Google to introduce new default encryption

Google has announced that it is going to be introducing a new default encryption in its next mobile operating system, the Android L, in a bid to prevent private information being hacked. While Google has actually offered this feature on its systems already, users haven’t always been aware, meaning they have potentially put themselves at risk of others being able to obtain their information. By…

Apple’s iOS 8 will let you know which apps are draining your battery

Aside from the release of the greatly anticipated iPhone 6, Apple’s latest update, the iOS 8, is now available to download. Excitingly enough, it can be used across all of Apple’s devices from the iPhone 4S to the iPad 2.The iOS 8 interface may look like its predecessor, but there are a number of brand new, fantastic features that Apple fans are sure to love,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date confirmed

Following the announcement at the IFA trade show in Berlin earlier this month, Samsung has confirmed that the general on sale release date for the Galaxy Note 4 will be October 10th. It will be available from September 19th to pre-order from certain stores.Getting rid of its predecessor’s plastic design, the Galaxy Note 4 comes with a metal frame and a higher quality of glass,…

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is a signal of intent from Apple

When Apple boss Tim Cook to the stage at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino on September 9th, it all felt quite familiar. Year in-year out, the company chooses September to launch its latest devices to the public, with the new iPhones - although perennially popular - often being criticised for lacking any major changes on the devices that preceded them. However,…

LG G Flex 2 may drop in size but increase resolution

Most phone companies seeming to follow the mantra that bigger is better these days, most notably Apple with its announcement this week that it is releasing two new iPhones, both of which are larger than anything it has launched before. However, one manufacturer is looking to buck this trend, instead taking its models in the opposite direction.According to an insider at LG India, the company…

Microsoft set to move the branding goalposts again?

Microsoft looks set to once again move the goalposts in the run up to one of the busiest periods of the year, with the news that it has again reassessed how to brand its mobile phones moving forward. Ever since it acquired Nokia this spring, Microsoft's smartphone division has been suffering something of an identity crisis. First of all, it announced that all Nokia branding…

iPhone 6: Everything you need to know

Apple lifted the lid on its new core device, the iPhone 6, on Tuesday evening (September 9th), and while it was the least surprising of the announcements it rolled out, the handset is likely to be its biggest seller ever. We have a look at what the iPhone 6 has to offer, and how it differs from the Cupertino giant's previous offerings. Designthe most noticeable changes…

Apple lifts the lid on three new devices at Cupertino launch

It's the day we've all been waiting for for months now, and as Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook took to the stage last night at the company's annual big launch event in Cupertino, it was perhaps the most uncertain we've ever been over what the smartphone giant was going to show off.As it happened, the launch was actually pretty much what had been speculated…