, and if you haven't, you can choose between…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

Apple to block your camera at gigs?

In the olden days, you could barely get a photo of a gig, because security would scald you if you whipped your camera out. Then, along came smartphones and social media, making it impossible to police. Of course, it has been a godsend as artists get free promotion, and if anyone cocks up at a…

£3 smartphone to be released

It is being billed at the cheapest smartphone in the world, and at £3, you'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper one unless you're a pickpocket. The phone is going to start shipping this week, and at its core, is an attempt to connect poorer places in India. The phone is called the Freedom…

Google to make own branded phones

Google have done rather nicely with their Android software, with the majority of the world's phones using their operating system. Now, the tech giant are taking on Apple and Samsung with a range of their own-branded smartphones. Google have just created a division create their own hardware and work with partners. Of course, Google already…

Freebies kick off with Android Pay

Now that Android Pay is running in the UK, that means we're all set for the freebies they offer! We've spoken about this briefly before, but users will be treated with what Google have dubbed Android Pay Day, which is a number of offers that will be updated every month. The first two will let…

Apple banned from selling iPhone in China

Apple have been told that they are going to have to suspend sales of two versions of the iPhone 6 in Beijing, because they are too similar to one of their competitor's devices. That'll stick in the craw of Apple, who have taken lots of people to court in America, over this very thing. The…