Gizmodo Awards 2014: Best Smartphone Nominations Now Open!

It’s almost time to deck the halls in the lead up to the end of the year and that means we have the business of finding the best tech that 2014 had to offer. We want your nominations for the best of the best in smartphones. Nominate your favourite now!


Tell Us Your Worst Experiences Trying To Cancel Mobile Phone Contracts

Here’s a sad story: a UK woman brought her husband’s ashes to a T-Mobile store after they refused to cancel the dead man’s contract. That’s an extreme case, but indicative of the nightmare some people have to go through to close an account. Have you ever had a hard time cancelling a contract? Tell us about it.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Tetris Blitz on iOS, OfficeSuite Professional 8 on Android and BleBlo on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Apple Pay Could Be Coming To Small Businesses, Thanks To Square

Since it launched last month, Apple’s mobile payment system has been doing pretty well for itself. But the list of participating stores, while impressive, is dominated by big names. Thanks to plans to team up with Square, a credit-card processing service for small firms, that could all change.


Why Is The Nexus 6 Secretly Hiding A LED Notification Light?

When it comes to smartphones, Easter eggs normally mean a hidden drawer of emoji, or maybe the ability to make the voice control sing you a song. But in the case of the Nexus 6, it means that there’s a hidden LED notification light, fully functioning, but deactivated and hidden from view by Motorola.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Angry Birds Seasons, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals and Things for iPad. Download them all without spending a cent!


DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child!


Next-Gen Gorilla Glass Wants To Save Your Phone From Fateful DropsĀ 

Few of us ever really bat an eye if we get a scratch or two on our smartphone’s screen. The real heartbreaker is when the phone is accidentally dropped or knocked off a table and the screen shatters, leaving it completely unusable. It’s a fate many of us have experienced before, and one that Corning now claims we’ll experience less often with the company’s new stronger Gorilla Glass 4.


How To Keep Your Sensitive Info Off The Lock Screen In Android Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop revamps the lock screen so you can see (and deal with) notifications without having to unlock your phone each time — great! That also means that anyone who picks up your handset can have a browse through your notifications — not so great! Here’s how to make sure that nothing private shows up on the lock screen.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Final Fantasy IV on iOS, Alien Breed on Android and Podcast+ Pro on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


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