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  • How to Set up Fingerprint Scan on Samsung Galaxy S5
    How to Set up Fingerprint Scan on Samsung Galaxy S5 18 hours ago

    Samsung's new Galaxy S series smartphone offers a refined experience with essential features for everyday use. Carrying an IP code rating of IP67, the Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant. Interested users who wish to set a lock screen password, or fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S5, may follow our easy guide below. How to set fingerprint scan, or lock screen password on Samsung Galaxy S5 More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime spotted: Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 805
    Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime spotted: Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 805 18 hours ago

    A new Samsung Galaxy phone has appeared online with impressive Quad HD display and Snapdragon 805 processor, dubbed by Tech Radar as the Galaxy S5 Prime. The Galaxy S5 Prime appeared on Indian import site Zauba as SM-G906K – four of which were shipped for "R&D purposes". The S5 Prime, which will hopefully follow-up the Galaxy S5 comes with some impressive specs according to Tech Radar. The 5.5-inch display is listed with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and it's powered by a quad-core 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. More »

  • Microsoft takeover date for Nokia
    Microsoft takeover date for Nokia 19 hours ago

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will complete its acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business this Friday, expanding the reach of the Windows Phone operating system. More »

  • Apple iPhone 6 with 5.5-inch display, dubbed iPhone Air, delayed until 2015 …
    Apple iPhone 6 with 5.5-inch display, dubbed iPhone Air, delayed until 2015 … 19 hours ago

    Apple's iPhone 6, rumoured to come in a larger 5.5-inch size with iPhone Air name, could be delayed until as late as 2015. Since the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was never confirmed this isn't a huge disappointment, but it certainly keeps Apple trailing behind the competition's phablet offerings. Presumably Apple will still reveal an iPhone 6 around September, as it does every year, only this might not be accompanied by a larger sibling as rumoured. Apple wants a battery no thicker than 2mm, but manufacturers can't get it smaller than 2.8mm. More »

  • Haydale Graphene to Take Legal Action Against Broker Hume Capital?
    Haydale Graphene to Take Legal Action Against Broker Hume Capital? 20 hours ago

    Haydale Graphene Industries is looking to sue its broker Hume Capital Securities after it "temporarily" dropped all of its market-making activities on the day of the tech firm's listing on London's Aim exchange. More »

  • Recycling pledge for Apple products
    Recycling pledge for Apple products 21 hours ago

    Technology giant Apple has announced a new scheme to mark Earth Day that allows any product to be returned to the company for recycling. More »

  • The Battle of the Android Superphones - Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony …
    The Battle of the Android Superphones - Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony … 23 hours ago

    2013 marked the first year when 1 billion smartphones were sold globally. While Samsung hoovered up the biggest share of the entire market, it was HTC who won over the critics with the award-winning One smartphone. Sony remained an outsider but one which was quickly catching up and as 2014 rolled around it was clear that we were going to have a three-way race in the smartphone market. And so, as April comes to an end we have seen the launch of the Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8, and the Xperia Z2 in the UK in the space of three weeks. More »

  • Galaxy S5 with 2K Display and Various Galaxy Devices Listed for Testing
    Galaxy S5 with 2K Display and Various Galaxy Devices Listed for Testing Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A bunch of Samsung's unannounced devices, which are recently imported to India for testing purposes, has been caught at Zauba. More »

  • How to Downgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 8 [VIDEO]
    How to Downgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 8 [VIDEO] Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Those who are non-developers and wish to get their hands on the early version prior to the public release can also get the update on their Windows Phone 8 running devices. There is a way available through which users can bring their devices to Windows Phone 8. Alin Gheaja has shared a video demonstrating how to downgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 8. Besides, he claims to have successfully downgraded the Lumia 720 from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 8. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Everyone’s been talking about Easter commemorations, the death of Rubin Carter and a lack of Oxegen for Irish festival-goers. More »

  • Review: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5
    Review: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Does the latest addition to Samsung’s flagship range do enough to separate itself from previous versions? More »

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have Three-sided Youm Flexible Display
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have Three-sided Youm Flexible Display Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Samsung's next Galaxy Note will reportedly feature a new display technology, making the new Note different from its predecessor. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice-president of Samsung's product strategy team, recently confirmed the company was planning to launch a new version of Galaxy Note with a "new firm factor"; Youm flexible display for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ZDNet Korea now reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the company's first smartphone to feature Youm flexible display. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Everyone’s been talking about opinion polls, posters on poles and the murder of a man in Belfast. More »

  • Update Galaxy S4 LTE (Snapdragon 600) to Official I9505XXUFNC8 Android 4.4.2 …
    Update Galaxy S4 LTE (Snapdragon 600) to Official I9505XXUFNC8 Android 4.4.2 … Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The LTE variant of Galaxy S4 powered by Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor has recently received a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware update with build number I9505XXUFNC8. The I9505XXUFNC8 KitKat build supports a higher change list number than its previous version, which means it is the latest update available for Galaxy S4. More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S5: 10 Amazing Hidden Features You Never Knew About
    Samsung Galaxy S5: 10 Amazing Hidden Features You Never Knew About Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Samsung has now unveiled 10 hidden features of the Samsung Galaxy S5. It goes without saying that these features have been added into the handset to allow Samsung to differentiate its smartphones from other Android competitors. The touch sensor on the Galaxy S5 is so sensitive that it can even recognise it when you are tapping, swiping or writing on it with a pencil. Tilt the Galaxy S5 horizontally (into landscape) while listening to a song via music player, and your Galaxy S5 instantly suggests similar tracks among the songs stored on your phone based on information of the current song, such as its genre, mood, source, etc. So the more songs you have, better the recommendation – instead of a mess and a headache. More »

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer
    5 features an Amazon phone might offer Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. More »

  • Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct
    Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Attendees visit the Android booth during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California More »

  • N9005XXUEND3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 LTE Released
    N9005XXUEND3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 LTE Released Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A new Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware build with base version N9005XXUEND3 is now available to download for the LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 3 bearing model number SM-N9005. There is not much information about the major changes in this build but, it is expected to bring minor software updates with small changes along with bug fixes. More »

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have New Form Factor: First Tizen Device Expected in …
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have New Form Factor: First Tizen Device Expected in … Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Even as Samsung's newest Galaxy S5 records significantly higher sales than last year's Galaxy S4, rumours are swirling about the company's next flagship smartphones. More »

  • Update Galaxy S4 LTE with I9505XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stock Firmware
    Update Galaxy S4 LTE with I9505XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stock Firmware Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Galaxy S4 LTE has received the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build I9505XXUFNC6 with bug-fixes and performance enhancements as part of regular maintenance updates from Samsung. More »

  • HTC reportedly hires Samsung exec who made Galaxy the 'next big thing&# …
    HTC reportedly hires Samsung exec who made Galaxy the 'next big thing&# … Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HTC has confirmed the hiring of Paul Golden, a former Samsung US chief marketing officer, following a report from Bloomberg News. Golden, whose LinkedIn page says he "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand," was at Samsung between 2008 and 2012, a time in which the Korean company rose to global prominence in the smartphone market. A lawyer for Samsung in the ongoing patent trial with Apple claimed its provocative "Next Big Thing" campaign drove its rival "crazy" after kicking off in 2011. HTC on Friday confirmed the hiring The Verge, with a spokesperson providing the following statement: "HTC continues to invest in talent and recruitment as part of our broader human resources strategy to ensure the continued strength of our company's organizational structure." More »

  • Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. More »

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
    Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveils the Nokia Lumia 2520 (displayed on the giant screen) during an event on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi More »

  • Sony Xperia Z2 Review - Bigger and Better
    Sony Xperia Z2 Review - Bigger and Better Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Sony has been making steady progress over the last couple of years as it tries to regain lost ground in the smartphone market. The company launched its Xperia Z1 Compact in February, but is already back with this year's flagship model - the Xperia Z2 - which is hoping to build on the success of the Xperia Z1. But with the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 already on the market, can Sony's angular design, waterproof credentials and top notch camera sway customers in its direction? It may look a lot like the Xperia Z1, but the Z2 is now slimmer (8.2mm vs 8.5mm), lighter (163g vs 170g) and a little taller (147mm vs 144mm) than last year's model. More »

  • Call that a smartwatch? THIS is a smartwatch...
    Call that a smartwatch? THIS is a smartwatch... Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Richard Hoptroff's watch designs are a glimpse of what a smartwatch could - or should - be. Designed in a small London office, his technology has caught the attention of global companies. More »

  • Jawbone Up24 Review - Added Bluetooth but Still No Display
    Jawbone Up24 Review - Added Bluetooth but Still No Display Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Jawbone was among the first companies to break into the casual fitness tracker market, along with Fitbit and Nike. The original UP fitness tracker was stylish and didn't scream I'M A FITNESS FANATIC like some on the market. However the band lacked Bluetooth connectivity and only worked with Apple devices. More »

  • Samsung fingerprint check 'flawed'
    Samsung fingerprint check 'flawed' Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. More »

  • TSMC targets record revenue as high-end smartphones demand more chips Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features. The world's largest contract chip producer also aims to grab market share from rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Intel Corp on demand from phone makers, whose custom pushed first-quarter earnings up by a fifth. Yet high-end phones equipped with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology will drive TSMC's revenue several percentage points beyond the overall industry, as will phones with advanced features such as image and fingerprint sensors which require more chips, said co-Chief Executive Mark Liu on Thursday. More »

  • Leaked iPhone 6 battery picture adds further weight to larger handset rumou …
    Leaked iPhone 6 battery picture adds further weight to larger handset rumou … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Rumours that Apple's iPhone 6 handset will be the company's largest phone yet are coming from all angles. An image of what is claimed to be the front panel of the device emerged online a couple of days ago, now a picture of batteries purportedly designed for the interior of the phone has appeared. However, a picture published by French website nowehereelse.fr purportedly shows leaked iPhone 6 batteries. More »

  • Five money-saving apps to get the best value at shops, restaurants and days …
    Five money-saving apps to get the best value at shops, restaurants and days … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The VoucherCodes.co.uk app is a companion app to the VoucherCodes website meaning you'll need to sign up with an email address to access the codes. Groupon works in a similar way to VoucherCodes in that the app once again acts as a companion to the website and you will need to sign up to access the vouchers, which is free to do. More »

  • Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners
    Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Samsung and Amazon have just announced a partnership that will bring a dedicated Kindle app to Galaxy devices, with free books. Samsung Book Deals is the name of the offering that will mean everyone will have access to 12 free ebooks a year. By everyone that means anyone using a Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet with Android 4.0 or above. It seems like the app itself won't take advantage of any Samsung specific hardware, like Smart Screen to detect when a user is reading. More »

  • Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million
    Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A customer reacts after buying Sony's PlayStation 4 video game console in Tokyo on February 22, 2014 More »

  • China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive
    China's workforce: smaller, more savvy, more restive Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up by close to a third - the biggest surge in protests since the global financial crisis, according to one labour group - as businesses cut costs and foreign companies restructure or close operations in response to slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy. There are no accurate national statistics on the total number of strikes, work stoppages and protests in China, but China Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based labour rights group, says there were 119 last month alone. "This is going to be a very tough year for employers in China," said Lesli Ligorner, Shanghai-based partner at Simmons & Simmons. More »

  • Tips to Increase Samsung Galaxy S5 Performance
    Tips to Increase Samsung Galaxy S5 Performance Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Samsung's new Galaxy S smartphone is a powerful Android device powered by Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 processing unit featuring a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, while paired with Adreno 330 graphics unit. However, many Galaxy S5 users complain of performance issues and IBTimes UK have listed out a few tips to solve it. If the Galaxy S5 is behaving erratically, try to restart the device. More »

  • Samsung to release Android watch and Tizen phones this year
    Samsung to release Android watch and Tizen phones this year Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Samsung has revealed that it is working on at least two Tizen phones and an Android based smartwatch due for release this year . Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, told Reuters that the company plans to release a top-end Tizen phone alongside a more affordable version around June. He also said an Android smartwatch will be released later this year. Samsung's watches have been confusing to say the least. More »