Can Gigaset’s trio of phones beat the Honor 7?
German communications company Gigaset has taken its first step in the smartphone market, releasing three mid-range devices called the Pure, ME and Pro.
The specs on the three devices are very good, with the ME and Pro running a Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB internal storage, SD card storage up to 128GB, dual SIM and sporting 20MP and 8MP back and front cameras.
The key difference between the two higher end phones is that the Pro has a 5.5-in screen, an incredible 5GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery, as opposed to a 5-in screen, 3GB RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. The Pro also has Gorilla Glass front and back, with a stainless steel frame.
Fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note range in Europe have started a petition to launch the handset in Europe
Probably the biggest bit of news to come out of the Samsung Unpacked event that launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 was that the latter won’t be coming to Europe this year.
This has incensed users of the popular phablet in Europe so they have initiated a petition to convince Samsung to reverse their decision to only release the Note 5 in North America.
The campaign has been launched by Clove Technology, an online phone shop. In its blog post, Clove has said ‘Whilst here at Clove we respect Samsung’s decision we are smartphone users too and understand how for so many, this is very disappointing news. We would therefore like to show Samsung what the Note series and particularly the Note 5 meant to you.’
Discover and download innovative games, live wallpapers, even an app that can program your Android to draw pictures
Android Experiments is a new website that showcases the amazing things developers have done with Android’s open source operating system.
This includes a compass that points you in the direction of local landmarks, software to power your own Mars Rover, and a whole host of live wallpapers and watch faces.
Best of all, you can download each and every one of them to try out for yourself or, if you’re a creative coder, submit your own project to share with the world.
Lock down your data, create secure passwords and scan Wi-Fi to make sure it’s safe with these crack security apps
While Google has just committed to updating Nexus devices with monthly security updates and have patched the terrifying Stagefright flaw, the open source and fragmented nature of Android means that your phone or tablet are never going to be hundred per cent secure.
This means you have two options. Either you can smash your phone with a hammer, grab your bug-out bag and retreat to the woods to live in splendid isolation, or you can take precautions. If you choose the latter, here are nine apps to help make your device more secure. This includes monitoring your device from malware, keeping your passwords safe, blocking spam calls and how to find your phone again if you should lose it.
If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tab S or Tab A, you’ll need this ultimate tips guide.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab range is by far the best selling Android tablet series in the world, so odds are if you’re reading this and you’ve got a tablet, it will probably be a Galaxy Tab.
One of the reasons why it sells so well, apart from the Samsung name of course, is there there are so many things you can do on it, such as sync it with your Android phone, view two apps at the same time and enjoy over 13 million apps.
If this all sounds like a lot to get your head around then you’re in luck as we’ve put together a great guide that shows you how to do everything on a Galaxy Tab, including the recently released Galaxy Tab A.
Controversial gold-plated HTC One M9 engraved with Cecil the Lion is backed by makers Goldgenie.
The news of Cecil the Lion’s killing in Zimbabwe has travelled around the world. It has reached gold-plating company Goldgenie who decided to push out a limited edition version of its gold-plated HTC One M9 with an engraving of Cecil along with the inscription ‘For Cecil and his Kingdom’.
The release of the £1,580 handset has brought a mixed reaction from the technology community, with some outraged that the company appears to be jumping on the Cecil the Lion bandwagon to make a quick buck, while others have praised the decision to donate 10 per cent of each sale to Friends of Hwange, a charity that helps the running of the park in which Cecil was killed.
We spoke to Goldgenie who said ‘The idea for the limited edition Cecil the Lion HTC M9 was a spontaneous reaction to the sickening killing of the endangered beautiful creature in Zimbabwe last month. We are proud of the viral online impact it has had in achieving further conversation surrounding Cecil and links throughout the Internet pointing directly to Friends of Hwange.’