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Samsung dishing out free S6 handsets to dedicated fans in South Korea

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As part of a special promotion, Samsung will apparently be giving its most loyal fans a free Galaxy S6, if they're able to show up with all of the previous phones. According to Chosun, customers will need present SK Telecom with everything from the original Samsung Galaxy S to last year's S5. That's 13 phones…

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Google moves Photos in with Drive

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The slow death of Google+ continues today as the company has announced that it will now be integrating its photo uploading facilities with Google Drive. The Google Drive Blog reveals the changes - which will now see photos sensibly listed alongside other types of files, rather than ghettoised over on Google+, where nobody looks. The…

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The HTC One M9 is available in UK NOW – watch our video review

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Today's the day! HTC's new flagship handset, the HTC One M9 is now officially available in Britain. Carphone Warehouse won the race to see who could press release it the fastest - announcing that the phone is available in its stores for £37.50/month when paying nothing upfront. Whilst similar (some would say too similar) to…

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Will Windows Phone soon run Android apps?

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Today's rumour du jour is that Microsoft could be planning to add support for Android apps on Windows Phone - in a bid to boost the number of apps available. According to Neowin Microsoft might be investigating possible emulation technologies in a bid to shortcut its platform's chicken-and-egg problem, of not having enough apps to…

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How safe is my Android phone from hackers? Answer: not very says report

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Worrying news as it has emerged that there's a hole in some Android phones that could enable hackers and the like to execute malicious code. The potential exploit was discovered by Palo Alto Networks, which does enterprise security for big businesses. Apparently the way it works is that it exploits a flaw in Android’s “PackageInstaller”…

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Samsung Galaxy S6 available to pre-order on O2, EE and Vodafone from today

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The big three phone networks have announced that you can pre-order Samsung's new flagship device from today. Here's all of the details. Here's Vodafone's offer: "Customers who pre-order either device on a Vodafone Red L, XL, or XXL price plan will receive a free Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and phone case – and customers who…

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