Two new LG G3 colours in August: Moon Violet, Burgundy Red

When LG revealed the G3 in May this year, it rattled off five colours, but only three of those - Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold – have actually materialised.

Well, if you’re desperately awaiting one of the other two, Moon Violet or Burgundy Red, you need only wait till next month. Ish.

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Boris Johnson: 5G in London by 2020, download a film in <1s

Boris Johnson: 5G in London by 2020, download a film in <1s

Lewis Curdie  18 hours ago

It’s incredible to think, but 4G, which still feels like a relatively new technology in the UK, is rapidly approaching its second birthday.

By the time 4G turns 8, its younger, faster brother might well be a reality in London – that’s according to mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson as he looks ahead to space year 2050AD.

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Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Lewis Curdie  19 hours ago

There’s a frankly ridiculous number of new games released each week on the App Store (and Google Play, to be fair), and with many of them actually being pretty decent, I can generally cherry pick my review candidates and stick to the good stuff.

Still, pobody’s nerfect, and thanks to overzealous press releases and/or sultry PR gals (mostly the latter, ahem), I’ve been guilty of occasionally letting the odd stinker through the hallowed Mobo-gates. Here I list five of this year’s worst.

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Tesco Hudl, 16GB, black or purple, £99 delivered @ Tesco Direct

Tesco Hudl, 16GB, black or purple, £99 delivered @ Tesco Direct

Lewis Curdie  19 hours ago

Get this Tesco Hudl deal @ Tesco Direct

Over at Tesco Direct, they’ve knocked £20 off the price of the Tesco Hudl tablet, in black or purple, bringing it down from £119 to £99.

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Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumoured

Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumoured

Lewis Curdie  20 hours ago

It’s been almost a year since Amazon refreshed its Kindle Fire tablet range, so it comes as little surprise to hear that we should expect another refresh (a re-refresh?) any time now.

The first rumoured device is an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, with a faster processor and upgraded GPU compared to last year’s model.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run iOS review

Here’s a fine example of just how old I am: I can remember when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were known as the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the UK, because “ninja” had explicitly violent connotations. Or at least, that was the word on the street; we couldn’t exactly “google” it in those days. Indeed, a quick cyber-search confirms that to be the case.

Anyway! Where were we? Ah, yes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run on the App Store (where it’s currently free, usually £2.49) and Google Play (£2.42). Let’s do it.

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Acer Liquid Jade Plus: Acer Liquid Jade gets a refresh already

Acer Liquid Jade Plus: Acer Liquid Jade gets a refresh already

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Remember the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone? It was teased back in April, and eventually made official – alongside three other phones, a tablet and a “wearable” – in June.

Fast-forward, eh, several weeks, and the Taiwanese manufacturer has lifted the lid on something called the Acer Liquid Jade Plus.

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Is 5.9in Motorola Shamu the Google Nexus 6?

Is 5.9in Motorola Shamu the Google Nexus 6?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

If you thought the Nexus saga was confusing enough already, well, it’s about to get a whole lot more confusinger.

Just as we were getting used to the idea of not seeing a Google Nexus 6 this year, like, at all, there’s a new contender in the form of Motorola’s 5.9in Shamu.

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LG G3, SIM free, Gold, £415 delivered @ Amazon

LG G3, SIM free, Gold, £415 delivered @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this gold LG G3 deal @ Amazon

The first big-name phone with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 = 3.7 MILLION pixels) is currently going for £414.93 in gold at Amazon. As in: Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Nice.

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Windows Phone Cortana to get ‘British accent’ in the UK

Remember Cortana? Essentially Windows Phone’s answer to Siri, Microsoft got nerd willies tingling the world over when it announced she’d be voiced by Jen Taylor, who also voiced the AI in the Halo games.

Alas, the dream of whispering sweet nothings in Jen Taylor’s ear in the dead of night (and vice versa) has come to a crashing halt, with Microsoft seemingly confirming Cortana will be Britified on this side of the Atlantic.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 to make other phones more expensive?

We’ve been hearing plenty about iPhone 6 specs, proposed launch and release dates, and a possible delay for the larger chap, but here’s a story from out of left field.

Eastern speculation machines suggest the iPhone 6 could make future non-Apple phones more expensive. Zuh?

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Pink HTC One M8: exclusive to Carphone Warehouse

Pink HTC One M8: exclusive to Carphone Warehouse

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Call him a big girl if you like, but our Jan has always had a soft spot for pink phones, from 2011’s Nokia N8 to 2013’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Following in their footsteps, HTC is making its flagship One M8 available in pink, exclusively on Carphone Warehouse.

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Plex app, Windows Phone, 79p @ Windows Phone Marketplace

Plex app, Windows Phone, 79p @ Windows Phone Marketplace

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this Plex app deal @ Windows Phone Marketplace

Media organiser thingamajig Plex is currently on sale over at the Windows Phone Marketplace, down from £4.99 to the significantly more appealing 79p.

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Free 4G for Tesco Mobile PAYG customers

Free 4G for Tesco Mobile PAYG customers

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Everyone loves a freebie, and MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Tesco Mobile, which uses the O2 network, has a beauty to see out the week.

Its PAYG customers – old and new – with 4G-ready handsets can now receive 4G speeds at no additional cost.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Another week, another seven days closer to death. And, less depressingly, the much-discussed launch of the iPhone 6, though we're still not entirely sure when that's happening.

Mostestest comments this week goes to A rant about Three Mobile, as yours truly bemoaned the temporary lack of home broadband and a subsequent reliance on tethering.

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HTC One Max with Beats headphones, £285 delivered @ Expansys

HTC One Max with Beats headphones, £285 delivered @ Expansys

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Get this HTC One Max deal @ Expansys

The HTC One Max is essentially a massive version of the HTC One, with a colossal 5.9in 1080p display, and it’s yours for £284.99 from Expansys, with some free Beats urBeats headphones thrown in for good measure - "Average price" €89.99. Bonus!

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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

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

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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