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  • Report reveals best UK city for mobile broadband

    Mobile network analysis firm RootMetrics has published its latest report into mobile broadband performance across the UK’s major cities. And the metropolis that has been dubbed best for mobile… More »

  • EU to rewrite mobile data roaming plans

    The EU has pulled a U-turn on its plan to scrap mobile roaming charges for EU customers, due to controversy over a fair use clause that consumer groups say… More »

  • Don’t use your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a plane, FAA warns

    If you own a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you probably shouldn’t switch it on or charge it on a plane, the Federal Aviation Administration has warned, because it… More »

  • Apple introduces new iPhone 7, says goodbye to headphone jack

    At an event last night, Apple revealed its latest iPhones. The company’s made some notable improvements for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, including faster processors and rear… More »

  • Virgin Mobile partners with London smartphone brand IMO

    Virgin Media’s mobile arm has partnered with IMO, a small London-based smartphone company and subsidiary of Verve Connect, to launch two smartphones and one mobile hotspot device on its… More »

  • EE unleashes ‘next phase’ of 4G+

    EE has launched the ‘next phase’ of 4G on its mobile network, which it says will give customers the fastest speeds yet on their smartphones. It’s seen record speeds… More »

  • New report allegedly reveals all iPhone 7 details

    A report from KGI Securities - a source that often turns out to be accurate - has revealed that the incoming iPhone 7 will be considerably faster, have new… More »

  • Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7s because they catch fire

    Samsung has recalled all of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after the batteries turn out to be a bit explodey and catch-firey. So far, there have been 35… More »

  • WhatsApp-only SIM plan arrives in the UK

    ‘Freemium’ mobile network FreedomPop has launched a new SIM card that gives you unlimited usage of WhatsApp, without eating into your data allowance. More »

  • Nyoom: Fastest 4G speed record broken

    Finnish mobile firm Elisa has achieved a record-breaking speed on a 4G test network - a blisteringly fast 1.9Gb, or gigabits per second, quick enough to download a Full… More »

  • EE offers six months’ free Apple Music

    As if free BT Sport isn’t enough, mobile network EE has announced that it’ll give six months’ free Apple Music to all new and upgrading customers. More »

  • Has your iPhone 6 lost the touch? You’re not alone

    A number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have reported that the displays on their handsets have become unresponsive to touch. The problems seem to coincide with… More »

  • Android 7.0 Nougat arrives, brings VR and more emoji

    The latest version of the Android operating system, 7.0 ‘Nougat’, has officially launched, and will start rolling out to Nexus devices over the coming weeks. Here’s what you’ll get… More »

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    New battery could double smartphone battery life

    Batteries, eh? All that snazzy stuff your smartphone can do, continually held back by the limited battery life - it's quite annoying. Well, one group looks to be… More »

  • Samsung still dominates global smartphone sales, but Apple dips

    The latest report from tech analysts Gartner on global smartphone sales reveals that Samsung is still selling more units than any other manufacturer, but sales of Apple iPhones have… More »

  • BT and Nokia to develop 5G tech in new collaboration agreement

    BT and Nokia have signed a collaboration agreement to research and develop 5G technology - the next generation of mobile connectivity after 4G. More »

  • EE launches new tariffs with free BT Sport and better roaming

    EE has launched a new range of tariffs for its pay-monthly handset plans, with superfast 4G available, better roaming allowances, and free access to BT Sport for either six… More »

  • Which country has the best 4G in the world?

    Mobile data firm OpenSignal has released its latest Global State of Mobile Networks report, which ranks 4G and 3G connectivity worldwide - and sadly, the UK isn’t exactly the… More »

  • Soon you’ll able to control your phone… with a tattoo?

    Now here’s some science that’s pretty ink-redible - a tattoo that lets you control your phone. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Microsoft have recently demonstrated the… More »

  • Three extends ‘Feel at Home’ to 24 more destinations

    Three’s Feel at Home service, which lets you use your usual allowance abroad in select countries at no extra cost, will extended its list of available countries from 18… More »

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