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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 edge: what’s the difference?

At Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 last night, the South Korean manufacturer spoke about its new phones – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge – in largely the same terms, since many of the specs and features are shared.

But digging a little deeper, there are actually a number of differences. Here we’re comparing the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 edge in detail, partly in an attempt to justify that €150 price gap, and partly out of sheer curiosity.

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Review of the week in mobile

Review of the week in mobile

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 28, 2015 at 13:00

A little earlier than usual, but I’m penning the Review of the week in mobile then going for a 24-hour sleep before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 gets underway. Tomorrow alone we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch and HTC One M9 launch.

Predictably this week, every second story was about one of those two smartphone juggernauts, but there was a sprinkle of non-MWC news here and there, too.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Dude, seriously, WHAT A COLLECTION of free and discounted apps we have today. I've had to extend the quota from the usual nine to a full dirty dozen, encompassing games, apps for runners, cookery apps, a highly-rated app for pregnant ladies, an interactive story for kids, and even a "mindmapper". Full selection below!

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Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Moto E 2014: eight ways the new guy excels

Yesterday I took an in-depth look at the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, concluding (*spoiler alert*) that – since the phones are remarkably similar – it’s very much a case of battery life vs. HD resolution and rear camera flash.

Here I’m studying the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Moto E 2014. With the first-gen Moto E recently popping up for just £30 at Asda, is it worth paying £109 for the Moto E 2015?

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Observation: Assuming you grabbed one free app per day worth 99p, that'd be almost £365 over the course of the year. Heck, today, Printer Pro alone is worth £4.99. Currently? FREE!

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Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE

Last night saw the Motorola Moto E 2015 launch, and in the linked article I predictably compared the phone to the first-gen Moto E (the new one is loads better); and also the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, since the Moto E 2015 will be priced similarly.

Here I’m taking a bit more time to focus on the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, asking: which is the better buy if you have a spare £109 lying around?

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Bit of an impromptu iOS/App Store gaming special today. It's not entirely clear why so many great games have been discounted simultaneously, but with bargains like half price Banner Saga, we ain't complaining! You might also fancy Kingdom Rush Origins HD, down from £3.99 to £1.49 - and lots more!

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

We already looked at a sweet deal for Worms 3 on Google Play earlier today. Here we're looking at another deliciously mixed bag of freebies and price drops, including games, a motivator, a bedtime story (for kids, really, but we won't judge), a route planner for runners - and more!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 launch preview

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 24, 2015 at 12:30

Samsung Galaxy S6 launch preview

Yesterday I penned HTC One M9 launch preview: six things we think we know, and now we turn our attention to the other big Android flagship launching this Sunday at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Just over a month ago I penned Samsung Galaxy S6 specs, features, release date: six things we think we know, but it’s remarkable how much has changed since then. Seriously, there’s enough new gossip to fill, well, a 900-word feature!

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Today we have several free apps for kids, a printer app, yoga companion, critically acclaimed guide to the cosmos, old school brawling, and a 3D stealth chopper thingy. Grab 'em below!

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HTC One M9 launch preview: six things we think we know

This Sunday, March 1, marks the arrival of not one but two new Android flagships at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, namely the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6.

We’ve already looked at Samsung Galaxy S6 specs, release date, features: six things we think we know, so now it’s time for – you guessed it – six things we think we know about the HTC One M9.

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Review of the week in mobile

Review of the week in mobile

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 22, 2015 at 13:00

Space year 2015AD continues to race along at a frankly terrifying rate. It feels like only yesterday that we were full of festive booze and mince pies, but Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 is now just SEVEN DAYS AWAY. What the actual fudge?

As such, the focus, again, was very much on the imminent Samsung Galaxy S6 (“The Next Galaxy”) and HTC One M9 (“the new HTC One”).

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Hey guy/gal! Looking for some free apps and/or great app deals to complement your lazy weekend on the couch? Or perhaps you desire something to shut the kids up for more than 60 seconds? We got you covered below!

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Mobile deals, price drops and discount codes of the week

Posting as many awesome deals as we do, it doesn’t take long before said awesome deals are replaced by further awesome deals and consequently pushed off the bottom of the page. This week alone, for example, we shared over 30 mobile deals.

As such: new weekly feature! Here I’m rounding up all the best deals and discount codes from the past seven (or so) days – the ones that are still valid. Be warned: you will want to buy stuff.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

It's a typically mixed bag of free and discounted apps again today, in the best possible way! We have apps for gaming, weather, calorie counting, note taking, money watching and more!

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Best QHD smartphones 2015

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 20, 2015 at 12:00

Best QHD smartphones 2015

It’s funny to think that in Mobot’s relatively short lifetime (what do you mean we're in our fifth year?!), the idea of a 1080p Full HD display on a relatively small handset - as opposed to, say, a comparatively massive TV - was described as a “Holy Grail for smartphone makers".

But here we are in space year 2015AD, a time when flagships are laughed out of the building if they don’t have a QHD display; that’s a resolution of 2560 x 1440, or – to look at it another way – 3.7 MILLION pixels in the palm of your hand.

Here we’re looking at five of the best QHD smartphones to date.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Today, iPad gamers might fancy checking out Frozen Synapse for FREE (was £7.99), and we've also apps for guitar amp modelling, password management, note taking, and getting fit with the much-discussed 7 Minute Workout.

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Seven stupid things people say about Apple

Seven stupid things people say about Apple

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 19, 2015 at 12:15

Let’s get this out of the way first: I might use a MacBook and an iPhone (er, and an iPad), but I’m not particularly loyal to Apple, and indeed quite fancy a change when I move on from my ageing iPhone 5 (which currently lasts around seven minutes on a single charge).

Having said that, there are some anti-Apple arguments that come up time and again, and invariably cause involuntary head shaking from yours truly. Trite; that’s a good word! Adjective: Lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Today we have whole range of goodies, from games to bedtime stories to voice translation to fancy stuff for your camera, and a massive 75% saving on TuneUp Pro on the App Store.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Today we have games, apps for kids (Peppa Pig, anyone?), an iOS battery saver, a handy companion for those of you looking to start running, an Android launcher, and an app that teaches the language of Game of Thrones' barbaric Dothraki (seriously).

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