Phone unlocking to be made legal once more
Jul28

Phone unlocking to be made legal once more

The complicated road of legal phone unlocking is reaching an end after a few years of back and forth as it seems that it will once again be legal to unlock a phone in the United States. The Cellphone Unlocking Bill has passed through the House and President Barack Obama has said he will sign it to pass. That means unlocking your device and switching carriers will now be legal for every consumer in the US. This will not be the first...

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The Zilta simplifies the Android experience
Jun12

The Zilta simplifies the Android experience

Tired of TouchWiz, Sense, and the myriad other customized Android interfaces on the market? Hell, are you even tired of the look o f stock Android but still crave the other benefits of Google's open source platform? There is a new smartphone coming to the market that could well scratch your particular itch by giving you Android, but not as you know it. Even the most ardent of Android fans would probably concede that the OS is on the...

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Blackberry opens enterprise system to drive handset sales
May14

Blackberry opens enterprise system to drive handset sales

Blackberry's collapse has been among the most interesting tech stories over the last year and should serve as a stark warning to other companies. The brand formerly known as RIM is now trying to rebuild and is having to change its whole ethos to do so. The latest move has seen Blackberry break with another long held tradition. BlackBerry has revealed today that it would allow companies to manage its Blackberry 10 platform. The...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime coming next month, says report
May13

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime coming next month, says report

While Samsung is still not revealing anything, it seems rumours of a Galaxy S5 Prime will not go away, and reports from Asia say that the handset will arrive within the next few weeks. Korean website Naver.com suggests that the retooled GS5 will launch in the country soon, although there is no word on worldwide launch dates. The Galaxy S5 Prime is a handset that is likely to divide opinion whenever it does get an official...

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Is the Uni8 LG’s first Windows 8 phone?
May13

Is the Uni8 LG’s first Windows 8 phone?

Windows Phone 8 has enjoyed a steady rise over the last 18 months. Sure, Microsoft's OS is still a fledgling in the market, but it has made enough people sit up and take notice, not least smartphone manufacturers. Nokia has proved that Windows based devices can be successful in terms of specs and software (at least in emerging markets) and it now seems other brands are ready to jump on the WP bandwagon. Serial whistle-blower, Evleaks,...

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UK government plans to let people deposit cheques by phone

It's common here in the United States for customers of some banks to deposit cheques (or checks as we say) by snapping a photo with a smartphone and have the funds entered into an account within a day or two. The government of the United Kingdom is currently devising a plan that would make it possible for Brits to have the same option. The UK Payments Council had originally planned to phase out cheques by 2018 but reversed course...

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