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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.


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review: This Crazy Smartphone Ain't Half Bad

You’ve never seen anything quite like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The phone looks like it’s melting. The entire right edge of the device is a second screen. And though it feels like a gimmick at first, that extra, angled real estate can be surprisingly cool.


Here's Two More Samsung Phones You Probably Shouldn't (And Can't) Buy

The latest things to dance out of Samsung’s hyperactive R&D department are the A5 and A3, a pair of all-metal, super-thin phones aimed at teenagers. However, they’re also “optimised for social networking” and feature a “5MP Camera For Unmatched Selfies”, which probably mean that they will be terrible.


JB Hi-Fi Is Now Selling Australia's First Firefox OS Phone

Android and iOS may get all the love right now, but Mozilla has been working away on its own mobile operating system, called Firefox OS. Devices running the platform have been available on eBay since 2013, while adventurous types have been able to install it for a couple of years now. Back in February, we heard ZTE was going release Firefox OS hardware and after months of waiting, you can now pick one up in Australia for $99.


Rooting Your Xperia Z3 Will Ruin The Camera's Low-Light Abilities

For the tinkerers, there’s nothing quite like rooting your lovely new Android phone in preparation for some hardcore customisation. If you’re into tweaking the guts of your device, the decision to root is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it looks like those of you planning to pick up Sony’s Xperia Z3 (or Z3 Compact) later this month might have to weigh up the pros and cons — ultimate power, or a camera that takes decent low-light photos.


Consumer Reports Bend Test Pits iPhone 6 Plus Against The Competition

Sure, Apple’s only received nine reports of bent iPhones and we highly doubt you’ll have any reason to worry about your own, but do Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle the pressure any better than competing models? Consumer Reports put that to the test, pitting the new iPhones against other giant handsets including the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.


Get $165 Of Top Paid Apps And Games FREE From Amazon's Android Appstore

If you read Gizmodo’s regular App Deals post, you’ll know that Amazon’s Appstore offers a daily paid app for free. The Australian Amazon Appstore itself is a free download for any Android phone or tablet and also runs awesome bundles every month or so. Right now: $165 worth of well-known paid Android games and apps are yours for free, including Swype Keyboard, Riptide GP2 racing, OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk SketchBook Pro and more! Here’s what you need to know.


The Reality Of The iPhone Line Is A Black Market Nightmare

This week, people camped outside Apple stores for days anticipating the iPhone 6. But those line-waiters weren’t all frenzied Apple fans high on the joy of a new smartphone: As filmmaker Casey Neistat portrays it, many of the line-sitters were buying the new iPhone to immediately resell it on the black market.


Moto X (2014) Review: Still The Android Phone For Everyone

The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn’t matter that it was out-gunned in a lot of ways. Well, the 2014 model is here. Not only does it retain that same sublime user experience, it comes out guns blazing.


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