The Horrible, No Good Apple Pay War No One Signed Up For

Earlier this week, we walked you through the stridently awful Apple Pay alternative being cooked up by some US retailers. It is dumb and bad, but as a recent New York Times report indicates, it’s also not going anywhere any time soon. But not because anyone necessarily wants it.


Oppo's New R5 Smartphone Is Just 4.85mm Thick

You’re looking at what Oppo claims to be the slimmest smartphone in the world — which measures just 4.85mm front to back. The R5 is due to hit the global market this December.


The Great Public Holiday Exodus, Visualised Using Mobile Phone Data

In France, they know how to relax: On public holidays, virtually all city dwellers flee the urban environment to hit the beach and countryside. And this analysis of mobile phone location shows that in quantified, data-driven form.


The Worst iOS 8.1 Bugs And How To Fix Them

How’s that new iOS 8.1 update working out for you? We’ve scoured the forums and social media channels of the wider Web to identify some of the key issues that people are having, ready to provide you with some solutions. If your iOS 8.1 experience is less than stellar so far, try the fixes we’ve laid out below.


We Need More Fat Phones With Killer Battery Life

Your smartphone has a terrible battery life. I can say this with confidence because it is universally true. Phones today have ludicrous screens and processors that rival the supercomputers of days gone by, but they can’t last a day. We need more thick phones that make it through the weekend.


Apple: Don't Expect To See Our SIM In iPhones Anytime Soon

In the US, iPads now come with Apple SIMs. For those of you thinking that heralded the demise of SIM cards as we know them, Apple’s VP for iPhone has a message for you: Not so fast.


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

Today’s best deals include Gobliiins trilogy on Android, GPS: Car Video Recorder on iOS and SuperPhoto on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


ARM's Next-Gen Mobile Graphics Chips Will Save Your Battery

The English-based chip design company ARM has announced its new silicon. As well as churning the pixels, its new graphics chips will play nicely with your battery too.


Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already The Leader In Contactless Payments

Apple Pay has only been live for one week, but Apple’s already got some welcome news — according to Mr Cook himself, Apple’s fledgling payment system has hit the ground running, and already overshadows other NFC payment systems. Score one for Cupertino.


This Credit Card-Sized Mobile Phone Would Be The Ultimate Backup

Smartphones are great and wonderful in almost every way, but they’re also as needy as a newborn puppy — if you don’t feed them on electrons every night, they turn very quickly into useless hunks of glass. That’s why I am seriously excited for this credit-card-sized backup phone that you could slip into your wallet just in case.


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