smartphones

The Nexus 5 Isn't Dead, It's Just On Hiatus

Despite rumours suggesting that Google’s wonderful Nexus 5 had met its untimely demise, we’ve confirmed with Google that the Nexus 5 isn’t gone for good. At least not yet.


The Extra-Private Phone Is Getting Its Own Private App Store

The Blackphone is an Android handset for people who think ‘tinfoil-hat-wearing’ is a prudent measure, not an insult. It launched earlier this year, but now it’s getting the ability to actually install third-party apps. Aww, our little baby, he’s growing up so fast.


Harvey Norman Is Dumping Nokia Lumia 630s For A Bargain Price

If you suffer from regular cases of Dropped Phone Syndrome, or if you’re looking for a cheap burner phone for holidays, Harvey Norman has what looks like an extremely good deal on the entry-level Nokia Lumia 630.


JB Hi-Fi Is Selling 32GB iPhone 5Cs For Stupidly Cheap

Need a new iPhone? Don’t want to pay through the nose for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, or even for the 5S? The lesser iPhone 5C is a perfectly good phone — and it has the distinction of a unique Apple design, with that beautiful fluoro plastic chassis — and at the moment, you can get a top of the line model for a genuine bargain.


Apple Patents Method To Make iPhones Fall Like A Cat

Apple can’t stop dreaming up with ways to keep its glass screens from cracking. The latest attempt comes in the form of a pretty bombastic patent, which was just approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Basically, it would make your iPhone fall like a cat.


Modular PuzzlePhone Concept Would Last Up To A Decade

Smartphones will never be forever phones. But they might last a bit longer than just a few years if we could just replace the parts constantly break or fail. That’s the thinking behind the PuzzlePhone, whose designers say it could last up to 10 years.


US Authorities Use 18th Century Law To Force Apple To Unlock Encrypted Phones

The US Department of Justice is going to absurd lengths in order to unlock encrypted smartphones. It’s using a law from the 1700s to force Apple and at least one other company to cooperate with law enforcement officials in investigations dealing with locked, encrypted phones. And the courts, so far, are letting it happen.


Buy The OnePlus One Without An Invite This Weekend

The OnePlus One is a fantastic smartphone in almost every way, apart from how you purchase it — normally, you need an invite to be able to buy, which means you would need to have actual friends. However, as a special treat for this weekend of unbridled consumerism, OnePlus is letting you buy sans invite for the next 72 hours.


The iPhone 5c Will Disappear In Mid-2015 -- Will It Be Replaced?

We really liked the iPhone 5c, with its bright colours and funky fresh styling. But it won’t be around on Apple Store shelves forever. The iPhone 5c is going away in the middle of 2015, but Apple may well choose to exit that low end of the smartphone race to focus on the iPhone 6 and future premium models.


Google Searches Now Come With Interactive Gadget Porn

We spend a lot of time on our tablets and smartphones. You probably also spend a lot of time thinking about buying new ones. You know it. I know it. And of course, Google knows it. That’s why they’re augmenting your gadget searches with 3D renders of the stuff you’re lusting over.