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Microsoft has announced that its new ultra-low-cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, is heading to the UK's leading carriers and retailers in a couple of weeks, priced from as little as £60.
While low-cost smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, new flagships remain in demand too. This chart shows just how much users are actually spending on their handsets, broken down by platform.
As it prepares to celebrate its seventh birthday, Virgin America is rolling out Google Nexus 7 tablets across its fleet, helping flight attendants to provide better onboard service to its passengers.
Mozilla has launched its new 'Flame' developer handset - featuring a dual-core Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 854x480px display - which it calls "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases."
BlackBerry's latest BBM release for Windows Phone finally drops its 'beta' tag - while the more secure BBM Protected service is coming this year to iOS and Android for an annual fee of $30 per device.
After introducing a new option for customers to pay £0.50 to jump the queue on the phone to its call centres, EE is facing backlash from its customers, who are already displeased with its service.
Microsoft has reportedly been in talks with Warner Bros about spinning off its now-dead Xbox Entertainment Studios unit, and potentially merging it with popular gaming YouTube channel, Machinima.
Microsoft's Xbox One is the first device to get Google's new-look interface for TV-sized displays, with a new app rolling out to the console now, and heading to other devices in the weeks ahead.
Microsoft has been contacting some previous attendees of TechEd to get their opinions on possible names for its new enterprise-focused tech conference, including "Microsoft 4C" and "Microsoft Forsee".
BlackBerry's new Passport - which features an unusual square high-resolution 1440x1440px 4.5-inch display - has been prematurely detailed in a promotional video from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse.
Microsoft worked with Saudi Airlines on a custom business intelligence platform for the company encompassing multiple Microsoft products, which will save the airline millions of dollars every year.
A customer is claiming that at the Apple Store in Portland, Oregon, the sales assistant printed a homophobic remark - an anti-gay slur presented as the customer's email address - on his receipt.
Hisense has announced its second Windows Phone, and its first to run Windows Phone 8.1 Update, the latest version of the OS which includes support for the new 'Chinese Cortana' in its home market.
More information has been revealed about the Lumia 830 - Microsoft's mid-range Windows Phone with a high-end camera - including details of three US variants, along with possible images of the device.
Samsung is following up on its 'wall-huggers' ad campaign targeting iPhone users, by placing ads around wall charging points in airport terminals, encouraging them to get a Galaxy S5 instead.
EE is asking customers to pay £0.50 to get their calls answered more quickly on its 150 customer service line, and is now charging £0.25 for all customer service calls for those on its SIM-only plans.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, has gone on sale in India, where it can be purchased for as little as 7349 INR, while the first European pre-orders are now open.
Sony has said that it will launch the PlayStation TV box - which includes the ability to play games via its PlayStation Now game-streaming service - in the US ($99) and Europe (€99) later this year.
In its latest contest for people to win an invite to buy its phone, OnePlus called on women to take and post photos of themselves on a forum, with "the 50 most well-liked ladies" winning an invite.
Microsoft has announced that all developers can now respond to Windows Phone app reviews directly, although there are still some limitations on exactly which reviews can be replied to.
No stranger to low pricing, the Lumia 520, Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone, is now available for just $39.99 off-contract - although only for the AT&T model, and only for today.
Months after its announcement, the Samsung Z - the company's first Tizen OS phone - may never be launched, as Samsung is reportedly planning to axe the device and focus on lower-cost handsets instead.
Twitter has confirmed in official documentation that 23 million - around 8.5 percent - of its 271 million monthly active users are actually automated 'bot' accounts, and not authored by real people.
Evidence has been found in the latest beta release of Steam, suggesting that Valve is planning to introduce support for movies, TV shows, plugins and music in a future update to its gaming platform.
A man dropped his Sony Xperia Z2 into the sea, only for the device to be retrieved by his scuba-diving friend six weeks later - a little worse for wear, but still in full working order.
You can now create a more realistic 3D model of yourself that can be inserted into games, using software designed to take advantage of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows v2 motion tracking sensor.
EA has announced that its subscription gaming service - offering unlimited gameplay on a range of titles - is now out of beta, and is available for all Xbox One owners for $4.99/month or $29.99/year.
Microsoft has sent out press invites for an event to be held at the IFA Berlin electronics trade show, and the invite includes a camera-themed hint that could point to a couple of rumored devices.
More details have emerged on the rumored Nokia Lumia 830, and it's shaping up to be something of a mid-range device with a top-of-the-range camera - the same 20MP camera from the Lumia 930 and 1520.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox One console will finally make its way to Russia next month, launching there on September 26 - just a few days after its launch in China and many other markets.
Acer's latest 13-inch Chromebook starts at $279.99 and comes in a range of configurations, offering Full HD display, 32GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and up to 13 hours of battery life, plus NVIDIA's Tegra K1.
With its latest OS release, Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Microsoft has updated Office to now include support to allow you to open password-protected Office files on your device - but there's a catch.
Microsoft India has published its planned rollout schedule for Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Cyan update for Nokia devices - and many handsets will be left waiting until September for the update.
Google has made changes to its YouTube app on Android to introduce playback support for 1440p content, allowing devices with Quad HD screens to stream and display video at their full resolution.
Microsoft says that EA Access - the subscription gaming service from EA, offering unlimited access to a range of games for $4.99 a month, exclusively on the Xbox One - is "very much a game-changer."
EA has said that any games added to its subscription gaming service - which offers unlimited gameplay on a range of titles - will be permanent, growing into a much larger library of games over time.
The Chinese government has refuted claims that it banned Apple from a list of companies approved to sell devices for official use, saying that Apple never applied to be on the list in the first place.
The BBC has announced that its long-awaited iPlayer app for Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in the next few months, and the new-look iPlayer is also coming to Virgin Media, BT and YouView this year.
Prestigio's first Windows Phone - the MultiPhone 8500 DUO - features a 5-inch HD display, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8MP cam, dual-SIM support and more, from €128/$170 off-contract.
Nokia is rolling out updates for HERE Maps on Windows Phone, with improved 3D landmarks, more detailed maps in smaller countries, and individual addresses visible on maps in more parts of the world.
Google has confirmed that it has adjusted its search ranking algorithms to push sites that use HTTPS higher up in its search results - although, so far, the implementation of this has been limited.
Some users aren't entirely pleased with the voice used for Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 in the UK, suggesting that it sounds too 'robotic' - but Microsoft has hinted at improvements on the way.
A Microsoft tip-off led to a man being arrested after it discovered child abuse imagery on his OneDrive account, and found that he had tried emailing similar pictures from his live.com email address.
Lenovo today unveiled its new flagship Vibe Z2 Pro, with a 6-inch Quad HD display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, metallic body... and an app that looks like a lot like Nokia Camera.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest update to the Skype app on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, finally introducing the ability to send and receive photos with other users from within the app.
Government officials have again raided Microsoft offices in China - as well as the offices of consultancy firm Accenture, to which Microsoft outsources some of its financial work in the country.
Weeks after the terms of the deal were said to have been agreed, Sprint has reportedly withdrawn its $32bn bid to purchase T-Mobile US, amid concerns that it would not get regulatory approval.
Apple is the latest tech company to be barred from supplying devices to the Chinese government, as it continues to reduce its dependence on hardware and software provided by foreign firms.
After listing a lower price for the Xbox One - around 12.5% cheaper than at present - Microsoft has said that it was actually an error, and confirmed that it has no plans to cut the console's price.