Category Archives: Mobile

Skype’s Android and iOS apps let you video chat with 24 other people

Group video calling on our smartphones isn't a new idea, but Skype — arguably the most well-known name in video calls — hasn't supported it, until now. Today, Microsoft announced that group video calling will start rolling out in the Skype iOS and…

Cat’s S60 is a rugged phone with a thermal camera

If you could have any feature in a smartphone, what would it be? A battery that lasts a week? A truly unbreakable screen? What about a thermal camera? Okay, so that last one has probably never crossed your mind. But that's exactly what Cat is pitchin…

The original ‘Rayman’ makes its way to mobile tomorrow

The original, 1995 version of Rayman is heading to iOS devices tomorrow, February 18th, according to the series' official Twitter account. "Rayman's going old school on mobile! Look for #RaymanClassic on the App Store tomorrow!" the relevant tweet re…

O2 data bolt-ons now rollover into next month’s allowance

iD is a mobile provider after our own heart. With all-you-can-eat data plans a distant memory, the Carphone Warehouse-owned MVNO has introduced the next best thing: rollover data. And better yet, there's no fine print. If you don't hit your monthly c…

Synaptics’ fingerprint sensor fits inside the volume rocker

Synaptics' latest fingerprint sensor for mobile devices measures only 3.5 mm wide. It's so thin and tiny, it can fit inside a volume rocker switch on the side of your smartphone or tablet. The company is no stranger to developing sensors for various…

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 poses for the camera once again

As is the case with most hotly anticipated smartphones, the closer the launch event gets, the quicker the spoilermill churns. At this point, it's safe to say that Samsung's February 21st event will be headlined by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the f…

Tim Cook: FBI backdoor order is ‘chilling’ and ‘dangerous’

After it emerged that the FBI was demanding that Apple create a backdoor in its iOS software to help agents access information on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, CEO Tim Cook has taken the unusual step of publicly commenting on the matter. In an…

Samsung reveals high-end, low-power chips for midrange phones

Samsung has announced that it's bringing its 14nm Exynos chips to cheaper smartphones. These are smaller chips that are both more efficient and more powerful, and given that the company is already putting the technology to use on competitors' chips (…

Judge tells Apple to help FBI access San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone

After a couple shot 14 people in San Bernardino, CA before being killed themselves on December 2nd, the authorities recovered a locked iPhone. Since then, the FBI has complained it is unable to break the device's encryption, in a case that it has imp…

Here Maps for iOS offers easy access to detailed place info

Here Maps provides an alternative to Apple and Google navigation apps, and the iOS version of the software just got a lot more useful. First, tapping on a place icon on a map will bring up detailed information like hours, contact details and more. It…