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Is The OnePlus One A Nexus 5 Killer?

Say hello to the oddly named OnePlus One: a high-spec new phone from a Shenzhen-based company (not to be confused with the HTC One) that runs a CyanogenMod version of Android straight out of the box.


Report: Amazon's Wacky 3D Phone Will Also Have Gesture Controls

Rumour has it Amazon is cooking up a crazy smartphone with all kinds of customisation, six cameras and 3D features. Although there isn’t a whole lot that’s new here, BGR has just posted a deeper dive into what the actual software might look like, the most notable part of which is a whole host of tilt-activated gesture controls.


Lensbaby For Your Phone -- Now With An Android App

The Lensbaby range of digital SLR camera special effects lenses has been around for a decade, but the company is bringing their funky lens effects to smartphones. The Lensbaby Kickstarter project — already having reached twice its US$20,000 goal — has just added future support for Android phone cameras, with a dedicated Android app accompanying the existing “creative focus” lens.


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

Last year, the original Xperia Z Tablet was one of our absolute favourite tablets. It was so wonderfully thin and light, plus waterproofiness? Fantastic. But the laggy software Sony put on top kind of knee-capped its potential. This year, the hardware is even better. Bordering on masterful! But some lessons Sony just refuses to learn.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Hope you enjoyed the Easter break and the extra-long weekend, guys! We’re celebrating the only way we know how: by downloading some sweet new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps.


Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells At People For Taking Vertical Video

Google’s new standalone Camera app is a sleek and powerful alternative to the stock Android camera. Turns out it’s also a soldier in the war against vertical videos. Try to shoot a portrait-framed vid, and you’ll stare down the cold judgment of an icon telling you you’re doing it wrong. You’ve been warned.


Facebook Adds 'Nearby Friends' To Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.


Google's Free New App Lets You Control Your PC From Your Phone

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device.


Google Camera Is A Standalone Photography App For Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that’s very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice.


What Is Tizen?

This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don’t run Android. Instead, they will run something called Tizen. That’s a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it?