From Bing Pong and Uber maps, to anti-malware amnesty, Sprint's call for help, Apple's music 'revolution' and a whole lot of Windows 10, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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BlackBerry's new handset features a slide-out keyboard, and has apparently been revealed in a leaked image, showing a Galaxy S6 edge-style dual-curved display, and what seems to be stock Android.
Microsoft's Bing team has apparently been feeling a bit nostalgic lately, having added an in-browser version of classic video game Pong to its search site, which you can play now.
The latest Windows 10 Mobile preview has been available for a week, and we're eager to hear what you think of it so far. Has it been a joy to use, or have you downgraded back to Windows Phone 8.1?
Leading UK retail group Dixons Carphone has announced a partnership with US carrier Sprint, under which the two companies will launch up to 500 new retail stores across the United States.
Microsoft is giving away a free set of Nokia Coloud Boom headphones to customers who purchase any Windows Phone from its store - but the offer will only remain available "while supplies last".
Google has quietly slashed the cost of its Nexus 6 in the UK, with prices now starting at £303.99 for the unlocked 32GB model - £175 cheaper than what Motorola is still charging for the device.
Acer's first Windows Phone for several years is now available in more markets - but while the model that's launched in Canada will have 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, in Russia, it only gets 512MB / 4GB.
Meizu has unveiled its new MX5 flagship, which features a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, 3GB RAM, fingerprint reader, 4G LTE, dual-SIM, 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording, and more, priced from $290.
The team behind CyanogenMod is working on its own web browser called 'Gello', based on open source Chromium code, and some of its features have been revealed in an official teaser video.
The Lumia 635 is no stranger to price-cutting promotions, and with the latest offer, you can get $30 off the 4G Windows Phone, bringing its price down to $49.99 off-contract on T-Mobile.
Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile and US Cellular - but owners of the two Samsung flagships on Sprint are now getting the slightly older Android 5.1 update instead.
Microsoft has revealed a range of new features in its 'Xbox on Windows 10' app, including Game Hubs, a revised Xbox Avatars app, the ability to share achievements to your Activity feed, and more.
Along with the rollout of its iOS 8.4 update, Apple has launched its Beats 1 global 24/7 radio station, and its new music service, which it claims "will change the way you think about music forever".
After releasing its first Android 5.1.1 factory image for the Nexus 7 back in May, Google has now quietly made a new build available of its latest Lollipop version via its Developers site.