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Microsoft Finally Brings Windows 10 To Older Phones
After what has sometimes felt like forever, Microsoft have finally announced that they will be deploying Windows 10 to its older range of smart phones. In all, just over a dozen phones are set to receive the upgrade as an option. But there’s a catch;- not all Windows phone... Read more
Windows 10 For Mobile For Windows Phones Will Rollout December
Windows 10 is to begin rolling out for Windows phones this December. Microsoft’s Lumia division announced the release date, late Tuesday evening on the Lumia Facebook page…of all places. For those who can’t wait, Windows 10 for mobile will be available on Microsoft’s newest Lumia flagship 950 and Lumia... Read more
Apple Removes Metadata+ Drone Strike Map App from App Store
In a sudden, and unexpected move, Apple unilaterally decided to ban the Metadata+ iOS app that maps US drone strikes from the Apple Store. The app’s main purpose was to send push notifications to users iOS devices when drone strikes were reported. Metadata+ was originally created to work in... Read more
Opera Unveils New Branding And Logo
Opera: New Logo, New Direction? Opera, the popular and evergreen web browser for both desktop and mobile environments has got itself a new logo, and a new brand identity. The move is, according to the company themselves, however, more than just about replacing the old red “O” logo with... Read more
Apple Forced To Remove 300 Malware XcodeGhost Infected Apps From Apple Store in China
Legitimate Chinese developers used compromised Xcode that infected hundreds of apps capable of leaking personal information to hackers. Apple confirms it is in the process of removing “XcodeGhost” code embedded in hundreds of Chinese developed apps. Hackers cloned counterfeit version of Apple’s software for building iOS apps, then persuaded... Read more
iOS 9 Ad Blockers Speed Up Internet But Worry Online Publishers
iOS 9 which was released yesterday finally allows for 3rd party apps aimed at blocking advertisements to be installed on Apple devices running the latest software Anyone who read PageFair’s “Cost of Ad Blocking Software” report  back in August will not be surprised at just how quickly  content blocking... Read more
Alphabet Subsidiary, Google, Changes Logo
Google: A synopsis: In the beginning was the word, and the word was Google. Then God Google  said: “Let us remake the internet in our image, in our likeness, so it may rule over the search browsers of cyber space.” And Google saw what it had made, and it was... Read more
Office 2016 For Windows Set For September 22 Release!
Microsoft keep quiet but leaked memo all but confirms date. An internal memo obtained by from Microsoft’s internal intranet last week confirmed what many in the industry long suspected: Microsoft Office 2016 will be released in September, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. While Microsoft have yet to officially... Read more
Wondershare’s Dr.Fone For iOS Is Ready For iOS9 – Claim Your $10 Off Now!
Wondershare is currently offering $10 off their flagship iOS data recovery software, Dr.Fone for iOS, exclusively to FileHippo users, for both Windows and Mac versions. All buyers have to do is enter the special promo code WS2015 when prompted, in order to receive this special offer.    Anyone who... Read more
Should Your Smartphone Come With A Health Warning?
I’ve had a smartphone since the days of the iPhone 3GS, and I’ve never looked back once. Not surprisingly, I do most everything on my iPhone – email, music, set up appointments, web research, text, you name it. Oh, I almost forgot – I also occasionally use it to... Read more
Could Driver’s Licenses Be Going Digital?
It’s the day all teenagers look forward to – the day when they finally get their driver’s license. In many ways, getting that little piece of plastic sums up a whole phase of childhood. Once you have that license, you’re almost an adult – you’re still limited to your... Read more
IKEA To Put Wireless Phone Chargers In Their Furniture
If you use a smartphone, charging cables are a necessary evil; they wear out, they fray, they stop working – and perhaps more often than not (according to my wife, at least) they vanish into thin air never to be seen again – until you buy a new one,... Read more
The Cradle That Lets You Use Your Phone To Rock Your Baby
As a young parent of two kids, I am acutely aware of how hard it can be to get them to go to sleep sometimes. We try everything – music, rocking them in a rocking chair or in their car seat, walking up and down the hall with them,... Read more
This Smartphone Dongle Tests For HIV In 15 Minutes
Phones have come a long way in the last couple of decades. What we once only used to talk to people we now use to check the weather, do mobile banking, listen to music, watch television shows and movies, play games, message people, update all of our social networks,... Read more
Flip Phones Are Popular Again…In Japan!
When I started high school, my dad had a flip phone, and I thought it was the greatest thing ever. It had a black and white screen, an actual “ring’ tone, and an antenna you had to pull out in order to get the maximum phone signal. It was... Read more
Microsoft Creates A Theater Mode For Smartphones
For as great as smartphones are, sometimes they’re really inconvenient. Case(s) in point: you’re in the middle of a very important job interview and your phone starts loudly ringing in your pocket because you forgot to put it on silent. Or, you’re at the movie theater and someone calls... Read more
Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone
As smartphones get increasingly smarter, it makes sense that we should be able to control more things from just one place. So here are some cool products that you can pair with your smartphone, which will hopefully make your life a bit easier. ICEdot's Crash Sensor Image 1 of... Read more
The FBI Can Spy On Your Cell Phone Calls Without A Warrant
There’s no doubt about it – the past couple of years have not been kind to the agencies which exist to “protect” us. Just mention the name Edward Snowden in a group of people and you’ll see what I mean. As most anyone knows, he was responsible for blowing... Read more