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  • Software updates killing battery life, says Which?

    Have you noticed that your mobile phone’s battery life isn’t what it used to be? According to the annoyingly-punctuated consumer group Which?, updates to your operating system may be… More »

  • Plusnet launches 4G mobile phone service

    Ever told someone to get a life? That’s exactly what Plusnet’s done - it’s acquired mobile operator LIFE Mobile, and will start selling mobile plans from 29 November 2016.… More »

  • Nuu releases a £40 smartphone in the UK

    Smartphones seem to cost more and more these days, but mobile manufacturer Nuu is taking a gentler approach to pricing that doesn’t leave such a big hole in your… More »

  • There’s a new OnePlus phone coming next week

    OnePlus is set to release a brand new smartphone this week, according to a cryptic tweet. The company helpfully did not give away too many details about the new… More »

  • EE and Vodafone are ‘best’ UK networks, study finds

    A new study conducted by tech consultancy P3 has found that EE and Vodafone are the top performing networks in the UK. Researchers recorded strong performance in different categories,… More »

  • EE announces new SIM-only and mobile broadband plans

    EE has launched a new range of its 4GEE plans, available as SIM-only deals, data-only SIMs for mobile broadband, and contracts on a nice range of tablets. More »

  • Virgin Media launches 4G mobile plans with unlimited WhatsApp

    It’s taken its time, but Virgin Media mobile is about to get a lot faster. The company has just launched a range of new 4G plans, and they come… More »

  • Huawei launches two new Mate 9 phablets

    Samsung’s popular Note 7 phablet may be in the doghouse, following its recent explosive dramas, but Huawei’s hoping that it can sate the appetite for supersized handsets instead. It’s… More »

  • Study: mobile web usage overtakes desktops for the first time

    Here’s an interesting fact from a recent study - more people around the world access the internet from mobile phones and tablets than desktop computers. That’s the first time… More »

  • Google finally launches Tango ‘augmented reality’ mobile

    The first smartphone equipped with Google Tango - Google’s ‘augmented reality’ tech - has finally been released today. For now it's only available with one phone - but we… More »

  • You can now control your phone with Harry Potter spells

    To celebrate the launch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Google has added a rather magical feature to its mobile app: the ability to control your phone… More »

  • Despite the Note 7 issues, Samsung still lead the smartphone market

    Despite reports of the Note 7 catching fire, Samsung still leads the smartphone market - although it does have its lowest recorded market share in years. More »

  • Mobile networks should allow roaming within UK, say MPs

    A group of MPs says that mobile networks ought to allow UK customers to ‘roam’ across networks when they’re in the UK, in order to combat mobile ‘not-spots’. More »

  • Sky Sports app lets visitors watch Premier League highlights

    The Sky Sports Football Score Centre app has long been football fans’ favourite way to access to the latest scores, but now you can watch highlights from every game… More »

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    BlackBerry unveils its last-ever home-made smartphone

    Mock BlackBerry at your own risk, because it’ll only end up pulling itself out from six feet under and releasing an above average smartphone, albeit with a below average… More »

  • Vodafone faces £4.6 million Ofcom fine over customer complaints

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has fined Vodafone a huge £4,625,000 for what it calls “serious and sustained breaches of consumer protection rules” over a number of unresolved issues for pay-as-you-go… More »

  • It's only been out for a month, but iPhone 7s are already being stolen

    The iPhone 7 has only been out for a month, but one in eight owners have already been targeted by opportunistic thieves. An unlucky 12% of users have found… More »

  • LG G6 will be friendless

    The next flagship handset from LG will drop the modular design used by the LG G5. The Electronic Times of Korea reports that the G6 will go back to… More »

  • BT Mobile launches new Family SIM plan

    BT has launched a new service that offers families up to five SIMs on a single contract. The company says that the plan could save families hundreds of pounds… More »

  • Sky Mobile pre-orders to open on 31 October

    Sky is about to become the latest home comms provider to throw its towel into the mobile ring. Pre-orders for Sky Mobile plans will officially open on Monday 31… More »

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