The NSA ran an operation code-named “Shotgiant” which targeted the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. One aim of the project was to add back doors to Huawei products. Then, when Huawei sold its equipment to other countries the NSA could easily gain access to their networks and conduct surveillance operations.
Google is pushing out an update to the Play Store Developer Policies in an effort to protect users and help shape the user experience. The update contains some new policies and some updated wording that addresses annoying trends we have seen in apps and helps maintain a positive, and family friendly, experience for users of the Play Store.
Although new handsets from HTC, Samsung and Sony offer many improvements over their predecessors, they arguably lack a certain ‘wow’ factor. Can newcomers like Oppo and OnePlus bring back the ‘wow’ factor to the smartphone market?
Both the new HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 boast some of the best hardware specs in the business, but which handset really packs the most clout?
Although Project Ara might seem more like a pipe-dream that is aimed at geeks, there are many ways that modular phones could positively benefit end-users and may eventually lead to major changes in the mobile industry in general.
The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?
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A relaxing of the rules relating to carrier locked SIM cards in the Netherlands hit the news recently. We take a look at what it actually means and examine the potential benefits of this move and how it could go further to create some real carrier competition.
T-Mobile under John Legere has been taking the fight to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The “Uncarrier” is making good progress and injecting some much-needed competition into the market. We take a look at its moves over the last year.
As Chromecast spreads beyond the US border we take a look at what it can do, how it measures up to the competition, and what’s on the horizon in this space. Should you buy Chromecast now, or wait for something better?
Sony has launched a new camera app with an interesting feature, while taking a photo, it listens to the world around you and automatically converts any recognized words into speech balloons within the image. The app is called Voice Balloon Photo and is available now for Sony’s Xperia devices running Android 4.4 KitKat.