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LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipments

LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipments

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

LG’s a funny one. It’s quite clearly South Korea’s second favourite son after Samsung, but worth remembering that it routinely features in the Top 5 Global Smartphone Manufacturers.

Indeed, while Samsung is struggling at the top, the other South Korean OEM has just confirmed that its second quarter was nothing short of freakin’ delightful. Lucky Gits.

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Vodafone Smart 4 Power: more in-house affordable smartphone action

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Vodafone has seemingly been studying the OnePlus form of marketing, with the Smart 4 Power headline – in bold red – being “No compromises”.

Alas, the Vodafone Smart 4 Power is really exactly what you’d expect from an in-house, carrier branded phone i.e. fairly mediocre specs but with an affordable price tag.

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Apple ‘tentatively’ eyeing mid-September for iPhone 6 launch

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Apple likely won’t give us a great deal of notice for the iPhone 6 launch event, so between now and then, for the next 5-6 weeks, we can expect every man and his dog to take a wild stab in the dark.

The latest anonymous sources have pinned the tail on “mid-September”, which, yeah, pretty much jives with what we’re expecting.

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Samsung 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.85 delivered @ MobyMemory

Samsung 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.85 delivered @ MobyMemory

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Get this Samsung microSD deal @ MobyMemory

Woah, look how blue! This Samsung 16GB class 6 microSD card is yours for £4.85 from MobyMemory.

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Sony Xperia Z3 specs leaked, sounds near-identical to Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z3 specs leaked, sounds near-identical to Xperia Z2

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

The Sony Xperia Z3 is tipped to launch at IFA 2014 in Berlin, barely six months after the launch of the Xperia Z2 (left).

But if you’ve recently invested in the latter, you might find some comfort in the news that the Xperia Z3 sounds pretty much identical to the current Sony smartphone flagship.

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Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

There’s clearly been some disruption in the space-time continuum. It seems like only yesterday that we looked back over space year 2013AD, but already we find ourselves in July 2014. JULY. How did that happen?

Yes, we may be racing towards death at an alarming rate, but on the plus side, lots of cool stuff is being released in the second half of 2014. “List four of them in some kind of feature, big man!” Sure.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked in new pics

Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked in new pics

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, Galaxy F, Galaxy Alpha… I think for the good of my sanity, we should simply stick with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha here and temporarily forget the others. Deal? Deal.

Behold! The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been leaked in a new series of pictures, revealing a phone with some metal bits on it.

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The Bearded Hero iOS review

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Supposedly beards are on their “way out” again, which means they’ll no longer be synonymous with fashion-conscious youths, and once again be the domain of the comic book-reading super-nerd. As it should be.

Here’s one guy who almost certainly won’t be shaving, lest he become simply Hero. I speak of The Bearded Hero, and you can play his debut app outing for £1.49 at the App Store.

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Google Play gets Material Design overhaul, rolling out now

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Remember we were saying a few days ago that Google Play was due for an overhaul to bring it in line with the company’s new Material Design standard? Well, you’ll never guess what’s happening right now.

Nope, not the iPhone 6 launch; it’s the global rollout of Google Play’s Material Design makeover. For serious.

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Tesco Hudl refurb with 12-month warranty, 16GB, £59 delivered @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Tesco Hudl refurb with 12-month warranty, 16GB, £59 delivered @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Get this Tesco Hudl refurb deal @ Tesco Outlet (eBay)

Over on eBay, Tesco Outlet is offering the 16GB Tesco Hudl for £59, professionally refurbished and with a 12-month warranty.

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iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

First we had the Apple iPad mini, then came the iPad mini 2 (left) – or iPad mini Retina if you prefer.

With the iPhone 6 and iWatch hogging the rumour limelight of late as far as Apple is concerned, we haven’t said a great deal about the inevitable iPad mini 3, but fresh Chinese whispers suggest it’ll hit the market as the iPad mini Air, with a suitable reduction in size.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet: ‘ultimate gaming tablet’ made official

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Mobile gaming is an increasingly interesting sector, and I reckon it’ll continue to grow as accessories like controllers become more prevalent.

Arguably ahead of the game (pun intended), NVIDIA has officially followed up the original Shield with – as rumoured – the Shield Tablet, hailed by NVIDIA as the “ultimate gaming tablet”. Sounds tasty.

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Xiaomi Mi 4: high specced iPhone lookalike unveiled in China at a low, low price

Xiaomi Mi 4: high specced iPhone lookalike unveiled in China at a low, low price

Martin James  7 days ago

Xiaomi is probably best known for its crazy sales blitzes, the last of which saw it shift 10,000 Redmi Notes in a single second.

It'll be hoping to make more of a lasting impact with its newly announced Mi 4, however, after unveiling its new flagship smartphone at an event in Beijing yesterday.

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Is HTC working on THREE tablets?

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 22 at 16:00

HTC’s record in the tablet division is – how do I put this? – less than stellar, so it came as somewhat of a surprise to learn that the Taiwanese manufacturer is Google’s choice player for the upcoming Nexus 9 – or so rumour has it.

Even more surprisinger, we’re told that HTC has another two – yes, two – tablets in the proverbial production pipeline.

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Apple iPhone 6: 70-80 million units built by year-end?

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 22 at 14:00

Incredibly, I’m currently staring at a headline that reads: “Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens”. THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Well, if you’ve been in a coma for the past six months.

They’ll measure 4.7in and 5.5in, blah blah blah… The more interesting part of the story, for our money, is the notion of Apple ordering more iPhones for launch than ever before.

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Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 22 at 13:00

Of all the top smartphone manufacturers, Apple probably does the best job of keeping things under wraps until, like, the actual product launch, but that’s not to say there aren’t countless leaks beforehand – on an almost daily basis at the moment for the iPhone 6

With less than two months to go (maybe), I’ve complied all the pertinent stuff and put together – er, as the title reveals – Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6.

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Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.74 delivered with code @ GizzmoHeaven

Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, £4.74 delivered with code @ GizzmoHeaven

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 22 at 13:00

Get this Lexar microSD card deal @ GizzmoHeaven

Using code BASKET5, you can knock 5% off the price of this Lexar 16GB class 6 microSD card, bringing it down from £4.99 to £4.74. Cheaper than a Big Mac Meal with a Double Cheeseburger on the side.

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