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Microsoft's supercharged presentation app arrives on iOS

Last year, Microsoft expanded its Office 365 productivity suite with Sway, a service that gave users a simple way to create and publish content on the internet. The only caveat was you could only use it via a web app. As of today, however,...Show More Summary

Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading

It's been a busy day for Amazon, with announcements about its voice tech efforts and, wait for it, a Treasure Truck that offers on-the-go deals to people. But there's more where that came from. If you use Kindle for Android, you'll now notice the addition of some handy sharing features to the application. Show More Summary

Experience the OnePlus 2 cellphone launch July 27th in VR

OnePlus has heard your frustration about the drip-feeding of information leading to its next phone, but according to co-founder Carl Pei, it's going to "keep doing things differently." For the OnePlus 2, that means taking advantage of new technology just to announce the thing. Show More Summary

Vertu's latest 'basic' luxury phone goes well with your Bentley

So you just bought a fresh Bentley, but you're worried that it clashes with the look of your basic cellphone? Never fear, as Vertu is coming to your (totally unnecessary) rescue. The luxury phone maker has unveiled its second Bentley-inspired handset, and this one is all about matching the look of your car without having to join the smartphone era. Show More Summary

T-Mobile's JUMP early upgrade plan lets you swap phones even more

These days, T-Mobile's not just trying to trip up its far bigger rivals -- it's sprucing up some of its own features, too. The carrier just announced some hefty changes to its JUMP early upgrade program, and they could work out great if you're like us and can't stand holding onto the same phone for too long. Show More Summary

Atom is a new UK bank that'll have no branches, just apps

Banking is a bit of an old boys' club dominated by a few huge, lumbering corporations, but up-start Atom thinks it's time for a new player with a different approach. Atom wants to take mobile banking seriously; so seriously, in fact, that it aims to exist almost solely as a mobile app. Show More Summary

T-Mobile's iPhones are getting the 'blue screen of death'

If you've been having problems with your T-Mobile iPhone, you're not alone. A lot of people have been experiencing random freezes, restarts and (this is not a joke, folks) the dreaded blue screen of death. A lot of people have been airing...Show More Summary

IFTTT's automation app can watch your Android phone's battery

Thanks to a slew of updates, IFTTT's automation apps just became decidedly more useful -- especially if you're religious about your smartphone's battery. If for Android now includes a battery channel, so you can tell your phone to perform certain duties depending on your charge state. Show More Summary

Latest Qi spec promises fast wireless charging for your phone

Before long, you won't have to choose between charging your phone quickly and plunking it on a convenient wireless charger. The Wireless Power Consortium has rolled out a new version of the Qi standard that supports 15W fast wireless charging, much like the sort we saw late last year. Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account

Facebook wants as many people using Messenger as possible... and after today, that includes people who aren't using Facebook at all. Anyone in the US, Canada, Peru and Venezuela can now sign up for Messenger without using a Facebook account. Show More Summary

Microsoft's Office apps officially launch for (some) Android phones

Right, well that was fairly quick. Microsoft gave us a taste of how its Office apps would look on Android phones in a preview just last month, and now they're ready for public consumption. Word, Powerpoint and Excel are available for your delectation -- for free, no less -- in the Google Play Store right now, just with one big caveat. Show More Summary

EE's free Power Bar chargers are back in stock

Mobile operators aren't often recognised for their benevolence, but EE caught everyone's attention when it started handing out free portable mobile chargers to customers. In fact, it received over a million requests in just four days, forcing it to "power pause" signups and tell people to try again in a couple of months. Show More Summary

iPhone users can attach Drive files on Google Calendar

iPhone users can start associating files from Drive directly to Google Calendar events, thanks to the app playing catch up to its Android version. Those files can be documents, PDFs, work presentations and spreadsheets or photos you took at a party -- whatever they are, Calendar will ask whether you want other people to be able to view or edit them. Show More Summary

Meerkat reminds users that it has a points system

Did you know Meerkat has a points system? Yup, it's been around since launch, and there's even a Leaderboard that shows streamers with the highest scores, similar to the ones you see in games. Since it was pretty easy to miss unlessShow More Summary

Samsung's Galaxy A8 should be its thinnest smartphone yet

Samsung isn't synonymous with extra-thin smartphones -- that distinction usually goes to Chinese vendors like Gionee or Oppo. However, you may have to rethink that reputation very shortly. Samsung's as yet unannounced Galaxy A8 has just...Show More Summary

Instagram's revamped photo exploration helps you follow trends

Want to see all the Instagram shots coming out of that big music festival? It should be much easier after today. Instagram is releasing new versions of its Android and iOS apps whose overhauled Explore and Search features help you follow trends as they happen. Show More Summary

Google Play Music takes on Spotify with free streaming

Google must not be content to sit on the sidelines as Spotify tries to conquer the streaming media world -- the internet behemoth has unveiled a free, ad-supported version of Google Play Music's streaming service for the US. It'll be familiar if you've tried these no-charge listening options before. Show More Summary

John Lewis starts selling smartphones

Upmarket retailer John Lewis has added a new product category to its electricals section today, as it starts selling smartphones for the first time. A curated selection of top handsets from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola and Microsoft are available online right now, all unlocked. Show More Summary

Buick and GMC vehicles will support Android Auto and CarPlay

If you prefer to drive big honking Buick sedans and GMC trucks, you won't have to give up a phone-savvy infotainment system for the privilege. Both Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are coming to the Buick and GMC lineups, starting with the 2016 model year. Show More Summary

Third-gen Moto G leak shows a new camera, not much else

The Moto G is quite the attractive handset for someone looking for a capable phone that's also very budget friendly. In fact, our own Chris Velazco calls it the best budget smartphone available. Thanks to a video and a few snapshots, there's a look at the supposed third-gen model and a list of its specs. Show More Summary

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