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Live from Samsung's 2015 Unpacked event in New York!

It's that time again, friends. Samsung wasn't going to let a load of highly descriptive leaks spoil the show it's got planned for us, so let's get the full lowdown on what the company's actually been working on together. Our guesses? Well, a new Galaxy Note, for one, not to mention a super-sized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge just because. Show More Summary

HTC cuts 15 percent of workforce amid weak sales

As expected, smartphone maker HTC has announced more layoffs, and the cuts are brutal. The company will let 15 percent of its workforce go (over 2,000 employees), due in large part to falling revenues and profits. Last week the company reported shaky financial results, which it chalked up to worse-than-expect sales of its HTC One M9 flagship. Show More Summary

Compare all UK networks with Ofcom's mobile coverage checker

Between price, data allowances and customer perks, there are plenty of things to consider when choosing a new mobile plan. But all of that research is moot if the carrier you end up choosing has poor coverage in your area. The four major...Show More Summary

Samsung's launches a keyboard cover for its newest phones

Those rumors that Samsung would launch an oddball keyboard add-on? They're true. The Korean tech firm has unveiled a Keyboard Cover for the Galaxy Note 5 that, as the name suggests, gives you both a case and a hardware keyboard for those times when you need to punch out long messages. Show More Summary

Meet the Galaxy Note 5: Samsung's most elegant phablet yet

In case the news hasn't already been spoiled for you, Samsung just officially revealed two new phablets, and the updated Galaxy Note 5 is easily the more fascinating of the pair. It's the sleekest, most powerful Note yet (obviously), but -- more importantly -- it's also the most elegant. Show More Summary

'Ok Google' prompt becomes more useful for iOS users

Google has rolled out a new update for its iOS app, which considerably upgrades what its voice prompt can do. Now, the app can take what's loaded on your browser into account when answering questions. If you're reading an article about...Show More Summary

Xiaomi's $125 phone has the same heart as HTC's flagship

For those who don't know, Xiaomi has a budget line of smartphones called Redmi, but they've kind of fallen off our radar for some time. That's not the case with the latest model announced today. Following its predecessor, this Redmi Note 2 is sticking with the same 5.5-inch screen size but with a higher resolution of 1080p. Show More Summary

LG's premium phones to get a Hi-Fi music service

LG is launching a new Hi-Fi music service later this month, but the company's not touting it as an Apple Music or a Spotify rival. After all, it will only be accessible through certain devices, particularly its premium phones, which likely includes the LG G4 and its predecessors, the G3 and the G2. Show More Summary

Even the world's no.1 PC maker finds selling smartphones tough

Lenovo is the biggest PC maker in the world, but smartphones remain a challenge. The company's mobile arm announced a pre-tax loss of $292 million for the three months ending in June: Motorola phones shipped stood at 5.9 million, down just less than a third from last year. Show More Summary

The next versions of iOS and OS X will track your flights

Apple has made much ado of Spotlight's smart, info-fetching abilities in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but one relatively undersold feature might just prove a lifesaver if you or your friends are frequent travelers. Both of the upcoming...Show More Summary

Outlook plays nicely with Office for iOS, PayPal and Uber

Outlook is now a more powerful tool if you get a lot of work done on your phone... or just need a quick ride to the airport. To begin with, the iOS versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word have received tight integration with Outlook.Show More Summary

Google's Alphabet doesn't include N for Niantic Labs

Google's newly-created parent company Alphabet apparently has room for only one "N" brand -- Ingress and Field Trip creator Niantic Labs is telling users that it's becoming an independent company. Google will stick around as a supporter, but there will be "amazing new partners" helping out in the near future. Show More Summary

Periscope's live streaming video reaches nearly 2 million users daily

Now that Facebook is getting into streaming (soon for non-celebs too) and even Google/YouTube is taking notice, the folks at Twitter-owned Periscope are publishing some stats to let us know where the bar is for live video apps. In a blog post on Medium, the team says it has grown past 10 million registered accounts just four months after its launch. Show More Summary

Samsung's more daring phone designs: a visual history

With Samsung poised to reveal its latest take(s) on the smartphone in a matter of hours, we thought it was as good a time as any to take a look back. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are rumored to be on tap for tomorrow's festivities,...Show More Summary

Google's Android Experiments show what your devices can do

Google has Chrome Experiments to showcase what's possible in its web browser, so it stands to reason that there should be an equivalent for Android, doesn't it? Sure enough, the folks in Mountain View have launched an Android Experiments gallery that demonstrates what Google-powered mobile and wearable devices can do. Show More Summary

Moto X Pure Edition hits the US on September 3rd

Up until today, we only knew the Moto X Pure Edition would launch sometime this September. But now Motorola's revealed via Twitter that its new flagship, also known as the Style, will hit the US on the 3rd of said month. (International...Show More Summary

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820's GPU is primed for VR

Confirming earlier reports, Qualcomm announced today that the graphics processor in its next flagship mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 820, will be around 40 percent faster than its predecessor. And while that's obviously going to lead toShow More Summary

Parallels' remote PC access works with games and your Apple Watch

Parallels' Access app just became considerably more useful... even if you're bent on goofing off. The company has released version 3.0 of its remote access tool, which includes experimental support for playing your PC's games on your iOS device. Show More Summary

Wildcard launches a slick news app you might actually use

Here's the evolution of mobile news reading in a nutshell: First there were browsers; then RSS readers; and eventually we saw a slew of news reading apps like Flipboard, Feedly and Nuzzle that aimed to make it easier to discover and read news. Show More Summary

Skype for Business is coming to your mobile device

Two months after Microsoft launched Skype's Business edition, which integrates into MS Office Calendar and allows for group messaging/video chats/calls for up to 250 people, the video conferencing company announced on Tuesday that a mobile version for both iOS and Android devices is in the works. Show More Summary

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