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4G LTE-A Speeds Explained With 'Cooking Detonation Velocity Dumplings'

Japan’s mobile service provider DoCoMo has a way of explaining technology so anyone can understand, especially if you like dumplings. (And seriously, who doesn’t?) I can’t say for sure what’s happening in this video, but I do know that DoCoMo’s “premium” 4G can reach around 225Mb/s, by combining pork mince and cabbage… wait, that’s not right.


Your Phone's Battery Use Lets Spies Track Your Movements

Spies and cops can use your smartphone to track your movements. That’s no mystery — most smartphones come with a GPS chip that makes it pretty damned simple. So if you don’t want to be tracked, you just turn off the GPS feature, right? Unfortunately, there is another way prying eyes can follow your movements: through your Android phone’s battery.


Google Play Now Has Nexus 6 Stock, Who Knows How Long It Will Last

The Nexus 6? Yeah, so popular was the device when it first came out in December last year that it sold out straight away, leaving everyone else crying into their perfectly functional but nonetheless outdated Nexus 5s. Now, almost two months later, Google Play once again has stock for most models, with you want to grab it from the source.


Presto App Update Adds Presto TV For 'Selected Android Devices'

Already available on other platforms, streaming video service Presto has just introduced its Presto TV option to Android users. For $9.99 month, you’ll have access to “1000s of hours of ad-free television shows”, as long as you own one of a select few Android-powered devices.


Report: Google Might Buy A Rival To Apple Pay

Apple Pay hasn’t quite been the card-busting life-changing revolution that some might have expected, but even so, it’s humming along quite nicely. Well enough, in fact, that an envious Google may buy up mobile payments company Softcard to provide a little competition.


Apple Pay May Launch Internationally By March

Since November, the rest of the world has been forced look on with mild annoyance and jealousy as Americans have paid for stuff with fingerprints (and a $US600 phone). But according to a report from 9to5Mac, the days of having to key in a PIN — ugh — are numbered.


See Which Bands Are Taking Up Most Room On Your iPhone

iOS 8 brought with it an avalanche of new features and options, but one that you might not have noticed yet is the ability to break down how much storage space each album and artist is using up. If you need to trim down a bloated music library then this feature can help you spot the worst offenders when it comes to hogging precious room on your device.


This Indecisive Smartphone Can Run Android, Windows, Or Firefox OS

Not sure what mobile operating system to settle down and start a life with? The new Alcatel Pixi 3 doesn’t know either, so it can run everything: Windows Phone, Firefox OS, or Android.


Why I Left My iPhone 6 For An iPhone 5s

A week after the iPhone 6 launch, I found myself drunk, eligible for a contract phone upgrade, and holding my finger perilously close to the checkout. $US200 for Apple’s latest seemed like a no-brainer. Two months of less-than-blissful life with the 6 later and I’m switching back.


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.


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