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Apple Is Replacing Defective Cameras In The iPhone 6 Plus

Briefly: A small number of the iPhone 6 Plus phones sold between September 2014 and January 2015 have a manufacturing defect in the iSight camera. It may be the reason your photos are always blurry! Apple is aware of the issue and says says it will replace the camera (not the entire device) for free, if you’re eligible. Learn more and check your eligibility status over at Apple.


Humans Suck At Coming Up With Good Android Lock Patterns

We’re pretty terrible at coming up with good passwords, but if you thought we were better when it comes to Android lock patterns, you’d be wrong. New research shows that the Tic-Tac-Toe style patterns people devise to unlock their phones often follow dismally predictable rules.


Samsung To Revamp Android Update Process To Quickly Tackle Threats

The average user doesn’t give much thought to mobile operating system security, but with the number of threats increasing every day, the likes of Samsung and Apple are paying a lot more attention. The former even announced recently that it would be dramatically improving its Android update process to respond faster to vulnerabilities.


Charging Your Phone On A London Overground Train Could Get You Arrested

What’s worse than a long, cramped train journey? A long, cramped train journey without a smartphone to distract yourself with. But for artist Robin Lee, leaving his phone in his pocket may have been a more sensible option, as charging his device through a London Overground train’s power socket unexpectedly led to his arrest.


The Smartphone Nintendo Should Make

A few weeks ago, we asked you which classic gadget you’d turn into a smartphone. We asked because we have a friend who specialises in bringing fantastic phone concepts to life. We gave him a few of the top ideas, and once again, he’s made some magic happen.


Harvey Norman Is Selling The 32GB Nexus 6 For $688

It’s not every day that Harvey Norman is your top choice for buying a new phone. Usually you can track down better deals online, but in this case if you’re after a shiny Nexus 6, it looks like HN is where you should go, with blue and grey versions of the handset going for $688.


OPPO Partners With Dick Smith

OPPO make a range of thin yet powerful and stylish phones, but don’t yet have a huge presence in Australia. Now you will be able to manhandle them in person and buy direct from your local Dick Smith store.


What Classic Gadget Would You Turn Into A Phone?

Smartphone concepts come and go like Ron Swanson memes. But amidst a deluge of half-baked renderings, a few ideas are so well executed we can forgive the fact that they will never see the light of day and simply admire the genius.


Force Touch Is Reportedly Coming To iPhone

Ahoy, an Apple rumour! Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg Business Apple has begun production on an iPhone model equipped with Force Touch, the same haptic feedback feature that made its debut this year in the Apple Watch and the company’s new MacBook.


How LG's Garbage Phone Evolved Into My Favourite Ever

Two years ago, I wrote one of the harshest reviews that has ever appeared on Gizmodo. It was for the LG G2, which was supposed to be the company’s flagship Android phone for the year, but it was just bad. I wasn’t shy about saying so. I was so unshy, in fact, that LG tried to get me fired for it.


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