Deep Under the Sky iOS review

Lewis Curdie  14 hours ago

I have to admit, I’m quite terrible for judging books by their covers, or perhaps I should say: apps by their App Store descriptions. Something about Deep Under the Sky’s promise of “80 levels in four gorgeous worlds” had me thinking: ‘Here we go again.’

Note to self: stop with the judging. Despite my reservations, Deep Under the Sky has sexily slinked its way onto my Best Mobile Games of 2014 shortlist. It’s that good.

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Gold iPad Air 2 inbound?

Gold iPad Air 2 inbound?

Lewis Curdie  15 hours ago

Gold iPhones have been around for a while now, but to date we’ve yet to see a gold iPad. Not that it hasn’t been considered; we were told a year ago that the colour simply didn’t work on larger iDevices.

But Apple has seemingly u-turned (much like it u-turned on phablets and ‘tweener tablets), with a gold iPad now tipped to touch down when the new generation is unveiled in October.

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HTC One M8 Eye leaked in press shot, minor One M8 variant launching next week?

Lewis Curdie  17 hours ago

HTC’s mysterious Double Exposure event is now just a week away, and here we’re getting a closer look at one of the front-runners for launch.

I speak of the HTC One M8 Eye, and for all intents and purposes, it looks – and sounds – almost identical to the existing One M8.

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5x SanDisk 8GB class 4 microSD card, £13 delivered @ GizzmoHeaven

5x SanDisk 8GB class 4 microSD card, £13 delivered @ GizzmoHeaven

Lewis Curdie  18 hours ago

Get this SanDisk microSD card deal @ GizzmoHeaven

GizzmoHeaven is currently offering five - count 'em, five! -  SanDisk 8GB class 4 microSD cards for £12.99, that’s 56.7% - or £17 – off the RRP of £29.99. Can’t argue with that.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screen gap is a ‘necessary feature’

Lewis Curdie  19 hours ago

The iPhone 6 Plus recently went under the microscope when it materialised that a small number of units – single digits, in fact – had bent under supposedly normal use.

Samsung, meanwhile, brought forward the release date of the Galaxy Note 4 in light of the iPhone 6’s colossal success but, ironically, it’s now incurred a bunch of complaints about a gap between the screen and the casing, something Samsung has dismissed as entirely normal. Zuh?

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OnePlus Two confirmed, perhaps smaller than the OnePlus One?

OnePlus Two confirmed, perhaps smaller than the OnePlus One?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

We’re pleased to see a manufacturer finally harking back to the days when smartphone names actually made sense.

The successor to the OnePlus One, the logically named OnePlus Two, has officially been confirmed, and there are suggestions here and there that it might be smaller than the first guy (left).

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HTC One M8 Max specs: 5.5in QHD, QS805 CPU, 3GB RAM, 18MP with OIS?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

It’s been so long since we’d properly written about the HTC One M8 Max (early August, in fact), that we were starting to think it might’ve been canned altogether.

But nope! A spanking new rumour from out of China says the HTC One M8 Max is very much still on the cards, with suitably beastly specs.

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LG G3, 32GB, Titanium, £373.19 delivered @ PIXmania

LG G3, 32GB, Titanium, £373.19 delivered @ PIXmania

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this LG G3 deal @ PIXmania

The LG G3 is – according to some – the best phone money can buy at the moment, and it’s yours for £373.19 from PIXmania, SIM free, in lovely Titanium, and with 32GB internal storage.

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September 2014: the month in review

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Time was, January and February were the blockbuster months for mobile announcements, encompassing both CES in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. But more recently, September and October have established themselves as the real headline makers, and this year’s month9 didn’t disappoint.

Before we embrace October madness, let’s take a moment to digest everything that happened in mobile in September. Or all the important stuff, at least.

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Google Nexus 6: fresh rumour concurs it’s a big sexy second-gen Moto X

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

We heard last week that the imminent Google Nexus 6 will be built by Motorola, essentially touching down as a larger Moto X (2014) with even more impressive specs – the latest Moto X already being an intriguing package in its own right.

While that was just a rumour, it’s given credence by a further report, which says, well, pretty much the same thing. GOOD.

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Slender Rising iOS review

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

To be perfectly honest, the whole Slender Man phenomenon had kinda passed me by; I hadn’t realised – until quite recently – just how popular the big weirdo is with those crazy internet-using kids (more below).

There’s no shortage of Slender Man apps on the App Store, but reportedly one of the best – and most terrifying – is Slender Rising by Michael Hegemann (£1.99). It’s scary sh*t, man.

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iPhone 6 Plus compared to flaccid penis, Samsung Galaxy is a ‘raging phoner’

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Comedy is obviously very subjective; one man’s Jim Davidson is another man’s Jack Whitehall, but for my money, Conan O’Brien is one of the funniest dudes out there. Which, incidentally, gives me a chance to share this YouTube video (low quality, high hilarity).

Señor O’Brien has joined the myriad of people poking fun at the iPhone 6 Plus on account of its bending problems, and the results make for amusing viewing – regardless of how you feel about Apple or Samsung.

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Huawei Honor Tablet: modest specs, wallet-friendly price

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Cast your minds back to March 2013, and you might recall Huawei’s grand plan for taking over the tablet market was 4G. “Put the power and the speed that we can put into these devices and you open up a different world,” said some guy.

Flying in the face of that pledge, the brand new 3G-ready Huawei Honor Tablet is incredibly modest (don't expect much in the way of "power" or "speed"), with a suitably low price tag. Time changes, changes e-very-thing.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, SIM free, £345 delivered @ mobilephonesdirect

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, SIM free, £345 delivered @ mobilephonesdirect

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Sony Xperia Z3 Compact deal @ mobilephonesdirect

There’s not much that can match the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact when it comes pocket-friendly power, and you can currently grab it SIM free from mobilephonesdirect - in black, white or orange - for £344.99.

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LG prepping 3G-ready VC100 smartwatch

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

LG and smartwatches; the story so far. The South Koreans’ first Android Wear smartwatch was the G Watch, while the G Watch R – still not released yet – takes a page out of the Moto 360’s book with a round face.

There appears to be a third prong to the LG smartwatch assault, with the headline feature being 3G-readiness.

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For sale: Pantech

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

I’ve always thought it must be pretty depressing for LG, constantly being referred to as South Korea’s second-favourite mobile manufacturer after Samsung, but it’s actually doing pretty well at the moment – thank you very much.

Spare a thought for Pantech, however. Having hit tough times, the number-three South Korean mobile player is now looking for a full-on buyout.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: nine units reported ‘bent’

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

We all knew to take this story with a pinch of salt when we first reported it on Thursday, and now Apple has officially told the internet to calm the hell down – or words to that effect.

The phenomenon referred to as #bendgate – the bending of the iPhone 6 Plus just days after its release – has seemingly touched a total of nine consumers. Nine.

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HTC M8 Eye: death to UltraPixels?

HTC M8 Eye: death to UltraPixels?

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The whole UltraPixel thing has been a tough sell for HTC. As far as the spec sheet is concerned, the flagship One (M8) has a 4MP rear camera and that’s the end of that. You can hardly expect Joe Average to stand and listen to a full-on lecture explaining why it’s not really just 4MP.

There are signs, however, that Ultrapixels might soon be a thing of the past, with the camera-focused HTC M8 Eye supposedly rocking a plain old 13MP rear camera.

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