Mobile

Fairphone 2 Modular Smartphone Starts Shipping in Europe

The Fairphone 2 smartphone, which was officially launched in October this year, has started shipping to customers in Europe as promised. The handset is priced at EUR 529.38 (approximately Rs. 38,000). The announcement came from Fairphone community manager Douwe in a company blog post. “As community manager, I want to personally welcome the new batch of Fairphone owners to our ... Read More »

‘iPhone 7c’ With 4-Inch Display to Launch in April, Tips Leaked China Mobile Roadmap

Reports about a 4-inch iPhone just keep coming in, two generations after Apple shattered its own ideal phone size paradigm. Recently we saw a leaked China Mobile roadmap presentation slide that suggested a March release for the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7. The same presentation slide also shows the launch month of the rumoured 4-inch iPhone model. While till date reports ... Read More »

Lenovo K4 Note to Feature 3GB of RAM, Company Teases

Earlier this month, we reported Lenovo’s plan to launch the K4 Note phablet, the successor to this year’s sleeper hit the K3 Note, in the first week of January. The company has been teasing the smartphone on social media for a while now. While much about its features is still under wraps, the company has now teased exactly how much ... Read More »

Motorola Moto X Force review: great phone with a screen you simply can’t break

Dropped from two-storeys, stomped on, tumbled down stairs, slammed into a wall – even hitting it with a hammer can’t smash the screen on this top-end smartphone. he Moto X Force (known as the Droid Turbo 2 in the US) is the third in Motorola’s new Moto X smartphone line and claims to have a screen that will not break, ... Read More »

Mobile phone double demerits: Christmas crackdown on drivers using mobiles

DRIVERS using mobile phones will cop double demerit points for the first time during the Christmas holiday period, with the state government warning you are 20 times more likely to crash on the road if you text and drive. Roads Minister Duncan Gay said that starting this Christmas, mobile phone offences will be added to double demerit periods and from ... Read More »

Scientists have developed a pioneering ‘smart glass’ material to replace the screens on phones

Imagine getting a whole week out of the charge. RUNNING out of battery and charging your smartphone every night could soon be a thing of the past. Brit scientists have developed a pioneering ‘smart glass’ material to replace the screens on phones, smartwatches and tablets which uses no power. The discovery is significant as illuminating the display on a device ... Read More »

Rumours suggest next iPhone will do without headphone port

When Apple changed to the lightning charging adaptor it angered many buyers. APPLE’S quest to make the iPhone even thinner may herald the end of the headphone port in the iPhone 7. It’s the one part of the phone that hasn’t changed for years but it’s currently preventing the iPhone from slimming down. The often reliable Japanese blog, MacOtakara, reports ... Read More »

Dave Chappelle’s secret to creating a phone-free event

I just don’t want Rick James to be stolen. IF you have attended a concert in recent times, there is good chance you would have noticed the sheer amount of attendees filming the performance with their phones. Most of the footage obtained then finds its way onto social media, which isn’t the worst thing for emerging artists looking to build ... Read More »

Samsung agrees to pay Apple $750 million in damages for patent infringements

Apple’s tap-to-zoom and slide to unlock are two features as basis for the court case. A LONGSTANDING patent dispute between two tech giants has finally drawn to a close, with Samsung agreeing to pay Apple $AU750 million as part of a court-ordered settlement. The feud began in 2011 after Apple sued Samsung for copying several key features it had patented. ... Read More »

Now this is privilege: BlackBerry Priv gets a coat of 24K gold

This is luxury. Karalux’s 24K gold-plated BlackBerry Priv. THERE’S no denying that the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful smartphone. It’s pretty sleek, and offers a premium look and feel that many other high-end smartphones on the market just can’t offer. If you’re looking to take that premium look and feel to the next level, though, Karalux, a Vietnamese gold-plating shop, ... Read More »