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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  10 hours ago

Another week, another seven days closer to death. Or Christmas! That’s a slightly more positive way of looking at things.

The big story in mobile this week was BT entering exclusive negotiations to acquire EE (not O2, as we originally thought), while the rumoured OnePlus One mini got you all chatting.

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BlackBerry teams with Boeing for ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

BlackBerry teams with Boeing for ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

Lewis Curdie  12 hours ago

If you thought the BlackBerry Passport was one of the strangest smartphone devices of the year, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.

BlackBerry boss John Chen has confirmed that the Canadians are working with Boeing to provide a super-secure Android smartphone, one that’s capable of self-destruction. Amazing.

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The 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014 (Updated! 1-23)

From memory, I feared I might struggle to come up with a decent shortlist for our obligatory Best smartphone games of 2014 countdown, but - having trawled through the Mobo-archives - it’s quite the opposite: there are too many!

As such, over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you not 5, not 10, not 15 (I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this), but the 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014.

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Amazon Prime Now: one-hour delivery lands in Manhattan

I used to think it was pretty cool that I could order something from Amazon in the early evening and have it delivered via Prime the next day, but that notion now seems a tad quaint.

Meet Amazon Prime Now, a delivery service that offers to bring you stuff WITHIN THE HOUR. Good lawd.

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Daily (adjective): done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday. Example: Mobot's Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup. Just saying.

These intros are getting weirder by the day, but essentially we're looking at the best UK and US deals for mobiles, tablets and accessories (including price drops and voucher codes), and the hottest app discounts and freebies for iOS and Android.

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Apple Pay’s UK launch date seemingly edges closer

Despite a little conflict of interest with the Merchant Consumer Exchange (including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid), Apple Pay seems to be doing alright over in the US.

There’s still no official word on Apple Pay’s UK launch date, but a recent job advertisement suggests it’s very much on the horizon.

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Apple iPhone 6: big in Japan

Apple iPhone 6: big in Japan

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The iPhone is generally pretty massive across the globe, though logically – with the phone being rather expensive – some countries are more iPhone-hungry than others.

Japan has traditionally been one of the iPhone’s biggest fans, and we’re hearing – surprise, surprise – that the spanking new iPhone 6 has been utterly dominant in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Wal-Mart discounts iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5

Wal-Mart discounts iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 13 at 10:00

Black Friday and Cyber Monday might’ve come and gone, but there’s still plenty of smartphone and tablet bargain action to be had in the run up to Santa’s birthday.

US retailer Wal-Mart (which owns Asda, incidentally) has rolled out a bunch of discounts for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5. Great news if you’re on that side of the Atlantic.

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iOS 8.1.2 update: return of the ringtone

iOS 8.1.2 update: return of the ringtone

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 10 at 13:00

iOS 8 is only a few months old, but the updates are coming thick and fast, largely in order to address dastardly niggles.

The latest version – iOS 8.1.2 – is available now, with the headline feature being the return of disappearing ringtones purchased through iTunes.

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Six Netflix Christmas movies you should absolutely watch

It’s that time of year again: eating chocolate for breakfast is oddly acceptable, snow ominously threatens to cripple the country like some never-before-seen alien phenomenon, and being anywhere but the sofa – basking in the glow of the tree – seems like the Worst Idea Ever.

Yep, it’s Christmas! (Or “Chriiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaas”, if you’re Noddy Holder). Here I’m encouraging couch-based laziness with six surprisingly-not-rubbish Netflix Christmas movies.

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