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Acer Liquid Jade Smartphone Review

Today we are looking at a smartphone from another company who aren’t best known for their mobile devices – Acer. The Acer Liquid Jade was released in July 2014 and currently retails for just £159. Featuring a 720p display and a quad-core processor, it aims for those looking for a …

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Apple now accepts old Android devices for trade-in

Apple is now accepting old Android devices in its stores, in exchange for credit towards an iPhone purchase. The new trade-in program starts today, aside from Android devices; Apple also accepts BlackBerry devices and Windows Phones. The trade-in scheme rolls out in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Italy, …

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Microsoft reportedly working on $149 laptops with Windows 10

In a bid to address emerging and educational markets with inexpensive laptops, Microsoft Corp. is reportedly working with two companies on ultra-cheap personal computers due this summer. The systems are projected to hit record-low $149 price-point per unit, which is on-par with low-end media tablets from renowned brands. The two …

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OnePlus talks more on the OnePlus Two

The follow-up to the very popular OnePlus One smartphone, the OnePlus Two, is expected to launch later this year but so far, OnePlus hasn’t given away much. However, the company has finally revealed a few details about its upcoming flagship. Yesterday during a Reddit AMA, two OnePlus workers, David Sanmartin …

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Samsung to make an iris-scanner for tablets

Samsung is apparently working on a tablet that will feature an iris-scanner, bringing more biometric reading systems to smart devices. The technology is actually being built by the team that originally made Siri, Apple’s digital assistant for iOS. SRI International, the company that initially came up with Siri, is now …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active may feature microSD slot

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were both revealed earlier this month, featuring a new design and plenty of glass taking over from the plastic found on older models. As you would expect, the back of the phone isn’t as accessible to users as it once was, …

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Apple reportedly preparing an iPhone 6C for release this year

When Apple announced the iPhone 5C, it was met with resounding disappointment and weak sales. However, it looks like the company might be preparing to try again with an iPhone 6C, which will launch alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Citing anonymous industry sources, DigiTimes reports that the …

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HTC One M9 Plus spec sheet and images leaked

Some new pictures of what is likely the HTC One M9 Plus have leaked, along with the device’s full spec sheet, just a couple of weeks before the expected launch date. The phone is essentially a larger version of the previously announced HTC One M9 flagship. The phone will feature …

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BT relaunches consumer mobile packages

Even though it still has to wait some time for industry regulators to give approval to its purchase of the UK’s largest mobile network EE, BT has relaunched its own mobile packages for consumers. Unlike other operators however, it won’t be offering any contract packages right off the bat, instead …

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Analysts predict Apple to become first $1 trillion Company

Industry analysts are currently predicting that Apple will soon become the first company to be valued at $1 trillion, following the launch of the Apple Watch wearable at the end of next month. Apple is currently estimated to be worth around $744 billion, more than double the size of the …

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ASUS ZenFone 6 Mobile Review

Over the last decade ASUS have built up a reputation in creating quality graphics cards and motherboards, however they have yet to make a massive splash in the mobile phone sector. In for review today is the ASUS ZenFone 6 mobile phone. Priced at just £249.99 for a 6-inch phone, …

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Apple Boot Camp no longer supports Windows 7

Apple is no longer supporting installs of Windows 7 on Mac OS X machines via the Boot Camp dual-booting tool. The change-over actually quietly happened earlier this month and was noted in an updated Apple support page, although it largely went unnoticed until fairly recently. Apple updated its boot-camp page …

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Samsung might let you remove bloatware apps from Galaxy S6

Samsung’s latest duo of flagships launch soon, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. Both devices will be sporting a new version of Touch Wiz, which has significantly cut back on the amount of bloatware. However, Samsung might finally allow users to delete any of its stock apps should they …

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Apple is still working on full-size TV-set – analyst

The chatter about Apple’s TV-set has been around for years, but the company still has not reveal any plans about such product. This does not mean that Apple has completely abandoned the project. Apparently, the company is still working on it, albeit, in a very stealth mode. “Based on talking to people …

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Lenovo CEO may have shown off the next Moto 360

Lenovo’s CEO may have inadvertently shown off the successor to Motorola’s smartwatch, the Moto 360. Yang Yuanqing posted in image to social network, Weibo, showing off a briefcase of Motorola smartwatches, although the units differed from the Moto 360 we all currently know. The aim was to show off the …

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Apple is apparently cracking down on iOS anti-virus apps

Apple is apparently cracking down on the use of anti-virus apps on iOS and has started removing them from the App Store. According to Apple, these apps are ‘misleading’ as it doesn’t want customers to think that iOS devices are at great risk of viruses or malware. This report follows …

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Samsung unveils 128GB storage for budget mobile devices

Samsung Electronics has introduced a new NAND flash device that could enable low-cost smartphones and tablets with up to 128GB of storage space. The new eMMC memory chip is based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash technology and is cheaper to make than multi-level cell (MLC) solutions of similar capacity. …

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Google is now manually reviewing Android apps

Google is starting to crack down on dodgy apps in the Play Store by manually reviewing applications submitted by developers. From now on, when a developer submits an app, it will have to be checked out by somebody before it gets put on the Play Store. This is the way …

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Intel, Google and TAG Heuer to develop Swiss smartwatch

Intel Corp., Google and TAG Heuer on Thursday announced a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch that will use an Intel system-on-chip and will run Google’s Android Wear operating system. The watch will combine Intel’s expertise in hardware, Google’s software platform and TAG Heuer’s expertise in luxury watchmaking, fine materials …

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