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Apple to Xiaomi: being number one is easy to say, more difficult to do

After becoming the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, China’s Xiaomi is bullish about taking the top spot from Apple in five to 10 years. Top Apple and Xiaomi executives traded blows under the veil More »

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption using TextSecure

More than 600 million WhatsApp users are about to benefit from default end-to-end encryption, which should prevent any snoops spying on their communications. The security boost comes after the Facebook-owned messaging provider contracted Open Whisper Systems, More »

Smartwatch review: LG's G Watch R is chunky, masculine, and fast

The new Android Wear smartwatch from LG, the G Watch R has a fully circular face and looks more like a chunky man’s watch than a gadget. The G Watch R runs Android’s Wear software, which More »

Google Messenger: another reminder of a confused Android app approach

Why would Google want to confuse its own users by introducing a third, separate messaging app for mobile? Surely that wouldn’t make sense, given the clash of native, manufacturer-brand and free-to-download messaging apps already ... More »

Google Nexus 6 phone review roundup: massive, fast and pricey

Google released its latest flagship smartphone the Nexus 6 to the public in early November. Previous Nexus devices have been good phones let down by poor battery life and camera quality, but excusable by ... More »

Apple to Xiaomi: being number one is easy to say, more difficult to do

After becoming the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, China’s Xiaomi is bullish about taking the top spot from Apple in five to 10 years. Top Apple and Xiaomi executives traded blows under the veil of light-hearted barbs at China’s World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, where Xiaomi’s chief executive and ...

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption using TextSecure

More than 600 million WhatsApp users are about to benefit from default end-to-end encryption, which should prevent any snoops spying on their communications. The security boost comes after the Facebook-owned messaging provider contracted Open Whisper Systems, the creator of the TextSecure encrypted text app, to incorporate its technology into WhatsApp. The ...

Smartwatch review: LG's G Watch R is chunky, masculine, and fast

LG G Watch R review

The new Android Wear smartwatch from LG, the G Watch R has a fully circular face and looks more like a chunky man’s watch than a gadget. The G Watch R runs Android’s Wear software, which is designed specifically for smartwatches, and acts as a second screen for an Android smartphone. ...

Google Messenger: another reminder of a confused Android app approach

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Why would Google want to confuse its own users by introducing a third, separate messaging app for mobile? Surely that wouldn’t make sense, given the clash of native, manufacturer-brand and free-to-download messaging apps already ...

Google Nexus 6 phone review roundup: massive, fast and pricey

Google released its latest flagship smartphone the Nexus 6 to the public in early November. Previous Nexus devices have been good phones let down by poor battery life and camera quality, but excusable by ...

Monument Valley game gets new levels, but one-star reviews for charging

Despite its rapid growth and explosion in creativity, the mobile games market has moments that would make any sane person hammer palm to face repeatedly. The latest is the Monument Valley game getting one-star ...

YouTube Music Key takes on Spotify as streaming music battle heats up

YouTube Music Key is mobile-focused, but will also work through desktop web browsers.

YouTube is taking on Spotify with a new streaming music service called YouTube Music Key, which will launch this week. The service will offer a mixture of audio and video streams, including full albums ...

Google Nexus 9 tablet review: can't match Samsung or Apple

Google Nexus 9 review

The Nexus 9 is Google’s new 8.9in tablet that is designed to show off the best the new Android 5 Lollipop in a full-size tablet with a new 64-bit processor. Google again has partnered ...