Mobile

Global smartphone sales continue to slump
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Mobile Phones

Global smartphone sales continue to slump

Xiaomi overtook Apple in the third quarter after capitalising on declining Huawei sales
30 Nov 2020
5G will reach more than one billion people by end of 2020
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5G

5G will reach more than one billion people by end of 2020

Ericsson expects 5G coverage to reach 15% of the world’s population by the end of the year
30 Nov 2020
Windows 10 might soon be able to run Android apps
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Google Android

Windows 10 might soon be able to run Android apps

Microsoft's rumoured Project Latte software could bring mobile apps to the desktop
30 Nov 2020
UK's Huawei 5G ban brought forward to September 2021
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Security

UK's Huawei 5G ban brought forward to September 2021

The new rules address concerns that equipment could be stockpiled to be installed at a later date
30 Nov 2020
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G review: A tragically brilliant Mate
Mobile Phones

Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G review: A tragically brilliant Mate

The Chinese firm continues to build beautiful smartphones, but it can't replicate Google
26 Nov 2020
NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability
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Security

NCSC urges firms to patch against MobileIron vulnerability

Remote attackers are targeting healthcare, logistics, legal, and local government sectors
25 Nov 2020
WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services
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Security

WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services

Hackers have incorporated machine learning into a strain that subscribes victims to legitimate services provided by telecoms firms
24 Nov 2020
UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban
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Security

UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban

The Telecommunications Security Bill aims to diminish the threat of operators using high-risk vendors in 5G networks
24 Nov 2020
Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout
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Security

Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout

Only 1:1 messages will be automatically protected as part of the trial
20 Nov 2020
Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself
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Mobile

Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

The best projects to try with the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero
20 Nov 2020
Apple and Facebook exchange blows over data tracking
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privacy

Apple and Facebook exchange blows over data tracking

The Mac manufacturer has lashed out after being criticised for delaying sought after privacy features iOS 14
20 Nov 2020
AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say

A new IEEE survey looks at the trends and challenges of IT leaders as 2021 fast approaches
20 Nov 2020
Nokia achieves record 8Gbps speeds in 5G trial
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5G

Nokia achieves record 8Gbps speeds in 5G trial

The new record is almost twice as fast as Nokia’s previous 5G milestone
18 Nov 2020
Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
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Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

The UK's decision to drop the Chinese firm from 5G networks was largely based on its competence
17 Nov 2020
UK's 5G rollout lags in Europe with just 30% coverage
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5G

UK's 5G rollout lags in Europe with just 30% coverage

Ericsson and Qualcomm suggest the tech has the potential to generate £14.8 billion in economic growth
17 Nov 2020
Huawei sells Honor due to 'technical equipment shortage'
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Acquisition

Huawei sells Honor due to 'technical equipment shortage'

The Chinese tech giant confirmed that the business is being sold to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology
17 Nov 2020
Qualcomm gets permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei
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Policy & legislation

Qualcomm gets permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei

American semiconductor companies had been banned from selling their products to the Chinese firm
16 Nov 2020
Apple hit with privacy complaints over iPhone tracking tool
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privacy

Apple hit with privacy complaints over iPhone tracking tool

Apple's Identifier for Advertisers activates without consent and violates the EU's Cookie Law, say privacy campaigners
16 Nov 2020
The future of m-commerce
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Mobile

The future of m-commerce

M-commerce has come a long way since the term was first coined in 1997, but how will it change in future to meet customer expectations?
11 Nov 2020
Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
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Policy & legislation

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

New bill to stop hostile actors investing in the UK to be passed through Parliament
11 Nov 2020
Cellwize secures $32M series B funding to advance 5G tech
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5G

Cellwize secures $32M series B funding to advance 5G tech

Cellwize also plans to penetrate adjacent markets with the incoming funds
9 Nov 2020
Samsung Galaxy S21 might launch early in bid to fight Huawei
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 might launch early in bid to fight Huawei

The reported January launch will also help the company to fend off competition from Oppo, Xiaomi and Apple
9 Nov 2020
Samsung reveals 256GB version of the Galaxy S20 FE smartphone
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Hardware

Samsung reveals 256GB version of the Galaxy S20 FE smartphone

The device is expected to start shipping to US customers on 9 November
6 Nov 2020