News Articles
Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Lewis Curdie  14 hours ago

Thinking about making the leap from iOS to Android but can’t be bothered working out the small details, with the music and the photos and the contacts?

Well, Google wants to make the switch as simple as possible, you lazy bugger, with a spanking new guide called ‘Switch to Android’.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Android Lollipop 5.0: ‘Ambient Display’ wakes your phone when you pick it up

Android Lollipop 5.0: ‘Ambient Display’ wakes your phone when you pick it up

Lewis Curdie  16 hours ago

Android L was first detailed back at Google I/O in June, and became a proper thing last week, officially launching as Android Lollipop 5.0.

In typically prescient fashion (*flexes muscles*), I mentioned that “more features will become apparent in the coming days”, and here we’re learning about something called ‘Ambient Display’.

 Click here to read more...

4 Comments

Impressive Xperia Z4 specs leaked as Sony kills the bi-annual flagship nonsense

Two interesting bits of news here, as pertains to Sony smartphone flagships. Firstly, the Japanese manufacturer has reportedly realised that releasing not one but two new flagships every year is a really silly idea. Yeah, we've been saying that for years, guys.

Furthermore, the first batch of Sony Xperia Z4 specs has leaked, and it sounds like a beast. Most powerful phone in the world? Probably.

 Click here to read more...

4 Comments

Microsoft begins migration from Nokia to Microsoft Lumia

It's finally happening, folks. Microsoft has begun the process of phasing out the Nokia brand name across its mobile operations and replacing it with Microsoft Lumia.

According to The Verge, Nokia France will be the first to make the switch to the new branding on its Facebook, Twitter and similar social media platforms, with other countries to follow in due course.

 Click here to read more...

5 Comments

Lenovo on the verge of buying BlackBerry?

Lenovo on the verge of buying BlackBerry?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

It’s been a tumultuous time for BlackBerry of late, to say the least. In fact, I’m not even gonna try and sum it all up in a single opening paragraph; I’ll detail recent goings on below.

The headline here, however, is that Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is again tipped to be on the verge of snapping up the Canadian OEM, with BlackBerry’s shares up 3% as a result.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Tim Cook: iPhone 6 supply and demand are ‘not on the same planet’

Tim Cook: iPhone 6 supply and demand are ‘not on the same planet’

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

It’s par for the course that demand for the latest iPhone outstrips supply. Some would even argue it’s an intentional tactic to keep consumers ravenous, but Apple seems to have been genuinely taken aback by response to the iPhone 6.

Tim Cook confirms that supply of the Apple iPhone 6 hasn’t yet caught up with the colossal demand. In fact, it’s not even close.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Google Nexus 6 UK release date weeks behind the US?

We’re not huge fans of this whole launching-something-but-not-specifying-the-release-date nonsense. TELL US WHEN WE CAN BUY IT, you maniacs.

Google failed to specify the Nexus 6 release date when it launched the phone last week, but it looks like pre-orders will commence on October 29, a week from tomorrow. Well, across the Atlantic, anyway.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Spotify Family welcomes up to five users on one account, savings aplenty

Spotify Family welcomes up to five users on one account, savings aplenty

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

The ability to register your Spotify account across several devices is all well and good, but the notion of account sharing goes to pot as soon as two devices attempt to rock out at the same time.

Realising that there’s obviously a market for the sharing thing, Spotify Family will soon welcome up to five users on the same account for a discounted price.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

Don’t expect a Facebook ‘Dislike’ button

Don’t expect a Facebook ‘Dislike’ button

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

It’s been discussed since the dawn of time itself (give or take); the possibility of a Dislike button on Facebook for those occasions when “Liking” something simply isn’t appropriate.

Alas, one of the chaps behind the Like button says the likelihood (pun intended) of a Dislike button is not, er, likely. DISLIKE.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Microsoft smartwatch: great battery life, November arrival?

We first heard about the rumoured Microsoft smartwatch back in May, and of course anyone who’s anyone has a piece of “wearable tech” on the go at the moment; Motorola has the Moto 360, LG has the G Watch, Apple’s Watch is coming soon…

As such, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable Microsoft smartwatch emerged officially, and indeed a fresh report reckons it could be here “within weeks”, boasting muchos battery life.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Crazy week in the world of mobile, easily one of the craziest this year, thanks to these guys: the Motorola Google Nexus 6, HTC Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus Player, Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Phew!

In comments, you guys agreed that the 6in Google Nexus 6 is just too big, while Jan indulged in some verbal sparring over the Samsung Galaxy Note's S Pen.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Samsung ‘Facebook phone’ on the cards?

Samsung ‘Facebook phone’ on the cards?

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

In the name of the great dragon lords above. Just when you thought it was safe to banish the phrase “Facebook phone” to the burgeoning annals of mobile disasters, it’s back for another spin on the rumour mill. Oh for f…

Seemingly undeterred by the utter embarrassment that was the almost-immediately-discontinued HTC First, Facebook has reportedly flown into South Korea to talk hardware with Samsung.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Oppo N3 to feature self-rotating camera?

For those unfamiliar with Chinese manufacturer Oppo and its various wares, all you need to know is that last year’s Oppo N1 featured a rotating 13MP rear – and technically front – camera.

We’re skipping right past the Oppo N2 (no such thing) to the Oppo N3, and wondering what craziness the manufacturer has in store this time around. The latest batch of teasers suggests a camera that’s capable of rotating by itself.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Vodafone Smart Tab 4G is the network’s 'best ever tablet'

If you liked the look of the Vodafone Smart Tab 4 back in May this year, but mourned the absence of 4G, Big Red has the answer to your tablet-flavoured prayers.

Meet the Vodafone Smart Tab 4G, described as the network’s “best ever tablet” and the “most affordable 4G tablet on the market”.

 Click here to read more...

No Comments

iPad price at a glance: iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini

Unless I’m very much mistaken, Apple’s current tablet line-up is the largest it’s ever been, with no less than five iPads offered simultaneously at different price points.

They are, in vague order of price, the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini, and we gots full at-a-glance pricing below.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Apple iPad mini 3 specs not so impressive, bit of an iPad Air 2 afterthought?

Apple iPad mini 3 specs not so impressive, bit of an iPad Air 2 afterthought?

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Last year’s iPad mini 2 was a fantastic little fella, essentially offering everything that impressed about the iPad Air, but in a smaller package. There was very little in the way of compromise. And let’s face it; when you’re paying hundreds of pounds, no one wants to compromise.

Perhaps realising that the tablet world’s definition of “better” is swinging back towards Big, Apple’s iPad mini 3 doesn’t impress nearly as much as the spanking new iPad Air 2. Full tear-stained story below.

 Click here to read more...

5 Comments

iPad Air 2 specs: 6.1mm thin, A8X processor, 8MP rear camera, Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Even the mighty iPad isn’t immune to slowing tablet sales, but Apple put a positive spin on things tonight by announcing that it’s sold 225 million of the things globally – that’s the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2 - since launch in 2010.

Here we’re meeting the eighth member of the iPad family, the iPad Air 2, essentially an upgraded version of last year’s iPad Air, with a slimmer body, faster processor, enhanced camera and fingerprint scanner.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Google Nexus Player: first Android TV device made official

The Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have arrived as predicted, but before you close down Mobot for the night and head off to your specialist chat rooms, there’s a third prong to the Android hardware assault.

Meet Google’s Nexus Player, built by trusty old Asus. Available shortly, the first-ever Android TV device looks to take over your TV, with the movies and the music and the streaming and whatnot.

 Click here to read more...

1 Comment

Google Nexus 9 launches with impressive specs, magnetic keyboard accessory

We’ve already detailed the flagship Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone this evening, namely the Motorola-built Google Nexus 6. Here we turn our attention to its big brother, an 8.9in tablet.

I speak of HTC’s Google Nexus 9, a premium beast with a Microsoft Surface-troubling magnetic keyboard accessory and brushed metal sides. Sounds good, yes, but it ain’t cheap.

 Click here to read more...

2 Comments

Google Nexus 6 specs are crazy good: 6in QHD display, QS805, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB

Last year, LG’s Google Nexus 5 was pretty much as top-of-the-range as you could get for the time, including a 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. A slouch it was not.

This year, Motorola is Google’s smartphone manufacturer of choice, and the resultant Nexus 6 doesn’t disappoint. Not one bit. Ok, maybe one tiny bit. Full story below.

 Click here to read more...

7 Comments