Posts by Luke Dormehl

Not what Samsung hoped for when it wished for the hottest smartphone around Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Not what Samsung hoped for when it wished for the hottest smartphone around! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

While we’ve heard reports of smartphones catching fire before, usually this is the result of dodgy third-party charging cables being used.

Not so with a new report claiming that one user’s Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge+ suffered a similar fate — while being plugged into an official Samsung charger!

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are coming to our smartphones. Photo: Nintendo

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are coming to our smartphones. Photo: Nintendo

After the successful debut of Miitomo, Nintendo has announced that its second and third mobile games will be based on the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises — and are set to debut on iOS and Android devices this fall.

Facebook just made chat more sociable. Photo: Facebook

Facebook just made chat more sociable. Photo: Facebook

Facebook is continuing its mission to try and replace your standard telephone number with its latest update for Facebook Messenger — allowing up to 50 users to jump on a VoIP audio call for a group chat.

The feature, which started rolling out globally yesterday, allows anyone to start a group call by hitting the app’s Phone icon and selecting the group chat members they want included. The members will then receive a Messenger call simultaneously, which they can join at any point the conversation is taking place.

The iPhone SE is causing a headache for low-cost Chinese OEMs. Photo: Apple

The iPhone SE is causing a headache for low-cost Chinese OEMs. Photo: Apple

Apple’s affordable 4-inch iPhone SE is causing a major headache for Chinese makers of low-cost Android phones.

Supply chain manufacturers in Taiwan and China are reportedly becoming more conservative about building up inventories of smartphone components from companies including Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo as the iPhone SE squeezes the competition.

Snapchat desperately hopes every little thing will turn out to be alright. Photo: Cult of Mac

Snapchat desperately hopes every little thing will turn out to be alright. Photo: Cult of Mac

A Bob Marley-themed Snapchat filter designed to celebrate 4/20 has backfired, with hordes of users accusing the company of promoting “blackface.”

It’s the latest instant outrage to flare up on the internet, and a total bummer for anyone just trying to enjoy the high holy day for pot smokers. After all, isn’t April 20 the one day of the year we should all be kicking back and chilling out?

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