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iPhone 6 specs: no one has any idea how much RAM it’ll have

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

I’ve mentioned a few times that iPhone 6 particulars are anyone’s guess at this stage, and a series of frankly questionable leaks from Out East have only served to muddy the water further.

Earlier this week it was suggested that the iPhone 6 might have just 1GB of RAM, but the upshot is that we have absolutely no idea.

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LG G3, SIM free, £390 delivered @ Expansys

LG G3, SIM free, £390 delivered @ Expansys

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this LG G3 deal @ Expansys

Largely regarded as one of the best phones money can buy at the moment, you can grab the LG G3 from Expansys, SIM free, for £389.99.

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Love or Hate: Three Mobile

Love or Hate: Three Mobile

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

In the first of what might become a series of features, or perhaps a one-off catastrophe, I’m a-gonna pick five things about something – or someone – and deliver a verdict of Love or Hate. For example, Mobot’s Jan is very knowledgeable, and helpful, and doesn’t have a fridge, though he’s occasionally unpredictable and prone to being feisty. That’s 3-2 in favour of Love. Glad we cleared that up.

Today we’re looking at UK network Three Mobile. Will the mixed bag of treats have us singing the network’s praises, or reaching for the PAC codes?

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LG: G3 UX for all!

LG: G3 UX for all!

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

It’s the age old question: should Android manufacturers strip it back and offer a near-stock experience (hello, Moto), or throw in all sorts of bells and whistles in an attempt to stand out from the 4,946 other Android manufacturers (here’s looking at you, Samsung).

LG is actually rather proud of the user experience (UX) on its latest flagship, so much so that it’s bringing the various features to “most” of its new smartphones and tablets.

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Cognition Episode 2 iPad review

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

I started playing Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Episode 2: The Wise Monkey (Cognition Episode 2, for short; deal?) a few months ago, but abandoned ship when I got kinda stuck and realised I likely wouldn’t finish it in time for my review deadline. Er, that was back in September 2013.

Fast-forward 11 months and I randomly decided to go back to it, freeing up 1.1GB of vital space on my iPad and enjoying myself immensely in the process.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact shows up in user manual

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact shows up in user manual

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

It’s largely accepted that Sony will launch the Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014, perhaps alongside the Z3 Compact, with a possible appearance from the SmartWatch 3. Room for more ‘3’ action?

A little something by the name of “Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact” appears in the user manual for a Sony Bluetooth speaker, cool as you like. THAT’S NOT A THING. Yet.

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LG G Watch 2 to launch at IFA 2014?

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

There’s a prevailing sense that the first wave of Android Wear wearables is essentially scrambling to market before the Apple iWatch touches down in September or October. Cry if you like, Android diehards, but as Darth Vader once said: "Search your feelings. You know it to be true."

That notion is given credence with the rumour of an LG G Watch 2, possibly launching just a couple of months after the first guy (above). Wow.

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HP Slate 21 All-in-One tablet PC, £179.10 delivered @ HP Store

HP Slate 21 All-in-One tablet PC, £179.10 delivered @ HP Store

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this HP Slate 21 deal @ HP Store

If you’re on the lookout for a colossal 21in tablet, look no further than HP Store, where you can grab the HP Slate 21 “All-in-One tablet PC” for £179.10. Just pop in code Q4HPAF37 to get 10% off (usually £199).

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Huawei issues September 4 Ascend Mate 7 invite, hints at fingerprint scanner

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Samsung and Apple are poised to unveil new products in September, but where would month9 be without the world’s number three smartphone manufacturer?

Chinese chappy Huawei recently hinted it’d pop along to Berlin’s IFA 2014 in a couple of weeks, and a new invite thingy confirms a few more details, including the Ascend Mate 7 name.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 tipped to be an ‘all-metal’ affair

Samsung Galaxy S6 tipped to be an ‘all-metal’ affair

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

With the metal unibody HTC One generally cleaning up when it comes to mobile design awards (1, 2), Samsung has been tipped to go metal for many a month now.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 failed to deliver, instead arriving with a slightly odd perforated rear, while this week’s Galaxy Alpha settles for a mere dash of metal on the sides. Come the Samsung Galaxy S6, however, it could be a full-on metal party.

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EE Priority Answer: pay 50p to jump the customer service queue

EE Priority Answer: pay 50p to jump the customer service queue

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Well, the country’s most complained about mobile network is about to get a whole lot more complained about.

With Priority Answer, EE’s customer service team will answer your query before everyone else in the queue – if you’re willing to pay 50p for the privilege. Audacious.

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HTC Desire 610, SIM free, £175 delivered @ Phones 4u

HTC Desire 610, SIM free, £175 delivered @ Phones 4u

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Get this HTC Desire 610 deal @ Phones 4u

Essentially serving as a wallet-friendly variant of the flagship HTC One (it looks not bad, eh?), the HTC Desire 610 is a big player in the sub-£200 market (literally big, at 4.7in), and it's currently available from Phones 4u, SIM free, for £174.95.

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iPhone '6L' panel purportedly pictured, purple present

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Despite the persistent rumour of two iPhone 6 sizes, specifically 4.7in and 5.5in, most rumours of late have focused on the smaller of the two, leading some to question the very existence of the larger model.

Not so here. The panel for the larger iPhone 6 is purportedly pictured front and back, and we’re told to start calling it the iPhone 6L. Interesting.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Another week, another 26 hunks of mobile news. S'happenin'? It's still very much the calm before the September storm, though Samsung found the time to churn out the completely lacklustre Galaxy Alpha, which only fuelled the fire I started earlier in the week: Are Samsung Mobile's days numbered?

In comments, Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pics... took the gold, though it was given a cheeky boost thanks to a, uhm, slight typo. Hey, even the best of us, G. Even the best of us.

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Xibalba iOS review

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Woah, I got caught up reading about Xibalba there. In addition to being the name of a Southern Lord hardcore band (good lord, that’s heavy), Xibalba is – primarily – the name of the underworld in Mayan mythology, loosely translated as “place of fear”.

It’s also a rather fantastic retro FPS (first-person shooter) on the App Store, available for… wait for it… free. No adverts, no in-app purchases, just free. Go get it.

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Asus contemplating new ZenFone range and second smartwatch

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Remember the Asus ZenFone range (above)? Me neither. Seemingly it was announced at CES 2014 back in January (as reported by, uhm, yours truly), comprised of the ZenFone 4, 5 and 6, all three rocking low to mid-range specs.

CEO Jerry Shen says the trio has performed surprisingly well, and as such a successor/s is/are in the pipeline, alongside a new smartwatch.

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WSJ: sapphire crystal screens in 'more expensive' iPhone 6 models... maybe

WSJ: sapphire crystal screens in 'more expensive' iPhone 6 models... maybe

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Considering we’re possibly less than four weeks away from the iPhone 6 launch (September 9 is the current front runner), countless details remain up in the air. Is the larger iPhone 6 arriving alongside the smaller guy? Will it launch separately? Or at all?

There’s a further question mark over the use of sapphire crystal, something we’ve been writing about incessantly for the past few weeks, and here we're told it might feature in "more expensive" iPhone 6 models. Whatever that means.

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