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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…

Google's two-step to become less irritating

You may have used two-step authentication recently, as tech companies look to beef up security. Usually, you get a code texted to you, or whatever, and it is a bit irritating and fiddly. You get a fresh six digit code (or more), and it enables you to log-in to your account or app, and it…

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…

£20 million fine for companies who lose your data

There's been a lot of cyber attacks on companies lately, which have resulted in huge leaks of your personal data. What's being done about it? Well, we can only take the word of the companies that have been hit by these, but it looks like there's going to be stern penalties issued, in a bid…

Will iPhone be favouring a curved display?

You've seen the Samsung Galaxy Edge, with the curved screen, and now it is rumoured that Apple are doing something similar. It isn't likely to be a feature on the iPhone 7 which is due any time soon, but rather, more likely to feature on the one after that (assuming the one that follows is…

How To... fix a Samsung Galaxy Tab that won't turn on

A number of people have been cursing their luck, with problems with their Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. People have found that the devices are switching themselves off, and then not switching back on again. You could be using it as normal, checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush or whatever, and suddenly, your screen goes black…

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McAfee warn about threats!

McAfee warn about threats!

The good people over at McAfee have been looking at all the threats that are out to get us in the virtual world. That's what they do, after all. McAfee Labs' Quarterly threat report (full PDF here) is bursting with warnings and things to worry you. They say: "We explore an emerging new attack method…

Free VR headset with Vodafone handset

Vodafone are well known for their decent-enough cheap handsets, but the Vodafone Platinum 7 looks like it might be different. There's also a virtual reality headset too, which is rather exciting! Not so much if you hate Vodafone though, eh? So what's the Platinum 7 all about? Well, it comes with an 2K 5.5-inch display,…

What's new with Apple and iOS?

Apple have shown off the next instalment of iOS, which just so happens to be called iOS 10. Amusingly, Apple gaffer Tim Cook referred to it as "the mother of all releases." So what's new? Well, on your phone's operating system, there's going to be new features with your Messages, as well as Maps and…

E3: What you need to know about new Xbox and PlayStation

Gamers rejoice! New video game consoles are coming your way! As predicted, Microsoft are bringing out the slimmed version of the Xbox One, and the picture we showed you yesterday is the actual machine. It's 40% smaller than the existing console, has 4K capabilities, and a fancy new joypad. If you want to look at…

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New Apple Watch this year?

New Apple Watch this year?

Apple have done rather well out of the iPhone and iPad, and you can't walk into a coffee shop without seeing someone aimlessly poking at their Macbook Pro. Of course, the latest thing they're pushing, is the Apple Watch, which went on sale last April. Apple haven't done much with their wearable technology as such,…

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Has Twitter been hacked?

Has Twitter been hacked?

Hacks have been in the news a lot lately, with Tumblr and MySpace being part of a huge breach, and over 100 million people's passwords were hacked from LinkedIn. The latest 'mega breach' could involve Twitter, with a reported 32 million credentials appearing online. LeakedSource obtained and uploaded a copy of the data to their…

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Samsung plans folding phones

Samsung plans folding phones

Samsung are planning to sell everyone 'smartlets'. Never mind your run-of-the-mill smartphone, or phablets, these will be phones that unfold into a a little tablet device. One of the devices which has been seen is a 5-inch handset, and it unfolds into an 8-inch device, meaning you get the best of both worlds. It's a…

Are Microsoft merging PCs and Xbox consoles?

Next week, we're going to hear from Microsoft, and their plans for the Xbox. The PS4 has out-sold the Xbox consistently, but there's something interesting afoot. Microsoft have been looking at melding PC gaming with the Xbox One, and with the console being updated to work with Windows 10, we could end up seeing the…

Lenovo says 'dump our support'

Lenovo has warned users to uninstall their Accelerator support app, after it transpired that there's a huge flaw in it. The tech company are just one of five companies who have pre-installed this potentially dangerously software. Of course, they've preinstalled programs on their computers before, which didn't end well. Duo Security researcher Mikhail Davidov said…