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Mobile Rumours: Release dates galore, including Galaxy Note 4 and Nokia 730

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. The Samsung Galaxy …

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Thomas PritchardMobile Rumours: Release dates galore, including Galaxy Note 4 and Nokia 730
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Apple rumours: iPhone 6 release date, more iWatch delays, 5S screen replacement

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. Is the iPhone 6 going on sale on 14th October? Previous rumours mentioned vague time periods that might see the release of the iPhone …

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Thomas PritchardApple rumours: iPhone 6 release date, more iWatch delays, 5S screen replacement
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Viddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed

This DIY pinhole camera kit may just be the cutest thing we’ve seen on Kickstarter in while, and its name is Viddy. Designed by London-based Kelly Angood, Viddy takes less than 30 minutes to make, and makes any photo look that little bit vintage and kitsch. Once constructed, the Viddy kits, which are made from durable recycled card and come …

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Hayley MinnViddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed
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Is Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?

We’ve already reported today that Samsung has announced the UK release dates for their two new devices, the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2. Now, it’s also been revealed that the mobile company is launching its first non-plastic phone. Samsung Mobile’s senior vice president, Kim Hyun-joon told investors and analysts that a large-screened phone will materialise in the …

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Hayley MinnIs Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?
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Shazam for Mac to recognise songs and TV shows automatically

You hear a song you like in a café. Desperate to find out what it is before it ends, you cast around for a member of staff to ask – but to no avail. And then, to the rescue: like a non-judgemental friend with an excellent ear, the popular music recognition app, Shazam, is subtly whipped out on your smartphone. You’re saved. …

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Sadie HaleShazam for Mac to recognise songs and TV shows automatically
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Samsung announces UK release date for Galaxy S5 Mini

Following on from Russia and Germany who managed to get their hands on it first, Samsung has announced that us UK lot can now buy the Galaxy S5 mini, as of Thursday 7th August. This means that we’ll be able to get a smaller, more pocket-friendly version of the Galaxy S5, which features cool stuff like Ultra Power Saving Mode, …

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Hayley MinnSamsung announces UK release date for Galaxy S5 Mini
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Mobile rumours: Nexus 6 by HTC, Galaxy Alpha release date, and the Tizen phone put on hold

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. HTC could be …

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Thomas PritchardMobile rumours: Nexus 6 by HTC, Galaxy Alpha release date, and the Tizen phone put on hold
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Apple Rumours: Apple TV delays, job losses, and new iMacs

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. An updated Apple TV might not be seen until next year The last time we saw a new Apple TV was in the …

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Thomas PritchardApple Rumours: Apple TV delays, job losses, and new iMacs
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Meet the tech bikes of the future: Copenhagen Wheel, Denny, Merge and Solid

With special apps which promise to map you the best cycling routes, lights that make night cycling safer, bike-friendly lorries and the popularisation of peer-to-peer bike rental, this year has already seen cycling thrust into the limelight, partly fuelled by the horrifying increase in cycle deaths in the capital. Against this backdrop, there have of course been some brilliant bicycles emerging as well, many …

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Sadie HaleMeet the tech bikes of the future: Copenhagen Wheel, Denny, Merge and Solid
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Mobile rumours: New Windows phones and Samsung smartwatches

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. LG are coming …

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Thomas PritchardMobile rumours: New Windows phones and Samsung smartwatches
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Apple rumours: iWatch woes, new Mac Mini, and yet another iPhone 6 chassis

Both Tim Cook and Eddie Cure have claimed that this year will feature the most exciting Apple product line-up so far, which sounds incredibly exciting. Can you not wait for the official announcement to take place? Well why not have a skim through our daily round-up of the latest rumours and leaks related to all things Apple. 1. Study claims …

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Thomas PritchardApple rumours: iWatch woes, new Mac Mini, and yet another iPhone 6 chassis
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Bolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)

This week Instagram has lifted the lid on its new photo and video messaging app, called Bolt, which is all about ‘wicked fast photo messaging’ and looks set to take on photo rival Snapchat. The catch? For now it’s only available in three countries: Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. According to The Next Web, the app has only just popped …

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Becca CaddyBolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)
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imoji lets you turn yourself into an emoji!

Here at shinyshiny, we LOVE emojis, but we’re well aware of the fact that there still isn’t enough diversity among emoji characters, even after Unicode updated the little pictures last month. However, that can now all change, as imoji makes it possible to create your own textable emoji stickers from photos on your phone! The free app is pretty simple …

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Hayley Minnimoji lets you turn yourself into an emoji!
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New campaign uses iPhones to diagnose malaria

We’ve heard crowdfunding stories about cool new gadgets which need extra cash to get them into distribution, but this latest campaign is for something altogether more altruistic, and potentially life-changing: an app which can identify malaria. If caught in its early stages, malaria can be treated, but the traditional microscopic method of diagnosis costs both a lot of time and money. However when …

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Sadie HaleNew campaign uses iPhones to diagnose malaria
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Are these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp

If you’re getting bored of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’re obviously not the only one, as there are so many more social networks out there that are still managing to tempt new users away from the social media giants. With users tiring of being trolled on Twitter, there are social networks popping up everywhere trying to help get rid of …

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Hayley MinnAre these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp
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Is Microsoft about to release two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices?

Could Microsoft be planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices soon? If The Verge is to be believed, it certainly looks that way, and one of them has even been described as the ‘selfie phone’! The selfie phone, known as codename Superman has a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera and 4.7 inch display, while the other handset, known as the …

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Hayley MinnIs Microsoft about to release two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices?
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Bluetooth-enabled Casio watch automatically adjusts time

Electronics giant Casio has officially announced that the Casio Edifice EQB-500 will be coming to the UK in September – and this is exciting because it’ll have Bluetooth 4.0 enabled. Bluetooth will allow the sleek-looking watch to connect with a smartphone, meaning it will automatically sync with the local time-zone. It will also detect summertime hours and adjust accordingly, therefore making it ideal …

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Sadie HaleBluetooth-enabled Casio watch automatically adjusts time
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Mobile rumours: Samsung, HTC, Google, and more

There are a lot of mobile phone manufacturers out there making things for us consumers to enjoy, but with that many companies creating that much stuff, how are you able to keep track of it all? Welcome to out daily mobile rumour round-up, where we find the best rumours and goings on in the world of mobile tech, so you …

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Thomas PritchardMobile rumours: Samsung, HTC, Google, and more
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Apple iPhone 6 rumours: Diamond flavoured Apple, staggered release, NFC

This year is going to be a big year for Apple, especially with the much expected launch of its new handset, the iPhone 6. But what do we know about the iPhone 6? Rumours and speculation have been rampant across the internet, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all. Here we’ve collected six of the most …

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Thomas PritchardApple iPhone 6 rumours: Diamond flavoured Apple, staggered release, NFC
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Top 10 Vintage Gadgets: including Fuji X-M1 camera, Blue Microphones Yeti USB headphone, Sennheiser Momentum Ivory

Walking around the various ‘Christmas in July’ events, including those of John Lewis and Amazon, one of the trends for this year that definitely seems to be emerging is retro styling. In truth, some of the products that these companies are pushing for the forthcoming festive season have been around a little while. But then one of the beauties about …

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Chris PriceTop 10 Vintage Gadgets: including Fuji X-M1 camera, Blue Microphones Yeti USB headphone, Sennheiser Momentum Ivory